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Continuing a Resolution

In January, I decided that one of my resolutions for the year would be to work on my Christmas gifts throughout the year (instead of driving myself crazy during the last three months).  I love to give hand-stamped cards. To me, they are the gift that keeps giving because they're meant to be given away to someone else.


My relatives have expressed a need for cards—sometimes more often than I can make them. My goal was to make enough cards to give everyone a stack they can use throughout the year.


Many of the cards I gave away this year were from kits that were left over from my monthly card class. Some were from other random creating sessions. I loved that I had a purpose for what I was creating and it was fun to see the box I was storing the cards in fill up as the year went on.



I purchased a couple of the Festive Flurry Ornament Kits and used them as the embellishments on each gift.



It was so fun to see everyone's reactions as they flipped through the cards. I feel as if the packs of cards were a huge success, so I'm going to make it a tradition.


Melody H.
Concept Artist


  • Kristine John

    Sep 25

    Melody! I think this is a GREAT idea! Thank you for sharing it. :D

  • Melody H

    Sep 25

    Leah, I love your man's survival card kit. I'm going to have to borrow that one. I'm sure all the guys in my family will appreciate it! :)

  • Joan T

    Sep 25

    Wonderful idea - think I will try and do the same. My relatives would like me to do the same. 2014 is the year I will start.