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« on: December 19, 2013 01:59:33 PM »

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I decided to make my own cards this year for the first time.  I made them out of a watercolor pad I got with a watercolor set at the thrift store.  Next year I will buy premade ones!  I made envelopes out of magazine pages to send them in.  Every one is different, some were inspired by you tube videos (the pine branch, lights and the ornaments) and others were just in my head.  I would like to find an image I am very happy with and try printing some next year.  I really love some of these, others are just plain, and some I like... lol.  My cousin Bradley832 said it was pretty ambitious, and I guess it was... so many different cards!  I hope you like, and I love comments on what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013 02:09:19 PM »

Amazing!
You made so many beautiful pieces of art.
This rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013 02:41:20 PM »

Wow, wow, wow. Uberrly wonderful! I love all of them. I don't think I could pick a favorite.
Ooops. The snowmen. Such happy faces. But everything is wonderful, too. Love your colors, love your designs {don't care if you copied some  Wink}....You did a great job. And that is ambitious.

I hope you pick your favorite, and print them out for next year. And keep the original for yourself! Wonderful job to share holiday cheer. I am sure your friends and family will love and cherish them.  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013 03:11:59 PM »

Super ambitious! But what fun for your friends and family to receive a little art piece instead of the ho-hum store bought ones. I love the colors you did an amazing job.
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013 03:35:13 PM »

Wonderful and your post has been recognized here:
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013 03:53:12 PM »

Beautiful art work!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013 03:55:55 PM »

Wow, these are beautiful! I hope all your recipients are properly honored to get a lovely handmade card from you. Hard to pick a favorite, but mine is the snowy river scene.
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013 06:17:30 PM »

Oh wow, these are gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013 08:00:37 PM »

So many great cards!  I think the bulb lights are my favorites though  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2013 12:02:15 AM »

Oh, Carey those cards are so wonderful! It is extra special if you receive a handmade, art card! My MIL paints her cards every year and we always keep them up for a very long time.

You rock for doing this, so will hit that button!  Cheesy Merry Christmas to you!!


Thanks, T for posting this in the Lost in the Shuffle post!  Smiley
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