EASY last-minute card idea.

Tree Card

not a very good photo.
a very easy card.
made 5 in no time flat.

sent one away for the secret Santa exchange at Write. Click. Scrapbook
sent another one to Gabe, a little boy with a very little time to live. You can read more in Lisa Bearnson’s post from December 15th.

would LOVE to send one to YOU along with this collection of goodies I sent my sisters and very best girlfriends for Christmas …


Happy Words.


Ribbon Lanyards.


Do Goodie Brownies.


Compendium Notebook.


Marvelous Missmatched Argyle Socks.

Comments will be open until 5:00pm tonight (pacific time.) I’ll pick one random comment and post a winner on Christmas Eve.



  1. lynne moore says:

    Today is my Sister-in-law’s birthday. And she is coming to visit next week. We have been collecting “birthday goodies” for her (and her boyfriend – his birthday was this month too) to share while they are here. I do see mismatched socks and brownies in her future, do I not?

  2. Lori Huggins says:

    Love the card. Simple, yet easy. That’s what I’m all about right now.

  3. I always get the best ideas from you… We love mismatched socks. The happy magnetic poetry is too cool. And my stocking stuffers this year are the little notebooks from compendium. Keep the great ideas coming!!! Merry Christmas!

  4. Those are all awsome goodies, how clever you are. Merry Christmas Stacy!

  5. Very awesome treats! Have a Merry Christmas Stacy. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us throughout the year. I’m enjoying my Christmas Advent scrapbook.

  6. Wendy Baker says:

    How special your sisters and friends must feel to receive such fun goodies! Love them all! You do share the coolest ideas – thanks!

  7. Sherry Coleman says:

    So cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Christine H says:

    Love the simple card. Sent a silly card to Gabe a couple of days ago. Praying for them….and so grateful for the health of my own sweet boy. Thanks for the chance to win these fun goodies.

  9. Great card! Love the notebook too. Merry Christmas to you and your family Stacy!

  10. Oh great card! Will be using that today, only with paper scraps. I love having a little project that the kids can do while we are baking. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. Merry Christmas!

  11. Adorable card…hmm the kids are looking for craft ideas — this might be a winner!

  12. Ginny Ritenour says:

    Love the ribbon cards! Have filed that away for next year :-)

  13. I love handmade cards! I stink at making them! What fun goodies! Merry Christmas!

  14. How fun to see your card idea! I did this at school with my special-needs kiddos, except we used paper strips. They had a lot of fun making them, and one little boy said he was going to put it on the table for his Christmas “beast” (feast!). Thanks for the chance to win.

    Merry Christmas, and may your new year be filled with God’s richest blessings!

  15. Shelby Austin says:

    Cute collection of goodies.

  16. merry christmas, stacy!!! i am eagerly awaiting class (lom)!!!! i absolutely cracked up laughing (okay, squealed with delight) when i saw the little tin of words! i just purchased one, not that exact one, at a little store in rockford, wa!!!

  17. I could really, really use those happy thoughts words to focus on as my days get more and more chaotic! I might have to order a set of my own. Have a Merry Christmas!

  18. Merry Christmas Stacy! This collection of goodies would certainly brighten my Christmas. Thanks for the give aways!

  19. Teresa Moerke says:

    Great giveaway as always. Merry Christmas!

  20. Love the card. I learned about the socks from you; my girls and I love wearing them! They actually sell some inside a candy store at Myrtle Beach! Merry Christmas!

  21. Stacy, you’re an inspiration to us all and I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas.

  22. Merry Christmas!!

  23. Michelle Price says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration this past year. Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year!

  24. What a fun package!

  25. If I don’t win, some of those little goodies are going to be ordered after the holidays for a January pick-me-up. My husband and daughter will be gone and me and the kitties in a Michigan January will need some smiles.

  26. My hubby has been laid off from his job for 8 months. Needless to say, I’ve had to curb my craft spending. To get a gift from someone I admire sooo much (thats YOU), would just be awesome! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

  27. Stacy-
    Have a very Merry Christmas. I love the notebook!

  28. what an adorable card!! I am planning to order myself some socks in february for my birthday :)

    Merry Christmas!!

  29. Rebecca Baggaley says:

    What a great card idea! I do still have a few to make… yikes!

    Today is my 30th birthday and this would really make my day! My family has had quite a whirlwind of a year and we’re still living in limbo, which has made it hard for me to fully relax, embrace and enjoy this Christmas season. But the quote on that Compendium notebook just spoke to me–grow, sing, climb, no matter what the circumstances, you can still choose to do happy things. We never have full control over our situations, but we can always make the best of them. Thanks for sharing that, Stacy. You always brighten my days with your posts. Have the merriest of Christmases!!!!

  30. Lynn Altomari says:

    what a cute collection of goodies!

    Thanks for the idea flows….

  31. Great card idea!! Love it!

  32. Joanie Baloney says:

    What an adorable card! I’ll keep it in mind for next year.

    And that is a wonderful collection of little goodies. It will certainly brighten someone’s day.
    Merry Christmas!

  33. A cool bunch of goodies I love the socks. That cute little card is going in my idea file…

    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  34. What fun stuff!!

  35. Oooh! I absolutely love to give and receive little goodies!! LOVE the magnetic poetry! Perfect for my early readers.

  36. tracy boxeth says:

    What a thoughtful collection of gifts! And fun too! Merry Christmas to you!

  37. Whitney S. says:

    Oh how fun! Thanks so much for the chance to win….these goodies would for sure make anyone happy to get! I hope your Christmas is wonderful!

  38. Oh, so cute!

  39. Allison S. says:

    Merry Christmas Stacy. Thanks for always keeping it real… bumps, & wrinkles as well as sunshine and smiles. I’ve learned about some of the very best sites, projects etc from your website…it’s on my must visit list every day.

  40. I love, love this card. I’m saving this for next year!

  41. Darcy Krumhauer says:

    Your generosity is awesome! What a fun giveaway. Have a most memorable Christmas!

  42. Stephanie T says:

    Your blog is something I view every single day because it makes me happy. Merry Christmas, Stacy.

  43. Great card.
    Merry Christmas to you!

  44. Love the gifts…and the card! I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas with lots of sprinkles!

  45. Trish Dietrich says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  46. Stacy have a wonderful Christmas with those you love. thanks for another great collection of goodies

  47. Barbi in Ottawa, Canada says:

    What an easy but fabulous card! You are always so inspiring. Merry Christmas to you and yours……and everyone!

  48. What a cute but simple card! Merry Christmas, enjoy your special day with the family

  49. Have a fabulous holiday with your family! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself–and your talent–with us!

  50. Glad to hear you’re feeling better Stacy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Such a cute card idea! I’ll file that for next year. :)

  52. Thanks for the card idea! I need to make two today. Off to create them…

  53. Cute card…I always go with the photo cards, but my kids are now 18 and 14 so someday i won’t be able to send a card with their picture on it:) Thanks for the giveaway…Hope you’re able to settle and enjoy a bit of the next few days. I had a friend say to me the other day it’s not that she does it all…it’s that she “doesn’t know how NOT to do it all” It was so well put and I keep trying to put that out there everytime I take a breath! I need to learn how NOT to do it all…
    Happy Holidaze…

  54. Love the card idea! Easy for 2 little boys to make for their grandparents!

  55. Adorable card! I can impress many with this one!

  56. I made this card a few years ago and loved the simplicity. I read Lisa’s blog last week and sent Gabe a card and a $2.00 bill. I love mismatched socks… no matter what.
    Merry Christmas!!

  57. Love the card!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  58. Fun card and gifts! Sure would love to win . . . this Momma needs a new attitude today! :)

  59. Love the card idea, very cute. Would love to win the lanyard for my kids they love them. Merry Christmas.

  60. Aww…I wish I had that design before I paid extra money for my cards this year. I will definitely keep that one in the back of my mind for next year!
    Those socks look so cute. My daughter would love those!
    Happy Holidays from the other side of our great state!

  61. Stacy-

    Just wanted to thank you for all the “sprinkles” of joy you have added to my life this year, via your website. Your outlook on life, and your sharing of so many things that just make life more beautiful, have brought me many smiles this year. So thanks, Stacy, and my heartfelt wish for a blessed Christmas and a New Year full of color, sprinkles, and happiness!

  62. Angela Weinzierl says:

    Such a cute card and thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  64. Super cute card – and I love your gift ideas too! I dropped a card in the mail to Gabe yesterday. :)

  65. I love the positive energy that is always on your blog! I would love to win! Very cute card!

  66. Chris Crosw says:

    Cute and colorful stuff to giveaway! Love, love, love!!! And your card is adorable!!

  67. very cute card!

  68. Thank you!
    As always…classy and FUN!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for 2010.

  69. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. Especially love the happy words!!

  70. Jackie Hughes says:

    Very cute idea!

  71. Love it all! Soooo coool!

  72. Such a neat giveaway. I especially love the notebook…and poetry words. Those are big at my house. Thanks for the opportunity to win and Merry Christmas!

  73. Tobi-Lynn Arnold says:

    SO CUTE! and wow – the ribbon lanyard! what a cool idea! and the socks – adorable! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  74. Great stuff! Maybe Santa will hit my stocking this year!! Thanks.

  75. Ashley Decker says:

    pick me!! pick me!! thanks for all your inspiration Stacy!! I absolutely love reading your blog!!

  76. Bobbi-Jo G. says:

    Wow – a card I can actually DO! Love this idea. Thanks!!

  77. Monika Wright says:

    Card is cute, happy words are wonderful, lanyards are a hot item, but the notebook speaks to me. I WILL, repeat WILL, use that quote on a page, or a mini sometime in the very near future. Thanks for the message!

  78. Great giveaways! Merry Christmas!

  79. Thank you so much for sharing your simple cute card. Sometimes I make things too complicated and then I end up not finishing. You help to remind me to keep things simple. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  80. Kathie Simmons says:

    Very cute cards and perfect for using up the last of some ribbon pieces! Love that.

  81. cute card! love that idea and using up ribbon scraps? YES!

  82. Awesome simple card! Love it!

  83. Thanks for the giveaways! The socks are great. Have a Merry Christmas!

  84. Love the card. What a great idea for kids to make for their teachers.
    Merry Christmas Stacy.

  85. The cards are adorable. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  86. rachel marquette says:

    what a sweet little card! and I could use up my ribbon stash! merry christmas & happy new year!!!

  87. How easy and fab is the card!!?? Thank you!

  88. Cute card! I’ll put that in my Christmas folder for next year.
    Merry Christmas everyone!

  89. Thanks for the card idea. Love “easy”! Merry Christmas!

  90. i love your mix of fun goodies to share a smile this holiday season!!

  91. Love the card and all your great ideas. Have a lovely Christmas.

  92. SueinMtVernon says:

    Merry Christmas to the Julian Family!

  93. I love my mismatched socks and could always use some more. Brownies, too, yum! Have a terrific Christmas and thanks for the opportunity.

  94. Jennifer C. says:

    Absolutely love this card idea – gonna have to go try it! Have a great christmas & thanks for sharing so much sunshine with others!

  95. Lucky ladies to get those treats from you! I love that notebook – and of course, the socks :)) May your family celebrate the birth of our king with joy and much laughter!

  96. Terri in BC says:

    Love your giveaways! They always make me smile, even if I never win. Your blog is one of the highlights of my day.

  97. Very fun idea – thanks for sharing so much with us! Hmmmmm, I think I have some spare ribbons around here somewhere…..

  98. Happy words – what a wonderful thing to share with friends!

  99. Diane Anthony says:

    Love the simple ribbon Christmas tree! Love the notebook and the quote on the front of it. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family.

  100. Think I will use the card idea on a scrapbook page…too cute. And what wonderful gifts. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  101. What a great little packet of gifts!

  102. i love you miss stacy.
    you are a great woman.
    always inspiring. always real.
    have a very merry christmas!!

  103. Love the card idea, it’s really cute. Time to raid my stash & find some festive ribbons

  104. Ohhhh – I love those missmatched socks! :)

  105. Theresa B. says:


    Merry Christmas to you and your family………………

  106. Merry, Merry Christmas, Stacy! Thank you for always having such meaningful, upbeat messages to share here on your blog. I look forward to reading it every day! Wishing you all the best in 2010!

  107. Merry Christmas!

  108. Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance!

  109. Julie Mannering says:

    Hope you and your family have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

  110. Merry Christmas – sounds like we are going to have a snowy one (in MN). Have a wonderful weekend.

  111. Thank you so much for sharing your simple cute card. Sometimes I make things too complicated and end up not finishing. You help remind me to keep things simple. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  112. I love magnetic poetry! We have a wall in our kitchen that has several kits on it and it is fun to see family and friends making sentences and poems. I don’t think I have the Happiness kit so I’ll have to pick that one up after Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas!!

  113. I love quick and easy cards. This is a cute one! Your girlfriends must feel lots of love from the sweet, thoughtful gifts you send them. Merry Christmas to you!

  114. So fun!
    I love how colourful everything is!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  115. Enjoy Christmas with your family! Love the mismatched socks and ribbon lanyard–and all your little giveaways which are always fun and colorful!

  116. LOVE the card idea! The package of gifts are great!

  117. Bec Kilgore says:

    You always pick out the coolest presents. A merry and blessed Christmas to you and your family.

  118. Adorable card. Lovely gift items too.

  119. What a darling card, and great gifts too!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  120. Merry, blessed Christmas to you and yours!

  121. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family! Love the happy words and the card is very cute! Great idea for next year!!

  122. Merry Christmas!
    Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful gifts.

  123. Who wouldn’t love any of those! Looking forward to LOM with you soon!

  124. Thanks for sharing so much of you with us….Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  125. Am I too late?

  126. Kathy Anderson says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

  127. Such great ideas! Thanks Stacy!

  128. Cute card! I sent one to Gabe too. Such a sad story but I love that we have a hobby that can bring a little comfort to someone in need.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  129. Verona Highsmith says:

    I like the saying on the notebook–and I would wear those crazy socks. I enjoy your blog. Merry Christmas.

  130. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Stacy!

  131. Merry Christmas! Love the card, so cute & easy!

  132. That would be an awesome group of gifts to win!

  133. Always such neat stuff!

  134. What a fun assortment of goodies! And the cards are awesome…we sometimes forget that easy-to-make can still look beautiful. =)

  135. I am sick as a dog right now. This is the second time out of bed today at 6pm. I yearn to be holly and jolly with my kids during this spiritual week and yet all I want to do is get back under two big covers. This would be such a nice pick me up, thanks for always spreading the cheer Stacy.

  136. What fun all around! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  137. What a quick and fun card! Love the gifts too.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours and a very happy and healthy 2010 too.

  138. Merry Christmas! Hope you have space for some peace and joy even while you’re getting last minute things done.

  139. love the card – cute idea. Thanks for the great give away. Merry Christmas!

  140. Love the card. I’m also loving Christmas Adam (the day before Christmas Eve!) as I cook and prepare for my family to get together tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  141. wow – what nice, cheery and thoughtful gifts, they tick all the boxes – well done again Stacy and thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us :>

  142. Marti Richards says:

    Merry Christmas, Stacy! Now those sweet little items made me smile. I love gifts like that!

  143. rebecca keppel says:

    What a great last minute card–I’m going to have to whip up a few tomorrow!

  144. stamphappy2001 says:

    Merry Christmas Stacy. you always find the most interesting, fun items. Hope your list is all complete and you can just enjoy.

  145. Merry Christmas Stacy. thank you for all that you do.

  146. Cute gift ideas! Love them all!

  147. Whitney P. says:

    Wonderful gifts! I’m a sucker for argyle and anything crafty or chocolate! Thanks for your inspiration and giveaways!

  148. Tess Davis says:

    what a great, easy card and a fun way to make a dent, although minor, in our green ribbon collections! :)

  149. What a lovely little surprise…everything is adorable!
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all good things in 2010!

  150. Linda Muir says:

    I love the ribbon card-now I know what to do with all my ribbon scraps!
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

  151. Merry Christmas Stacy to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your creativity and your life on your blog. Wishing everyone a new year of wonder, hope & joy.

  152. Merry Christmas, Stacy!

  153. oh my goodness, you are always doing amazing giveaways!!! Hope your week is going well, Stacy!

  154. Always love your giveaways – you bring such joy!

  155. The card is amazing Merry Christmas to you and yours

  156. Kathy Jo Camacho says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends! May the joy of the holiday be captured in your heart all year long.

  157. Mary Bennetts says:

    They are way so cool and I love easy!

  158. Merry Christmas this 2009!

  159. Merry Christmas, Stacy!!! That card is really cute and a WONDERFUL quick one!

  160. Jenny McGee says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. And Thanks for a chance to win these goodies.

  161. Clara Ewell says:

    I have enjoyed reading your blog and wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.


  163. Margaret C says:

    Have a great Christmas – thanks for the inspiration all year round. About to embark on the gingerbread Christmas tree…. ulp….!!!! xx

  164. debby warthen says:

    Thanks so much for all you do! You put a special friendly touch on each of my days. Please know that I am praying you have a very special Christmas and that the Lord refreshes your spirit for the year ahead. Even though we’ve never met, you are a dear friend to me. God bless you!

    PS I love the giveaways because they always seem to be such cool things and give me new places to find gifts for my friends (and myself!) :-)))

  165. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  166. I so appreciate your blog and the honesty with which you put stuff out there! Blessings to you and yours this coming year!

  167. Malia in Seattle says:

    I’m random! Pick me!

  168. Sarae Martin says:

    You post the neatest little gifts. Thanks from one gift giver to another!

  169. Love the giveaways….
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you have a great 2010!

  170. Tracy Dayett says:

    Merry Christmas to you….Thank you for a chance to win such a GREAT gift!!!

  171. Thanks for a chance to win! Have a Merry Christmas!

  172. tammy perkins says:

    Would love this little box of joy!

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