Anyone making their own christmas cards?

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  1. disneymom

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    I really fancy giving it a go this year although no idea where to start :lol:
     
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    An idea is a good starting point. :wink:
     
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    My DW will be making ours again this year. :p015:
     
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    YES! I made a few in January while I was still feeling festive, and now I'm gonna start on some more soon!

    I made some last year and recycled pictures from old cards, this year I've invested in some backing papers and will be buying a card making magazine or 2 when their Xmas ones are out - which will be very soon! :yes:

    Here's some of last years efforts...
     
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    wow those are so nice.

    No, I won't be making cards.
     
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    Nice recycling of old cards! :)

    I used to do that for packages that we shipped, instead of using ribbon and bows that would be squashed. I used solid colour wrapping paper and glued on the card cutouts.

    Could always identify our packages in the "under the tree" photos! :lol:
     
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    I like to make my own gift tags. I have a little side business where I make diaper cakes and towel cakes. But I don't think I am that creative to make christmas cards. Those are really nice! I always prefer the photo cards so I can find my favorite disney vaca pic and "brag" to others about our wonderful year. Is that bad?:camera:
     
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    Pretty cards! :yes: I have no talent at all when it comes to making cards. :sigh; I love handmade cards though.

    I have a beautiful one that Dawn made me for my birthday a few years back. It was purple with a purple feather, and a fairy (and the neatest little purple clothespin). :yes: She also made me an incredible angel Christmas card one year. Whew. Lots of work in those! :yes:

    I've received quite a few beautiful handmade cards, actually! :yes:
     
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    I made my own Christmas cards for a few years but I just don't have the time this year. :sigh;
     
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    :hug2: I am happy to receive cards from anyone whether handmade or not!
     
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    Its SEPTEMBER

    Humbug
     
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    If you make Christmas cards you start in September.
     
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    Just a note of caution: If you're adding embellishments to your cards (layers of paper/cardstock, buttons, ribbons, etc.), watch the weight of the card plus the envelope. It can add up quickly!

    Voice of experience! I've had to retool designs numerous times to bring them in at one ounce of less! :lol: Not an issue if you're mailing just a few, but can crimp the budget a bit if you're sending a lot of cards! :)
     
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    Yes, I went to town a bit with layers and 3D sticky pads on the ones made in January.....I'll have to keep those for the cards that I hand deliver! :rolleyes008: :lol:
     
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    That's a very good point to make....especially for those who intend to go on the Christmas card exchange this year.
     
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    I made mine forthe first time last year and need to be making a start soon on this years..Yes it is September but they take ages to make :)
     
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    I've been making all our Christmas cards (and birthday and anniversary...) cards for years now. I wish I could work up the enthusiasm to start in Sept. I'm usually down to the wire getting them finished. For example, I JUST finished the card for our newest grandson this morning. I always tell myself that I will start earlier and then just can't get my muse going...
     
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    oh i get like that too, sometimes i make loads of cards one after the other (when i get time that is!) and other times it can take me a couple of hours or more to even make one.
     
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    Because I have to let the Stickles dry, it can take several days to make all the bits and pieces that go into creating our cards.

    Once I come up with a couple of ideas, I start searching my Cricut cartridges for cut outs that will work. I make up a few prototypes to see what will work and what won't. Then I go into "production" mode.

    Some years I have so many ideas I don't know where to start. Some years I struggle to come up with one idea...
     

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