Friday, December 2, 2011

Cards of Christmas Past

Happy December! Whoa! This Christmas season is already flying by! How many shopping and crafting days do I have left???

As promised, here are all of my Christmas cards since 2004, which is when I started hand-making them. I'm creating this post as a resource to me, but hopefully you will have fun seeing my different designs and family photos over the years.

My friend and Stampin' Up demonstrator would probably agree when I say that I have gone to great lengths to make my cards in past years. As mentioned in my Christmas Card post from last year, I have always designed my cards based on my daughters' Christmas outfits. Many months of planning, Stampin' Up ordering, and crafting have gone into my madness, masterpieces - LOL!

Here we go:

There is a Versamark stamped background,
but it's hard to see in this photo

2004 - Inside

Got really crafty on this one with the fold!

This was to allow for a newsletter.
Again, this was my first year making cards,
so I went all out!


As you can see from this inside, I quickly ditched
the newsletter. It just didn't feel right for me.
I felt too boastful when writing them.

Each of my girls colored this stamped image,
and then I scanned them and copied them for all of my cards.
Half of our recipients got the older daughter's artwork,
and the other half got the other daughter's. Fun!

2006 - Inside

One of my faves . . .

2007 - Inside


2008 - Inside
Notice the new bunny as an addition that year to our family.
In the interest of anti-animal cruelty, the bunny was edited into
the family photo. Who knows what the dogs would do . . 
I shudder at the thought. The bottom reads: "Please note:
No animals were harmed in the making of
this year's family Christmas photo."

First year using the Cricut!
(Accent Essentials for my sentiment frame)

2009 - Inside

And 2010 of course is already on my blog within this post. So there they are! Thank you for looking at my new resource post. This weekend I will be posting Christmas Card 2011. :)

Enjoy your weekend, my fellow crafty friends! 

2 happy comments:

laurie said...

You have some awesome Christmas cards! What great memories. You have a beautiful family!

bonnie said...

How wonderful to treasure these and look back on them...adorable sweet family! ;) Hugs x

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