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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Cards...

Greetings again friends! It's been a while since I last posted on here and I thought I would share something a bit crafty with you! Christmas is a time of giving and cheer and for me giving something from the heart is what it's all about. I adore making gifts and cards and although this year I sent my parents a beautiful store bought card (I really loved the image and message inside, they were perfect) the only other card I've decided to give out I crafted myself. Sadly, I didn't take a photo of the actual card before sealing the envelope so I will have to ask my dear friend to allow me to photograph once opened so that you can see what I'm about to describe.

For the card I took a plain blank card I bought at the dollar store and chose two pages from a magazine that would mean something to the recipient, in this case a scene from London, England and a beach scene. I traced around the card on both images I had chosen and cut them out, pasted them on either side and with marker wrote a Christmas greeting on the front. Simple, right? Inside I wrote a personal message and was done!

The envelope was a plain beige cream color so I decided to add a little to it. Here's what I used:

Magazine page, for cut-outs
Elmer's Glue Stick, for pasting
Crayola Markers in Classic Colors
Scissors and holiday stickers 

Basically, I cut-out a few images from the page I had chosen and arranged them on the envelope pasting them down right away so as to know what kind of space I had to work with. Afterward I drew a little garland around the images on the edge of the front of the envelope and then decided to write "Merry Christmas" in several languages (this was a personal choice as I know my friend will greatly appreciate the gesture). Here's a close up of the front of the envelope:

For the back of the envelope I used a sticker in the middle and wrote out some lyrics of popular holiday songs all over the back, again, just a personal touch that would be appreciated by the recipient. One just needs to get creative and know the likes of the person being given the card or gift. Here is an image of the back of the envelope:

See how easy and personal that is? I'll let you know what he thought of it once I've given it to him! Just thought I would share that simple craft idea with you all. Please, don't forget to check out my personal crafting blog, Mes Petites Creations, for more crafting and decorating ideas. May your days be sunny and bright and may all your Christmases be white!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Nadia Marie

PS: I will post a photo of the card once it's been received! 

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