In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-02-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
Mad Swapper
 
valeriecathleen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Inkland
Posts: 1,870
Default I just ordered supplies to make my Christmas Cards - my 2012 Christmas Cards!

LOL! Am I the only one? The tree just came down, the decorations are put away and I have eaten the last of the Christmas candy.

However, the memory of spending the ENTIRE weekend before Christmas hand watercoloring 50 cards is still fresh. I'm not doing THAT again! No time like the present to get started, right?

Tell me I am not alone!
__________________
Work is for people who don't know how to stamp.
valeriecathleen is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 05:36 AM   #2
Stampin' Fool
 
thechecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,278
Default

lol, i am planning mine out now! Pry ordering some supplies this month.

Anne
__________________
My Blog
thechecker is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #3
Die Cut Diva
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,966
Default

I am making 2012 holiday cards as well! LOL Love the Christmas holiday, and am still in the spirit (even though the holiday has come and gone). It helps keep the holiday alive in my heart! ha!
stampwithjoanne is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 06:28 AM   #4
Crimping Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,126
Default

I have been thinking of what I want to create for this years card too and I have already started on a few of the handmade gifts for this year!
__________________
Margaret :)
CardLadyToo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 07:26 AM   #5
Crimping Master
 
Juble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,056
Default

Oh, you all are killing me!! I told myself that I wouldn't wait until the last minute to make mine but this is too early for me!
__________________
Julie
Juble is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 07:28 AM   #6
Mad Swapper
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,726
Default

Flourishes had a boxing day discount that I used to get the Christmas stamps I have been wanting so I ordered then and when they get here I will be starting my Christmas cards. My goal is to make at least 5 Christmas cards a month so that when December 1st comes I can get the cards all sent out instead of waiting until the week before Christmas to get it all done.
jackie1 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #7
Stazon Splitcoast
 
sprtchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wait! Let me check my barcode.....
Posts: 14,088
Default

I make Christmas cards all year long whenever the mood strikes...I have to get so many done for soldiers and the places I sell cards.
blessings.
__________________
Amber Shaw
sprtchick is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 10:22 AM   #8
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta
Posts: 399
Default

Check out the Challenges Section. There is a Christmas 2102 Challenge going on. Maybe it will be of help to everyone
bettyjoanes is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #9
Pearl-ExPert
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sambro, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,362
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bettyjoanes View Post
Check out the Challenges Section. There is a Christmas 2102 Challenge going on. Maybe it will be of help to everyone
I was going to suggest the same thing. This will be my second year in CCC12 and I found it so helpful to do a few a month and have them ready when December came around. I signed up for 6/month and I already have 4 of my 6 done for the month of January 2012! My next challenge is to actually use all of the new Christmas stamps and supplies I've bought before I buy anymore Christmas themed items.
__________________
Leslie Harnish
Sambro, Nova Scotia
Canada
lharnish is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 11:31 AM   #10
Compulsive Stamper
 
Starwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 31
Default

I'm totally with you! On New Year's Eve, I put in my order But it helps that I have an "Every Season Snowflakes" project this year, so I stocked up on snowflake stamps and paper punches. I plan to continue buying snowflake themed stamps all year though
Starwing is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #11
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
CAKath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 36,494
Default

I actually am thinking about it. I didn't make cards this year and have so many ideas not yet put down on paper. Maybe I will join the earlybirds this year. Cheers!
__________________
Kathy
Stamp n Sip with me
CAKath is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #12
Proud Fan Club Member
 
gregzgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Las Vegas, baby!
Posts: 13,488
Default

Another fun thing to keep the Christmas Merry-ment going is Smilyn Stef's blog that she co-hosts with her friend Lauren. It's called "Jingle Belles Rock", and they post challenges all year. Last year they hosted a new challenge every week, but this year they're doing every two weeks instead. Still - that's AT LEAST 24 cards done before December! They already have the first challenge up: No Time Like the Present(s)! Fun times!
__________________
~ Sue
Happy for no reason...

gregzgurl is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #13
Stazon Splitcoast
 
Phantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 13,752
Default

I am going to a stamping gathering in March and that's my plan - make my Christmas cards for 2012!! (Maybe birthday cards, too.) I'm not very good at mass production but in that type of environment I think I can do it. I will probably still have a few individual special designs that I may wait and do closer to Christmas, but I'm at least going to make sure I have enough "standards" to go around and send out in November 2012 (vs. the day after Christmas!).

Someone on here, I won't venture a guess!, mentioned once that she sells her Christmas stamps every year and gets something new. Not sure if I can do that -- at least I have to USE each of my present Christmas stamps first, so it may take me a couple of years! But it's a pretty sure bet there'll be something new each year that I'll love, so I may even adopt this idea as well.
__________________
Nancy
www.nancybaierart.com
Phantom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #14
Gabfest Goddess
 
Cathy H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: California
Posts: 7,117
Default

I love making Christmas cards right after Christmas. The ideas are so fresh - and there is no pressure - This year I started the year with about 34 cards done the previous Christmas. I'm another one with more Christmas stamps than I can ever possibly use!
__________________
Cathy H

Meow is kind of like Aloha. It can mean anything.
Cathy H is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 03:40 PM   #15
Stampin' Fool
 
roxy64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fingerlakes region of New York
Posts: 1,478
Default

We did a Christmas card stamp camp at our church last month.....I was one of the designers. I had already made my personal cards. I liked a couple of the designs I came up with so much, that I'm going to use them for 2012. I'm sure I'll be starting on them soon.
__________________
Roxy

http://roxysramblings64.blogspot.com
roxy64 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #16
Hardware Hotshot
 
kphorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: ...Somewhere inside my closet...Stamping
Posts: 4,701
Default

Every year I fall in love with something new for Christmas cards! So I just bought the stamp and die that I will be using for this year and when I walked into my LSS on Friday, she had the perfect paper I wanted at 25% off!

Yes, I am starting on my 2012 Christmas cards!
__________________
Karen

...My life is like a stroll on the beach...As near to the edge as I can go...Thoreau...
kphorse is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #17
Pearl-ExPert
 
DianeinSparks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 2,217
Default

I start my Christmas cards in January and make several each month and usually have them all finished by the end of October - except for my husband's card - I finally made his Christmas eve in between baking my one and only batch of Christmas cookies! My only excuse was that I was sick the first two weeks in Dec and then DH got sick too!
DianeinSparks is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #18
Crimping Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Western Oregon, USA
Posts: 1,047
Default

I started on mine last year right after Halloween. That's an early record for me! I make all one style, so once I get one down, it's easy to recreate.
Still, I'm looking at the sales for Christmas papers now!
__________________
Cindy in Oregon
Cartermrc is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 06:50 AM   #19
Embossing Fanatic
 
tammylee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Southeast Missouri
Posts: 74
Default

I have started thinking about making them. I want to get Valentine's Day and Easter stuff done with first. Then concentrate on Halloween and Christmas.
__________________
Live ~ Laugh ~ Love ~ Craft
tammylee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #20
Polyshrink Goddess
 
RosieLP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 592
Default

Well more power to anyone who starts on the next year's Xmas cards right after this year's Xmas! But oh no, count me out. I don't want to even think about Christmas now, again, still, much less look at one more penguin, reindeer, snowflake, snowman, mittens, etc.

I'd rather spend my time getting a headstart on eating Valentine candy. LOL
RosieLP is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #21
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
mandypandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 4,196
Default

Here's another vote to joining the Christmas Card Challenge here on SCS! 2011 was my first year and my goal was to make 10 a month so I could have my 100+ cards ready to go the beginning of Dec. It was awesome not rushing to finish them and get them mailed out. I sat and watched a Christmas movie while addressing the envelopes and mailed them out. I had plenty for teachers, bus drivers, my customers, family friends etc.

And the best part is that I made a different design for each month so I didn't get tired of doing the same thing 100 times. It was fun to go back and see the designs I had made at the very start of 2011...it was almost like I forgot I had made them!
__________________
~Amanda~

My Blog: Did You Stamp Today? | Fab Friday Challenge Blog
mandypandy is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #22
Die Cut Diva
 
melissa59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Where the trees sway gently and birds sing softly in Sunny SoCal.
Posts: 3,046
Default

I haven't ordered any new supplies, but I do plan to start this month on Christmas cards. My goal is to make at least one Christmas card a month. Not a lot, but better than nothing. 2012 will be the first time in more than a decade that I'll send out Christmas cards.

I think I'll check out the Christmas 2012 challenge to see if it's something I could do.
__________________
Melissa59
All Occasion
Mix-Ability
Christmas Cards 4/44
Stamp2Spend-$5.84(03/17/16)
melissa59 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #23
Die Cut Diva
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,985
Default

I bought the stamps I needed for my 2012 Christmas cards from the B/S/T thread.

I have vowed to start them over the summer but it's hard to make Christmas cards that time of the year when you live in San Diego and the weather is hot and sunny
__________________
Lorraine
Wife to an awesome DH, Mommy to an adorable DS who is on the spectrum for autism, and Twin Sister to Linda
smhtwin is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #24
Kookie Creator
 
MelDeLlanos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Somewhere, Out there
Posts: 403
Default

I fell in love with a SU! set and didn't really decide to buy it till it was too late to use it this year, so I have it for next year, and I'll be using it for sure!! I'm also in a Christmas Card front swap (5+1) so I'll be making and getting Christmas card fronts all year long.
__________________
*~Mel~*
MelDeLlanos is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off