Thursday, January 7, 2010

First Christmas Card of 2010 - Seriously!


No, I am not kidding, I really have already begun my Christmas cards for 2010. Last year I put myself on a card making schedule and it worked wonderfully. I decided that if I crafted six Christmas cards each month, come December I would be all set to mail out my cards.



This was so successful last year that I have decided to do it again this year and this is my first card. I used BasicGrey paper as a background. I used white-washed Core'dination cardstock and embossed the brass Sizzix bell die. I used a sanding block and removed the top layer of white wash from the paper.



I used my rectangular nesties to trim the edges of the embossed bells. I used the scalloped rectangular nestie to cut a mat for the bells.


Finally I cut three foil poinsettias with the cricut and using pop dots mounted two flowers on the front corners and one flat inside the card. The angle of the above photo makes the poinsettia look very scratched up when in reality this is not the real-life effect.  As a mailing tip, the cards will fit into an envelop more smoothly if your do not use pop dots. I paid twenty cents extra to mail several of my Christmas Cards this year.

7 comments:

CelticWoman said...

I so admire your schedule, good luck with it and you are off to a fabulous start. Hugs

Kraftychick said...

I love your idea of starting now for next year's Christmas cards - since I didn't send any out this year I still have the "Christmas" itch so I wouldn't mind working on Christmas themed stuff! TFS!
jackie

Mary said...

Susan you are way too funny. I mean seriously Christmas cards already. Maybe I'll follow your card schedule to keep up with birthday cards with 5 children, 4 spouses, 7 almost 8 grandchildren, it makes my head spin just thinking of it, lol. TFS, Mary

alwayscharlie said...

Not only is your card beautiful but I totally admire your plan for getting your cards done a little at a time. I need your organization andself discipline!!

lyingaboutmyage said...

You are sick! You need to seek medical attention immediately. LOL

Susan said...

LOL!!! Sadly this may be true!

SuzanneS said...

Cool card !!! I need to do the same thing but do not know if I will make it or not..know I will not do 6...I need birthday cards too...