Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easy to mail (yay!) Merry Christmas card

Merry Christmas!

Yes, this is my second holiday card post this month.  My tulips are in the yard working their way up out of the recently frozen earth and I am making Christmas cards.  Goodness.  But, I am sticking with that New Years resolution and getting Christmas cards done throughout the year.  Two this month...I am ahead of schedule!

I am sending a box of cards home to my mom and in doing so have realized that a lot of my cards are not mail friendly- cards with big bows or big flowers or big bows with big flowers in the middle.  (Standard envelopes need not apply for my cards.)  So, I challenged myself to make an easy to mail card and I am happy with the results...although I really do think it could use a big bow on it.  
The card base is Recollections navy blue speckled card stock from Michaels.  Ivory card stock was dry embossed using Anna Griffin's embossing folder Poppy (I just love that folder!!).  Cheery Lynn's doily die, Lilith, die cut the blue card stock.  Spellbinders Splendid Circles die cut ivory paper and JustRite's Christmas Vintage Labels One stamp was applied as shown.  Two small sheer ribbons were the final touch.

The card came together quite quickly and will be a mass produced card!  Hope you like it, Mom.  You will be getting a stack before November!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Easter Weekend.
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas card challenge extra, April
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Sister Act, AG



  1. Elegant and Beautiful!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  2. It's so gorgeous!! The embossing and dies you used add texture without bulk!! What a beautiful card!! My cards are so not mail friendly either. How awesome that you are getting your Christmas cards done early!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Hi Kathy Jo! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share this beautiful card in this week's challenge. I'm always so very blessed by the lovely cards you share, and I hope that you're having a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Stunning Christmas Card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

  5. My tulips are inching their way up too. We (actually DH) planted a whole bed of them last Fall, so I can't wait. Need to get some Gladiola bulbs for the Summer, I love glads!
    Your card is lovely, that EF is a favourite of mine also. I've been trying to cut back the bulk on my cards too, it's ridiculous how much it costs to send even a slightly bulky card. Pretty soon no one will send any at all!

  6. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon x

  7. Such a pretty layered card that is mail friendly! Awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD!

  8. Beautiful - a really elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen N x


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