Not when you are handmaking all the X-mas cards you send out to friends and family - Some of them have to be sent late November if they are to reach the destination in time for X-mas.
2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #17 - the challenge this week is to make a X-mas card without using a stamp. Great, have lots of sentiments in the stock, so that would be possible. I want to use a sketch with a banner (never made cards with banners before), as it seems perfect for this X-mas card, and the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #40 offers just the right one:
The background paper is actually gift wrapping paper that I stumpled accros in a local China store 6 or 7 years ago - just love the design and instantly knew that this was never to be used as the wrapping paper but instead on cards. The stribed design papers is Candy Cane from BASICGREY's Blitzen Collection - sentiment + snowflake brads are from CreativeCompany. Scalloped scissor used for the edge of the banner.