you know that this year i've been LOVING the process of making my christmas cards one-unique-card-a-week at JINGLE BELLES
... and i am totally excited about the fact that i'll be doing something other than stress over cards this december! (which ok, granted, the "something else" might turn out to be stress over gifts... or stress over holiday logistics... we're in UNCHARTED TERRITORY here folks, this has NEVER happened before, lol!)
:) :) :)
however, something i realized the other day when mentioning that all i'd have to complete in december is the addressing and mailing, is that i've been a bit lazy about the INSIDES of the cards in question. because... and here's a shocking true confession for you
: YEAH, i am THAT SORT of card-maker; one who does the "fun bits" of creating the gorgeous outside and then--after photographing & posting--moves on to the next thing. sometimes i leave the insides soooooooo close to the last minute that they either get a quick and imperfect stamp of greeting... or (worse yet!)
i just write "merry christmas" or "happy birthday" in pen before signing my name.
oh the shame!!!
but not this time, no sirree bob! this time i've seen it coming! so the other day i sat down and printed a couple of sheets of clear labels with holiday greetings in all shapes and sizes and i used them to adorn the insides of every single card i've made so far!!! which, by the way, is 41 cards, woohoo!!!
i saved the file as a JPG and i think you can click through and save it to print out for yourself if you'd like to. if that doesn't work, i do also have it made into a PDF which i know prints perfectly, but the instructions for embedding it were rather complicated, so if you want that, just email me using the addy in my profile page, ok?!
as i was adding my greeting stickers, i realized i hadn't signed the back of the cards (i usually put my name and the year)
so i did that, as well; then i went "the extra mile" and grabbed my entire envelope stash, brought it downstairs and chose the right sized one for EVERY CARD! (note to self: couldja think about size BEFORE cutting card blanks?! and would it kill you to make a "standard" size once in a while??!)
after a marathon session, i can now declare that i am "caught up" and i'm vowing publicly to try to do this as i go along in future!!! :)
and now, i believe i've earned THE GOOD ICE CREAM, dontcha think??!?! ciao, darlings!!! ♥