Here it is:
1. Create a 4x6" digital Christmas card. In the past, I've used digital templates, but this year I branched out and created my own with the help of the Homemade Holiday Digital Kit. I was able to print 100 photos of my card for just $10 at my local Walgreen's, and they were ready within an hour. If you go with the store's pre-designed "Christmas Card Photos," you'll pay a premium.
2. Address A6 envelopes to all card recipients. Use a stencil to keep lines straight, or mail merge your addresses onto labels. Use a nice pen, like this wonderful Black Gel Pen included in the Reunion Lite kit.
3. Select papers to coordinate with the printed photo cards. I chose the 8.5x11 Wine Plain from Cinema and 12x12 Tan Plain from the bulk paper packs.
4. Trim (33) 8.5x11" sheets of Wine Plain into 4.25x6.25" panels. Trim (17) sheets of 12x12" Tan plain into 4x6" panels. This will give you roughly 100 of each.
5. Use the Homemade Holiday UM Stamps to design the Tan panel of the card. Don't get too crazy here. You'll have to stamp each image 100 times. I bore easily, so I stamped them in batches.
6. Whenever you need a stamping break, switch to signing the cards with your new gel pen.
7. Pop in your favorite Christmas tunes or a holiday movie to get you through this tedious part.
8. Adhere the photo to the front of the 4.25x6.25 Wine panel. Nest the 4x6 Tan panel onto the back. Slide the photo card into the envelope. Repeat 99 times.
9. Add a pre-printed return address label and postage.
The first photo in this series was taken at 11:24am. The final photo was taken at 1:03pm. I had my Christmas cards completed in just ninety minutes! (This does not include creating the digital card or addressing the envelopes.) I shall happily go check this task off my list.
Your next stop on the Holiday Hop is Hetty Sanders at Craft Chaos.
Have a blessed Christmas!