December 9, 2009

Christmas cards

I finished my Christmas cards yesterday.  While I should have spent my day off finishing my continuing education so I'll have a pharmacist license next year, I spent the day embossing cardstock and sewing ribbon around cards.  I seriously thought about not making my cards this year.  There's just so much to do and so little time.  I was going to buy some of those photo cards to send, but they're kind of expensive.  I can make cards for a fraction of the cost--it just ends up taking so much time!  I try to make a photo card every year using a picture of my son, but I could not get it to work this year.  I'll just tuck his picture inside the card.  I did coordiante the colors of my card to the colors in the picture, though.  So here's what I finally came up with:

I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the snowflakes on the bottom of the card.  I also sprayed the embossing with some glitter spray paint.  The cards I send out won't have the glitter paint because I was running short on time, and it's kind of messy.  I really like the way they turned out--clean and simple.  I used a computer-generated sentiment on the outside and inside for the Caardvarks digital challenge.  My husband bought me a very nice Canon Pixma 9000 printer for Christmas last year, and I LOVE it!  I'm able to print anything I want on my cards now.  The inside sentiment has a little Christmas greeting and our names--so they're completely impersonal (but finished).  I didn't even address the envelopes by hand but used printed labels instead.  Thanks for looking!


  1. This is really lovely, simple and elegant!

  2. have been looking at all the caardvarks challenge card and yours is definitely my fav because it it cas - ribbon is perfect on it. thanks for the inspiration!