Friday, November 30, 2012

Makin’ Christmas Cards…or how to cover your living room with glitter!

I decided to make my own Christmas cards this year…
I used pages from an old tattered hymnal
I taped the hymnal pages onto regular printer paper (Washi tape worked perfectly for that) and printed the pine cone/branch printables I found on a blog this week (for the life of me I can’t figure out where I found them) (I have looked and looked) (It’s driving me crazy if anyone knows which blog had these posted this week, PLEASE let me know.  I think I need to ask the Wizard of Oz for a memory!). UPDATE::  Angie from Knick of Time was nice enough to let me know that it was from her blog just last week that I found these graphics!  How embarrassing, but thanks Angie! (I swear I looked there!)  Where can I find that Wizard?
After trimming the printed pages to fit my cards and I used a glue stick to attach them to the card.
I touched a bit of glitter here and a bit of glitter there on the print…
just enough to highlight the design.
Martha Stewart adhesives are the best, I used a glue stick to attach the music to the card and the gel adhesive to apply the glitter.
My coffee table may never be the same!
But I do love the cards!  Each one is a bit different…
On the inside of the card I glued a piece of music with Merry Christmas printed on it.
in keeping with the music theme. 
Loving them!
I also made some Shutterfly collage Christmas cards to put inside these.  I only paid $6.73 for 25 cards and can’t wait to get them.
Aren’t they cool?  I can’t wait to send them out!
I made these stickers with my Xyron to put on the outside of the envelopes.
I am linking to these great parties!


Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Your cards area gorgeous...and there is no avoiding the glitter everywhere!! Tis the season!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love your handmade Christmas cards!

Susie @bowdabra said...

Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your awesome Christmas cards in our Crafty Showcase this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

Have a wonderful week!

Susie @Bowdabra

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Wow! You're cards are beautiful. I love making cards too, and always enjoy seeing another artist's take on the process.

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original link party is open

SuperMomNoCape said...

You're cards are beautiful. Your family and friends are going to love receiving those.

Anonymous said...

They came out beautiful! How special - I love getting handmade Christmas cards! And I can totally relate to the glitter situation - I think there is glitter of every color ground into my carpet!

Ana Love Craft said...

Just gorgeous!Love it!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
Happy day!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Crystelle said...

these cards are so pretty1 I love the old hymnal paper you used. How lucky are the recipients...!

Moe Talks A Lot said...

Found you on the craft-manic blog hop
These are wonderful! I want to make some and frame them to put up as decor!


Donna Wilkes said...

Very beautiful! I have a love-hate relationship with glitter: love the look, hate the mess. The pine branch on the music was the perfect touch.

Jill said...

They are really beautiful cards Ellen! I've managed to avoid glitter so far this year - as I put it out of the way last year somewhere safe...don't remember where...oops!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

The pine cone graphics came from me @ Knick of Time! I had to laugh when you linked up your lovely cards at Knick of Time Tuesday, but didn't remember where the images came from! I'll be featuring you next week!


Unknown said...

Hi, visiting via from Ray Gun Ramblings

You are so clever! These are just gorgeous and festive :)

I've just started a new blog link up My Style Sunday . I'd love you to join.

My Shabby Chic Home said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! what a lovely idea!