I thought I'd jump in today and show the rest of my holiday cards. I wanted something elegant and easy to mass produce for most of the family/friends that are on my list. It turned out that because of the little knot, I had to spend an extra twenty cents on postage. Oh well! At least I was smart and checked it out at the post office first!!
Each of my holiday cards were stamped with the same sentiment inside. It's from this cute little stamp company I saw at the Stamp/Scrap Expo, Bugawumps. It says,
"Peppermint sticks that twist and turn,
Yuletide logs that brightly burn.
Soft downy jackets
And warm woolen mittens,
May your holidays be filled with
Family, friends and traditions!"
The sentiment is clear embossed on both styles. You can't tell in the photo but most of the lines of the deer head are highlighted with a Sakura Clearstar pen. I used the pen to draw the ornament hangers too. It's very pretty IRL.
This next one was for my closer family members that I was able to see on Christmas. It was inspired by a challenge on the CARDS blog to use felt. I've never cut felt on my 'bug; it worked okay. If I were to give any advice, I would say to try to cut your felt to a small enough size so you can turn the piece and run it through the 'bug a couple of times. All I had to do was use some snips, but it would've been nice to not have to do that part.
Like I said above, each card had the above sentiment stamped inside and our family picture.
CARDS 1 & 2
STAMPS: Basic Grey Winterland; PTI Signature Christmas
INK: Ranger Distress Ink Broken China, Fired Brick & Peeled Paint; VersaMark; SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: PTI Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel & Soft Stone; SU Riding Hood Red; DP Basic Grey Dasher
OTHER: Sakura Clearstar gel pen; Filigree Clear embossing powder; dimensionals; PTI Scarlet Jewel & Vintage Cream twill
STAMPS: PTI Holiday Button Bits & Signature Christmas
INK: Ranger Distress Ink Pine Needles; PTI Pure Poppy
PAPER: PTI Rustic White
OTHER: PTI Rustic twine, Pure Poppy buttons & satin ribbon; dimensionals; felt
STAMPS: PTI Polka Dot Basics II; Whiff of Joy Charlie with Snowball
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark; PTI Fresh Snow
PAPER: PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain & SS White
OTHER: Martha Stewart Snowflake punches; dimensionals & glue dots; PTI Pure Poppy buttons; Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder; Stardust Stickles