merry & bright

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...almost. A few of you probably already have your holiday greetings addressed, stamped and ready to go...but for the rest of us, well, have you even decided how many you're going to send this year?

Hi, there...get ready to bust out your card making supplies.

I decided not to get in that pre-holiday frantic rush this year by trying to decide on the perfect cards now. So I sat down, sketched out an idea and began creating. It really wasn't that hard, actually, using the All Through The Year Super Paper Pad. Every holiday has several coordinating papers in this Paper Pad, so you could craft for an hour and probably have enough cards for the next year using this one simple design. 

You can see that some of the cards have a large circle cut through the top layer so that you can see the sentiment that's mounted on the inside of the card.

Because these were such fun papers, I decided to go the non-traditional route and use cardstock colors that one does not generally use for Christmas cards...pumpkin, aqua, periwinkle and pink. Plus, I thought it would be fun for Isabella and Victoria to have some fun cards to give to their friends in school, if they wanted.

And it's always nice to have a few cards on hand that don't specifically say Christmas for friends that are of other religious beliefs, so make a few of those as well.

And it never hurts to have a Thank You card, or twenty, on hand! It would make your Mama proud.

May there be lots of jingle bells and hot cocoa in your very near future. Happy card making my  friends.

If you're in a card making mood, read about this wonderful card drive, Cards that Care, to brighten the spirits of elderly folks in nursing homes. Cards must be received by Vera Wates and Jennifer McGuire by November 30, 2011.


  1. Love your adorable Christmas cards. I'll finally get the chance to finish mine while I'm off next week for Thanksgiving break. Have a happy week! :)

  2. Whew girl!! That is a lot of cards! I love the twine!!! =) You rock!

  3. Hi Monika,
    I love these cards! What a great way to use tags, and make cards quickly for any occasion.
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. I love them all! how perfect to have the greeting pepping through to the front!! inspired!!

  5. GREAT cards and simple enought to make tons for Christmas! Thanks so much. I just started following you on Google and will follow on pinterest too. YEAH love your blog! Kristy from

  6. What fun Christmas cards! I need to get hot on mine :)
    Kindest regards,


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