Here is our first variation of our Christmas Tree Applique Block. I wanted the use the applique to make this year's Christmas cards. Because I have so many cards to make, I wanted to keep the design rather simple. I started with a package of blank cards from JoAnns. They came packaged with 10 cards and envelopes for $3.99. Not bad. Then, I did a little tracing with a thin permanent marker, used white and gray water color pencils to add snow and shading, tied a button to the top of the tree with embroidery floss and tah-dah, a simple, but beautiful Christmas card. Want a little more pizazz? Simply add ornaments using paints, sequins, buttons, etc. to the tree and a little fine glitter to the snow to make your trees more "showy". Finally, use white or silver paint pens to write your personal message on the inside.

Here comes the spur of the moment giveaway... I'm looking for the "perfect" sentiment to write inside the card so I'm calling on all you creative, wise and witty readers, to help me out. It can be sincere or silly... there's a place for both. Just post your suggestion here, and on Sunday evening, I will have a panel of totally unqualified judges help me chose the message that will go inside my cards this year. If your suggestion is chosen, I will send you a pack of 10 Kimara made Christmas cards for your holiday giving! So, put your thinking caps on or grab your 3rd morning cup of coffee, and help me finish my cards!  

You can get directions on how to make your own Christmas Tree Cards HERE or in our FREE Patterns. Enjoy! 
 
NOTE: This mini spur of the moment giveaway will close on Sunday, October 11, at 8:00 est. Good luck to everyone wishing to enter!

EDIT: The giveaway is closed. Thanks to everyone that offered suggestions!

Comments

Beautiful cards Kimara! and a great giveaway!
I think I would add:

Wishing you Sparkle and Magic during this joyous holiday season!

Best of Luck to all!x

I am not nearly clever enough to come up with a message but just wanted to say how much I adore these cards. They are simple and lovely. I send out too many cards to undertake making my own for everyone, but I think I'll pick up a pack of 10 and make them for my closest friends. Thanks for another wonderful craft.

Snow you would love this card.

Fir you, snow you would love it!

What?? Nothing under the tree? look closer it's there...

Sending you all the love I could not fit under the tree.

You are my star...
I am sending you this....nice fat plump tree...so you would think of me...(hehe LOL!)
or...
This nice fat plump tree reminded me of you...
(LOL!)

This year we can have christmas together...I'll bring the tree...you get the gifts! *haha*

What do Christmas trees and bad knitters have in common?
They both drop their needles

You better get spruced up if you're going to:
see santa
see me
be ready for christmas

or

I spruced this card up...fir you.
Merry christmas!

Hope you have fun with these!

Not wordy creative but I love the cards. I was thinking if you could come up with some way of keeping them attached at the top it would be neat to have the whole card cut out too.

I just discovered your site. WOW! So many ideas for Christmas gift giving and the kiddos. Thank you so much. This site must take so much time and you give your patterns for free. You truly are kind. Did I mention I LOVE your site? I'll me back so often I'll be a pest, hehe!