Sunday, November 04, 2007

Thanksgiving cards

Thanks to my friend Roo, who has a closet dedicated to nothing but Close to My Heart scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies, I have gotten the cardmaking bug. I thought I'd make some Thanksgiving dinner invitation cards to start, just from a mishmash of supplies from a local craft store.

I know the cards could have been better and more interesting (read: I could have used more supplies), but I had to stop buying stuff to create the cards. They're $2 each as it is! You can't tell, but the border and the colored leaf have a metallic shine to them.

I ordered a couple kits for making Christmas cards, and those will be a lot more economical. (And because I didn't hobble craft junk together, they'll look better.)

Do you make cards or other crafts for the holidays?

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15 Comments:

Blogger Pendullum said...

No, I do not...
Never have the time...
But I love to receive homemade cards and gifts...
They tend to make me cry in appreciation...

1:22 PM  
Blogger Bloggy Mama said...

I love making cards. I like to use my own photos on them

4:31 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I make some cards. Usually birthday invites, birthday cards, thank you cards. I make Christmas cards digitally then have them printed as photos. I don't have the patience to make a bunch of one kind of card though.

I love your card. I like the simple look...even though it's not simple to achieve!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I don't, but I sort of wish I did.

5:22 PM  
Blogger M said...

Great job! I scrapbook. I do it as a little side business. Working on a 100 page album right now for a client and then making my step sister's wedding album. :)

6:36 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I neither scrapbook nor do the card thing, although I love getting home made cards. I went to a party once where they were selling the stuff to get started making cards and I was just too overwhelmed. I have enough hobbies around here giving me dirty looks because I abandoned them.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

I don't do cards. I think that your looks lovely.

9:40 PM  
Blogger A Woman Who is: said...

I love the look of your card. It is simply elegant. Hey I am dropping by, via Nadine's blog. I was the one that gave her, her first Tim Tam Slam, so I must give you the link on where to find them. You must not be deprived any longer. They are sold at World Markets, under the name Arnotts Biscuits.

http://www.worldmarket.com/Eat--Drink/Eat/Cookies--Cakes/Arnotts-Biscuits/lev/4/productId/4726/Ne/1100001/sectionId/3200/N/1100414/categoryId/1100414/pCategoryId/0/gpCategoryId/0/Ns/TOP_SELLER_INDEX%7C1%7C%7CCATEGORY_SEQ_3207%7C0/index.pro

3:43 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

These are really pretty and elegant. I have not a crafty bone in my body (I do knit, though). When we were little, however, my sister and I used to make ALL our cards for relatives' birthdays, holidays, etc. She would illustrate them, and I would write the message on the inside.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous jenn said...

I used to make cards all the time from my scrapbooking supplies...before I got married. I refuse to give away my supplies because I really would like to do it again but right now it's just beyond my grasp of things I have time to do. *sigh* Maybe after we finally get the last room unpacked I'll be able to flex my creative side again.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Shaunda said...

We love making cards...

10:13 AM  
Blogger oh amanda said...

No, but I love yours!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Margie said...

I've made cards before at those card-making parties, but like several others have said, I just don't have the time or the inclination to shell out for all the supplies you need to do that. And you don't necessarily save money; it all depends on how pricey the cards you'd normally buy are. Most people throw away cards after they've served their purpose anyway.

But I definitely have made plenty of Christmas gifts. Many years ago I learned to make beaded earrings. Lots of people got earrings that year! Last year I made "oat bags," which are those things you can warm up in the microwave to soothe a sore back, neck, ankle, etc. (I hear they're also good for warming up baby's bed in the winter--but you probably don't have that need, living in Florida).

When I was a poor grad student I did a lot of sewing. I made several men's bathrobes, and reversable quilted jackets for many women. I used to do a lot of crocheting. Don't seem to have much time for that these days, either, but have given away lots of crocheted hats and scarves.

Most of the time I like receiving home-made gifts. Anything my kids make, for example.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

These look great...very elegant and simple. I make homemade cards occasionally, but not often (too many little pieces to manage with a toddler running around).

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Hollie said...

I love your card. I also make cards and scrapbook. I have never used Close to My Heart products I should try them out sometime. You have a great blog.

4:36 PM  

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