MErry Christmas Eve Everyone!
Before I set out for the night, I wanted to share a little seasonal DIY I worked very hard on this year: Home-made Christmas cards!
I love paper and stationary. I really like working with all the different patterns and colors. Paper isn’t so different from fabric in that respect. Mixing graphics on a card is similar to combining prints for a collection. I like to justify all the time this took by counting it as pattern training but while working I was having too much fun to really focus on what I was learning.
The prints are actually from two different holiday scrapbooking pads from Michael’s Craft Store. One I had gotten on clearance last year and the other I picked up this black Friday. They were under ten dollars each.
I had originally planned to only make about ten cards but I kept remembering more and more people on my list.
It was loads of fun but it was no easy feat finishing in time for Christmas after such a late start.
I like experimenting with different things because its helps me clear my mind and focus solely on what’s in front of me. In that respect, card making provides a different sense of relaxation for me because it’s not something I do professionally.
I thought about not only which colors went well together, but what mood each of the cards would have and how each would make the recipient feel. Afterwards, selecting who would receive each one was even more of a challenge than making them. More went into the final selections than you’d imagine!
I made 28 Christmas cards this year for friends and family.
My card army was sent out just a few days ago. Hopefully each has found its way to its destination in time!
I am always open to custom paper/stationary work! Drop me a line if you’ve got something in mind!
Editing for this post was done by: Victoria - Contact: victoriaKnC@outlook.com