Christmas Cards 2010

Well it's that time of year, and I have been trying to decide what kind of Christmas cards I am going to make.

I think when I first started making cards, I would just go ahead and create. Now when I start making cards, there are a couple of things I think about first.
The first thing I think about is "how many cards do I need?" This is so important anytime you are making multiple cards, like for invitations or Christmas cards. You need to design a card partially based on the number you need, because it is hard to make the same thing over and over if it is too detailed.
Choose your paper! You also have to make sure that you can get all the supplies you need as well as the cost of each card (if you are trying to budget). Once I come up with a design that I like, I make a trial run of one card first, this gives me the pattern to follow as I continue to make more. 
I thought of how many I have to make, probably 25. Then I chose my paper.............Basic Grey Jovial. 
Can I just say how much I LOVE this paper! 
I got started and as I thought about different designs and looked through all the papers. I started thinking of all the different directions I could go with this paper in creating a Christmas card. 


These snowflakes are raw chipboard coated with broken china distress crackle paint, and then inked with rusty hinge distress ink, then coated with glossy accents .

After looking at the different designs I came up with, I have decided that I am going make all different cards. All of my cards will be with Jovial but not the same design. 
This can be such a great way to use scraps up(making different cards), you can use what you have (why do I hear my husband's voice when I say that?) 
Did I use what I had - No - but I do think that this is excellent advice.
Also if you are not having a set design of each card being the same, it will allow you to make more cards easily because it's not so repetitive.

Good luck with your Christmas Card making, I would love to see what you come up with!


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