This year I attempted to make my own Christmas cards in an effort to save a few cents and to see what I could do. Since I didn't really have any of the tools necessary to make cards I doubt I saved any money. I only purchased items on sale or with coupons, but it still added up. Plus, of course, the materials to make the cards.
|All of the materials for my cards...I think.|
I cut out the light blue paper for the card itself; cut out the vellum for stamping; cut out the pebble-y, silver paper to go beneath the vellum; glued it all together with rubber cement. The rubber cement with the vellum and pebble-y paper turned out kind of odd.
The final step for the outside of the card was to add the snowflakes. I used little glue dots to attach them.
For the inside I just printed out a little letter on nice cardstock and rubber cemented it inside. The overall product ended up feeling unfinished to me, so, I was ultimately disappointed with the project once I looked at how much time and money I put into it. I think next year I will just pay someone else.
What I Learned:
1) Papercrafting tools and supplies are expensive.
2) I might need assistance in finding what my papercrafting projects need as far as 'finishing touches' go.
3) I do enjoy having busy hands and creating something.
4) Not all Fiskars punches are made the same.
5) I have no idea how to attach vellum without the adhesive appearing through it.