As a cardmaker every day, I struggle with whether to make or buy my holiday greetings. I have a lot of different cards for the holidays, but I really don't like making more than one of any design. No assembly line production at my house! I also know it takes me forever to make a card, and I don't want to send it if it will just get thrown away after a few days or after the holidays (like I would know anyway!). So -- I generally buy my cards to send with a short newsy family letter and send handmade greetings to those in my family who also make their cards.
But here is one I am sending this year to a friend. It has some fun papers and one of my favorite trims. My lace trim is 1.5" Ivory Crochet Lace by Really Reasonable Ribbon. I LOVE this lace so much and have used it on so many projects. I like how it adds a hint of lace, but is very open to see the design underneath. And of course, I added my favorite embellishment - pearls! These are Latte pearls.
My sentiment is Let It Snow - 1518 by Hambo Stamps. The glitter is on the tree branches is from Sparkle N Sprinkle and the tree dies are by Cheery Lynn. My designer paper is from Authentique and the poinsettias are by Hero Arts. The circles were cut with Spellbinders dies.
Do you make your holiday cards or buy them?
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