Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Fun Christmas card DIY

After some hiccups with my printing I've finally finished my Christmas cards tonight, I've been planning them for a while but with all the madness over the last month I've ended up finishing them last minute. They're pretty simple this year; an Instagram photo of Miya, a candy cane and some bakers twine has meant that they don't take long at all to create.

First I staged a little photo shoot on my driveway and asked Miya to pose as if she was giving me something... this took a few takes (ok about 30!) but we got there eventually.
then I altered the image to black and white...
I attached this to the front of the card with double sided tape on each side, then cut two slits above and below her fist, because of the size of the candy cane I had to make this larger than I wanted, but it still looks great.
I used plain white, square card blanks from Hobbycraft, they're a really reasonable price for a pack of 50. I tied a little bow with my much loved bakers twine and then stamped the inside, dated the back and wrote my messages.
Instead of using the envelopes that came with the card blanks I opted to use some candy striped paper bags, like the kind you get from an old fashioned sweet shop, added a couple of stamps and off they go on their travels!
Here's a sneaky peek at Miya's princess cards that she wrote to her friends at school, how cute! Love the butterfly stickers!


I hope you are enjoying the festive season, where ever you are! If you'd like to swap cards, I'd love to hear from you, just email me your address and I'll pop one in the post to you. You can reach me at neverplainjanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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