Paper Coterie–Christmas Cards in May–Offer expires TODAY!

Why on earth am I telling you about my Christmas Cards in May, when I have 3 parties and a blog conference to finish blogging about? Because I have an amazing deal for you from the company I used to print them…and is expires TONIGHT!! I know, I’m sorry. Nothing like the last minute. But jump over to Paper Coterie right now (and then come back and look at my Christmas cards) and take advantage of this awesome deal. Their designs are so complete and beautiful that it would only take a minute to upload your photos and create a calendar for Dad for Father’s Day, or a journal for your favorite graduate. Just enter the code “GIFTFAVES” to get $15 off any order right now! If you miss today’s deal, you might still want to get started on a project and I will keep you posted on all of the specials as they come. I’ve got a project or two in the queue myself!
So now, let me tell you about my Christmas Cards…
I spent hours photographing and designing these. Possibly many more hours than I should have, so when it came time to print them I didn’t want them to look chintzy. Fortunately, there is absolutely nothing chintzy about Paper Coterie! The paper was thick and beautifully textured. The printing was perfectly crisp, and it all came packaged beautifully with a thank you gift to boot! I have been planning to make several memory books using Paper Coterie, because I love their quality and I love the design software they have on their site. Their designs are breath-taking as they are, but if you know me, you know I have to make things more complicated, and so it was imperative that the templates be customizable and theirs are completely customizable! I used one of their templates as a basis for my cards, but then added photos, resized things, changed colors, etc., to create the masterpiece you see here.
The other project I’ve been working on is an ABC book for my son, using the Paper Coterie ABC Boy Template and inserting pictures of our family. It will be great…when I have a second to catch my breath and finish it!
I went with a sort of Nutcracker Ballet theme for Christmas last year and called it “Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies.” (A theme for Christmas? Why yes! Someday I plan to write a post explaining this insanity).

I borrowed a page from last year’s Christmas card where I had a flying angel, to make it look like my Sugar Plum Fairy was balancing on the hand of her cavalier.  Getting my kids to cooperate for this shoot was no small feat, and it did require quite a lot of editing, to get the image that graced the front of the card.

I also staged pictures of my children “nestled snug in their wee little beds.” And wrote in cloud-like bubbles what they were likely to be dreaming of, besides sugar plums.

I guess Mom and Dad have to be in their, too. Although I forgot the kerchief and cap.

And since I used a double sided design, there was room to add our current family picture. You know, one with our eyes open!

I’m so excited I get to share Paper Coterie with you all, and hope to complete several more projects with them! They are a perfect enabler of my insanity!

**REMINDER: Use code GIFTFAVES to get $15 off your order before midnight TONIGHT! I will post a list of specials for Father’s Day and Grads, soon!**

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  1. Kendra, nice to meet you at SNAP. We both obviously love Christmas cards way too much : ) I also spend a lot of time figuring it all out. But I do love my cards at the end of the day.

    • It was so great to meet you at SNAP! You featured my blog way back when! I’ll have to go back and see what crazy Christmas cards you have done. They aren’t just cards, though. They are masterpieces that will endure through time, right? (That’s what I tell myself anyway).


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