Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Cards are DONE!

This was the first year I was adventurous enough to make my own cards. I always did the photo cards, and last year even designed my own with a digital scrapbooking kit. I did feel bad that I never actually signed the cards- our names were on there & there wasn't any room to write a little note. So, I thought making my own would be fun and a little more personal. I got an idea from Scrapbook Trends Holiday magazine, and adapted it a little bit.
I sewed a regular card on three sides to make a pocket and used a circle punch to punch half of a circle at the top to let the photo peek out. I had some of last year's Basic Grey Wassail line left over to use, which really matched quite well with this year's Fancy Pants Christmas Magic line. All the cards are a little different, but I added buttons, chipboard, Stickles and some really great pearls that couldn't have matched more perfectly! The Fancy Pants Cards sheet was cute, perfect and couldn't have made making your own cards any easier! Oh, and I used Velvet Red and Pearl Glimmer Mist on all of the cards before adding the papers and they really gave the cards a little shimmery, festive touch!
It was more work than I realized, but it was still fun and it's possible I'll do it again next year. I really like the photo pocket idea- it's cute and easy, so perhaps that will be my trademark Christmas card design! ;)

Here are a few of my favorites~


Theresa said...

Your cards are lovely. I'm envious. I wish I would get on the ball and do homemade ones.
your friends and family will love them. =)

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