Sunday, 8 November 2009

Christmas Cards

about a month ago i was asked if i could prepare and demonstrate some cards for a group of ladies. they want to have semi-formal evenings where they can relax, learn something new and not spend a lot of money. an environment where they can invite friends, family or neighbors to join them. with Christmas approaching, they thought it might be nice to start out with some cardmaking.

i keep laughing, because although i'm not really a cardmaker, i tend to be making a lot of these lately! truthfully it was cardmaking that got me started into scrapbooking as i have been.

anyways it was a lot of fun to prepare. their challenge was to create 3 cards that would cost no more than $5. in this instance, my time was totally volunteer and not paid.

as with any project i have a million ideas floating around in my head. honestly it is a nice problem to's just tough to pick one idea and go with it! after a few weeks of thought and ideas....i had a sufficient amount of caffeine and sleep....narrowed it down to a few design ideas and went shopping!

Making Memories, Prima, Maya Road, Imaginisce stamp and glimmer mist. the edge punch is Martha Stewart lace.
Cosmo Cricket.


i cut the snowflakes out on my cricut. then glimmer misted them too.


i made two versions of this card, but they will be making the last one. pink is one of those colours that is either loved or hated by people. better to go with the blue and be a bit more traditional i decided!
My Mind's Eye patterned cardstock.  PinkPaislee stamp. the edge punch is by ek success called Parisian.

some of the ladies are veteran cardmakers. others are quite frightened by it. {i'm still trying to figure that one out!} i cut out ALL the papers to the correct size. then i used my edge punches on about 85% of the papers. edge punches are new to some of the girls, and i thought i'd leave some for them to try punching out. otherwise if they know how to use a glue stick, then they should be very happy with their results.

i am very excited and hope all my pre-planning has been worth it!

oh, and the cost? managed to get it to be exactly $5 per set of cards....not a penny more!!!

off to work on more Christmas

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