Friday, December 4, 2009

weekend project

Spend a little time this weekend getting crafty with holiday cards. Whether you send out annual updates to friends and family, or you just want something special to pass out with gifts, here are some great ideas for unique and beautiful handmade cards.
  • Stamp It. These embossed cards are great because they look professional and the stamp you make can be used for years to come. Get instructions here
Embossed Holiday Cards

  • Display it. These self-standing cards make it easy to display among other holiday decor. Click here for the how-to.
Christmas Tree Photo Cards

  • If you're a letter writer, here's a great idea for some vintage postal style

instructions here
  • Or take an eco-friendly approach to your holiday letter and start a newsletter that you can email to all your friends. Use an email marketing service like mailchimp, which is free and allows you to store your contacts online for use next year. There are lots of templates available or you can design your own custom newsletter.
  • Re-use it. Round up some old postage stamps to create holiday designs from bits and pieces. Instructions here.
Punched Holiday Cards

Happy Weekend!

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