Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Cards Sunday

Here in the DeDonato house we make a big deal about our annual Christmas cards. I start thinking of ideas months ahead of time because I want them to be unique (they always include pictures). This is the design I came up with this year. Today I worked like crazy trying to get my Christmas cards finished. However, I have had several hiccups... first I ran out of printer ink, then my punch broke followed by running out of adhesive and ribbon. I'm a bit frustrated but almost done with all 50. Here is what I have so far...

I think they turned out pretty cool because I was able to get six pictures of us on the front of the card.

Here is how to make the ornament (super simple)

1. pick three pictures for one ornament and six for two ornaments. I printed them on regular copy paper and punched them all out. I used a large 2 5/16" scalloped punch by The Paper Studio.

choose your three pictures

put adhesive only on half of the back of the first picture then place second picture on top. Be sure to line up your scallops.

fold the picture you just placed on top in half

next place adhesive on the folded section and place third picture on top

again fold the picture you just placed on top in half

when you are done this is what it will look like because it will be completely folded

then you put adhesive on the back of the ornament and stick that sucker down on top of your ribbon. Lastly I just used some rubber stamps to stamp the greeting on the outside and inside of the cards.

YAY for being done...almost

1 comment:

Kristi Valiant said...

Those are beautiful. 50 of them - that had to take a lot of time!