It has been a long time. I got so busy with Christmas (part of the reason was making over 60 Christmas cards). Finally had a wonderful Christmas and everything important fell into place. Then we helped our middle son move to Virginia Beach with his family and took our youngest back to NC. Now I am trying to start a new life with just my husband and I. Can’t say that I am very prepared.
So….I bought a stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I was going to make it all about a beachy Christmas. I always have bought a Jesus centered Christmas card but just once I wanted to focus on how it can be ok to have seashells instead of snowflakes (I have really missed the snowflakes that I grew up with).
I found an idea on Pinterest that I liked but I had already bought some papers to use so it was a little different.
Here is the Pinterest idea that I found:
Here is the first cards that I made.
I liked this but it took a lot of time because of the coloring of the tree. I was getting frustrated because Christmas was quickly approaching.
I then did another try using a teal paper with a white stamp for the tree. I was using a white card to start the layering process. I liked what I did but I accidentally found something quicker that popped more. That is what I did the last 1/2 of my cards with (give or take). I intended to buy aqua envelopes and I accidentally bought aqua cards. I ended up using them and saved myself a lot of time cutting and folding cards. Normally it isn’t a big deal but I was under a time crunch and I was making a lot.
This is what the rest of my cards looked like.
I like this version the best. I do like how the Pinterest card had another layer on the tag. It would have taken quite a bit of time to add that touch.
On the inside it was stamped, “Have yourself a beachy little Christmas.”
I added a pic of Brad, Tim, and I at a buoy that had washed up on Hilton Head during the hurricane this year. It is no longer there but it was a photo op for several weeks.
So…I hope your Christmas and New Year was/is wonderful!
God bless you and yours – abundantly!