Hi all! I thought you might want a sneak peek at the holiday cards I'm working on. I love that this year I've managed to incorporate a handmade card, a photo of the boys, and our "Highs and Lows" list all into one card. I have only managed this one other time, ever! Normally I either have to do a separate letter/list, and a separate photo, which can get to be a real pain. I wish I had a picture of the first time I managed this feat several years ago, because those cards were so cute! I made a long card (like a legal sized envelope), it was a pocket card. The list was in the pocket and the photo was on the front of the pocket. But it was before I began blogging, and I didn't take very many pics of my work back then I guess. *sigh*
So, again SUPER easy cards! Die cut all my photo frames (and as a side note, I just love this frame! It's so versatile, I know I'll be using it for scrapbook pages, invitations, and more!) and my bows. I used those cheap scrapbook inserts to cut the frames, and also to print the "Highs and Lows" list on the inside of the card. See? Everything is good for something! ;) The cards are all different, I went to town on several of my 6" holiday paper pads for the card fronts, and used a lot of scraps for the bows. The scrap left from cutting the card fronts was the perfect size to cut a bow from, too. So there wasn't a lot of waste, which makes any crafter happy. :)
The photos were ordered from Mpix.com. They sold (and very affordably) a 2.5" by 3.5" sized wallet photos that, while just a smidge to narrow for the frame, ensured that I wouldn't have to cut down 60 photos, and that I'd get the whole picture inside the frame. Most places, including Walgreens where I normally get my photos printed, do only a 2" x 3" wallet, and that was going to be too small. The pics I ordered from Mpix were like a senior photo, even die cut with the rounded corners. So, for the other Christmas cards that I've made throughout the year, I can just pop one of these funny pics inside the card.
I used two different sentiments in the stamp set "Santa's Helper," we thought that was funny since it was like Evan was saving the day for santa by tying up his brothers, LOL. Also I used "From our family to yours" because this picture is pretty indicative of our family! ha!
I hope you like them, and I hope you are having a stress-free holiday so far:)
Holiday Hugs, Noelle