2011 Christmas Cards

Whew. I’m finally making progress on Christmas cards. Last year I sent them out late, so this year, I wanted to be on top of it.

I have only one to share today, but it’s a great example of how quick and easy it can be to put together a card. If you think you don’t have time to make holiday cards yourself, here is proof that you do!

I like working in assembly line fashion when I make a lot of cards. For this one, I did all the heat embossing at one time and left the cards to cool for a few days. Next, I created all the red background flags in one sitting and I cut all the twine to length. When it was time to assemble the cards, I grabbed a box of sentiments from K & Co that I’ve had for years – I think I picked them up at Michael’s – and put it all together.

I added slits on both sides of my card to thread the twine through. I didn’t want it coming off the card while it’s hanging up or displayed for the next few weeks. The finishing touch came with some red stickles for the holly berries. So quick and easy!

I’m still working on another style, but so far, I’m pretty happy with my progress.

How are you coming with your holiday cards?

19 Comments

  1. these are so pretty-love all the glitter!

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  2. What a lovely card Tammy! I’m actually sending store bought cards this year. I added a stamped scripture inside each card and then wrote a personal note to each recipient. I stamped the envelopes with three different Christmas designs and have them ready to mail next time I get out to do errands. (I just finished them last night.)

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  3. I love this!

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  4. I love this! The stickles were a great touch.

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  5. LOVE this card!
    Great tips on how you got this accomplished.

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  6. Beautiful card!

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  7. I admire the fact that you even make Christmas cards! It’s something that I’ve never felt up to doing. I’m content with patting myself on the back because I got a jump on writing my cards this year and they are DONE. More time for cookies!

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  8. Wow!! Love the heat embossing and the sparkles.

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  9. Those are gorgeous!! I love the heat embossing, such a pretty look! I worked on some cards this summer but I’m not sure if I want to use those or just do a photo card…decisions, decisions….

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  10. love the background stamp! you are a brave soul to heat emboss a load of cards! i did about 150 a few years back, my eye still twitches from that run… good luck! looks great!

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  11. Tammy this is just beautiful! I love the glittery effect with the embossing. I like to work in assembly line fashion too, best way for me to get things done after work when I have small blocks of time 🙂

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  12. Beautiful as always!!!

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  13. What a pretty card! The stickles are a really nice touch. I’m so impressed that you are embossing all of them!

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  14. Your card is so festive. Assembly line is a great way to make cards.
    I seem to make a different card for each person, I know crazy.
    Plus I only have 2 Christmas cards done.

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  15. The glitters are stunning! And twine made the design softer yet more attractive! I love the choice of colors and materials in here! People are indeed busy making Christmas cards nowadays! Great card!

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  16. Beautiful card, I love the embossing! Great tip on cutting slits for the twine, I’m always at a loss for how to keep that stuff attached……

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  17. LOVE this card, gorgeous embossing! I’m obsessed with watching it change color and get glossy! 🙂

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