Well I finally did it – with this card I have used up the remaining tag from the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit. For some reason this one was the hardest for me to design with. I have some time off this week, so I was able to spend some time yesterday afternoon focusing on it and it finally came together for me. I made six of this card, and it will be the beginning of my stash for mailing next year. I enjoy making several designs in small batches so I have variety because I like to attempt to match the card I send to my interpretation of the style of the recipient. If you make your own Christmas cards, do you make a bunch of designs like me, or do you make a single design that you send to everyone?

I’ll keep this post short because I need to get baking a Walnut Apple Bundt cake. A dear friend shared her recipe with me a few years ago, and I have made it for Christmas every year since. I’m baking it a little early so I can drop off sections to my siblings along with their gifts later today. We won’t be able to be physically together as we traditionally are, but I can share a little taste of the season with them. We’re also planning to try out the Disney+ Party feature to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol this evening. Watching a movie together on Christmas Eve is another tradition that we’re attempting to re-create COVID-style. I’d love to hear what tradition(s) you’re re-imagining this year to celebrate the Holidays. I wish you “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night“!

I used the Favorite Holiday Stamp Set inspiration from the “Ultimate Challenge” from Paper Craft Crew. For this card I pulled out the Most Wonderful Time Medley and paired it with the diecuts for the Christmas tag from the Paper Pumpkin kit. I really like this Medley, and I encourage you to check it out if you’re interested. It’s currently on sale, and available while supplies last or until January 4th, whichever happens first.

I used this past sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog as the layout inspiration for my card. It seemed to be a perfect fit for the elements that I wanted to incorporate, and I’m very happy with how it turned out. My husband saw the small stack on the counter when he got home last evening and he really likes the way it turned out. It really is wonderful to have such a supportive partner!

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