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No More Christmas Card Guilt – Send A New Years Card

30 Dec

Have you ever been caught out at Christmas, receiving a card from someone you didn’t have on your Christmas card list?  It’s happened to me a few times over the years and boy does it give you a guilt trip (if you’re so inclined – unfortunately  I am!)  So you know the solution right?  Send a New Years card!  This is a fantastic little trick and the great part is you don’t have to make sure it’s going to arrive before New Years like you do with Christmas cards, as long as it get’s there in the first two weeks of the New Year then I think that’s perfectly acceptable.

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But hang on a second, don’t go rushing to the shops to spend money on New Years cards – make your own!  The recipient will totally forget that you didn’t send them a Christmas card once they have your gorgeous, handmade News Years card in their hot little hands.  The added bonus is it’s a great way to get your mojo going again after the frazzle and stress of Christmas.  If you have little ones be sure to get them in on the act…can’t you just hear your relatives ooohing and ahhhing over their cute hand drawn cards?

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Unfortunately I don’t have any little helpers so the creativity is all down to me.  I’ve made a variety of cards to show you that you don’t really even need any New Year specific stamps, just think of all the wonderful things you associate with it and raid your stamp folders.  Think fancy drinks, sparkly things, clocks, stars, balloons, party hats, flowers, just about anything will do.  If you’ve got a set of numerical stamps even better – you can use them every year.

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I think nice bright party colour card bases work well and don’t forget that special New Years sparkle, a bit of sticky bling or iridescent heat embossing will add some extra wow.

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And you don’t have to spend all day (or all week) making your cards.  I’ve kept mine pretty simple as you can see but they are still very effective and with a lovely message inside wishing your friends and family a wonderful 2015 these New Years cards are the perfect solution to a holiday guilt trip.  So spill the beans, who did you forget to send a Christmas card to this year?

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28 Apr



Hello wonderful crafty people,

Today is my birthday – hip hip horay!  As promised I have come up with a super fantastic giveaway just for you.  I think giving is one of lifes pleasures, it’s so enriching, especially when it’s a surprise gift.  So just for you I have assembled a neat little bundle of goodies and all you have to do is leave a comment on this here post – too easy. 


But wait there’s more…if you share the goodness with your own readers and link to me on your blog you will recieve 3 entries instead of just one (what can I say, I like odd numbers).  You can write whatever you like in the comment; your life story; why you love your cat; your fave recipe or just a “hi”  if you’re shy, it’s up to you.  Randomness is always welcome on this blog!  Remember to mention if you have linked me so I can put you down for 3 entires.


The winner will be drawn randomly so everyone who leaves a comment has a chance (or 3) to win.  So you want to know what the goodies are? 

All Kaszazz products::

  • alpha stickers
  • rub ons
  • assorted 12×12 SB paper
  • unmounted rubber stamps
  • ribbon
  • antique keys
  • assorted metal embellishments
  • coloured flowers
  • bling
  • assorted A5 cardstock
  • a mini mister
  • a magic stamp and molding mat
  • assorted blank tags


Pretty good candy huh?  I’ve tried to keep the bundle fairly lightweight so I can open the giveaway up to everyone including my international buddies.  Yay!  I’m so excited and I’m the one giving it away!


I will draw the winner one week from today and post your name up in lights on Wednesday the 6th of May so make sure to check back to see if you WON!


Good luck everybody

Love {an older and hopefully wiser} Kris

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