handmade christmas card DIY!12.19.2012
so yesterdays agenda involved playing michael buble's christmas album and making christmas cards (yes a veritable festive cheese fest)
I love card making, I haven't bought xmas cards for years, handmade ones are always so well received and I get to have a little fun with the creative process to boot! I'm always collecting bits & bobs to make mine so these ones pictured are a mix of items I've purchased over the last few years.
you'll need some blank cards/envelopes in various colours, I get mine from hobbycraft, they have a pretty big selection! there are hundreds of decorations available in there too, picking what I put on the cards is the fun part for me! most of mine I simple glue on or use double sided foam pads to attach. I also secretly love buying the little fluffy balls which I use for hat poms poms or noses aha (childish)
some of the festive cartoon characters I've used on mine were from a paperchase card making kit that I picked up last year, paperchase is a great shop for cute little 3D foam stickers that I often use on birthday cards as well.
if you're tempted to make some of your own I'd recommend looking in both shops I've mentioned and/or your local craft shops (also etsy which is a great online craft supply destination but it may be a little too close to christmas for their shipping!)
have you ever made your own christmas cards? are any of you tempted?