Sunday, December 7, 2014

National Christmas Card Day 12/9

December 9th is "Christmas Card Day."  Henry Cole created the first Christmas Cards in 1843.  Why not let your children make the Christmas Cards this year? If you have an easy design studio, set a teenager loose with your Digi-program.  For younger children, go through your stash and find stickers, elements, and glitters to decorate blank cards that you may already have, if not, visit your local craft store.  Don't count on getting out of there with only the blank cards if you take your children, or even your husband and/or significant other.  I can go alone and drop $10+ by just breathing.

For just about the same cost as store-bought cards, you can put together a card center that will keep children busy for hours.

Over at Dezines2Amaze  We have quite a few Christmas kits with all sorts of color pallets and themes. At this point, I believe, they are all free too.  Elements can be printed out and used on hard copy cards too.  If you cut 2 or more of them you can layer them and create dimension.  Dimension creates shadows and we all love shadows.

Make sure you take the time to look at the paper packs for other kits.  Coraline by Ann Onimous has some beautiful elements and papers!

I noticed that Kreations by Sparky has some 4th of July kits with great papers too!

The bows and the papers in the Wild Blues kit by Ann Ominous are great!

I found one more Christmas kit that I made last year that I haven't put in the store yet too!  What? lol

I have a few ideas for cards that I have Pinned in my Pinterest board called Merry & Bright.  My BFF and SIL turned me on to Pinterest a few months ago.  Love it!  She has like a zillion boards to look through too.  Fun!

Every week Cami and I get together to have coffee, check our e-mails, browse the internet and get our creative juices going.  She is my biggest cheerleader, and I her's.  I love her.  Although Christmas card day is on the 9th, Cami and I can't hook up until the 10th, bummer!  But, when it comes to Christmas cards, this is definitely one that is "better late, than never".


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