Thursday, December 1, 2011

Handmade Christmas Cards

I had all of the materials on hand so I decided to make my own Christmas cards this year.

I found the large crown stamp at Micheal's in the dollar bin. I also have hundreds of rhinestones. All it took was a little creativity to combine these materials into a christmas creation. A king is born popped into my head and I love the message, because that is the reason for the season, after all.

The one thing I splurge on is the Jim Holtz ink. If you aren't familiar with Jim Holtz crafting supplies you need to head over to Micheal's or Hobby Lobby and check it out! Lots of vintage and steampunk themed items and his inkpads are mottled and aged colors.








I also tried to make some gift tags. they came out so-so. They look better when on a prairie chic-ish gift...










I think the trick is keeping the process simple yet elegant. If you're making gobs of cards you don't want each one to be too tedious.

I hope my friends and family enjoy getting a card that was made with love!

♥Linsey



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21 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

These are too cute!

Betsy said...

I need to be on your Christmas card list:-) Simple, yet elegant is the key and these are gorgeous and elegant!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your cards and tags are beautiful! So creative of you to undertake a project like this one!

Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

Amy Kinser said...

I think these tags are great. Love the homemade Christmas cards. They not only look great, but they are so special because they are made by your hands.

Barb said...

I love the delicate cards with the rhinestones and the tags are vintage-looking - very nice!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love the cards and tags...you picked some great stamps!

XO,
Jane

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

These cards look amazing! I love the crown and the added touch of sparkle is perfect! I really like the tag, too.

~Shanon

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

These are so cute. I have always wanted to do something like this though never seem to organize my time efficiently enough!

Honey at 2805 said...

Stopping back by to say thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Simple yet so elegant.

xo,
Danielle

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Linsey, they are awesome!! I think sometimes we overdo things, but you know how to do simple right!!

The Corson Cottage said...

Very farmhouse chic! I hope you'll stop by and share this at The Corson Cottage {Home for the Holidays} link party:) Carrie
http://thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/home-for-holidays-link-party.html

Evie said...

Love the gift wrapping!!! So pretty!

evie @ brown paper packages

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love your pretty gift wrap! Beautiful :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks great!

A Cottage Muse said...

Those are beautiful...thanks for sharing this great idea!

Heaven's Walk said...

GREAT ideas, Linsey! Fun and easy! :)

xoxo laurie

Elna said...

They looks lovely. Have a nice weekend.

Elna

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Great job on these, Linsey! I so enjoy a card from the heart. I think homemade gift tags are the best, I love making them. It makes each gift so special. Glad to be back and catching up with what you're doing! Enjoy the rainy day, our cold days are finally arriving. : )

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

These are really pretty. I think you just inspired me to make my own gift tags this year. Thanks for sharing this!

Custom Comforts said...

Beautiful cards and tags. Love your blog ~ newest follower.
Cindy

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