Some of the Baker’s Dozen design team have a special Christmas in July blog hop for you today!
Taylored Expressions has wonderful small and large square Perfect Packages in the store and we have featured them here & there. Well, we now have rectangular Perfect Packages sized perfectly to fit standard A2 sized cards and envelopes!! These are a bright white matte finish that come flat, all you do is pull on the small ribbon to extend the front of the box and pop out the sides to expand. Then fill & decorate to your heart’s content!
Since we are introducing these great new boxes to you and are celebrating a little Christmas in July, I have a set of Christmas cards and coordinating box to share with you! I used the Tangled in Trimmings Cuppie from Season’s Sweetings and created my own greeting, ‘it’s the MOST wonderful time of the year?!” using my JustRite lower and uppercase fonts and rectangle stamper. Isn’t that appropriate for this cuppie tangled up in his Christmas lights?!
I know Christmas can be just as stressful as it can be joyous at times. So, this set of Christmas cards, complete with a decorated pen would be a nice gift to give to someone too busy to send out cards, let alone make them! You can click on any photo to enlarge it.
In order to mass produce cards, it’s a good idea to keep your design simple. This is my go to layout for that. But, I wanted to keep it exciting, so I made my own template of a Christmas stocking of assorted Prism cardstock colors that coordinate with the Be Merry My Mind’s Eye paper collection to be matted to my focal image (popped up with foam tape). This cuppie is from A Year of Sweets 3.
I used white liquid appliqué for the tops of the Christmas stockings hung on Cuppie’s fireplace, glitter pen accents and a red rhinestone for cuppie’s cherry. All ribbons used on the cards can be found in the TE store. I fit 10 cards/envelopes and decorated pen in the box.
and here is the inside of my cards (sentiment from A Year of Sweet Sentiments) I am not into decorating the insides very elaborately, a greeting is good enough for me!
NOTE: Christmas stamp sets will be 20% off in the TE store July 15-25!! Taylor will give away a set of 5 of the new Perfect Packages in a random drawing on her blog so be sure to stop by there & then check out what the rest of the gals have to share with you!!