This year I was determined to make my own Christmas cards. Pretty ambitious considering most years I barely even manage to get them mailed before New Year's - if at all!
But with a new Cuttlebug embossing machine, I was ready to take on the world - or at least, our Christmas card list. I came up with this simple design and was able to put these together pretty quickly.
- Cardstock (I used green and red, as well as a shiny gold)
- Embossing machine (optional)
- Blank card
The first step was to cut out four strips for each card, 2 red and 2 green. With my inferior estimating skills, this ended up being the trickiest part for me - figuring out what size to make them so they'd all be the same size and fit uniformly on the card. With a little trial and error, I settled on a size I liked. (My advice: Use a paper cutter if you have one; it makes the whole process so much quicker!)
Using a tape runner, I adhered each embossed strip to the card. Then I used shiny gold cardstock, embossed with "Merry Christmas" and cut with fancy-edged scissors, to finish off the design.
I'm pretty hard on myself when it comes to things I make, but I can say that I'm not embarrassed to send these to my family in friends. In fact, I even like them! <gasp!>