Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's Beginning...

To look a lot like Christmas - well at least in my studio!

I need to make 40 Christmas cards - usually I attend card making parties were we make 10 at each but with my weekend schedule this year that is not going to work… so I am on a quest. What is my Quest? Well…

2009 Christmas Card Quest:

  1. Make 40 Christmas cards in 16 weeks and because I don’t like to mass produce (that’s not a lot of fun right) - make 20 different designs, 2 of each.
  2. All cards must be finished and ready to mail by Dec 7th - 16 weeks from now. No excuses about life getting in the way!
  3. Spend no $$$ making these cards. I’ve been hoarding Christmas stamps, trinkets and paper for years. Take off the hoarding panties and use what I have! (a funny side note - I have NO red cardstock)
  4. Force myself to make half of them less complicated (most of the cards that I make take 2 or 3 hrs each, some take more time than that). Now I want to simplify half of them BUT I still need to enjoy the process AND be happy with the outcome - this is going to be hard for me!
  5. The cards MUST be mail-able (what no Grunge Paper Roses on the cards???). I don’t mind paying extra postage for some of the cards but not all of them.

So - here’s the first two…

2 of 40:

I’ve had this Tim Holtz Santa since last Christmas and this was the first time the poor baby has seen ink! You might think the blue stickles is odd - but IRL there is blue in the designer cardstock.

This card was inspired by a Julia Stainton - check out her card here - she does beautiful work!

Wish me luck on my Quest!

KAT

The Stuff:
Stamps - Letter to Santa, Santa’s Wish (all Tim Holtz)
Paper - Frost (My Minds Eye)
Ink - Walnut, Vintage Photo, Broken China Distress Inks (Tim Holtz - Ranger)
Other - Corner (Tim Holtz - Idea-ology), button, stamped ribbon; Broken China & Walnut Stain Distress Stickles (Tim Holtz - Ranger)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome Kathy. That's a great idea. I need to do that - use what I have!!!!!! Good luck with that - looking forward to seeing more Christmas cards over the next few months - SUZ

Connie said...

Oh my goodness, Kat! This is just amazing! Love this vintage Santa image, and the stitching and photo corner is just perfect!!

I sooo love your quest you are on with your christmas cards! Although no red card stock would be a toughie for me...I can send you some it you like! LOL!!!

InkyArtitude said...

Sending you Good Luck Kathy and thanks for the reminder.... I have to get started too and when you brake it down into weeks - yikes, that IS fightening.

Have fun! - Lynn

heather said...

wow you have a really good plan! Sadly my xmas cards usually get left till last minute. I love how this card is not traditional colours! The stiching is gorgeous!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my Gosh, Kat!!!!
I LOVE this card(s) I totally love the fact that you did not use the typical Christmas colors. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with traditional, but I love this Vintage feel. GORGEOUS!!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Shelly Hickox said...

You are off to a great start! This is a gorgeous card - maybe I need to get on your list this year. ;-)

Connie Paxman said...

Wow..vintage and dreamy sants..you brave girl for stitching.
ci love this card.
connie paxman

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