There truly is no greater sight than seeing your Christmas cards DONE and piled high at the post office, ready to be mailed.
My 2013 Christmas Cards are over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today. I used the sentiment from Christmas Carols. My Silhouette was used a lot for these cards: holly leaves (modified from a clip art image), berries (did you notice they are Mickey Ears to go along with the theme?!? I impressed myself with that one!), and the half oval which was custom drawn to fit the sentiment.
Here are the parts, after I am almost done. It was good to see those piles get lower and lower. The paper is American Crafts Damask Glitter. A pack of 20 pages retails for $39 on their site. I was beyond ecstatic to find it at Tuesday Morning this summer for only $3. Score!
My sweet friend Sarah came over to rescue me. I really didn't think I was going to make it in time. She tied all the baker's twine bows, stamped some sentiments and return addresses. She doesn't spend much time crafting anymore, but she is even more detailed than I so I totally trust her!
Hopefully she's free next year ... we had a fun time chatting and then going out to lunch afterwards.
It's always misleading when I finish the cards, because to me it feels like the work is done. I always forget the time it takes to put them all in envelopes.
And here they are, in envelopes. All 98 of 'em. To the right of this picture would be the policeman who laughed at the crazy lady taking pictures of envelopes in a post office.
Thanks for looking, and have a Happy New Year's Eve!