Well, I said I would never do it again, yet here I am. 

Handmade Christmas cards. 

A few years ago, I made huge amounts & hated it. 

This year, I decided that if I see any cards that catch my eye, I will buy them. 

BUT, I will also make some.  Usually, I send out about 60 cards….

we’ll see if I survive this year  : )

Here we go!

I decided to use embossed white paper as the main background. 

So, last week, I sat on the couch with my paper-cutter, my white cardstock, and my embosser. 

Then, I decided to do some hand-stitching on them. 

I have tried to use my sewing machine on paper with about 65% luck.  Never guaranteed what the end result will be, so I decided to do it by hand.  I absolutely LOVE how the snowflake turned out, however, of course, that one took the longest to make. 

On this card, I used my Tim Holtz edge thingy to give it a rough, frayed look. 

I had bought pre-cut/scored Kraft cards & envelopes a while back on sale, so I decided to use those. 

I put a sheet of red cardstock behind the white…just so a tiny amount of the red showed around the edges. 

Weeks ago, I found the “Christmas Story” both the Bible story version and The Night Before Christmas version and pasted them into a word document.  Then I changed the font color to red and printed it out on cardstock.  I then took my Marvy punch (scalloped edge square–size purple) and cut a bunch of background squares. 

Then, I tied a ribbon around the white cardstock before adhering it to the page. 

I also took my Distress Ink and inked around the edge. 

I used my PapertreyInk stamp for the sentiment.  Inked around the edges with white Brilliance ink. 

To make it more dimensional, I used foam dots to adhere the scalloped square. 

I stamped the inside, added some bling and inked around the edges  (for that snowy feel). 
I added some snowflakes to the envelope. 
Here’s another version of the card. 

On the inside of this one, I stamped first and then placed some cardstock on top of the words and inked a snowy edge around the sentiment.  Thanks for looking! 

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