Let's be frank here. It's not just waiting for me at the the corner of Candy Cane Lane and Holly Avenue with glittering lights and the scent of fresh baked gingerbread encircling my head like a wreath. Noooo....it is stealthily lurking around the darkest corner of the most serpentine alley, where clanking ghosts of Christmases past and future are waiting to scare the reindeer poop out of me when I realize there is no way I can get everything done on time and I have to start crossing activities off the list.So much for homemade advent calendars. Making personalized ornaments for the grandparents? Not going to happen. Cookie swap with the neighbors? Scratch that. Taking the kids ice skating in the park? They will have to make do with a hockey game on TV.
Hello everyone, it's Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope here and even if I don't have of my own mail to display, I can at least show you how to make this card tray. It's fun and easy enough to get done before the actual holiday season hits. Besides, the tray is not limited to displaying cards. Since you protect it with sealer, you could easily serve up some holiday spirits or pile it high with those Creamy Butter Cookies and settle in for a night of continuous looping of "It's a Wonderful Life".
Tutorial to make a stylin' holiday card tray
Great stuff I usedWalnut Hollow rectangular tray
Distressed Trees Specialty Paper
Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Hunter Green with Gold Glitter Cardstock
Ornament Mini Dewdrops
Forest Brown Mini Dewdrops
Dark red, dark green and light green solid colors cardstock
Stain of your choice
Four 2.5" hardwood trim nails