When is it to early to start making your Christmas cards?
The summer months when living is more easy, grab those days when it is a hundred degrees outside or it is raining cats and dogs and pull out your Christmas Stamps. Still not quiet in the mood, grab a CD and put on your favorite Christmas music. Not to loud, or the neighbors will hear and think you are crazy!
Make it even more fun and get a couple of your stamping buddies together to join you.
The sooner you start on your cards, the more apt you are to get those cards made in order to send your friends and loved ones in December. Remember last year when you promised your self that you were going to make a special card for your friends to show them how much you cared. A hand made card is like a gift and it will be displayed so when your friend sees it, they will think of you. You promised yourself last year that you were going to do this, but then found yourself out buying commercial cards in November.
If you do not have your cards finished by the end of September, chances are they are not going to get finished. By then the holiday hassle has begun with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then it is Christmas.
Remember, your cards do not have to be so detailed that they take hours to do. Choose a simple pattern and get some great designer series paper, and you can make ten within a hour or two.
Here is a sample. This set and paper is from Stampin'Up, but it is discontinued. There are some great sets and ideas in the current catalog and the new Holiday Mini will be out the first of September.
This card took only about fifteen minutes to make.