Thursday, December 3, 2009

December Journal Day Three | Scrapbooking

Journal your Christmas day three prompt - Christmas cards...


Every year I try to hand make our cards - this year I am getting a late start but I am hopeful that they will go out by next week! This year I am trying to use up a lot of the product that I haven't used in ages - you know all that patterned paper and card stock...

This years design is going to vary as far as the patterned paper and the cardstock. The photo and ribbon will be the same for each card.

First I determine what stamping elements I am going use. Yes, I know I could have done this with the computer and saved some time but I really like the 'shabbiness' of the opaque ink on the photo. Both stamps are from Stampin Up!


Then I went through all my Christmas patterned paper and found that I have a lot of the Basic Grey Figgy Puddy. I cut strips 2.5" x 4.5" (because my finished card is 4.5" x 6.25")


I attached these strips to the card fronts...here I am showing brown cardstock that was used. I am also going to use red, blue and gray.


Adhered the photo and wrapped the ribbon around the card front (make a slit on the fold side so you can 'thread' your ribbon through) and tie a knot.


I have printed some photos in B&W and some with a funky 60s action. These were taken by my photography friend Larry Chen here in Vancouver, WA. I used a corner rounder, then I stamped 'Season's Greetings' with opaque white Staz On. Then I took my white gel pen and drew a border around the edges of the photo - all free hand to give it that shabby look. Now 249 more to make!

Enjoy life!

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