Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Cards

As part of my year long campaign to make all of my own cards, I made my own Christmas cards this year.

I had two basic themes: Snowman and Reindeer. All of the cards were made using a variety of cardstocks and the decorative papers were from the DCWV Ultimate Christmas stack from 2007. They have a lot of hand made accents and embellishments, since I wasn't able to get the supplies I wanted out here.

The Reindeer card:
The face was an oval cut from DCWV paper. The nose is a red print paper punched out using a 1" circle punch. I used my eyelet punch to make "button" holes. I used ivory crochet thread for the button. The eyes are just white cardstock punched with a normal hole punch and colored in. The antlers are free hand and cut out of beige paper. The mouth is made from black crochet thread, and the head is accented with a red/blue ribbon. I stamped greetings, and placed them on hand cut tags, which were punched and tied to the antlers with crochet thread (and taped in place on the card). The reindeer head is on a dimensional (made from cardboard).

The Snowman card:
The snowman was hand drawn (I made a template for myself so I wouldn't have to keep drawing it over and over again), as were the hat (made from black cardstock) and "arms" (made from brown decorative papers). I used satin ribbon for the hat accent and scarf. The scarf is held in place by a pewter star brad. The buttons on the snowman are black glass beads, and the body is accented with white glitter. The nose is just a piece of orange cardstock. The rest of the features are drawn on. I stamped greetings, and placed them on hand cut tags, which were punched and secured to the card using a pewter eyelet. The snowman body is on a dimensional (made from cardboard).


JulieA said...

Very cute, and I'd add, very crafty! Might have to change the title of the blog!

dot said...

Again, these are so cute Sandra!! I especially like the reindeer.

KarenB said...

Oh these are so cute!!! Great work!