Did those two words send a shiver up your spine and make you immediately GROAN because of how much WORK they are and how you are always behind? Because I am. I swore I would do better. But on New Year’s Eve guess what I found? I found my STASH of half-prepped Christmas cards still in the box I keep my “work in progress” stuff in and went AW CRAP. They never got sent out. So I made a resolution right there. I started making things EARLY. Not like all 50 at once because that’s what always gets me in trouble. First, I tackled that stack of half-made cards. Then I moved on to do one-off cards. Why “one of a kind”? Why not send EVERYONE on my list the same card? Well… have YOU ever looked at your Christmas stamp collection and came to the decision of JUST one stamp set to cover the whole season?! I sure haven’t. Why not take advantage of those stamp sets and give everyone a different little “taste” of your style while you have fun creating?
Enter… the “Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers” club/Facebook Group/blog group/say the word and you’re in group. This wonderful community was created by Crystal Minkler with the idea of slowly building your stash of holiday cards throughout the entire span of the year so that you’re NOT overwhelmed or embarrassed come December 25th (or December 31st). I LOVE this idea. It has helped me so much. In fact, I love it so much that I applied to become a Design Team member this past month and guess what? I got in! Super fun! So now, I will be coming to you at LEAST once a month with a new Christmas card design. These cards will all be based off a sketch that is posted in the group for inspiration. I may also just throw one out there of my own brainpower when the coffee is extra good that day.Continue reading “Build Your Holiday Card Stash!”