Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How to Make Christmas Cards by Hand - Quick!


Once again I have decided to cheat this year.

AND - - I DON'T feel guilty - which is great!

I bought approx. 100 different Holiday NOTE CARDS from Michaels (I couldn't refuse at 10 for $1.50); then I bought matching ribbon and embellishments for them.

By adding my personal touch this way - the cards are still somewhat hand made - and much more valuable than they were originally PLUS I shave LOADS of time off of the cutting and trimming side of things.

I may also stamp, watercolor and accent the envelopes - but that's about it.

In addition to this....I am also working with the KIDS to create their own Hand Made Holiday Cards.

Again, I am cheating by getting pre-printed images (although not cards) - and putting Glitter or Glossy Accents on them. *Although since my daughter is such a creative genius with PhotoShop, I might just get her to create the images we use...HMMMM....

Anyhow...since accenting gives the printed image a new dimension - for CHEAP - the cards will look way better than they would if they were ONLY printed.

I guess the moral here is that cheating (on crafts) can sometimes be a good thing!

I will upload the photo's when I get them done.

1 comment:

  1. P.S. If you wish to have YOUR photo ON the Christmas Cards this year...here are some tips from Martha Stewart.com that will come in very handy.

    How to Take a Great Photo for Holiday Cards

    These few simple tips can help you take the perfect picture for your holiday cards.

    -Wear solid colors, which complement each other but don't match exactly.
    -For more of an impact, shoot close-ups.
    -For the most flattering lighting, shoot in the early morning or at sunset.
    -Position subjects against a clear, uncluttered background.
    -For a timeless look, experiment with black-and-white and sepia-toned prints.
    -When photographing children and pets, enlist a helper to make distractions or keep their attention.

    Happy Holidays!


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