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Topic: I want to make my own Christmas cards. *UPDATE* now with pictures!  (Read 3582 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2007 10:03:02 AM »

I just posted pictures of 10 winter cards that would be great Christmas cards:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208230.0

One of the easiest is the offset big snowflake.  All you need for that is white cardstock for the base, blue paper for the snowflake and a rhinestone.  Easy!

Also, another tip:  use FABRIC for the backgrounds.  It's cheap (especially on the Walmart $1 table), and it goes a long way.  I just use glue stick to glue it on, and it sticks fabuously.

Post a photo for us to see!
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2007 11:17:44 AM »

Wow! I never thought of fabric. What a great idea. Thanks!
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2007 01:08:13 PM »

I made some really nice cards for under $10 last year.

I went to my local dollar store and they had some really neat wrapping paper and Christmas tags/stickers.  I bought the cardstock paper and used the wrapping paper/bows/stickers to decorate them.

Try looking at the dollar store.

She sees shooting stars...
              & comet's tail
She's got heaven in her eyes.
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2007 09:59:11 AM »

I definitely suggest buying the cards/envelopes from Michael's/craft store. And recycling the images from old christmas cards. And then you'd only need to buy some simple coordinated paper. I find tissue paper is a better value at the Dollar Store-type of places. Same for glue sticks.

Another idea (which is a little pricier) is to buy one simple stamp you like and maybe an alphabet set of stamps. Then make each card the same. I did this for my college graduation annoucements and people loved them.

I'm doing mostly homemade gifts this year and I've forgotten to get started on the cards! So I'm glad I read this!
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2007 03:37:14 PM »

I make my own cards all the time!  I'm a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, so of course I stamp them!  You can probably find a demo in your area who offers classes, if you're interested.  Stamping cards is a great idea and lots of fun, and gives very impressive results.  If you want to see some examples, check out my blog (in my signature).

Check out my stamping blog: http://www.marissastamps.com
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2007 01:06:26 PM »

These are awesome!  You did a great job.  I really like the tags.  Did you use rubber stamps or did you cut out the designs?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2007 05:12:50 PM »

most of the designs are actually wrapping paper designs. The triangle tree is a triangle cut out of cardstock and covered with tissue paper.
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