December Daily 2013, Day 5

December 19, 2013 |  by  |  mini albums

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Call me crazy, addressing cards is a holiday tradition that I look forward to. I spent a good portion of Day 5 (and 6 and 7) doing this. As it turns out, I didn’t take any photos on Dec 5th, so for Day 5 I chose to focus on our holiday cards.

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The card is going in the album, along with an envelope that includes our return address. Inside the envelope I slipped in a sheet of a used stamp booklet. I like having a record of the stamp we use each year and I am especially enamored with this year’s poinsettia image.

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I also hand lettered a simple “addressing cards” insert using the same gold ink that was used to address the envelopes. I am loving the gold + black combo these days.

Our holiday cards. I couldn’t settle on one cardstock texture so I ended up placing orders with two different vendors: one with Persnickety Prints on their pearl cardstock and another through WHCC using a different cardstock (premium matte) and I’m thrilled with the results of both.

The pearl cardstock from Persnickety Prints (pictured below) has a beautiful shimmery sheen that I love.  The photo doesn’t do this cardstock justice, you really have to see it in person!

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The ones from WHCC also turned out great, though, in my opinion, it has a completely different feel. Very crisp and modern and the cardstock is a nice and sturdy weight.

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5 Comments


  1. 1
    Amie Lamm-Griffin says:

    One of my to do’s for 2014 is learning calligraphy. I can’t wait! This is beautiful!

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    elizabeth says:

    Love your cards! Hand lettering is my favorite too… taking me a long time to work through my list this year because I’m spending so much time on the envelopes, ha.

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    Cynthia says:

    These are gorgeous! Liz! Everything you create is such magic!

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    Michelle says:

    Oh my gosh. Our cards look so similar! We did reindeer antlers and santa hats photobooth style with our boys. So cute! :)

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    Jennifer says:

    I always include our postage stamps as well. Cute cards! Happy New Year!

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