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awayoflife 07-12-2006 11:41 AM

Anyone started making Christmas cards yet?
 
Hey I was just wondering if anyone had started making Christmas cards yet? The reason I ask now is because I am so dern slow on completing anything that I really should have started about January. In the new SU catalog I found a sete that I think is just so cute. Gifts of Joy pg 37.


Kristie:D

Scrapping&Stamping 07-12-2006 11:43 AM

My demo has a monthly stamp a stack that starts in August and runs monthly through Dec. Aug-Nov. we made 48 total cards and then in Dec. we made gift card holders and tags.

I usually need to make 10-15 more cards in addition to those. It's not because I have a lot of friends, its because I have to keep one of most of the cards we made at the stamp a stack. (:

stamp_cat 07-12-2006 11:44 AM

I am about to start- or so I keep telling myself... LOL!

blueflowerę 07-12-2006 11:47 AM

I haven't started yet, but they're on my mind. My mother in law is ordering The Snowflake Spot ( page 43 ) today for my birthday. Once I get that I'll probably officially start my Christmas card making! :)

clln 07-12-2006 11:49 AM

I am organizing all my sets and cutting and mounting them. I have to start soon. I am pregnant and due in Dec so I better get a move on. I already forget everything.:) I started my Halloween ones too!!

speale 07-12-2006 11:50 AM

I need to get Festive Favorites and the Snowflake Spot sets first!

awayoflife 07-12-2006 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by blueflowerę
I haven't started yet, but they're on my mind. My mother in law is ordering The Snowflake Spot ( page 43 ) today for my birthday. Once I get that I'll probably officially start my Christmas card making! :)


Happy Birthday!! I love getting stamp setes for my bday but everyone seems to think that I wouldnt enjoy them because its something I would have to pickout and order. I wouldnt care though thats what I always want..stamps and paper that is. My husband thinks its crazy how excited I get over paper !!
Well good luck on your Christmas cards and hopefully I'll get them done this year. I better get busy

JulieHRR 07-12-2006 12:00 PM

As a matter of fact, yes, I have indeed. ;)

AmyR 07-12-2006 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JulieHRR
As a matter of fact, yes, I have indeed. ;)

ooohhh check out her blog - she's posting an x-mas card a day and they're uber-cute!!!

As for me I haven't started any yet - once I see SU's Holiday Mini tho I'll prolly get in the mood to start! :D

awayoflife 07-12-2006 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by JulieHRR
As a matter of fact, yes, I have indeed. ;)


I've went in and saw your cards and they are just beautiful !! I bet your one of those "organized / very creative people" I wish you could teach me !!!

I look forward to seeing more of your work

Kristie:D

thuskins 07-12-2006 12:21 PM

Mine are actually finished. I've been doing the Christmas Card challenge since January and now I'm doing card sets to have on hand for last minute Christmas presents.

Sairabee 07-12-2006 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by awayoflife
Hey I was just wondering if anyone had started making Christmas cards yet? The reason I ask now is because I am so dern slow on completing anything that I really should have started about January. In the new SU catalog I found a sete that I think is just so cute. Gifts of Joy pg 37.


Kristie:D

I LOVE that set! I am totally going to buy it, but I think I'm going to use Snowflakes (the one that's been in the catty for a few years) for this years cards... I've been wanting that set for ages and just bought it this year, so I need to use it first!

Sairabee 07-12-2006 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Sairabee
I LOVE that set! I am totally going to buy it, but I think I'm going to use Snowflakes (the one that's been in the catty for a few years) for this years cards... I've been wanting that set for ages and just bought it this year, so I need to use it first!

Why can't we edit posts anymore?

Anyhow... Wanted to edit to add that I haven't started the cards yet, but have been thinking a lot about what I want to do with them! I have to stamp some baptismal invites and then will probably get started on the Christmas ones...

GaSunshine 07-12-2006 12:28 PM

Julie!!
 
I ADORE gingerbread men too!! Your card is so sweet - no pun intended!!

awayoflife 07-12-2006 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Sairabee
I LOVE that set! I am totally going to buy it, but I think I'm going to use Snowflakes (the one that's been in the catty for a few years) for this years cards... I've been wanting that set for ages and just bought it this year, so I need to use it first!


Congrats on your new little baby boy !! Now you better get busy on scrapin' all those pictures you've been taking. I have a three year old that I'm behind on and way way behind on my 13 year old.....

GaSunshine 07-12-2006 12:30 PM

Not Yet
 
I can't decide what cards I want to make for Christmas. When does the SU Holiday Mini come out? I might want to wait to see if that catalog has something that "jumps" out.

YYZSuz 07-12-2006 12:32 PM

haha, I'm with Stamp_cat. Making them for the troops has got me in the mood so I'm going to go with it and keep on making them. This is the first time I've ever been in the holiday spirit in July.

s.

jess_witty 07-12-2006 12:45 PM

I always think all the hoopla about the new catty is so funny, cause what the new catty means to me is... hmmmm... what can I use for my Christmas cards this year? I always get a plan going, and then I fall into the trap of thinking... maybe I should just wait to see what's in the holiday mini just in case I like something better. Not this year! I'm ordering soon and getting started!

JulieHRR 07-12-2006 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by awayoflife
I've went in and saw your cards and they are just beautiful !! I bet your one of those "organized / very creative people" I wish you could teach me !!!

I look forward to seeing more of your work

Kristie:D

Thank you, Kristie!

Actually, tho, I am the QUEEN OF CHAOS!!!! And, I bear that title with considerable pride. ;) chuckle!

JulieHRR 07-12-2006 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by GaSunshine
I ADORE gingerbread men too!! Your card is so sweet - no pun intended!!

Thank you!

Aaaaaah, gingerbread . . . just the thought of it makes my mouth water!!!! This is a delectable treat that entitles year-round enjoyment and should NOT be restricted to the holidays alone. Yes?! :grin: So YUMMY!!!!!!

LateBlossom 07-12-2006 01:28 PM

Yes, I have started and have about 16 made.

MommaJ 07-12-2006 01:52 PM

Does it count if I made mine for last year and never got them sent out?? That is the first time I had ever missed sending out Christmas cards and I felt awful! But now I'm kinda excited.....they're done for this year!!!

AuburnTigerTN 07-12-2006 01:56 PM

Christmas Cards
 
I was going to start next week - I have all the stuff because I bought it last year and never got started on them (story of my life).

But now I'm sidetracked working on my card for our Tennessee Stampers get-together on August 12.

I'm using the Peace/Love set

adifrog 07-12-2006 04:15 PM

I ordered Sweet Holidays and will start on them once I get the stamps. :)

MilwaukeeMommy 07-12-2006 04:18 PM

Well, I've made a couple of Xmas/holiday cards, but just for fun. This is my first year stamping & I'm not sure I can possibly make them for everyone I send to. I'm sure I will be super choosy, & just send to those I know will appreciate them. That will knock the list down by about 80%, lol!!! And I will probably make a different one for everyone, since I really can't stand making the same card twice --guess I get bored easily!

ajcmeyer 07-12-2006 04:22 PM

I make my sisters cards for her for her present from me. I have made hers now on to mine. I can't decide whether I want to use the Peace be Unto you set I have already bought or the Glad Tidings one that is new in the catty. I love it too!

greengem32 07-12-2006 04:33 PM

Christmas cards
 
I get my new sets on Friday so I'm going to be playing this weekend. I'm doing 2 classes this fall for Christmas cards so I need to get a head start.
Can't wait!!!;)
Kelley

KLF 07-12-2006 05:07 PM

I'm making a layered card using Outlines stamps. I've stamped a lot of pieces and cut them out, but assembling isn't going very fast. Oh, well...if I finish before mid-December I'll still be ahead of previous years!

suedstamper 07-12-2006 05:25 PM

I did I did!!! I had to use the rest of my bliss blue before I received my caribbean blue....otherwise I'd NEVER use it up! So I decided on bliss blue Christmas cards. As it is right now, I have to hide my bashful blue so I am not tempted to use that too! Almost done with them.

stampinsuzy 07-12-2006 05:27 PM

Let me just say that I'm bowing down to those of you who have started or already done. That is just awesome!!!

Every year I tell myself that I'll get them done in the summer and every year I don't start them until mid-November! LOL! This year I'm telling myself that I won't start them until November so hopefully then I'll actually finish them by September. A little reverse psychology never hurt! LOL!

PrairieStamper 07-12-2006 09:20 PM

I can't believe myself, but I have actually started! I've done ten. I wanted to show my ladies at my stamp-a-stack next week that you CAN stamp Christmas cards in July! :D

prchvs 07-12-2006 10:06 PM

Nope, not yet! I made all my Christmas cards last January 'cause I was really into card making for a while. We end up giving out around 70 to all the members of our church (my hubby's a pastor so it wouldn't be nice to give only some people one and not others) and we mail out around 40 or 50 (and that's just family...)! But, I got a couple orders for Christmas cards so I'm looking forward to having fun with that!!

SCEmily 07-12-2006 10:17 PM

I started mine months ago. LOL, they are already in my gallery. =) I LOVE making christmas cards. I have to have a really early start because I want them all to be different.

awayoflife 07-13-2006 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by stampinsuzy
Let me just say that I'm bowing down to those of you who have started or already done. That is just awesome!!!

Every year I tell myself that I'll get them done in the summer and every year I don't start them until mid-November! LOL! This year I'm telling myself that I won't start them until November so hopefully then I'll actually finish them by September. A little reverse psychology never hurt! LOL!



Girl, you sound just like me. I have good intentions though !! My friend laughs at me because last year I went on and on about making my own cards and then ended up makeing just one. lol !! I just keep telling her that I will surprise her one of these days !! You wait and see.....


Kristie

robth 07-13-2006 07:02 AM

I ordered a House Mouse stamp with a mouse putting santa hats on zebra finches. My DH raises finches so the stamp is perfect. I need to get started very soon since there will be a lot of coloring to do.

awayoflife 07-27-2006 07:45 AM

Well girls, here it is the end of July now and I have yet to even start making my Christmas cards. I sure hope that I can get busy soon or I'll only have one card made like I did last year.

Good luck everyone
Kristie

Mahloumel 07-27-2006 07:51 AM

I've got a couple dozen Christmas cards either finished or pending some accessories. I just picked up the rest of what I'll need this week, so hopefully this weekend I can finish the remainder up.

Congrats to everyone for all their planning!

Doodah 07-27-2006 08:01 AM

WHAT???... Christmas cards??? I thought Christmas was cancelled this year...LOL. JK. I have never made Christmas cards shame on me... I just get too busy and and wait until the last minutes and go to COSTCO w/ a cute pic of the kids and send them out. Every year I say to myself I'm going to make Christmas but don't :(. So don't hold your breath because I probably won't this year and if I do it will be a MIRACLE !!! :) Maybe I need to move next door to JulieHRR she could kick my BUTTEEE in gear!!!!

craftygirl04 07-27-2006 08:09 AM

I will be starting as soon as I get my TAC order. Can't wait!

Doris 07-27-2006 08:25 AM

I have figured out the design and the stamp set I will be using (Ageless Adornment) but I am waiting to receive my paper from jerrysartarama.com. Once the kids start school in two weeks, I am going to get started on them. I make 85 cards a year...so it takes me a bit. But my goal each year is to have them all completed by Thanksgiving.


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