This year, with my Card-Making Classes all fall and several swaps and challenges, I thought I had plenty of cards for my list. Even with a dozen or so cards that we had made with photos of our garden (my husband’s new hobby is photography), I should have had plenty. But wouldn’t you know, when I woke up Wedensday morning and looked at the last “few” names on my list, I was short a dozen cards. How could that be? But it was. Throwing those names out was not an option. Making a dozen cards AND getting notes written in them all AND getting them out to the mailbox before the mail carrier arrived was going to be a challenge.
So the first thing that I did was “waste” some time quickly going over screen captures I’d made of cards I’d seen on the Internet over the past few months. And there was one that gave me the perfect idea. I didn’t have the time to make the whole card that was shown, but I knew that I could make something that wouldn’t be too embarrassing.
Not only were these cards just fine to send to everyone on my list, I was able to use up the last of a few embellishments I had from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. I’m now down to about a 1 foot length of the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon and I used up ALL of the remaining Stitched Felt Embellishments. I added some of the Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon. But that’s not retiring with the Holiday Catalog. Another product that IS retiring is the large snowflake embossing folder – the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
So quick and easy, and best made in assembly-line style. The only thing that took any time was waiting for the Multipurpose Liquid Glue that I used to dry under those felt embellishments. And they’re all in the mail and on their way.
This wasn’t the last of my Christmas Cards. I made a special card for our oldest grandson, and I’ll share that with you tomorrow!