Saturday, December 22, 2012

May your Holidays be stuffed with JOY! From our house to yours.

Merry Christmas!

I'm SO excited to share this year's Christmas card with you all!
We've been working on this for the past couple of weeks,
pulling super late nights,
and sacrificing my fun crafty time.
(now, that's some dedication!)

For the past 10 years, my husband and I have been getting creative
and have been making handmade cards.
These cards are not just 'handmade' -
we also try to pick a theme or some sort of original idea to present it.

This year, I decided to go with a 'mailbox' theme,
and our letters would be written on several 'letters' that would be stuffed into the mailbox.

Of course, coming up with the idea on what to do is the hardest part,
but the second challenge is how I would execute my idea.

Should I print them all? 
Do print and cut? 
Are there some SVGs that would work perfectly for this?

... and I was so thrilled when I realized that SVG Cuts had the PERFECT file - a mail box Valentine!
I can just use Christmas papers and it would totally work!

Believe me,  this is A LOT OF WORK.
You need commitment to do this.
You need sacrifice whatever you like doing for a couple of weeks.
However, the satisfaction that I get out from making them is IMMENSE,
and it's even better, when I hear back from the recipients to let me know how much they enjoyed the card.

Well, here goes!

Here's Santa holding our card!


Yes, that's just ONE card.

And here's a pic showing you a glimpse of just how many I had to make!
That sentiment that I found (it's a stamp from Unity Stamp Company) was PERFECT for my mailbox!
I stamped it on a cotton muslin fabric and FRAYED EACH ONE!

I found the perfect kraft Christmas papers from DCWV,
and that made me HAPPY!
It just wouldn't be the same to use other papers...



You can see that all the 'envelopes' that are stuffed into each of the mailbox are Christmas envelopes. 
It even had our return address on them!
Inside these envelopes, was our family letter :)

So, for those of you that 'care' enough about our family, I thought that I'd share our letter, too! 
My husband (in my opinion) has a knack for writing and I think that it needs to be shared! :)




Not too bad, huh? 
I hope that it kept you entertained!

Oh, and lastly but not least, I'll share our family photo! 
(which was printed on a back of a tiny postcard where we wrote personal messages :)


So... that's our card.
I hope that you appreciate our work that goes behind this all, 
and I thank you for stopping by my blog!

May you have the best Christmas EVER filled with lots of love and joy.
Cherish each moment for we never know what will bring us tomorrow.
I'm sending you much happiness to all YOUR homes :)
Thanks for being my friend! 


  1. This is absolutely amazing and I'm so lucky to have seen it in person!!!! I'm already excited for next years card! LOL! ;) merry Christmas my dear!

  2. OMG! No wonder you were MIA for a bit... So happy to see you back! The cards are amazing!!! You have such a beautiful family, what a great picture :) Thanks for being, like your husband said a "pusher" you have definitely got me hooked! Merry Christmas to you and your family, looking forward to all your crafting in the New Year!

  3. I LOVED it! The letter was so FUNNY!!! and how you have them all packaged up to give is PERFECT!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  4. What a wonderful letter Thienly!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  5. I love your cards and enjoy reading your letters when you posted them. The cards are beautiful and the letter very funny. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Your cards are the most creative things I have seen! What a LOT of work, time and love went into them! I'm a new follower! (Hooked, you pusher, just as your husband called you!!!)
    Merry Christmas!

  7. What a wonderful card and love the letter! Thienly, I have been around Svgcuts for one year and I am so blessed to have met you there!!! You are an amazing designer and I have been inspired by you so many, many times! Thank you for all your wonderful inspiring projects and all the stories you have shared with us! Looking forward to another fun-filled year! Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your beautiful family! Hugs, Debra

  8. Noticed this amazing project on fb and had to hop on over to your blog to see more detail. You are extremely talented! Beautiful work. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Cheers to 2013.
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  9. Love love itxx wishing you and your wonderful family a wonderful Christmas and a happy 2013 xx

  10. Tell the hubs he does a great job with the letter. And if all else fails he can make writing Christmas letters for people his next business venture. LOL.

  11. This was so much fun to read! Merry Christmas to you and your gorgeous family! Lowri x

  12. That is all spectacular, Thienly! Such a talented and handsome family. Imagine, your art career began when you were a little girl drawing on the walls of your daughter's room --- that's a real trick! (LOL) How cute was that story?
    Merry Christmas, and thanks for sharing your talents.

  13. Somehow I always love reading the dreadful "Christmas" letters! Thank you so much for sharing yours! And it looks like you have a lot of lucky recipients of your letters! Thienly, it would be so neat just to watch the process you go through to come up with those awesome creative ideas and the finished products! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  14. I love reading your "dreadful" Christmas letter. Thank you for sharing...I received the real one last year so this was nice to see...
    Wishing you and your beautiful family continued love, health & happiness. May 2013 hold great things in store for you and yours...
    The time given to us is for fun, laughter & love...making memories...& being friends forever...
    All the best, always,
    Love, Jenn

  15. Thanks for sharing, and what a great card to receive in the mail, super cute, but can only imagine how long these took to complete.

  16. Thienly, thanks so much for sharing the beautiful cards you made and even more for sharing the family photo and the letter your husband wrote. I love what your son thought Santa was saying - hilarious! How awesome is it that your husband helped with the Christmas cards!!!! I am so impressed. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  17. They look fantastic, and I loved the family letter. I had to laugh at the part where he says you are to busy to tell him about your crafting in detail. Happy Holidays.

  18. The mailboxes are adorable! Perfect for holding your wonderful notes. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  19. Just stumbled up this, Thienly, and I am amazed. How creative you and your husband are! Love the concept for your card and it's execution is flawless. The letter is so FUNNY! Ha ha. What a good husband you have. Love his sense of humor. BEAUTIFUL photo of your family. You are blessed!



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