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Usually September as all the great new products start appearing <3 the release this month
iris shubert says
I love to create Christmas projects all year round, but I really get inspired in July when everyone I watch on YT starts creating Christmas tags. I call it “tag season ” 🙂 Love your release !
Isabel Z says
I try to start in October but that doesn’t always happen.
Well…. I should start in July . I do two craft shows in Nov and always scramble trying to get things done. However, right now I need to build up my regular birthday and anniversary stash. So maybe by Oct i can concentrate on Christmas.
One of these years I’ll be an early bird!
Robin Tharaldson says
I try to start around the first of October! It’s hard to decide what to create with so many amazing choices!
Lisa Schenck says
I start creating for the Holiday Season in September!
Donna Zuk says
I create year round since i get orders all thru the year for Christmas tags.
Sandy Dayhoff says
I don’t really have a start date. I create all year for the holiday! I do more around this time of year, but I always have enough cards in reserve so that it’s not stressful when it’s time to start addressing envelopes!
Melanie Ann MacKenzie says
I usually start right after Halloween, depending on what I am making. If it is a knitted project I will have started months earlier but cards are usually done starting in November. Thanks for a chance to win. Cheers.
Amy Cooley says
I normally start my holiday crafting mid- November. Maybe I’ll get to it sooner this year…that’s always my goal!
Melissa Sibert says
I start piddling with ideas in September, but usually wait to the last minute to throw together tags and gift card holders and teacher Christmas cards. Just hard to make Christmas stuff when you don’t even have the shopping done or plan for baked goods gifts made .
Cindy C says
As soon as possible! Once I have an idea in my head I go with it. If I wait too long into the season, I get too overwhelmed with everything else…..If I start in October everything about Christmas is fresh & exciting!
So many of my friends are finished all their cards by September. I have over 50 to make and I’m afraid I leave it until at least October since I have so many other things to do. I like to finish at least a month in advance which gives me a good feeling of accomplishment.
Kathy Havey says
I want to start in July but keep seeing new products that keep inspiring me through the fall.
Suzi Fohringer says
As soon as I have my idea planned, I start making. I get bored producing 30-40 of the same card, so I make them in batches of 4-5, sometimes starting as early as February. Sometimes things change up a little as the months go on and the ones I make in September are the best. Thanks for another great release.
Cheryl B. says
I try to start in February. Last year I had all my cards finished by September. Oh how I wish that were the case this year! I’ve made 4. And I have the prototype for 2 more. I hope to finish by the end of the month.
Sandy S. says
Way too late! I used to do several holiday craft shows, and couldn’t start my own projects until the second week in December. I’ve stopped them, but even now, I won’t even think about it until Thanksgiving.
Lynnea Berr says
I have a card group that meets the second Saturday of the month. We make one Christmas card a month beginning in January. I also do Christmas in July where I make cards and tags throughout the month. I’ve just started making pillow boxes and have several boxes in mind yet to be done.
Kathy J in Ellicott City says
I start cheating for the holiday season as early as after Thanksgiving.
Donna Oates says
I usually wait until November to start my stash. But this year, I already have some made with plans to add to my stash! I’m opening a shop on Etsy with my daughter where I will be selling some of my creations! I’m so excited!
Maria C F says
I start no later than November because otherwise I am scrambling.
Karen Brandt says
I try to create a few things each month, this year I plan to simplify the season so I have more time to create detailed cards and tags.
Great release! Lots of items I need to add to my collection!
Lori B says
Holiday crafting usually starts mid November for me. Every year I think it will be earlier, but it never happens! Love this month’s new release!
Usually at the last minute. LOL Every year, I intend to start sooner, but I never do. 🙂
Sue Plote says
I make a lot of handmade items…so I’m literally creating all year long!
I start in April but still manage to be rushed at the last minute!
Linda C says
While I always have good intentions to start earlier, I usually don’t start on my Christmas cards until after Thanksgiving.
I’m typically a procrastinator, but with all of these beautiful inspirations, I’ve started now and with the amazing savings with papertrey ink; I stocked up early ☺️☺️☺️
Fantastic release ! And the creations are very inspiring.
Regarding your question, I really start creating my Christmas cards in September, October latest. But during the whole year, if I have an idea or see a card which is specially inspiring, I will create a card (or a few) whenever it is, even in January ?! Thank you for the very generous giveaway.
Penny P says
Most years I start in July but I have hardly made anything yet this year.
I start making Christmas cards about 6 weeks before Christmas.
Dawn Y. says
Although I love to soak up holiday inspiration all year long, our Christmas season begins on the morning after Thanksgiving. I love spending the entire day decorating inside and outside for Christmas. Then I begin merrily creating special cards, tags, table decorations, and small handmade gifts. It’s always a busy, festive holiday season… filled with love!?
Nancy Dempsey says
I have just started my holiday cards…but that doesn’t mean they will be finished anytime soon. I’ll probably be rushing to finish come mid December. I’m a last minute type of girl!
I create throughout the year but really seriously begin in Sept.
Debbie P. says
I always seem to be behind and don’t usually start Christmas cards until November but this year I started a couple days ago. I also ordered some supplies to make Halloween cards so hopefully I will keep ahead this year.
Keith Manley says
I gather ideas as I see them but get serious about making cards by November
Tammie Koehnen says
I usually start making my Christmas cards in November. That gives me a whole month to get my 50 cards made. Great release!
I start getting frantic in September! Cards are started and I’m thinking of tags! Busy time!
Melissa Welch says
The first weekend of October is when I start getting busy. I think it takes all of September to decide what I’m going to be doing though!
Vicki A says
I have already started. It depends on what is planned for the holiday season. If I am going to be traveling anytime between October and Christmas, then I start on my handmade cards in September.
Annette Gordon says
I generally create a few cards all year round, but don’t really start until beginning of November is when I really get started, and it generally carries over christmas holidays into the new year as well. I just love christmas too much. And this year going to enjoy it even better if I can make an order from ink to paper!
Ruth CM says
I’ve started as early as July. That was the year I was responsible for making decorations for my employer’s holiday staff party. I made over 60 cloche ornaments containing winter scenes, the invitations and other decor for the party. But it was fun using PTI’s products!
Jill S. says
I start around October 1st. And every year, I think,”Next year, I’m starting in August.”
I never do. I need a chill in the air.
Ruthie Armstrong says
I sometimes start making Christmas cards in July. But this year I started in August making ornaments. It’s been very fun and sets my creative juices flowing.
Ruby Agne says
Usually I start after Halloween week, but this year since I’m giving my family a set of Christmas cards to send out I started in August. It was definitely an advantage that I may continue next year because I was able to get supplies very few people were looking for in August. I got Red, gold and white glitter paper, took advantage of sales on Christmas dies, etc.
Start crafting in November and stop at Thanksgiving. Celebrate Advent in peace and prayer, to prepare to celebrate the coming of our Lord. Christmas begins December 25, and lasts for weeks!
I’ve already started!
Lucy W says
I begin my card making in July. My crafty friends and I spend a weekend in Big Bear Lake CA at a cabin starting our holiday cards as well as shopping and eating. There’s a lot of talking going on too!
Pauline T. says
I start creating in December.
Elizabeth T. says
I try to work on my holiday papercraft projects throughout the year in order to avoid a year-end rush. However, no matter how good my intentions are, I always seem to end up doing most of them in December.
Terri W says
I usually start making my cards at the beginning of October.
Laraine R says
Fabulous release! I will be starting my Christmas cards soon! Halloween & fall cards are done!
Andre M. says
This year I started making cards in January and I’ve made a few every few weeks since then.
Denise Bryant says
Love this beautiful release! Several things are on my list to get!
I am a last-minute kinda gal…. so I typically start creating for the holidays in late November/early December! Even though I try to gear up for starting earlier, the time just seems to slip by til then!
Usually the end of summer. I have already started this year!
Kylie Z says
I start as early as possible in the fall because before I know it, Christmas is here.
Sally Keagle says
I don’t start until December for Christmas goodies. I like to celebrate each season and holiday in real time!
Stephanie Haley says
All year round! I love holiday crafting – all the glitter and embellishments!
Annette Snyder says
I usually start in October! Fantastic release!
Debbie Br says
I usually start about the middle of September. I make about 8 of the same cards, then I move on to a different design. By the beginning of October I have a pretty good idea of what the new Christmas releases look like, then I plan from there. This year I will be selling my cards for the first time at a craft sale November 2/19, so I better get busy!
Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE this release! The last day with the tree stamps has to be my favorite! I start making Holiday Cards in July. Christmas in July! Then Fall/Halloween in August and September and back to Christmas in October and November!
Mary Lou Kemp says
I start creating my Christmas cards the end of October. I make cards for my husband to send to some of his friends and business acquaintances plus my friends and family.
D. Casas says
Usually in October. By then I’ve had a chance to see what my favorite companies have released for the holiday season.
Marcia Hill says
Because I send out so many Christmas cards (over a 100!) I create year round so I’m not totally overwhelmed come Nov./Dec.! This was such a beautiful release this month…thank you for all the wonderful inspiration! :0)
Annette Gordon says
100! Wow! That is a labour of love. Do you make duplicates? And mass produce a design or a few designs, or are they all different?
I wish I could say that I create for Christmas year ’round and that is my intent every year, but somehow, it doesn’t happen! I usually begin sometime in November and work like a crazy person for a couple weeks, finishing up around mid-December. At least by beginning so late, I definitely have the Christmas spirit while creating!
Susan Watanabe says
I try to start my holiday crafting as soon as the new products come out which Is September (??!!) as far as paper creations. Each year I make Christmas ornaments for my family. This I start during the summer as soon as I figure out what I’m doing. 😉
see mary stamp says
Although I have been papercrafting for many years, I have yet to find the time to make holiday cards to send to friends and family and it’s not unusual for me to be writing our family Christmas letter and addressing store bought Christmas cards the week between Christmas and New Years. My sister on the hand decides on her Christmas card by the end of summer, has her prototype made already and her supplies all prepared. Maybe I need to take a lesson from her.
Karen Walker says
I usually start thinking about the holiday creating in October, and frequently start making my cards by the end of that month. Here we are in the middle of September, and I’m thinking I might be a bit later this year!
Suzy Girl says
I start my holiday cards right about this time every year. It’s nice to get them done ahead of time so I have more time to enjoy the holiday season.
Karen Flood says
I begin creating my holiday (Christmas) cards and gift tags in late September. That gives me time to finish my projects and not get stressed out over creating projects during the busy holiday season! This also allows me to give my gift tags as gifts to my friends so that they can use them on their holiday gifts and homemade items.
Sallie C says
My goal is to start in September, but, in reality, I usually don’t start until November or early December.
Kathie B says
As much as I would like to get more of a head start, I usually can’t begin until after Thanksgving.
Mel H says
I usually can’t get going on crafting until December-but wish I could start earlier!!
Ashley Newbert says
I like to think I’ll start early in the fall – Sept & Oct, but I don’t! Usually November and then scramble in Dec. Really looking forward to using the Make It to Market tags kit I finally got this year! Happy Crafting!
Deborah Rosenow says
Wish I could say 12 months in advance, but usually I start in October.
Susan McRae says
I try to start in September and do a little bit at a time so I’m not overwhelmed in December.
Deborah S says
I start right about now…Autumn and Halloween cards are underway, to be followed by Thanksgiving probably mid-October. I’m ALWAYS behind with Christmas tho. Why???!!
Jerilyn Sodee says
As soon as I finish the 30+ Halloween cards/tags/treat holders from last month’s release! Hopefully next weekend.
I usually start in September and then always vow I will start earlier the next year….. it never to.
Helen F. says
I always start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards in September ~ the operative word here is “thinking” but the actually creating usually starts the first few weeks of October 🙂 Thanks for the fun inspiration of the September Release to get started a bit earlier this year!
Luanne Ford says
I have lots of Fall birthday arms to make, so I generally start in late October. But I’ll be thinking of what I want to do before then. It is the only card I mass produce for friends and family.
Luanne Ford says
Christmas cards and tags are made throughout the year, just a few each month. But July is when the projects get started, felt ornaments and gift boxes and card sets for gifts.
Julie Bitner says
I usually start my holiday cards sometime in November, after my Halloween cards go out. Tags, on the other hand, seem to always be last minute!
Jen Moneagle says
I start making my holiday cards early in December….every year I say I will start in July so I have plenty of time, but alas………This year though I am starting now!
Carmela Douglas Hubler says
I started my Christmas cards in July this year. I don’t always start that early but at least 3-4 months ahead. I will make an occasional Christmas card all year long. It is my favorite card to make!
Marilyn M says
I start making Christmas cards and tags when I’m feeling creative. If I set a date, it takes the fun out of creating.
P Cobb says
I tell myself ever year that I am going to get busy on Christmas cards in the summer BUT I usually get started in October!
Cynthia C. says
I start holiday crafting Black Friday weekend, I don’t celebrate a Christmas so it’s not really a big thing but I organize a Santa Letter project at work where we “adopt” letters, and I end up doing a lot of wrapping and tags for that.
Sarah T. says
I’m totally random with my crafting, so if I see something on pinterest that I like the look of I’ll have a go at it right away, regardless of the season. I always try and make a number of my christmas gifts so those I start in the late summer. Trouble is, then I get distracted and I always have to scramble last minute to get them finished in time.
Sheila W says
In order to keep stress down during the holidays, I have cut back on many areas including the amount of crafting I do so I can usually get everything done if I start early November.
Kim Heggins says
I start as soon as Christmas is over…I like to make as many gifts as possible.
Keri H says
I start creating as soon as I gather all of the new Christmas goodies come out for the season…Usually late October/early November.
Greta H says
Christmas cards are my favorite & I make them all year long!
Cindy Lindquist says
I always start in the summer. Stamping and die cutting winter scenes is one way to stay cool in the North Carolina humidity. Plus, starting early, eliminates a lot of the stress and I can actually enjoy creating tons of cards.
Catherine Milne says
For Christmas, usually in October.
Jeanne Turner says
I am going to start creating soon. The Fall air is making me want to dive into all things Autumn and Christmas related!
I start early in October so I am not rushed towards the end.
Pat Ackley says
Usually in September, but this year I’m waaaay behind! I don’t even have an idea for a Christmas card yet. But I will get there!
Kathy VH says
Never! I don’t create for Christmas! I worship the reason for the season!
Julie Garbisch says
I start making my christmas cards mid-October — or at least I plan to! Lol!
Janet Carter says
I always think I will start my Holiday cards early in the fall. I have never done that, however. Depending on how intricate my design, and how many cards I need to make, I will start right after Thanksgiving, and I am usually trying to finish them by the middle of December.
I try to start really early in Oct but it doesn’t always happen, hopefully in Nov I’ll have a good start on things.
Barbara M says
As in now! Time just flies away between everything else….so many distractions and things you want to participate in!
Angela Walters says
I like making Christmas cards all year long. September and October are definitely the times when I like to kick it up a notch, though!
VICKI SMITH says
I try to start my Christmas cards in October but sometimes it winds up being mid-November. Christmas is my favorite time of the year!
Michelle Sambajon says
The holiday season can’t come soon enough for me. I start creating in September. This gets me into the mood for Fall.
I start as soon as I have the ideas because I know if I wait until the last minute I’ll be stressed. lol
Kathy Mc says
Well, I like to get started by October 1, but that seldom happens. Now is when I start getting serious about my Christmas card design(s).
Rosemary D says
I usually don’t start making my Christmas cards until I realize that it is the end of October and I need to get going on it, lol!
The short answer is whenever the mood strikes! Or when awesome new holiday products are delivered 🙂
Julie james says
I start in early December.
I’m a procrastinator so I don’t start until December.
Mary Koby says
I’ve already started! Fall isn’t much of an event in San Diego, so I prefer lots of Christmas crafting time!
Barb G says
I love to make special cards for each of my children, their spouses and the grandchildren. I start in October if possible ❄️?
Sharon D. says
Ordinarily I don’t start before Thanksgiving and usually it is into December before I begin. Mainly it is when I have an inspiration and then get acting on it!
I usually start in November, then run out of time to do everything I wanted. I’ve made a vow to start earlier this year. Here’s hoping.
Sharon D says
Well, I usually start in early December, but that hasn’t worked out so well for me (ahem), so this year, I’ve resolved to start earlier. 🙂
Sandy V says
I get in the Christmas spirit in June and put on my favorite Christmas songs and create until December! I love Christmas !
Laurie Black says
I am such a procrastinator – I will start making Christmas cards after Thanksgiving, but I am thinking now about what the design will be
I create all year long! Christmas is my favorite holiday! This release is gorgeous!
Sandy C says
I now make Christmas cards all year long. I usually make 2 of a similar design, but no two are exactly alike! This helps justify all the Christmas stamps and dies that I have. I start making holiday cards in Jan.!
Vicki Finger says
I create for the holidays all year round as part of the Keeping Christmas Design Team. Since I always do sets of cards for gifts to my Sisters-In-Law, it takes a lot of time to do that and I’m grateful for the chance and reason to do it year round.
Christine Miller says
I play along with the Christmas in July challenges to get started on holiday crafts. I set this aside when school starts (I teach elementary school), and frantically finish over Thanksgiving break.
I try to start in October but that doesn’t always happen:-)
Debbie Winter says
I would love to say I started in July, but in truth it is more like November.
In July when I see all the Christmas in July items!
I always think I’m going to get a jump on my holiday cards in Sept or Oct, but I am lucky to be able to start on Thanksgiving weekend! Last year it was 5 days before Christmas! So many ideas, so little time….
For the Christmas Holidays, usually two weeks before, but I’m thinking about it during November!
Janet Mack says
Right now. Every year I tell myself that I am going to make a few Christmas cards though the year to get ahead but do I? That’s a big NO.
Jennifer L. says
I’m a procrastinator, so my holiday crafting usually starts a couple of weeks before the holiday. I’m often stamping a final gift tag or two on Christmas Eve.
Betty Neville says
Usually November. Thank you for the chance to win!
Karen Baugh says
I start creating Christmas and winter themed cards in the fall. 🙂
Kate M. says
I seem to always start later than I should. But by the middle of November I am in full swing. Thankfully, this year I’ve already got a good start on my shopping so that will give more time for crafting.
Jan Metcalf says
Amy Vitriani says
I start my holiday crafting during Christmas in July and then I pretty much just keep going a little at a time from there ? Christmas is my favorite to craft for so I like lots of extra time! Fantastic release!
Susan J Hoey says
Paula McAnall says
Starting now! The holidays come so quick each year so I have to start early. I love Christmas and before Thanksgiving I am busy decorating my house and 4 Christmas trees. So cards have to be done before then at least that’s the plan.?
Jill A says
I usually start mid October on my Christmas cards and projects!!
I start creating for the holidays once it starts getting cooler outside, usually around October. Something about the cooler weather that makes want to make pumpkin theme items for fall holidays and snowflake items for Christmas.
I usually start in November, but always have good intentions to start earlier! Lots of great inspiration this month…going to place a big order.
Usually mid August I start making a few and then pick it up throughout the fall months as the weather cools off.
I start as soon as my order arrives from Papertrey Ink. I usually get on with the small treat containers – love 3d items, then I’ll move on to Christmas greetings cards. As a retired military family, we made friends from all over, when we lived at different stations around the world, it’s nice to still keep in touch with some of them even if we don’t get to see them often.
Beverly Perdue says
I always say I’m going to make my Christmas cards in September, but it usually turns out to be the first of December!
Diana Yockey says
I usually start with deciding what I am going to be making for Thanksging and Christmas in August. Once decided, I start buying needed supplies. The “production” usually begins in September and my goal is always to finished all projects by the week before Thanksgiving so the holidays are more relaxing. There are certainly years I don’t make my goal, but I do give it my best shot each year!!
I should start in the fall; September or October. But let’s be honest; usually it’s in December! lol
Fabulous release! Bravo!!!
Vickie R. says
I mean to start holiday crafting in November but I usually end up scrambling at the last minute in December!
Diane Bowman says
I start planning early but actually creating mid October.
Emma Sleppy says
If I do craft shows, I usually start in July but this year too much going on to participate. ts has been sooooo HOT this summer and even now, I started about the end of August! Great Release, BTW!
Heather Mills says
I like to work on my Christmas cards all year long so I’m not in a crazy rush come December. I have been known to start creating cards the week after Christmas! I love Christmas, so any time I can craft for it, it is a good time for me!
I start thinking about it in November but don’t actually start until December. 😛
Michelle Gaughan says
I had good intentions of starting back in July… hoping to start in October!
Lee W. Cockrum says
No certain time! Whenever I can!
In July I start cards for our church ministry but October for myself.
I usually start right now with holiday cards and tags. I love all the new products. Can’t wait to order
Kim Burckhard says
Like mid December when I am down to the wire. I have time in the summer to create but fall is a busy season so no time to have fun with new stuff. Wish it released earlier so I could create in the summer.