Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 Holiday Cards

Similar to our 2013 holiday cards, I once again ordered photo cards from Costco and crafted part of the card, along with having a collage of family pictures (from our family and maternity photo shoot back in October). I like the Costco photo cards as a starting point because they:
  • come with lined envelopes
  • come with five photo calendars this year (one more than last year!), which I send to grandparents and also give one to Greg for his office
  • have a $5 off coupon ahead of Thanksgiving (the price starts at $15 for 50 cards with envelopes, so $5 off that makes it a really good price)
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This year, the handmade part was positioned to the right. I started with a strip of white cardstock as the base, and layered on the vellum with silver text, a dark grey glitter paper, as well as aqua and pink ribbons. I stamped the "merriest wishes" sentiment on the punched shape, added the punched brackets on either side, then added all that plus a white sequin to the other layers.


Paper: Staples (110 lb white cardstock); We R Memory Keepers (Sheer Metallic Silver Sentiment vellum); American Crafts (Charcoal POW! glitter paper); Simple Stories (Hello Baby Blue Wood/Stars patterned paper); Authentique (Believe collection Essence patterned paper)
Embellishments: Teresa Collins (Nine & Co sequins); Scrapbooks Etc (local scrapbook store - ribbons)
Stamps: Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Ornament
Tools: EK Success Journal Plate and Bracket Large Punch
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink

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