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Gotta Have it: Unique Christmas Cards November 12, 2007

Filed under: Cards,Christmas,Gotta Have It — inspiremecrafts @ 10:00 pm

“Everyday is a gift”

Its that time…where your mailbox starts overflowing with Christmas cards and those infamous 2-page letters of all the good things their family has been up to start pouring in  (Well, at least its time to start thinking about what you are sending out). I think this year, I am going to write all the “stupid” things we did…everyone will enjoy that more and definitely get a laugh because we are never short on stories that make fools out of ourselves. But if you are looking for a humorous idea for this Holiday season you can do what we did a couple of years ago.  The title of our card was:

“Top 10 Reasons Why Christmas will be Different for the YOUR LAST NAME Family this Year…..”

Have fun with this!  Here are some examples of our 10:

1.  Marty’s mishap on the “to be faithful line” in the wedding ceremony was not a Freudian slip and not a cause for annulment.  We are still happily married 9 months later….

2.  Cougs win National Championship…well, at least on PlayStation 2.

3.  Went to St. Croix on our honeymoon and found out that you can replace water with beer and still survive.

4.  Since TyAnne’s eating for two, she won’t feel guilty going back for seconds thirds at Christmas dinner.

5.  We have been working to take four letter words out of our vocabulary.  Oh….get your mind out the gutter!  We mean words like jerk, dumb, Dawg, Duck. (You’ll get this if you’re a fan of any Pac-10 teams)

You get the point.  Make them fun, but they still give everyone a hint of whats going on in your life. 

If your looking for more “mainstream” Christmas cards consider checking out finestationery.com and tinyprints.com.  Here are some examples that I love from those two websites.

The following cards are from finestationery.com:

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The below darling Photo Christmas cards are from tinyprints.com:

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OK – I better stop there because I could go on and on. Like I’ve said before…I LOVE stationery and cards and could get lost on both of these websites FOREVER!  I hope you find something you like!

Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!!!!

 

Gotta Make It: Handmade Birthday Card October 31, 2007

Filed under: Cards,Gift Packaging,Gotta Make It,Kid Gifts,What's In a Name? — inspiremecrafts @ 7:30 am

“I have learned that being with those I love is enough”

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Here’s an idea for a cute handmade birthday card that took me only a few minutes to go along with the Letter Name Blocks and Gift Bag.  The pink & brown card was purchased in a pack at Impress, the flower sticker, polka dot ribbon, and “J” letter all came from Michaels, and the “happy birthday” embellishment was on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics.  Once you have the materials it was pretty easy….you just attached them.  And Voila!  A cute, personal birthday card for a special girl. 

I didn’t go out shopping for any of these pieces to make this creative birthday card.  They were all pieces that I had in my collection.  And come to think of it- that is usually how I do my projects.  I look for good sales and if I like something I will grab it and figure out exactly what project its for later.  I actually like doing it this way because it forces me to be more creative and think outside of the box….and it saves me a lot of money!  When I go shopping for materials for a specific project I buy way too much and spend way too much.  But whatever works for you because its your project so…

Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!