A Start

Apparently two viewings of The Nutcracker in one weekend put me in the mood to start my Christmas cards last night.

I started with the envelopes:

Following a design I found on Pinterest, I used the giant mug I painted at All Fired Up! to trace half circles along the bottom right corner of each envelope.

Instead of painting the green wreaths on each envelope and waiting for them to dry, I used two green shades of my watercolor markers. I like the way the colors blended together!

Next I moved on to the cards. (I’ve counted 76 recipients, but I’ll make 80 just in case!)

Using the green cardstock I bought at Hollo’s last month, I cut half circles to fold into the Christmas trees for the front of each card.

I opened another find on Pinterest to create each tree. Although the folding part was tricky to master based on the photo I found, I kept trying slightly different techniques until I found a method that worked well.

80 paper Christmas trees later, I’m off to a good start!



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