BUT! With the ending of the holidays, means a New Year is upon us! Yay! That is a new start for me every year! What are your New Year's Resolutions? Do you make any?
I plan on being more organized to hopefully squeeze a few more hours out of one day! With Pinterest a fave on my bookmarks bar, I have found a ton of amazing blogs, tutorials, and DIY projects I hope to one day try. Not to mention all the organizing and homemaking bloggers I've found! There are some really amazing and talented people out there! I've added a couple of their blog buttons on my page here, make sure you check them out one day real soon!
So, with my organization goal for 2012, maybe I should start with the blog huh? Not much to organize though as I don't make it here too often :(
Ok anyway, the new year hasn't started yet so I can still post a few pics of Christmas Cards I made right?
I did a card count in my head and I think I managed to squeeze out 20-something hand made Christmas Cards this season... AMAZING! (for me anyway...) I'm sure there are thousands of people who've squeezed out hundreds more, but it's my first year so 20-something is Awesome! LOL :)
Ok, all these cards are 4" x 6". They are actually quite simple and thanks to my Cricut machine & Art Philosophy Cartridge, they didn't even take long at all!
This first picture is two of the shapes I used from the AP Cart, both are using the same button and both cut at 1 1/2".
Then I took the inside of the white square and stamped a Snowflake on it from my "Holiday Magic" stamp set. I used the "Twilight" blue ink for this card. It seemed to match nicely with my "Believe" paperpak that I used for the red/green/blue squares.
Holiday Magic stamp set.
So there you see the (almost) finished project. I used 3D foam tape to make the squares "pop" from the page.
A bit of red velvet ribbon across the bottom (adhered to the back of inside cover w/liquid glass); and voila! Card is finished. Inside, I quoted a bible verse, Luke 2:11; and pasted a family picture on the inside as well.
The "gift" card beside it was actually even easier to make, as all I did was cut random sized squares out of my "Wonderland" paperpak (scraps actually) and adhered a ribbon to it topped with a bow. Again, bible verse on inside & family pic!
The last card was actually a mess up... :( But a mess up turned beautiful I think! I had actually thought I could fit my picture on the back of the tag and done... Wrong! I cut it too small....:( Soooo, then came this idea of attaching it to a card base! Woo hoo!!! So after deciding how I was going to place this "tag" on my card; I stamped the tree shape stamp from my "Holiday Wishes" stamp set and 3D'd the tree over top! Tied a little red velvet ribbon on top and stamped Merry Christmas & To You and Yours along the side and bottom of the tree! ... And breathe.... LOL
I guess you can't see where I've stamped the sentiments but Merry Christmas is stamped running down the left side of the tree & To You and Yours is stamped on the bottom sort of right corner of the tree.
Christmas Cards Complete! Now, my next project is to make a bunch of random Birthday Cards... I'm thinking the "gift" one above will make a nice birthday card as well... Hmmm... multi-purpose card!! I LOVE IT!!
Thanks for reading! Check back soon! (I promise, I will update more than once a month in 2012!)
God Bless you in your New Year!!!