Saturday, November 27, 2010

Getting Into The Swing.....

of Christmas. That's what I've been doing this week.
I didn't think I was going to get time to make any Christmas cards this year but several nights of not being able to sleep due to my annoying Restless Legs Syndrome gave me the opportunity to.
So for most of this week I've been sitting at my desk in the wee hours while everyone has been sleeping. Does anyone else suffer with this incredibly frustrating condition & have you found anything that helps? I'd love to hear from you!!!!

Anyway, these were the first batch I made. It seems like I've made so many cards with this range from Making Memories but I loved it soooo much I kept buying more, lol.
I made about 11 of these, all slightly different.







Last year I bought some gift cards that I really loved & then on Christmas Day I found myself taking them off all the discarded wrapping paper & I popped them away. They were too pretty to throw away.
This is what they looked like. It's hard to tell in the photo but they are very glittered.







These gift cards were recycled for my second batch of cards.
I just adore red & white together.
They were quick & easy to put together. I cut the snowflakes on my Cricut.







Tonight I sat down & wrote all my cards & addressed them, just need to buy some stamps & post them off now.
How are your cards coming along? Are you making any this year?
There's a few more fun projects that I'd like to get done for Christmas but I'll have to see how time goes.

I have decided that tomorrow is going to be the day that we put our Christmas tree up. December 1st isn't til Wednesday & I know it's not going to happen during a week day & I don't want to wait until next weekend, so tomorrow it is!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, take care & have fun :)

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Berenice R. said...

So beautiful cards! :)

Liz Weber said...

You are so organised Jewls. I have dozens of cards made but not written up or enveloped yet.

LOVE that MM range, I have heaps of it as well from last year.

That reindeer card is so pretty.

Hope your leg problem settles down!

Have a great week!

suzitee said...

I had the restless leg thing when I was pregnant...very frustrating! Hope you find something that helps soon. I love the idea of recycling the gift tags...they look awesome as Christmas cards! I am way behind on my Christmas preparations, but I'm hoping that once I start decorating, I will find my Christmas spirit :)

Vicki said...

Love your cards....so far I have only made 7!!! I have been making gifts instead! Better get onto the cards soon though. Enjoy putting up all your decorations.

Tina said...

Gorgeous cards Julie, I wish I could get motivated but maybe 2011 lol might see some hand made cards !!!

Chloe said...

I love what you did using the gift tags! Your cards look great!