I know, I know, we JUST got the kids on the bus BUT the earlier you think about and plan your Christmas preparation the more fun you will have when the holidays actually arrive!

And if you are like me you know you make a list of all the things you want to do for Christmas preparation that include a TON of DIY and hand made items, right? Holiday cards, home decor, gift packages, thank you notes – be honest, you want to be That Person, right? Well guess what? You CAN be that person when you explore, plan and decide early and then get to it.

That's one of the reasons I love this Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog so much – it really does make Christmas preparation easier than ever before. The suites they offer this year allow you a ton of flexibility for projects and let you make more while spending less. When you are talking holiday prep remember, the simpler the better. If you end up with extra time at the other end you can always go back and add something to your stack of completed cards.

To me, the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set is a MUST HAVE!!!

And here is why…  Look at this example of a super sweet simple Christmas card that you can make in a snap, can change out the greeting for your non-Christmas celebrating friends and later, if you have extra time, can go back and add some little extras (which I will talk about in a minute). Take a look:

Make Christmas Preparation easy with this easy to make card


Super simple, super easy, SUPER budget friendly and super cute, no? You can even use scraps for the holly sprig to extend your budget even further. Now, if you wanted to, you could dress this up with a length of trim like the Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon or the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon or the ridiculously sparkly Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack. Or dress it up a little with some Pearl or Rhinestone Basic Jewels. These are things you can add later once your Christmas preparation is under control.

Here's another look – notice how the simplicity of this card, meaning easy peasy on your end, looks elegant and understated on the recipient's end!

Get your Christmas preparation started early this year with this cute card

So here's the thing that's so awesome about this card – if you had to purchase everything you need to make this card you are still looking at under $1.50 per card! If you already have the ink pad and you us green scraps, that price drops to under $1.20. WHERE can you find cards this cute for that little?

Here's another look:

Christmas Preparation is easy with this simple budget friendly card

Add all these items to your cart to make forty eight cards and if you DO already have any of the items, add one of those dress up goodies instead!  Simply click on a picture below to add it to your cart!

Did I get you thinking about your Christmas preparation plans? In the coming weeks leading up to the holidays I am going to be sharing lots of projects that will get your holiday mojo flowing, will help you get your stuff done and will save you plenty of cashola. I am going to show you how to use your products over and over so you get the most out of ALL your purchases!

Christmas preparation can be fun when you choose easy but cute cards


Just imagine your friends opening this simple, sweet easy to make, inexpensive to make card with your lovely wishes inside and then seeing that you made it yourself! This, folks, is why I start helping you plan out your Christmas preparation early!


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