I was determined to make our holiday cards this year, in a limited supply (just 25 this year), and did so over a 3 week period in early November. The first time my cards have been ready so early! Although doing them so slowly was good for my shoulders it was havoc on my need to be finished syndrome!
At the time, scoring was very difficult for me so I decided to try out Memory Box premade cards, well, they are delightful! And to have a white interior, well, that just made things so much easier! I did trim them 1/2" to make the finished size 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" instead of a traditional A2 size. After trimming, the top right was corner rounded.
After choosing the card base, I was on the hunt for patterned paper and found a non-Christmas paper that reminded me of the Nordic trend that I have seen around and it was a perfect color match. Strips were cut, the top edge folded over and stitched, the bottom banner cut and they were adhered to the base.
Then I hunted for the perfect stamp at various stores, unsuccessfully. In the end, I dug out an old SU! set and found the greeting. Another non-traditional stamp is the little red bird from a Gina K Designs set - Branching Out - who perches on the "J" of Joy. The image was die cut with a Nestabilities Circle die and adhered to the base with dimensional foam.
Finally a seam binding ribbon bow attached with a Tim Holtz paperclip and now the envelopes are ready to be addressed.
I only have 6 more cards to make for this year and that is Jay's client cards that accompany the gift he delivers to just a handful of customers. But, I have a week or so before they need to be done, guess I'd better figure out the design!
Happy December 1st!
Stamps: All Holidays by SU!, Branching Out by Gina K Designs
Ink: Vivid! coffee Bean and Brick (discontinued)
Paper: Memory Box Thistle, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Ivory
Patterned Paper: Cloth Feed Sacks from the Piccadilly Collection by Basic Grey
Other: Nestabilities circle die, Tim Holtz clip, Seam binding, Dimensional foam