Christmas 2016 Cards

This year I made ornaments instead of cards for the six children on my list. I love combining two of my passions, cross-stitching and paper crafting.

Halloween 2016 Cards

Again this year, I made Halloween cards using nothing but my stash. I made eight cards. Three the same as the pumpkin design, and four like the spider card on the right. My stash should keep me supplied for the rest of my life!

Easter 2016 Cards

This year I only made Easter cards for the little Peeps in my life. Again, I married two passions, cross-stitching and paper-crafting.

The ribbon threads through holes in the back and
front of the card to make an easel.

Valentine's Day 2016 Cards

Using my paper stash and Cuttlebug, this year I married two of my passions, cross-stitching and card-making, to make these adorable tag cards:

Halloween 2015

This year I used my stash to make all my Halloween cards. I let the cute paper shine and added very few embellishments.

I love using craft card stock as a base for fall cards.
When I bought that owl stamp for my grandson's
Harry Potter birthday party, I knew I'd be using
it on this year's Halloween envelopes. I added
interest to the back of the envelopes, too,
by punching a Jack-o-Lantern face on the flap
and backing it with black card stock.

Halloween 2014

I pulled myself away from cross-stitching yesterday to make Halloween cards. Thanks to Peachy Cheap, and a recent deal they offered on October Afternoon's Witch Hazel paper and embellishments, I quickly produced six cards. Here is a sampling:

First I layered the chevron strip over the stars paper.
Then I popped up the die-cut owl and added glittered bats from my stash.
This cutie is a postcard I layered over coordinating paper.
The button was included in the pack and the twine is from my stash.
Another cute die-cut popped up on coordinated paper.
And move glittered bats from my stash.

Easter 2014

Here's the Easter card I made this year:

The postcard image is an Etsy download. Six different postcards print out on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of card stock, each with a different postmark. I was able to send a Chicago postmark to my sister who lives just outside the windy city; a New York postmark to my son who lives on Long Island; and a Kansas City postmark to my sister-in-law who has relatives in KC. Odds are no one noticed, but I thought it made the cards extra fun.