Christmas Cards

Just wanted to give you a look at my other Christmas cards for 2011.  Maybe they will give you a jump on 2012!!!

Making just 10 cards per month in 2012 would make it really easy to have enough cards for next Christmas!  Just a thought for all of you card makers!


JAI - Fancy Packaging

I was catching up on the blog world today and I came across this post from Just Add Ink!  And I immediately thought of my packages from this year.

Here they are!  We always use Stampin Up's packing paper from the shipments that I receive for our wrapping.  It's cheap (free) and I always have some on hand and it's just so cute!  Then I usually add some cute ribbon to each package.  I love to use real ribbon!  It goes so well with the kraft paper that we wrap in.

Then this year, I saw an idea on Pinterest...and it was decided that I would add a little black and white picture to each package.  This was great for a few reasons.  #1 - It just looks SO CUTE!  And #2 - Brooke was easily able to hand out packages to everyone.  She can't read, but she can recognize who is in the picture and hand that present to that person!

I loved this idea and think I will continue for next year!


Merry Christmas!

If you are coming to my cardmaking event on Saturday...here's a preview of one of the cards you will be making!

I love to make my cards cute and simple!  And if you are making 20+ cards for Christmas, you want them to be so simple that you don't get overwhelmed making them!

This card is the perfect one if you are looking to duplicate a card fast!

I started this card with a Lucky Limeade cardstock base.  I love this new color from SU!  I then took a strip of First Edition Specialty DSP and embossed the Simple Snowflake stamp on it with Cherry Cobbler EP!  LOVE IT!  I then used a sponge and Chocolate Chip ink to distress the DSP a little.

A few 1" circles punched in Cherry Cobbler and the "merry Christmas" sentiment from the stamp set Petite Pairs stamped in Cherry Cobbler and this card is DONE!

So cute and so simple!!!


Elephant Cards

Well it's been a while since I've posted but I figured that since it's December 1st, it's a good time to get in the groove again and try to post atleast 5 times a week!  Wouldn't you all just love that??!!!

I never got to show you all the thank you notes that I made for after Noah was born.  I had 4 different designs that I created and I just loved them all.  Elephants were the theme for his room!  I might have to show you the other crafty sides of me in posts to come.

Hope you enjoy these quick and easy cards!  Please let me know if you have any questions!