HI Tonya,My girls love to make their own Christmas themed cards by drawing their photo, resizing on the pc and printing them onto cards from the computer. They feel all grown up sending their own cards to friends and cousins:-)Blessings,Suzanne
At anthropology, they had felted soaps. When the soap is gone, you cut a slit, slip in a new bar of soap and either the hole shrinks closed when used or you sew it closed. I think it was the first. Great gift idea.
Happy Monday Tonya - I saw this one in my inbox today, I thought it worked great for card ideas!http://e1.interweave.com/dm?id=0153FD51CD3933ADBA73194D6047E69CB619E5D9368D54D6
Oh I love the stars!(I am madly in love with bunting!)<3 :)And here is my latest:http://www.honorcrownedcrafts.com/1/post/2010/10/mini-book-love1.html
Folks are so brilliant, aren't they?? Clever clever ideas!
Wondeful post Tonya. We are going to try stamping our own cards this year using softkut blocks and one of those linoleum cutters. I figure the kiddoes can make their own designs. I can cut for them and they can stamp!
I like giving my photo cards. The kids love cutting and pasting old cards that we've been given in years past to make new ones.
what a lovely idea tonya, i will look forward to your post! xo
Tonya, When I was in a classroom, we made heaps of cards in a very simple way. The important thing to use was the right medium. The children would draw the outline of a picture, like a snowman or a stocking or a Christmas tree, in a black felt marker. Once it dried they would colour it in vibrant felt markers. The effect is wonderful and simple. A little splash of glitter would also make it beautiful. I have no pictures of them but if you try it out, I'm sure you'd agree that these are beautiful.xo Jules
Hmm I'm thinking of some sort of watercolor/tissue paper cutout design---- perhaps I'll actually do this and post it on my blog!!!! Thank you for the inspiration as always!~Samantha
thanks for all the wonderful ideas you've been sharing....they are inspiring me and getting me thinking about my Christmas crafting and giving!
Love that knit star garland. We've been picking up horse chestnuts on our walks and that would be such a pretty way to use them.
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Hi from Germany,your parcel is now here,thank you very much,also for your warm wishes.I love it very much and i will hang it on each Christmas present with the names ofour big Family.I wish you and your family the bestand God bless you all Bärbel .........sorry, my english is not verry goodi think
I have been making our family's Christmas cards for about 40 years! I started when I was a girl, and I felt very proud that my parents wanted to send my drawing for their Christmas card. I usually make a drawing which we have copied at the printers. My children did them for us for a few years when they were small, and they were very special to us. Once in a while I try something different. Last year, my daughter helped me produce silk screen prints, and my next card is going to be a lino cut, because I'm having a wonderful time doing hand colored lino prints in my studio. I can't wait to see what your family comes up with. love, Beth
Dear Tonya,Our Christmas list has shrunk considerable this year purposely. So homemade cards will be something that we, as a family, will be able to accomplish.Thank you for creating this medium for all of us to share what we are doing during these blessed time of the year.M.
We also have a very small card list, but in the past have usually done home-made cards. I'll give my kids half-sheets of paper to draw/paint a Christmas picture, then scan and format fold-over cards with a publisher program, and put our family message inside (and a "publishing company" on the back, too, with the artist and title and year!)Print on cardstock for best results, though one year I printed on regular paper, and pasted the color images onto plain cardstock. It's been a fun record of our Eldest Daughter's artistic development!