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. Instead, I’ve chosen 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. Some who I’ve not managed to see in the year. And what better way of letting them know they’re in my thoughts than with a handmade, handwritten Christmas card?

embossinig
inkpads

Gathering craft supplies

I’ve been a paper crafter 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! 

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. Look at that fox! My choice was for kraft cards and envelopes as I find they show less glue/glitter/fingerprint mistakes than bright white. I went for white artist trading cards for the toppers. These would definitely 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. In theory, they’ll be all done and ready to post by the end of November!

Do you make Christmas cards?