Last year, I decided to make my own holiday cards. I hated every second of it, and I was bound and determined never to do it again. However, as the holidays approached I couldn't get the idea of making my cards out of my head.
I began early...deciding that was the way to enjoy the process (plus, I really like for my holiday cards to arrive the day after Christmas). I choose some fabulous papers and a plan of creating cards in the shape of gift tags. I typically create them in an assembly line fashion. While watching tv or listening to the radio, I finish one step on all the cards. Once that step is complete, I move on to the next step...until all the cards are finished. Well, as I completed my first tag card, I couldn't believe how hideous they were. So, I dumped them and started again...luckily I had enough materials to complete new ones.
Tonight, I finished. I was too lazy to fix the lighting in my pictures, so I'm including a terrible picture (for you to see the colors) and another bad photograph (with poor coloring) to see the overall design. Check your mail...they're coming soon!