Framed Christmas Lodge that will help me next Christmas

This year, I had enough Holiday cards in my stash from past events, so I was able to get my handmade Holiday cards out without lots of stress.  Thank goodness!!!  However, my supply has been depleted because I used it up this year.  Also, every year several of my stamping friends tell me that they just don't have time to make Holiday cards with all of the other things that are going on at the end of the year.  Or, they had good intentions to make several, but time just got away from them and they didn't have as many as they needed.  I have a solution to these problems!

In 2013, I resolve to make a few Christmas/Holiday cards each month.  I will design one card, and make at least 5 copies of that card to build out my stash. This will give me a batch of 60 cards at the end of the year, and I will have 12 different designs, so I will have some nice variety.  This resolution shouldn't be too overwhelming because the quantity each month is small, and I can spread out the work over the year.  I will share the card that I create each month here on my blog to keep me honest.  I invite you to join me in this resolution and save your sanity at the end of the year.  Your family and friends will love getting a handmade card from you next Christmas/New Year's.

This card is not my creation for January – this is a project that we created in stamp club in November.  I still need to create my January card, but I have an idea brewing around in my head.  Here are the materials that you need to create this card:

  • Stamps: Christmas Lodge
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (for the inside greeting)
  • Accessories: Neutrals DSP, Labels Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, sponges