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Monday, January 4, 2010

Belated Christmas Wishes

Here it is--our 2009 Christmas card! Pretty much my style lately--a day late, a dollar short, but since one of my readers asked about it, I thought I'd better show you this year's (or would that be "last year's" Christmas card). These are my three very normal, wonderful children that I just couldn't live without! The "normal" reference means that while I love them with all my heart, they're very normal in the sense that they're not perfect *insert shocked face*, which keeps me on my toes! BTW, I was an extremely "normal" kid, too *wink*!

I'd toyed with the idea of ordering photo cards, to the point of designing them and putting them in my virtual shopping card, and then I remembered all those cool holiday sets I'd ordered from Papertrey Ink to "make" my Christmas as guilt would have it, I came up with this very simple, very easily mass-produced card that I really, really love! This version uses a strip of Ripe Avocado for the sentiment, but my first two batches of the cards used a strip of Kiwi Kiss. Love both versions! I'd also played around with Damask Designs for the lower portion of the card, but ended up using Giga Guidelines for most of the cards.

The hard part of the entire card making process was finding 5x7 (A7) envelopes--can you believe that none of the office supply-type stores in the area carry them? I ended up ordering them from Anchor Paper, which is fairly local, so they arrived in a couple of days and I was able to get the cards in the mail before Christmas.

Tomorrow I'm TCP Tuesday hostess, so be sure to peek in!


Shelly said...

What a beautiful family! I love the way your card turned out! Anchor Paper's a favorite of mine for envelopes too. I'm in MN though and can drive there.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Yay! I am glad you shared it! I was excited to see it as well! What a darling family you have! Such a great photo and I love the simple sophistication of the card! Great job!


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