Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Card 2013 Details

Here's my 2013 Holiday Card.  I got to tell you, I had some serious doubts that this was going to get done and in the mail before Santa came.  With two kids and one less week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I almost ran out of time.  

I'm happy to report, I made it.  I made it with only a couple of days to spare before the big guy got here.  Way closer than I would prefer but I made it none the less.  

I made this using Papertrey Ink's Instant Photo Pull Out die, released back in September.  When I saw this die, I KNEW it was going to be used for this year's card.  It helps bring your cards together in a snap!

Look!  Even the back of the card is pretty.  

This year I typed my sentiment up and printed them on the computer, then ran it through my die machine.  This saved me a TON of time, and I need all the time I can beg, borrow, or steal!   Aren't these two boys sitting on Santa's lap just the cutest human beings you've ever seen?  I think so, but I know I'm biased. 

I had plans to go all fancy on this and use embossing powder to emboss the front image.  I'm so glad I talked myself out of that thought, I'd be working on these cards till next Christmas had I decided to follow through on that wonderful (but dumb) idea.   Maybe someday when the house is empty and I go back to making cards about my cats :)

 I did work in a little fun though.  I've been wanting to use a QR code on a card for a couple of years now and I finally did it this year.  For those of you that don't know what a QR code is, your smart phone or tablet can scan this code and it will jump the reader to a website for more info.  You have to download a QR Code Reader, you can get plenty of them for free.

Instead of adding our family "Top 10 List" this year, I had the QR code take the recipient to a hidden page on my blog where I wrote up a post all about our experiences this past year.  With a new baby, a top 10 list just didn't seem to cut it....i.e., this bragging momma has a lot to talk about :) Your smart phone might be "smart" enough to scan this bar code right on your computer screen, try it!  Mine did!  If not, you can find the details  of the hidden blog page by clicking the list below. TRUST ME, you want to check this out, little Robbie dances to Christmas music.  Nobody can resist a baby dancing to Christmas music!  


Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays!


  1. I found you via your so cool recipe scrapbook post. I just LOVE these Christmas cards!!!!

  2. Thanks Piper! I really enjoyed making this card this year!