You DO make your own holiday cards…don’t you??
I know – you are so beyond busy you probably can’t even think straight! Why in the world would you even consider making Christmas cards when there are so many beautiful cards in just about every store?
If you haven’t done it before, you should make your own holiday cards because:
- It’s fun!
- You can totally unleash your hidden creativity – and who knows where it might go!
- It’s fun!
- You can focus on just one thing that completely expresses you for just a little bit.
- YOU can do it!
But the single most important reason to make your own cards is because… a purchased card will never be as meaningful, cherished or exactly express you as one you make yourself!
Oh, and did I mention it’s fun? <smiles!>
I am truly always amazed by how much my family and friends look forward to receiving my Christmas cards each year. Some have told me that they hang them on their trees; others have told me they frame them; and just about everyone has kept my cards!
A card you make is really a gift of love from you to someone else! Here’s my challenge to you! This year, make just one card! Pick a special person – your husband or significant other, daughter, son, Mom, sister, Dad, best friend – and make a card for that person.
I wanted to share some of my past Christmas cards to hopefully inspire you in the challenge!
I just love this card, which was inspired from a magazine. His tummy is a shaker box of two circles cut from a page protector, sewn together and filled with sparkly glitter.
This card was inspired by my mother-in-law’s red front door. The windows were cut with a Fiskar’s template and backed with a piece of transparency. A chenille stem wreath hangs on the door. Do you like the star doorknob with the little jingle bells?
For the Holiday Ornament and Packages Joy card, I cut out the ornaments and gifts from patterned paper and jazzed them up with Stickles – I am addicted to Stickles!
Love the layers on this card and of course, that gorgeous Believe stamp, embossed in gold!
This card was made using my Cricut and red rhinestones – with, of course, a Stickles star!
This ornament card was made with the Cricut Seasons of Joy cartridge, foil paper and lots of glitter! I liked the color combo!
I SO hope this provides a little inspiration for you! Send me photos of your cards – I just know YOU will make amazing creations!
Stay tuned….next time I’m sharing a tutorial just for you of my 2012 Christmas card that we will make together!