I'm still working my way through that Christmas list of mine. This was my May project for Christmas in Progress.
Originally I was going to bundle these up, tie a ribbon round them and give them as gifts.
But if I give them at Christmas, then they won't get used until next year. Maybe I'll use them instead. Or maybe I'll gift them in November as a 'get ready for Christmas' gift. However I did have one friend tell me she'd be insulted if I gave her a bundle of cards. I didn't ask why. Would you be insulted?
The first group of cards I made in a card making class that a girlfriend and I attended at a local scrapbooking store.
They look pretty but they are time consuming, fiddly and somewhat bulky. Look closely (or click for a larger image). There was stamping, inking, crinkling, distressing, brads, ribbons, stickers, diecuts, pop up dots, glue, double sided tape, and little beads.
The rest I made up as I went. I use these 5 stamps a lot. Every Christmas. I think my family and friends are sick of the seeing them. They are made by a local company - The Old Island Stamp Company.
Christmas Message, Peace Forever, Bethlehem, Snowman Scene, and Mountainscape (this one has been discontinued). I have a bunch of other Christmas stamps, but they don't get used anywhere near as much.
I like the stamped cards because they are simple and quick to make. I can make 10-20 in one sitting. The pink snowman was my version of the blue one made in class. You can see larger images by clicking on the photos below.
Do you make your own cards? Do you buy your cards? Or do you not send cards?