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Friday, December 17, 2010

Making Christmas Cards



This year I decided not to do cards for printing. My printer is acting up again and I don't want to pay a print shop right now. Instead I'm painting individual cards for immediate family and I've worked all afternoon on just these two. What have I gotten myself into?! Of course this is a labor of love and I want them to be special for each person. These are the two 'guy' cards I've created for the men in my family. I used black, some muted colors, plaid, metallics...guy stuff. I'm not the least bit concerned about minor imperfections. They are homemade after all and come from the heart. I have to add that crafters impress me more and more. I'm not terribly crafty anymore. If I ever decide to make handmade cards full time I would definitely have to develop a better system.

8 comments:

perugina said...

These are beautiful and more so when from the ♥
Have a wonderful Christmas Billie.
perugina

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Perugina.:) Have a great Christmas and best wishes for a even better 2011.

Jeanette said...

These are fabulous cards. I like them a lot. I know its time consuming to create them, but worth it when they look this good.

Billie Crain said...

It was fun to come up with designs on the fly, Jeanette. I'm glad you like them. Hope the recipients think so, too.

Perovskia said...

I like the second one :)

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, P. I like that plaid myself.

D.D said...

These Christmas cards are beautiful.

Wish you & your family a very Happy Christmas.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, D.D.! Merry Christmas to you as well.:)