My Christmas Cards

Because these are mini slimline size, half of my mass produced cards are note card size. This used the white cs piece left over when making the slimline size. PP is white copy paper text vellum that after spraying the pine needle stamp with green oxide, I lightly stamped on the paper. I could get 5 stamps per spray. Once that dried I inked the same stamp with dark green ink and over stamped the shifted paper. Next were stamped finer detail needle stamp in the same dark green along the left edge. PP was then splattered in dark brown water color and gold water color. Stamped and heat embossed in clear the black sentiment and red berries. Mounted on red mat layer then on white cs base. Used white glue on the red mat layer to add gold glitter and added white dots on the berries. I only had to do 50. In years past I had done upwards of 150.

This is the note card size.
I used the same process of pp on the envelopes before they were cut and shaped. After they were folded and taped into envelopes I use mail merge and an Excel spreadsheet to address them. Added Christmas stamps and I am all done.

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13 thoughts on “My Christmas Cards”

  1. Sounds quite labor intensive, but they’re definitely a labor of love. The pine needles really make a lovely card regardless of the size. The envelopes turned out great too.

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  2. Bonnie, I don’t know where you find the extra time to add all this beauty to the OUTSIDE of your envelopes, but I’m sure happy to find what’s inside in our Inspired By gallery!
    Beautiful boughs!
    =]

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  3. Gorgeous cards. The pine needles stamped in the different shades turned out beautifully. And you envelopes, too, well WOW! And WOW to your organizational skills too. So you sprayed the stamp with oxide spray?? Cool!

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