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!


Sue-ann said...

This is really lovely, simple and elegant!

bkeefe said...

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!