I think most of you that know me might have picked up that I like to hand make cards. I developed this love by hanging out with my good friend, Tracy. She introduced me to the world of card making and my checkbook has never been the same since.
I wanted to share a picture of our 2011 Christmas card that I made - or what I like to call "What Might Have Been". I am normally a procrastinator. I will admit that. And this year wasn't any different. I first couldn't decide what I wanted to make. But then once everything was decided, I got to work. I made about 2 cards and my paper punch broke. I replaced my paper punch and sat down to work again. This time the new punch broke after 4 cards. I tried to exchange it but there were no more of this design left and I couldn't find anything else that I could use. I even tried to replicate the design on my Silhouette. That didn't turn out right either.
So I was able to complete 6 of our Christmas cards. Yep. Six.
Here is a picture of one of those six limited edition cards.
I absolutely love this design. I love the colors, I love the little girl, I just love it all. I used all Stampin' Up products except for the punch and ribbon. Another card making buddy (Thanks Doc!) taught me how to run the stamp design through a Xyron machine to make the front of the design sticky so that I could then apply glitter to add a "pop" to the card. You use a used dryer sheet to complete that process. I would have never come up with that on my own. I printed out the snowflakes on my Silhouette.
I am very sad that here it is December 21st and I have no way of completing them so that I can mail them off.
I think I will continue looking for the punch and keep working on them. I'll just look at it as I now have a jump start on next year's cards.
Now you know why you haven't received a card from us this season. Merry Christmas to you all!
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