I thought I’d take this opportunity to share my Handmade candy cane themed christmas cards. I’m fairly sure everyone I’ve sent a Christmas card to, has received them by now!
I make my cards every year, and this year, is of course no exception! I’ll also share my festive bujo spread for this week!
5 Days to Go!
I can’t believe it’s actually Christmas week! It seems to have come around so fast.
For this week my bullet journal spread is all very traditional! Lots of red, green and gold.
This layout is fairly simple, but aside from work, I’m fairly sure it’s not going to be all that busy!
What are you up to this week? Do you do a lot of visiting?
Candy Cane Cards
If you missed it, I started this month with a bit of a candy cane theme; and this carried over into my plans for my handmade Christmas cards! I kept things quite simple this year, using up bits from my stash.
I shared a reel over on my Instagram, as I was working on the element layers for these cards. Generally I tend to make around 50-60 all at once, creating a bit of an assembly line!
These were quite simple to make, layering squares of red, white and foil cardstock (in green and gold) with some glitter candy cane stickers as toppers. I finished off with a simple sentiment in glitter gold pen.
I stamped the inside of each card with a sentiment from a stamp set (quicker and easier than writing each one, as well as signing them)!
These are really simple but quite cute, and easy to reproduce! It was also a great stash-buster too! I made them all in an evening, with one more evening stamping the insides and back of each card. I’m not going to count the writing time.
For more handmade Christmas cards, check out this post.
The Cost of Cards
A lot of people have been talking recently about not “bothering” with cards, whether because of cost or environmental impact. I believe sending cards is a thoughtful thing to do, taking a little time at the end of the year to let friends and loved ones know they are thought of. Making your own can be far more cost effective, and simple cards like these don’t take all that long to produce!
Removing the toppers from these, (which could be used as tags) would render the rest totally recyclable. The whole cost for 60 cards was around £5 for card blanks, and then about £4 for stickers; which is roughly 15p per card. The tape (not even a whole roll of double sided tape) and cardstock I already had in my stash; but you could use almost anything instead of the layered cardstock, including recycling other paper or card.
Would you consider making your own cards? If not, there are many indie businesses who you could support, instead of buying from larger sellers! I even do comissions via my Ko-Fi page just contact me for more information.Follow me on social media