I hope your long weekend was filled with bliss
We had a tremendous feast with family and friends,
then headed out for Black Friday shopping which was amazingly very light.
Stores weren't full at all,
parking lots had empty spots
and we got every single thing on our lists!
And shhhhh ....
I even did a little shopping for me,
scooping up a lot of the online crafty deals.
My mailbox will be filled with deliveries this week ♥
Speaking of hustling and bustling,
I thought I'd show you something a little different with
The Project Bin stamps this week.
I call this my 5 minute Christmas card dash!
Christmas cards can be tedious to make,
especially if you have to make 50-75 cards.
One way to do that is to minimize your design,
and tailor it to the group of people that you'll be sending it to.
Now, I love - love - LOOOOOOVE the rustic look to Christmas!
The pine cones and garland,
red gingham bows, the fresh cut tree,
burlap and that very log-cabin-y look :)
For my brother and his family,
I wanted to incorporate exactly that.
I was going for that homespun feel to these cards.
So here's what I did:
Starting with Kraft cardstock, and in an assembly line fashion,
I stamped out the sentiments from Maybe Christmas using Altenew Crisp Black
and the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.
I used 3 of the sentiments in this wonderful set.
I ran my snowflake die from a Recollections stamp/die set
through the cuttlebug in coordinating colors to the cards,
glued a button to each and set that aside to dry.
Meanwhile, I added strips of designer paper
from Recollections North Pole Gazette pad,
tucking on colored cardstock for a little bit of edging.
I finished up the inside of the cards using a sentiment from Joyful Song.
Once they were completely dry,
I packed them up with envelopes and some baker's twine ...
ready to go!
Holiday cards don't have to be a big fuss :)
Start with beautiful stamps like those at The Project Bin,
then dash and create!
Thanks for your visit today :)
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥