Friday, December 24, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards

These are the three major designs people received from me this year. A few people received something different, but because they were "one-offs" I didn't think to get pictures.

The blue base is a 4x4 square card. The white piece was made using the Stampin' Up "Top Note" die for my sizzix die-cut machine. And look! I found the craft white ink that went astray back in October! I stamped the "French Flair" background on to the blue using the white ink. Dove and sponging were done in Night of Navy ink.

This set of 16 cards was made using red and white cardstock and scraps of various patterned Christmas papers. 3D stickers and a stamped greeting finished them off.

When I dug out my Christmas supply bin, I discovered I had a ton of these stamped images leftover from last year, plus I had a bunch of the long, skinny card bases (3.5 x 5.5) already done up with patterned paper. Added a bit of ribbon and the images, et voilĂ !

Now it's time to start thinking of next year's designs...


Bratty said...

I love these! You know, and I just read a Dear Abbey column about this woman who made home-made cards and received a nasty note from a "friend":

I think I shall made hand-made ornaments next year and I defy anybody to tell me to do otherwise!

Heather said...

Thank you.

I honestly cannot understand anyone who does not appreciate handmade crafts of any sort. I've been making my own cards about ten years now, and am always hearing from people I know that they never throw them out.

In fact, last February I was a bit pressed with time after my Mother's death in January and deigned to send my then 5-yr old niece a store-bought card. She was mad that I did not make it myself. Needless to say, I have not made that mistake again!