Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas--homemade style

 When December rolled around this year I decided I wanted to make holiday cards to send out to our friends and family.
Honestly, I never really thought of myself as the type of person who would send out cards, but I got excited at the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing. 
Plus, I thought it would be nice to connect with some of the special people in our lives that we don't get to see as often as we would like. 
I ended up making the cards for less than $1 each before the cost of stamps.  I'm not sure if it's much more for the store bought ones, but they sure were fun to make.
I went to A.C. Moore and bought some supplies without having a clear idea of what I was going to create, soooooo I ended up making about five different types of cards...typical me. 
This was my funky version of a Christmas tree I found here.
Love how they turned out. 
I used up a large portion of my button collection to make these ones, but I think it was worth it.
The Happy Holidays greeting was done by a stamp I got for a dollar or two.
For some, I just decorated the card with paper and ribbon then added the stamp.

I was inspired by this to make the cards a few pictures down and these stockings.
I was finally able to use this Happy Everything stamp I got for really cheap a while back at Michael's.
Again, inspiration for these here.
For some I used fabric for the mittens and others I used paper.  I like how they both turned out.
The inside contained a little update/message from our family and a recent picture taken by my lovely mama.
The assembly line. 
These suckers ended up taking up all of my cherished "nap time" and late night time for a good week or two, but I enjoyed seeing the end product and finally being able to stuff them into envelopes.
Oh, and just fyi, the fabric in the background of the pictures is a beautiful tablecloth I bought at World Market for ten dollars--so purdy!! 

Good today: Amber got to come to music class with me and Cambria. 
Bad today: Cammy didn't take a nap until almost 3 this afternoon...She usually goes down around 12...

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