Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Cards

I am not a card person in the sense that I hate sending out cards. I love to create cards, but have no patience to sit down and write notes in them. Heaven forbid that I have to address it, gah! But, my mom is the queen of cards. Truly. She writes out all of her Christmas cards on Thanksgiving. Once the turkey has been eaten and the dishes have been washed, my mom busts out the address book. These are for you, mom!

I used Basic Grey Christmas paper for these (and 2-3 more of each style). Basic Grey had a card kit last Christmas that I saw on a blog somewhere, probably Kelly Goree. I had sketched them last year in a notebook that I use and used the sketches as inspiration for these cards.

These cards are a little brighter and less inked. I used the KI Memories Christmas lines from last year for these along with Doodlebug velvet brads, Jenni Bowlin rub-ons and Making Memories tiny alphas.

They are now sitting in a box, complete with envelopes. Now I need to bribe Brad into taking them to the Post Office. :)

Do you make your own cards? Do you send out cards?

16 comments:

Amanda Sevall said...

So cute! Love your cards! :) Every year we send out a photo card (I use Shutterfly) of something we did during the year. I'm with ya on the addressing, personalizing and mailing... takes so much dang time! :)

BB said...

Holy Crap! You made these???
They are so cool. It's all I can do to get the stamp on the envelope straight. Nice job!

Lal said...

WOW! Those are alot of cards! And so detailed too! I do NOT have the patience to do all that on so many cards! I usually do make a Christmas card with a family pic to send out, but I try to keep them as simple as possible because I have to duplicate it at least 20 times! But you did an awesome job! Oh, and I emailed you about the glitter stuff...with my address, did you get it?

Carmen O. said...

These Christmas cards are fabulous! Yes I make and send them out. One thing nice about living with a techie is he's got to have all the gadgets and had a dymo label printer, boy does that make addressing cards (and everything) so much easier!

Erica said...

Hi there - I clicked on your link from a friend's blog and I just wanted to say how inspired I am to go make some cards after seeing yours - you are truly talented! Have a nice day :o)

Patrizzia said...

Lovely... I love the tall Christmas tree one! :) I'm kinda like your mom.. kinda. I have my cards mailed out the day before Thanksgiving... This year however they might be a bit late since I still can't think of a photo to put in the card.

3left Feet said...

BAH! you had to ask.... I've made 203 cards so far!! I sold them. So I'm not a wierd card collector or anything! I'll be strange to recieve one of my own cards back!

I <33 your cards! I really love the basic grey ones and those happy bright ones!! You should make more! Seriously! The're totally cute!

3left Feet said...

ha my blogger thing is fianlly working!

Linda Beeson said...

What a wonderful mix of cards and products used on them! LOVE your cards.

Vicki said...

Your cards are awesome, Estee! I especially love the pink snowperson! Your mom will be proud!

Elizabeth said...

Your cards are awesome... yes, you know my mother, we definitely are a card-loving family! I just started making my card list last night... I am up to 112 people/families that need cards... lots and lots of writing ahead of me!!!

Angela said...

Have I mentioned to you that you're way too damn creative?

Melissa S said...

Beautifullous cards!! Really. They rock!

Rhayne said...

Love the cards :o) Especially the Basic Grays. I've been making cards for quite a few years and love seeing other's designs. It's always inspiring.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Gorgeous cards!

I don't make cards, but was asked to sell some next year at a holiday fair - I better get going!

shopgirlaudi said...

How did I miss this post??? :) I love your cards. I actually made some yesterday. I always say I am going to make my own cards and then I procrastinate and not make any and we end up not sending cards at all. But yesterday I completed 6. I used a kit I had from last year too. I figure if I work on them a little at at time, I won't feel so overwhelmed:)