Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Cards from My Stash.

I'm finally getting a break from work and have been getting in the Christmas spirit.  I am thankful and excited about all the Christmas cards I have been receiving from all over the world! That's just one of the fun benefits of blogging, I think.
Each year, I send out two groups of Christmas cards.  My talented, crafty friends who I know appreciate a handmade card get one of those.  My noncrafty (but still wonderful) family and friends receive a photocard. I ordered my photo Christmas cards yesterday, and they should arrive by the end of the week. I also started addressing handmade cards for my crafty friends.  And then I realized I didn't have enough!
I had been saving this post from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog about using your stash because I thought it would be a fun thing to do when I got a bit more time.  So, I reviewed and started to go through my stash to find some things to make another dozen or so cards.  And I had so much fun!
Most of these cards combined a variety of embellishments in my Christmas stash, including patterned paper, stickers, tags, paper piecings, felt fusion, etc. It was totally fun to mix and match things. I hope the recipients like their cards. How are you coming on sending and receiving cards?

9 comments:

Amy said...

Rinda you have quite a collection and such tremendous variety. I am glad you are able to slow down a bit now!

I am quite blown away by the beautiful cards that have been arriving from various parts of the world ... they are certainly putting a smile on my face!

Karen said...

What lovely cards Rinda. I like how they are all different but really like the first one.

Sian said...

Receiving beautiful cards from all over the world has added a whole new dimension to CHristmas card giving in this house - we've all been enjoying them.

I finished up the last of my local ones today and I'm heading out to post them after lunch. I also wrote and posted all of my mum's for her - so I'm all Christmas carded out

The Mann Fam said...

You have some really cute and fun cards. I'm sure they will be enjoyed.

humel said...

I'm all done - except for the ones I'm sure I've forgotten!! I love yours, Rinda - especially the top right one lol :)

nancy y said...

these are all great Rinda, such a good varitey! Mine are mostly done... like Humel, I'm sure I've forgotten someone!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Cute looking cards! I suck at mailing things so I've fallen back on ecards instead the last couple years.

Irene said...

This year I went the store bought route. I know, not very creative, but it's the thought that counts.

Karen said...

Mine are finally all in the mail. I received your beautiful card just yesterday. I know (from email) another one is on its way, and then I'll be doing a post about them. I love Christmas cards, notes, and letters, and especially handcrafted ones.