|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!