Thursday, November 27, 2014

Teeny Weeny Christmas

Wishing you all a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving Day with family and friends.  

Finally, here's my final Christmas card.   This year, my major "projects" were making items to donate for a craft fair with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, making lots of Christmas cards, and coaster calendars to include with my holiday cards. That meant a bit of planning was in order.  In April and May, I worked on my donation crafts, June thru mid-Sept. were spent making the majority of my Christmas cards, and mid-Sept. thru November making coaster calendars.  My final set of cards posted here, were made a few weeks ago after Dandelion Designs released this sweet "must-have" stamp set called Teeny Weeny Christmas which I got at Ben Franklin Crafts.  Cute yah? Totally irresistible.

After I decide on a design/layout, I cut all the pieces and inked them up with Copics.   The circular scene and all those little snowmen cuties were fun (not fussy) cut.  I call that therapy.....LOL.  And now that I know Leanne loves to "fun" cut too, I always think of her when cutting images.  Hee-hee. Just curious, is there any one else who enjoys cutting?  


And here are 6 of them.    The sentiment is by and from Island Scrapbooking.  And did you know you can now purchase them by email or by phone?  Click here to see the samples and ordering info.

I made a bunch of envelopes with the envelope punch board which I purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts.   GOOD STUFF!!!  Envelopes can be quite expensive and being a bit frugal, I bought a ream of 11" x 17" copy paper from OfficeMax when they had their 20% off bag sale a couple of months ago.  I used them to make envelopes for my 5" x 7" cards because the sheets need to be cut into a 
9 1/2" square.  Letter-size paper is too small.   I believe I paid less than $20.00 for a ream.   That's a steal of a deal to be able to make 500 envelopes for under 20 bucks.   Plus, with the extra part I cut off, I could make 500 smaller envelopes.  Woo-hoo.

Other ingredients used:
Snowflake Corner by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Snowflake embossing folder by Darice.

My blogaversary candy is up next so I hope you'll pop in for a visit and to enter for a chance to win.  

Thanks for stopping by.  HAPPY SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY!!!!


Deloris said...

Those little snowmen are adorable! So glad you have your cards done. I'm almost done, just a few more to go.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Leanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving Karen!! Oh that is a super sweet snowman set and you were right to pick it up and make some extra cards. These are adorable. Love all your attention to detail my friend, including the fun cutting that apparently only you and I love to do. hehehe.. You've inspired me to create batches of Christmas cards, not so awesome as yours as I tend not to make duplicates, but doing them in bunches has been fun. Happy early Blogaversary!!

Lynn said...

Your ability to see fussy cutting as 'fun' is almost as amazing as your productive crafting. I think this snowman card is full of Christmas charm. Just the idea of making that many envelopes makes me tired. LOL! Hope you can take time now to rest your crafty fingers.

Mary J said...

I've got that board and not yet used it - sure I will now my Xmas cards are made up!

I love these Karen - fabby and fun!

Happy Thanksgiving!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, what fabulous cards, I love the little snowmen and your design is wonderful.
Have a fabby weekend, hugs Kate x

Elise said...

Hope you had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!! :) Now can I just tell you .. you ROCK?! My goodness! You are so organized throughout the year! And this Christmas card layout is just sooooo BEAUTIFUL! These are a LOT of work!!! Wowww .. I'm impressed!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,

Diane said...

Super cute snowmen and card design.

Hugs Diane

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a cute card and six of them too! Susan x

Chelsea said...

what a wonderful project you have completed! These cards are So sweet and adorable. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.