we're still celebrating the shopping our stash ethos at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ by making holiday cards welllllllll in advance... using stuff we've had for a while! it's win/win people!!! :) here's what i made this week:
everything on this card is at least three or four years old. at least. probably older! those dimensional felt flowers are probably the oldest of the main ingredients, which is ironic because they are my favorite part. but i confess they do make a card awfully lumpy! and remember,it's me-- the queen of lumpy cards-- sayin' that!!! so how will i mail this? ideally, it'll go in a package with some gifts. if not, i'll slide it into an ordinary envelope, then slip the whole thing inside a padded jiffy mailer, possibly with a bit of corrugated cardboard to make it unbendable. it'll cost a little more to mail but will still be well UNDER the price of a store-bought card. i have definitely been more thoughtful this year on the subject of mail-ability, and swapping out lumpy items for postage-friendly when i'ts possible for me to do so and still love the card as much! but that last bit-- "still love the card as much" --really is crucial to me, so i'm willing to pay more to mail cards i love more.
i used the current retro sketch (#122) for my layout:
speaking of cards to ♥lOOoOooOOooove♥ i happen to know there are a bunch of 'em at SOS and JINGLE BELLES, so be sure to check those out when you link up your own stashy holiday creations at both sites!