Christmas Cards

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Hello, all.  I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. I actually got to feeling pretty “crafted out” after that last card class, and needed to take a break for a while.  Also, my mom has been in the hospital, I’m afraid, and I go see her most days after work, so by the time I get home I don’t have much energy for crafting or anything else.

But I do need to get started on my Christmas cards.  I always send out handmade Christmas cards to close friends and family, and to the other branches and departments at work.  Last year I didn’t start my cards until after Thanksgiving,  and it just made me crazy, and in fact I didn’t get them all done and had to skip some people.  Don’t want that to happen again.

 

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So here are some cards I made from a class I’m taking from Jessica Taylor called Holiday One Sheet Wonders.  The class teaches how to stamp and then cut up one sheet of paper (letter size or 12×12) into different shapes to decorate several different A2 sized cards at once.

These card bases are Recollections.  The DP is from the freebie pack with the current issue of CARDMAKING AND PAPERCRAFT magazine.  I used American Crafts glitter tape.  The labels are Martha Stewart, and the little fun foam and glitter sentiments are Recollections, which I got in the post-Christmas sale last year.  The card on the lower right says “Joy,” and that is a peel-off sticker from Paper Wishes.

Almost everything, then, is from my stash, except the DP which came with the magazine.  (That’s a fun way to get around the purchase embargo and get new stuff, I have to say — the free swag that comes in every issue of most of the British craft magazines.  This month it was Christmas paper, stamps and an embossing folder in C&P.  Last month it was a wafer-thin die! Isn’t that great?)

Oh, you can’t really tell in the picture, but the snowflake paper is foiled — the snowflakes are foiled.  It’s really pretty IRL.  The picture doesn’t do these cards justice.

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll try to blog more going forward.

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