A couple of things have been on my mind for my Christmas cards this year. First, I'd like to have most of them be mailable without extra postage. Rick told me that he's been having to pay .82 a card when I get carried away with the bows and buttons. Honestly, I don't mind paying that for some of them, especially for people who tell me that they keep them as decorations from year to year! But most people (let's face it) don't. So, I'm working at paring down the thickness and still making the card so that I like it. :-)
My second solution? (Don't tell.) I bought a digital Christmas card package and plan to send some with just photographs this year. It's better than still being stressed on December 24 about getting the last few cards postmarked, isn't it? I'm getting old enough to realize that Christmas isn't about proving that I can be superwoman and do it ALL. I doubt that my son will even remember whether or not everyone on the list got hand made cards, but he might remember that Mama was crabby while she was trying to get it all done!
So, in keeping with my goal, tonight's card would be simple to mass produce and thin enough to mail with just one stamp. I chose a classy little Hero Arts stamp as the focal image, K5445 Branch and Flourish Tree. I heat-embossed it with Filigree gold embossing powder on shimmery white cardstock. The pale gold shimmery cardstock in the background is from Papertrey, while the darker gold mat layer is some that I ordered online a couple of years ago (same color as SU's shimmery gold). The sentiment is also from Hero Arts, CL 343 Holiday Sayings.
I hope you are having a great week--thanks for stopping by!