Anyway, I've decided to knuckle down and got all my Christmas card making stuff out of the drawer and spread it out on my kitchen table. All I can say is, 'what a lot I've got!' This threw me completely, so I decided to start by writing a list of recipients, which made life a lot easier. I need a person in mind when I make cards.
So this is the first one, to my sister and brother in law:
It's actually on kraft card, which you can't see until you open it, but the colours go really well together. The papers are MME but they're free, with the chipboards, from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and they're beautiful. I'll probably use every bit of it. The button is actually sewn onto the ribbon. I love using two bits of contrasting ribbon together, and although I have a Bow Easy, I find just tying a knot like this is just as effective. I stamped 'Joy' onto a piece of kraft card and cut it into the tag shape, just to finish it off. I love robins, too, so I'm pleased to have some chipboards as I don't have a robin stamp.
I have made an executive decision to put the sentiment that I want to put. I can't stand having to print out 'To a daughter and son-in-law' etc for cards, so I hope the family doesn't mind! I'm sure they know how much I love them, even if the card doesn't specifically say so!
I only started to get moderately good at card making last Christmas, when it suddenly all came together, so getting last years stamps and papers out was so lovely, it's like visiting old friends, but I'm bound to add a few new ones before December (you know me!)
Thanks for dropping by today.