Christmas Is Coming!
You know when you get a song in your brain at you can’t get it out?
Well, I can hear Miss Piggy and the Muppets chanting,
“Christmas is coming!
The goose is getting fat!
Put another penny in the old man’s hat.”
Fortunately, we do not have a goose running around our house but Christmas is coming anyway! And look what I found to help me get ready!
Yes, I cut up one print of #69 Poinsettia and another from #68 Holly to make my own Christmas cards! It’s really pretty easy. Here is how you can do it too:
But first, here is something that will help you:
Buy 1 print of #68 or #69 and I will send you 5 prints total!
OK. So here is how you make them:
Supplies needed for one card:
- Print #68 or #69
- Card to put it on (Mine are 5 inches X 6.5 inches)
- Envelope (Mine came as a set with the cards)
- Backing card cut a little bigger than your print but smaller than card.
- Scotch Wrinkle-free Glue Stick. Yes, it does matter. A regular glue stick usually makes the paper wrinkle.
- Scissors or a paper cutter
1- Buy the print and other supplies.
Remember- Prints are FIVE for the price of ONE!
2- Carefully fold your card in half.
3- I cut a clear piece of acetate the size I wanted my finished print to be. I then put it on top of the print to decide where to crop it. Twist it around until you are happy with it. Cut it out. (Can you see the black line on the edge of the acetate?)
4- Glue print onto colored backing paper and then to the card. Note: when I make more of these, I will cut the print and backing card a little smaller so it will be a little more visually pleasing (to me, anyway).
Voila! See how easy it was to make a beautiful card! The first one usually takes more time than the next ones will!
I know, I know. You have not sent out cards for years and every year, you feel guilty and wish you had written your cards in July, but you didn’t so now, you’ve fallen into your same old rut.
If this is you, I challenge you to send 5 cards this year! (Or even one!) You know you have time to write 5 Christmas cards! Aunty Bess loves you whether or not you send a card, but just think how tickled she will be to get a card from you! A handmade one, no less!
I promise to send out the prints the very same day that I get word of your order. Your order will not sit in a warehouse in Chumba Wumba for 2 weeks. Your prints will get to you just as fast as the post office can deliver them using regular mail! (Disclaimer: If you place your order after the post office has closed or on Sunday, it will be the next day that I mail them!)
So break out of your rut! Surprise Aunt Bess or your friend in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Just be sure to sign them!
Note: I bought the card and envelope as a set at Michaels. They were on sale- 50 for $5.00. What a deal! Yes, there are also smaller quantities available and from many other stores, as well as online. These card packs were not with the regular cards.
I hope you enjoy making cards with Sonie’s beautiful prints!
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