For the last decade or so, there are fewer people who take the time to send Christmas cards, citing the time and or cost of doing so. Not my Hubby and me! For several years my photographer husband used one of his shots that became our Christmas card, which people raved about and looked forward to receiving each year. Here’s one he did a few years back at a local mill.
But he has retired from the photography business now, and has passed the torch to me and my handcrafted Stampin’ Up cards.
So why send Christmas cards or even cards in general? Letter writing is most certainly a dying art form and the pace of our lives and the availability of instant communication now are contributing to its rapid demise.
But there ARE those of us who still believe in the art of cardmaking and the art of the handwritten note, and that both are still very much worth the time and effort. It’s a joy for both of us to send out Christmas cards each year, a thoughtful little reminder to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers that we think they are worth both the time and effort it takes to send a card.
That’s the MOST important reason I love the art of cardmaking—it’s one more way to keep us personally connected with people in an increasingly impersonal world. The continuing belief that sometimes that Christmas or birthday or anniversary or sympathy or thinking of you card makes a difference, even if it just puts a momentary smile on the recipient’s face. If you “don’t know what to write” in the card, Stampin’ Up has many sentiment stamps that can help you with that!
Hopefully, some of you will want to join me in the New Year to help keep this Art of Cardmaking alive.
December Cards Class
Such fun making out last projects for this year! We made a card using the Seasonal Bells Stamps and coordinating punch.
This Bundle is in our Holiday Catalog but, as you can see, can be used for the wedding season, too!
Find this Bundle here in my Online Store.
For our other project, we made a gift card using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle, the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Tin of Tags Stamps Set. Click on the name of each of the products to find out more. Here’s the fun little holder we made!
GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE!!
Looking for a gift for that certain “crafty” someone?? Shop with me for a Gift Certificate available in any amount! Here’s just a few suggestions.
2017 OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION
CATALOGS LAUNCH PARTY!
Come get your crafting year started off right with the Catalog Launch Party!!
**Saturday, January 7th, 10 AM-1 PM, Crafting on the Hill Studio
**FREE MAKE AND TAKE using NEW products from the NEW catalogs!
**Games and prizes!
**RSVP by Thursday, January 5th
This is a super exciting time to purchase Stampin’ Up products–choose from 3 different catalogs! Watch for more details to come.
NEW 2017 Class Schedule
Quick and Easy Cards Class
January Theme is “All About Love”
**Second Tuesday of each month
** 10 AM-12 Noon OR 6:30-8:30 PM at Crafting on the Hill Studio
**Make 2-3 designs of Quick and Easy Cards, 2 of each design
**Cost is $15 or FREE with a $20 Product Order
**RSVP BY TWO DAYS BEFORE CLASS
Stamp Club–NEW Class!!
**Third Thursday of each month, 10 AM-12 Noon OR 6:30-8:30 PM at Crafting on the Hill Studio
**Learn great stamping techniques that are not difficult but look stunning
**Gradually build up your stamps, inks and supplies collection
**Earn FREE stamps and products
**Contact me for more info!
Scrapbooking Class–NEW Class!!
January Theme is Christmas
**Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 PM
**Do a different, seasonal two page spread each month using Stampin’ Up Products
**Learn new techniques and tips for things like photo placement, color coordination, journaling tips
**Cost is $15 or FREE with a $20 Product Order
**Special Crop Events throughout the year for Class Members!
**RSVP by Monday before date of class
And one more exciting announcement!
Crafting on the Hill Loyalty Rewards Program beginning January 1st!
How does it work? Easy!
- Effective January 1, 2017
- Place an online order OR email me your order OR call me with your order at 770-894-1211
- All orders must be placed through Dixie Stewart to qualify.
- Earn one point for every $40 (before tax and shipping).
- Earn one point when a friend places their first minimum $40 order with me. (Make sure I’m notified that you referred them )
- Earn 10 points and redeem your card for a stamp set valued at $25 or below (hostess sets are not included).
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Email or call me to find out how YOU can get free catalogs and earn FREE products!
I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!
The Blessed and Happy Stamper,
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