Saturday, December 12, 2009

Simple cards

I've been working on a lot lately, but I can't show any of it because they are Christmas gifts. But I can show you the cards that I've been working on -- I've misplaced all of my (commercially made) Christmas cards, so everyone is getting a handmade one this year. So I've had to make them simple. Still -- they are taking forever to make :)

I just love this Christmas tree -- the stamp is by Oxford ImpressionsThis image is PaperBag Studios -- it is from a tag that my mom made last year :)In my effort to recycle, I have tried to make cards from Starbucks cups and bags. I took a cookie bag and oiled it to make it translucent -- then glued it to a crap of black card and sewed the scrap to a card. Lauren seems to eat at Starbucks a lot, so we have lots of cookie bags. I'll show the ones made from cups tomorrow!

9 comments:

vivian said...

great cards! I love how you recycle! that is so great. I am quilty of not recycling often enough. I really should start doing it all the time!
I hope youre enjoying the holiday season!
vivian

Joanne Huffman said...

I am still behind in my Christmas card making. Your cards look great.

Heather said...

You're to brilliant. I love them. I still have stuff to send you but I am totally late, as usual. Argh... HUGS

dogfaeriex5 said...

simple beauty!!
xo

Michelle said...

They are really lovely :) Kind regards from Poland :)

MarissaDW said...

They are great cards. I love them.

Maija said...

You are so darn clever Martha!!!! They are beautiful as well!

Elizabeth said...

Oh I love your cards!!!! I am just making mine as well. We have had a huge snowfall so I am not sure when they will get to the post, but..... the snow is beautiful , we have power and plenty to eat so I am going to enjoy the snow and the quiet!!! Have not seen a plow- don't think we will till probably mondaqy night- so no one is going anywhere!! They do not do snow this deep, very well around here!!!!The kids had 2 more days of school before winter break but school has been canceled!! I went out to take some pictures but it is soooo cold-22 degree's F!!!
Can't waitto see the cards that you ahve made with the Stabuck's cups!!! I hope that you will show us the gifts that you have made AFTER they are given!!
Big Holiday Hugs!!!!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth said...

Oh I love your cards!!!! I am just making mine as well. We have had a huge snowfall so I am not sure when they will get to the post, but..... the snow is beautiful , we have power and plenty to eat so I am going to enjoy the snow and the quiet!!! Have not seen a plow- don't think we will till probably mondaqy night- so no one is going anywhere!! They do not do snow this deep, very well around here!!!!The kids had 2 more days of school before winter break but school has been canceled!! I went out to take some pictures but it is soooo cold-22 degree's F!!!
Can't waitto see the cards that you ahve made with the Stabuck's cups!!! I hope that you will show us the gifts that you have made AFTER they are given!!
Big Holiday Hugs!!!!
Elizabeth