Seasons greetings y’all,
I’m SO excited to share with you my 2013 Christmas card creation! This year I really wanted to have something different, something that could be reused. My mind seems to always circle around this thought, “What else can I do with paper or this idea?” Late in September I hatched the idea for a mason jar punch out ornament. I went through 2-3 different designs and time began to quickly get away from me! You see, I had to have my cards ready for my holiday booth shows in early Novmember. (Many thanks to those of you who visited me at Christmas Village and the Wilson County Holiday Expo.) At the last minute, I contacted the super talented Elizabeth Hardin of Hardink Calligraphy, shared with her my idea and within LESS than a week, she had sent me 2 rounds of designs and I was finalizing my files for print! I LOVE Elizabeth’s style of calligraphy. It’s fun, different and is a style of it’s own. I can’t thank Elizabeth enough for collaborating with me at the last minute and helping me pull my vision to life.
Fun fact! Some of you may know that all the photography in my designs are shot by yours truly. This image was photographed almost 2 years ago on a hot summer Sunday afternoon in Norene, Tennessee.
I must say this punch out ornament card might be one of my favorite projects to date. I tend to do my best work after I’ve already gone through multiple design revisions and well waited til the last minute. I won’t finish a project until I’m 100% happy with it and I’m so happy I kept working on this until I found the sweet spot and I honestly believe that came with Elizabeth’s extra touch. To the designers and creative minds out there, I encourage you to do multiple rounds of designs before you settle. You never know what you’ll come up with at the last minute 🙂
Incase you’re wondering, yes these little beauties are available in the shop HERE and HERE! There are VERY LIMITED quantities!!! Small snowflakes are centered on the top back with plenty of space for your personalized message. Each card comes with a kraft envelope and twine.
Stay warm this week and if I don’t talk to you before the 25th— MERRY CHRISTMAS!