Start Your Own Christmas Card Journal Now. Keep Track Of Cards You Make And Send To Loved Ones. Ann Craig Shows You Some Page Ideas.

Why do we need Christmas Card Journals? Well I suppose we don't really NEED them, but they are so much fun to make, and they are such a creative way of keeping track of which cards you make each year, and who you send them to.

If you are like me you will need to start making your Christmas cards very soon.

It seems the more months of the year that pass the faster they go.

For the last 2 years I have provided Christmas Card Workshops for my customers.

For a small session fee they come for a fun night out once a month for July, August, September and October.

Each night I provide 3 different card packs (with instructions for later use), with a pre-made sample for inspiration, and then let the girls loose!

I have mentioned before how much I enjoy seeing the different results from each participant - there are no "creative police" in my house! - and if my guests want to change colours or accessories, they are free to do so.

My aim is to encourage each individual to develop her own style, and be really happy within her unique creative space.

Wouldn't it be great to have your own Christmas Card Journal to keep track of your cards? Why not start one up? I will be posting page ideas over the next few weeks, and you can follow along or develop your own ideas to create your very own Christmas Card Journal.

You may require supplies for this project. I will be happy to help out, and can have supplies delivered direct to you. So if you are in a remote are, don't despair - you can still access everything your city cousins have. Just have a look at the online catalogue link further down the page, and fill out this email order form.

I accept Visa and Master Card credit cards or have EFT facilities.

The Christmas Card Journal cover is a "Work in Progress." I am developing this as inspiration strikes me!

All images © Stampin' Up!. Artwork by Ann Craig.

You can see that I have used both rubber stamps and a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin Kit. This particular kit is no longer available, but there are many kits in the Stampin' Up! Ideas Book and Catalogue that you can easily adapt. They may not have Christmas Trees and presents (these are simple shapes to make yourself) but there are lots of patterns and great colour combinations that would be suitable for a cover.

Check out pages 137 - 139 of the catalogue.

Accessories add impact to your creations.

Here I have used buttons from the Bold Brights and Earth Elements Coloured Buttons (p. 147 of the catalogue).

I find the best way to attach buttons is to use the Mini Glue Dots. I love those things - so handy and soooo sticky! The glue dots are also great for sticking any of the ribbons to card stock.

I will post the finished Journal cover in a few weeks - just talking about it here has given me quite a bit of inspiration. Now - a treat for my Cyber Customers. I will post you one of the tutorials from each of the Christmas Card Workshops. All you need to do is ask your question on this form requesting that you be sent the tutorial. Don't forget to add your postal address!

It would be wonderful if you would send me an email of what you have made from the tutorial.

If you would like information (including dates, costs, etc. ) or want to register for my Christmas Card Workshops

Complete this form.

View other journal concepts here.

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