Uh oh… it turns out I did have more than eight cards to make…. I did make the schedule and mailed quite a few out on the 17th! Alas, I found out that some of the cards I had mailed could have been delayed because I might happen to meet those people during the holidays! However, they probably wouldn’t receive the card until after X-mas anyway if meeting in person…
Card Attempt #7
Xmas Ornament Second Try!
Remember how I couldn’t cut straight lines and purposely misaligned the paper in Card #2? Well, I just went with it this time and just glued them straight. You will notice that I still cannot cut straight. I tried to draw attention away from that by adding a bow. To save myself from gluing, I strung the ribbon through two holes in the card and then tied the bow. I still have issues tying the bow. See? It came out crooked.
Card Attempt #8
Green and Snow Pop Out Xmas Tree – (Billing) Envelope Size
That giant pop out tree card #1 was a bit too big to mail. That was made from card stock sized 8.5 by 11 inches and then folded in half. Alas, I did not have any large enough sized paper to be able to make a proper envelope that would survive the post. So… here was another attempt, and I thought of people who don’t get as much snow. If too much white snow overwhelms them, why not a card with partial snow! To spiff it up, I used striped paper and then used green paint to match the trees and make the snow stand out.
Card Attempts #9 and 10
Holidays Paintings on Cardstock
Apparently, painting took less time than all the cutting and gluing, so I went ahead and painted onto the card stock and then use an envelope score board to make envelopes for these from normal paper.
Card Attempt #11
Multi Paper Card
This is just made with scrap cardstock and cut pieces of different patterns.
Card Attempt #12
Pop Out Gift Card
Cover was just made with paper and marker. The inside required two layers of paper. The white paper was cut and bent inward to create the 3D effect. Marker created the ribbon lines. Now…if the card would just stay closed…
And I’m donnnne! So fortunate not all of them had to be mailed. Anyone forget about the holidays this year because Christmas is a Wednesday?
Over the river and through the wood
To random people’s houses we Go
The (rein)deer know the way to carry the sleigh
Through the sky full of white and drifted snow.
Card Attempt #5
Random Santa Sleigh Painting on Blue
This card was just paint and blue cardstock. I spotted a painting online somewhere and tried to imitate it. Unfortunately, let’s just say things didn’t work perfectly. I accidentally drew the houses too high, and so Santa and his reindeer don’t really look like they’re in the sky… Plus, I only had one size brush to work with, so it was a bit hard to do any attempts at detail or shading. Umm, yes, that’s supposed to be the moon in back of Santa’s head. At least this one fits nicely into a normal envelope unlike all the other cards before this.
Card Attempt #6
Snowflakes and Reindeer
Ah, here is another one that fits into those long normal size envelopes (I don’t know what they are called!). I took black construction paper, cut it so it would fit and then folded it. Then, I glued a white piece of paper on the inside so a message can be written. On the front of the card, I mixed and glued scrapbook paper to create the “Happy Holidays” and backgroud. I then went and cut out small snowflakes. A few snowflakes were murdered during the process because I accidentally cut through the whole snowflake while making it. Psss… don’t tell…that’s also why the hole in the top snowflake is bigger in the middle. My scissors decided to cut all the way through instead of stopping… Such disadvantages when working with tiny pieces of paper.
More to come….
Rudolph the red nose reindeeer~
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw him,
You would see I forgot the bow!
Card Attempt #3
Reindeer with Holly Leaves
The reindeer design is based off of this person’s printable holiday card. You can get the printout of the reindeer there. However, because my card was smaller, I had to hand draw the reindeer instead of using the printout. I liked her card color scheme with the black and white, but I ultimately decided that going completely black and white didn’t seem very holiday cheer like. So, I added color with Prisma Color markers. Alas, the green bled through to show on the inside of the card too. To fix this and make it look intentional, I drew red berries on the insides of the card and drew in hollies on the back of the card too, so the back would also bleed into the other inside piece of the card.
Card Attempt #4
Joy to the World Sticker Hole
What to do… I had some old holiday themed stickers around, so I decided to make use of them otherwise they would probably just keep sitting on my shelf for…the many years they already have. I decided to have the sticker on the inside of the card and cut a whole on the front of the card. Then, because the front looked too plain, I added snow (white paint) and a gold ribbon to make it look like a hanging Christmas tree ornament. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the bow to look right, so I just crossed the ribbon. Because the inside looked too white with just the sticker inside, I added badly cut blue stars at the corners of the inside.
More to come….
~Share your ideas! What do you think? Do you make your own cards?~
Deck the halls with crafties and bards.
Fa la la la la, la la la la~
Tis the season to make cards~
I just butchered that carol. Sorry folks. This year, I am going to make an effort to custom make holiday cards even though I have not much time. I have at least eight cards to make…unless I counted wrong. So, instead of 12 days of Xmas, it’s going to be 8 days of Xmas! Just kidding. I’m going to post the cards two by two each post as a motivation to keep me on track because I do have to mail these cards out in time!
~Share your holiday card ideas! The more the merrier! ~
Card Attempt #1:
Popout Green Xmas Trees on Red Paper With Painted White Snow
I followed a youtube video and then added and made a couple of minor tweaks. I used 65 lb cardstock for paper, but if you make something like this, I would recommend using something lighter for the Xmas tree on the inside of the card because I now have a hard time keeping the card closed…. but I guess that’s what the envelope is going to be for. This is the card I spent the most time gluing
Card Attempt #2:
Xmas Tree Ornaments
This card was made from a combination of construction paper, normal printing paper, scrapbook paper, yellow paint, and green highlighter. I tilted the white and red rectangles because…well… I can’t cut straight apparently, so I tried to hide that I can’t cut straight. I am now hoping some of the people receiving these cards aren’t reading these blog posts….haha.
More to come! Share your card ideas too~ The more the merrier as holiday spirit dictates(or life in general :p)!