Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Wreath


This was last year's Christmas wicker wreath design. I reused the decorations in my window display this year and in the living room decorations.

I went with more traditional and natural decorations this year.

 It came out much better than I thought, so I was very thrilled. Plus the cats didn't try to kill it this year, so WOOHOO!

Need to figure out what to do for the "new year" look.....

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Personal Touch

Emails, text messages, and voice mails are just not the same as getting a letter or a card personally. Hence why I like to add a little personal flare to my cards and letters. I want to show the recipient that I put a little effort into making it a bit more loved.

My Christmas cards were an example of this for sure. Last year I did a stamp of a reindeer and colored it with different stamps. This year I wanted a little more flare and tradition at the same time.

I took a dark maroon card stock and punched out some snow flakes. (I kept the punched out snow flakes to use for other projects.)

 I cut out a square of white glitter card stock to glue to the inside of the card so that it showed through the snow flake punch outs. Then I glued down a candy cane stripped ribbon along the top and bottom of the front face. this helped to hold the glitter card stock in place as well as be decorative.

I used a stamp on the front in dark green for the main word expression. I also did a simple stamp expression inside the card (much like tradition cards you buy). On the very back of the card I used a new hand made stamp.

May take more time, but I got a lot of thank yous and nice comments about how they looked. People like to know you spent time on them, even if its just a card saying hello.