Saturday, June 19, 2021

Super Quick & Easy Christmas Card & Rick's Top 5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Burnout

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super cute little card and my top tips to avoid holiday burnout that will get you ready for the holiday season.  We all need Christmas cards and since Christmas is only six months away it's better to start working on them now.  So, today I have a super quick and easy Christmas Card idea for you using the Inspired Thoughts Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  Here's a look at my card!

Click here to learn my top five tips to avoid holiday burnout and I have a super quick and easy Christmas Card for you using Inspired Thoughts Set

Tips & Tricks: 

There's no better time to start your holiday card making than now!  We all get super rushed and burnt out by the time it comes to mail our Christmas and Holiday cards so now is the perfect time to start making a few at a time to save on the Holiday stress.  And this card is super easy that you can whip out a few in no time.  

Click here to learn my top five tips to avoid holiday burnout and I have a super quick and easy Christmas Card for you using Inspired Thoughts Set

Here are a few tips to help you out with the avoiding the last minute holiday card making and the most important part then not sending them.  I know you do the same thing that I do you have great intentions but the holiday stress kicks in and you may not get your Christmas and holiday cards in the mail on time or at all!  So, I am going to help you with that today with my little tips and this card design.  

Rick's Top 5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Burnout: 

  1. Avoid the stress!  Start now and get a few cards made every month.  With super cute and easy card designs like the one I am sharing with you today using the Inspired Thoughts Bundle you can whip out some Holiday Cards with ease.  
  2. Make your list and check it twice to make sure you have all the cards that you need.
  3. Plan a Couple different Card Designs:  If you sit down now and plan out your card designs you can sit and mass cut all the supplies to create each one and be ready to go when it comes time to mail them.  
  4. Mass Produce!  No I don't mean make a 1000 cards all at once (unless you need that many than God help you with the cost of postage!) I mean to sit down with a card that's super easy and cute to make and figure out all the supplies that you need and cut everything you need to size at one time.  For example cut all your card bases, layers, die cut pieces, ribbon and designer series paper to size and put them in a box.  Then you can just sit down and do all the stamping, then put all your cards together and have them ready to go.  Mass Produce in a production line! 
  5. Create a Holiday Card Basket:  Gather up all the premade cards, envelopes that you will need, your address book, along with a couple rolls of Postage stamps and put them in a basket on your kitchen counter, on the table in the hall by the door, or just in your craftroom.  When then time comes to start addressing your envelopes you can sit down in your favorite chair with your favorite hot beverage and address away.  
    1. By the way this is a great idea for just cards in general!  After the holiday season turn that basket into a card station and fill it with all types of cards.  That way when you need a card in a pinch you go to the basket, pull out the card that you need and write your personal message and send it on it's way. 
    2.  Hmmm I think I will be making one of these today for the house Charles is always saying "I need a ______ card for so and so!"  I could just send him to the basket and let him send the one that he wants to send.  
    3. After I make my basket I will try to remember to post it on Social media show you can see what I did.  
Click here to learn my top five tips to avoid holiday burnout and I have a super quick and easy Christmas Card for you using Inspired Thoughts Set

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5 1/4" 
  • Basic White Cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4", scrap for sentiment die cut 
I have a FREE PDF with full color photo and instructions with all the supplies needed to reproduce this card for you today.  You can click on the link below to download the pdf.  

Click here to download the FREE PDF Tutorial! 

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day I hope that you give this quick & easy Christmas Card a try this week; and that my top 5 tips on avoiding holiday burnout helps.    If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store.   

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Creative Stampers June Tutorial Bundle: 

Check out my You Make the World Better Card for the June 2021 Creative Stampers  Blog Hop.  Click here for a sneak peek of my June project

Get the June 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.  The June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 10 creatively fun projects using our favorite new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Round 2 runs from June 4, 2021 through July 2, 2021 You will need to place your orders by June 18, 2021 to receive the Round 2 Card Kits.  Video Tutorials will be Live on my YouTube Channel each Friday, at 11:30 am CST.

Join me each week for Coffee & A Card on my YouTube Channel!  

Place a $44 order before shipping and taxes using this month's Coffee & A Card Host Code CKPEVJ37.  You will have to use the Coffee & A Card Host Code in order to get the card kits.  Card Kits are available until June 18, 2021 (or while supplies last).   I will send you the card kits to make all five Coffee & A Card projects Free as a thank you gift.  Kits will be mailed to the address that is on the order.  Additional Items Needed:

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Just a little reminder that I can only ship within the United States.  

Rick's Fun Summer Stamping Special: 

Summer is almost here, and I am super excited to announce my Summer Promotion for this year.  This year I want to kick summer off with a bang and with a whole lot of fun too!  And what is more fun that spending summer stamping together!  You will be able to earn tokens for a couple different things.  When you earn a token, I will put your name on it during my weekly Facebook Live and drop it into my Garden of Fun Prize Bucket!  At the end of the promotion, I will do a prize draw for some fun prizes from everyone’s name in the bucket.  

Beauty of the Earth One Sheet Wonder Card Class: 

One Sheet Wonder Card Class with Rick… Featuring Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper   Take a break from Summer with me!  So, much fun is in store…12 projects!

Register for my Beauty of the Earth One Sheet Wonder Online Card Class!  Join live or watch the replay.  Click here to register by June 21, 2021.

One Sheet Wonder Card Class with Rick featuring the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper and a whole lot of crafting fun!  Click here to register by June 21, 2021.  

Spring & Summer Retreat: 

Spring/Summer 2021 Retreat in a Box…Crafty Corner Retreat to GO!
The Spring/Summer 2021 Retreat in a box Registration is now open! 
Grab one while you can.

Enjoy the fun of a retreat RIGHT from your home and computer!  Grab one before they sell out! Click here to learn more and to register today!  Early Bird Price available until June 26, 2021 

June Crafty Corner Monthly Card Club/Class: 

There's still time to join this month's Crafty Corner Online Card Club/ Card Class.  Deadline to register is the 20th of the month.  You can click here to find out all the details.  

Inspired Thoughts Bundle Class:  

Sign Ups are open from Tuesday, June 15th - Tuesday, June 29th or until the class fills. 
I am so excited to be bringing you my latest online class preorder for the Inspired Thoughts Bundle!  This bundle is a great one to have in your stash because you can use it all year long.  I know that you are going to love this class.  Click here to find out all the details and to register for this class.

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