I start nice and early on making my Christmas cards for two reasons:
1) I live in a different country to the majority of my recipients, so I want to give Deutsche Post and Royal Mail as much chance as possible to get my seasons greetings there in time.
2) By early-November I have usually gathered together so many bits of potential Christmas card crafting paraphernalia that if I don’t get started early most of it will go to waste.
So that Christmas card making can be kept simple, I will be sharing some of my favourite and simplest designs that I am using this year. If you have a lot of people to send to, or very little time then I would advise you pick one design and stick to it to keep hassle to the minimum.
Merry Christmas To You
What you need:
I love this Christmas tree paper punch so much that I wish I had bought it many yuletides ago. What I really love about it is that you can punch yourself a little tree in the back of each card you make, letting people know that it’s handmade, but also once you empty out the punched out little trees, you can use them too.
I love not wasting anything and reusing things that otherwise might be thrown away when crafting. This is what I did here. After having punched out some stripy trees from another card (to be seen in an upcoming post) I wondered what I could do with them. After attaching a bit of baker’s twine (found in TK Maxx of all places) in a festive hue to a window card, I think they look very effective.