Monday, September 21, 2009

Got Elves?

I love the idea of Santa, mainly because he has ELVES. Consider how much you could accomplish each holiday season if you had a vast army of people who would do everything you'd ask them to with smiles on their faces! I also wish for elves about this time every year because this is when I begin to think about making Christmas cards.

Each year the thought of making Christmas cards evokes two reactions in me. Part of me loves the idea of expressing how much I cherish my friends and family by giving them a handmade card, while the other part of me can't figure out where I will find the hours and hours (and energy) it will take to make them.

Well, this year is going to be different. Why? I've discovered SU!'s Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit! What does a scrapbooking kit have to do with Christmas cards? Wait and see!

The kit comes with 8-12"x12" sheets of textured card stock in four colors: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip. Also included are 6-12"x12" sheets of double-sided Designer Series Paper that coordinate with these four core colors. The best part of the kit is the 6 sheets of self-adhesive stickers. ALL that for $20!

So I decided to get my hands on one of these kits and see how many cards I could create using these elements. I made 24! Ready to see my creations?

These first 8 cards were designed to be made twice. (Double click on the pictures to see each foursome in more detail.) With 2 sheets of every sticker page, this is accomplished painlessly with some simple planning, leaving plenty leftover for 8 more. I cut the card stock into 4"x12" strips, then cut those down by 1" so that I would have traditional size cards that would fit in A2 envelopes.

Here is the second set of eight. I loved how quickly and easily these came together. What's even nicer about this whole process is that there's very little cutting or stamping involved. I used several sentiments from various Christmas stamp sets I have, but the first eight cards don't have any stamping on them at all! This kit has plenty of supplies!

So, I'm offering what I've done all the work of planning out to you. I will cut all the elements and all you'll have to do is assemble them. In approximately 2 hours' time, you'll have 24 cards ready for mailing or gift giving. The fee for this will be $35. If you purchase multiple kits, the price will be $30 each. I will supply ribbon and envelopes as part of that $35 fee, so please keep this and the fact that I'll be doing all the prep work for you in mind as you consider the price.

Those who host a group of at least 3 friends to make these cards together will receive something special from me--a handmade by me container to hold 6 of these cards for gift giving. You can let me know of your interest in hosting one of these events by contacting me via email ( or by leaving a comment with your contact information. If you're looking for a photo card idea that's a step above the Walmart printout, I have a kit available for this as well!

Just consider me your card making elf this year!


Carey said...

Oh my goodness these are over the top great. I am definitely going to use this kit to make my cards this year. I have been seeing cards like these with the kit but I just adore yours. I will be doing some CASEing. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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Kim Williams said...

Beautiful job, Jenn! You have inspired me to buy the kit and see what I can come up with. I hope you have many, many classes with this one. Thanks so much for sharing.