I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I mentioned the C-word… but I’m sure if you’re a crafter, like me, you’ve at least thought about it, right?!

cards

I didn’t blog on Friday, because I wanted to feature this year’s Christmas cards on the blog. I’ve not sent cards for the last few years, choosing instead to send emails and donate what I would have spent on cards and postage to Macmillan.

But this year, I thought it would be really nice to reconnect with some people who I’ve not managed to see in the year – and what better way of telling them my news and letting them know they’re in my thoughts than with a handmade, handwritten Christmas card?

embossinig

I’ve been a papercrafter for as long as I can remember, and though my tastes have changed in twenty or so years, the basic tools have not. And this was a great excuse to update them! inkpads

As I already had inkpads, embossing powders, Christmassy papers in my favourite blues and all the cutting and sticking accessories I was likely to need, I popped into the Range to have a look for Christmas stamps that I liked, and the base cards.

I found the three in the top picture – I’m particularly fond of that fox! I chose kraft cards and envelopes as I find they show less glue/glitter/fingerprint mistakes than bright white, and went for white artist trading cards for the toppers, as I knew they’d go with the papers I’d already chosen.

Then it was just a case of getting ALL THE THINGS out on my desk, experimenting a bit and getting busy!

desk

(That’s actually quite tidy, for my desk…)

After a happy couple of hours, I’m 33 cards into a total of 74 and I’m really happy with how they turned out. Once they’re all done I’ll set aside some time each evening to write a few, and in theory they’ll be all done and ready to post by the end of November!

Do you make Christmas cards?