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I’m Finally Making Christmas Cards!

So it’s December 3rd and I am as of yesterday just starting my Holiday cards. I’m not making cards for everyone though, so the folks that are getting the pre-fabbed ones are already out in the mail… so that’s something right???

Today I thought I’d share with you one style that I came up with yesterday. It features one of my fave holiday stamps. A gorgeous pine tree. I love trees. All trees. I have several tree stamps. I am a tree hugger… it’s true!

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I have used this stamp (from Inkadinkado) for lots of cards over the past few years… decorating it’s boughs in all different ways. But this time, I used nonconventional colors and Stickles! Yum!

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It’s a simplistic design, but I thought they came out really pretty. The one thing I struggled with was how to end the ribbon. Do I make a slot in the card and tie it? Do I just cut it at the end of the card? This is what I came up with…

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I thought these epoxy stickers I had laying around added a sweet and unexpected touch! They are from JoAnns, they’re like 4 years old, but I thought they were perfect!

Now I am off to make some more! I actually came up with a couple of other designs last night, so I will be posting those soon!

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Comments

ellepaulette said…
Sweet cards!! That tree is lovely!! :)
Jacqueline said…
These are wonderful xmas cards! For my bows like that, I put the strip where I want it and stick it down then cut a smaller bow sized piece and tie the bow around the strip i put down already :D you can move it around then too...because I change things WAY too much ;)
Miss working with you beyond words... Hope you are feeling better...I am almost back to normal thank goodness Xx
Erica said…
The cards are beautiful! I love the ribbon. Could you do a tutorial on how to make such a pretty bow because I suck at them? I haven't started my xmas cards yet and at this point I am tired of making them for this stupid craft fair I am in. I think I might send spring cards per your email the other day! :)
Beth said…
These look great! Clever with the stickers - nice! :) Can't wait to see what else you have to share!
Alyssa S said…
These are great! What an awesome way to finish off the ribbon too ;o) Hope you are feeling better!
Randi said…
These are fantastic Alison! What a cute idea for Christmas cards! I think you solved your ribbon dilemna perfectly! I have a ton of epoxy stickers gather dust! Great idea!! Have a wonderful, creative weekend!

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