Everything seemed to fall into place for making Christmas cards this weekend. First, my sister and I both had a day where we had nothing going on. Second, my best friend also had some free time. Third, the quintessential event that marks beginning of Christmas has occurred. I finally saw the Hershey Kiss Christmas commercial:
It’s been a long time since I made any sort of greeting card. I just couldn’t bring myself to touch a stamp after my Grandma passed away. Making cards was something we did together every year for more than a decade. For the last year, my paper, stamps, and ink pads have all been packed away in the closet.
This year, however, I feel quite differently. I decided making cards is a way to be with my Grandma and celebrate all the wonderful memories I have of her. As soon as we spread out all the supplies and snacks on the table, it felt like old times. We laughed, created, and had a great time.
Despite being a bit out of practice, I still managed to make some cute cards. I used some scraps leftover over from previous Christmases, along with some wooden gift tags I picked up at Target (only $3.oo for a pack of 24).
My sister brought over some punches, which reminded me I had some as well. We put them all out on the table went nuts. There were a lot of (funny looking) mistakes, but eventually we figured out how to use them well enough. The card above was made using a corner punch, while the cards below used a variety of corner and edge punches. Some obviously worked better than others!
This is my favorite of the evening. The colors are just so different and fun.
As I practiced with the punches, I started to get a little more brave about creating borders. Some glittery reindeer ended up with a beautiful spiral cut border to prance upon!
No card making session is complete until I make something with a bit of plaid.
The night ended far too soon, but how lovely it was to spend time with family and friends, while Grandma watched from above.
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Stay tuned! More Christmas crafts to come!
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