I had already decided to do something in a tree-theme with some green origami paper and several stamps I'd bought through Paper Source - this store is one of my favorite sources of stamps, papers, funky gifts, their catalog is full of beautiful and colorful pictures. Further inspiration came as I flipped through a recent Paper Source catalog.
|some trees and |
some papersource catalog pictures
There was no shortage of fun images and seasonal sayings that made it onto the cards - gnomes, gingerbread men, wrapped-packages, wreaths, and more. I used foam sticky tabs on parts to give a little depth; 3-D is all the rage these days, afterall.
|action shot. |
(clearly indicated by the scissors at the bottom)
The new stamps made an appearance, too, as did a snowflake paper punch that I picked up sometime in the last few years.
|snowflake paper punch|
I didn't make nearly as many as I planned, but a couple of dozen (a few were post-photo additions) was enough to make me feel like I'd done something creative!!
|gingerbread men, elves, gnomes|
and ugly sweaters
|pine forests, wreaths, and |
packages, tied up in string
Hopefully I'll get an earlier start next year and make enough for everyone. The nice thing is that I was able to use several cards stockpiled from Christmas' past to balance the cards I wanted to send. Apologies if you got a generic card - I promise you'll get a homemade one next year!
Happy Holidays to all!