Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Card Shortcuts

I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Eve. I'm busy preparing for dinner tonight for family. My son Dylan and granddaughter Clara are coming over tonight. I got smart this year with the toys vs clothes problem. Clara is all about the toys being three years old so clothes do not interest her in the least. So the box that contains all the clothes has a small and favorite type toy in it so she at least likes that part of it! Learned that trick last year. And I can't wait until she opens her big present. She is going to be one happy little girl.

I have yet more Christmas cards to share with you featuring a great shortcut. I received a set of tags from Danielle from the Fat Cat Stamper blog as a prize (thanks Danielle). Each of them were so unique and beautifully made. Those who know me well, know that it's understood that the gifts under the tree have to actually match the tree! Unfortunately these did not so that meant I would not use them as gift tags.  So....what to do...they were too gorgeous to go to waste! I decided to use them as the centerpiece for additional cards. For three of them I had paper to match, for the other two I just found paper that I thought went with them. I limited myself to only two patterns for each card to further expedite the process. I kept the cards rather simple as the tags were so detailed. Easy, fun and a great shortcut to Christmas card making.

Products: Tags by Danielle Lounds, Basic Grey dp and jewels, My Mind's Eye dp, PTI buttons and felt, My Favorite Things Die-namics, Memory Box die

Merry Christmas!


  1. Brilliant, Nancy!! Danielle's tags are always GORGEOUS!! The cards are beautiful!! Merry Christmas!!

  2. Gr8 idea to use them up. Gorgeous tags to go on your gorgeous cards! Wonderful and so simple. Gr8 job! I think you should video tape your granddaughter opening her presents. Just to see her looking for the toy inside the clothes box would be fun. Merry Christmas Nancy,

  3. Such a great idea and the cards are so pretty, awesome job of matching papers to the tags!
    I'd love to see your tree with all the gifts underneath, I'm sure it would be like those pictured in magazines! :)