Posting this today is my reward for finishing (at 4:00am!) & mailing 140 of these bad boys! Finally finished - woo hoo!!!
This is our 2004 Christmas Card, but a birth announcement as well! Our son was born in April, but we waited on sending out an annoucement due to adoption/NICU stuff. I thought this set was appropriate for both! I printed (computer font) the "for unto us" verse on on the inside left section, used photo corners to attach a b/w picture of us in the center section, and printed our "O come let us adore Him" and our Christmas greeting/names on the inside right section. I also made an insert of kraft-colored paper that serves as more of the announcement part (including wallet-sized picture of Eli, stats, and story of his adoption).
The card itself was pretty easy to make - the scoring and folding of the two sides was the most precise part. I did have one good idea while making this card - to stamp the nativity image without inking/stamping the whole thing (that would have wasted a LOT of US White) I inked the solid square from Simple Shapes and stamped that on the actual nativity stamp itself, then stamped the big stamp on the paper. This left only the smaller image on the paper which I punched out using the larger US square punch.
This was my first-ever experience making Christmas cards... it went surprisingly well over all. My husband helped with assembling some parts and that helped a lot. Of course, I should have started them earlier, but I did get them all finished and sent 4 days before Christmas, so I consider it a success!
Please let me know what you think... is it too plain for a Christmas card?
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 GMT Views: 2798
Stamps: A Child Is Born, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, US White, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1
Registered: March 4, 2004 Location: Waxhaw, NC Posts: 1744
Tue, Dec 21, 2004 @ 10:17 AM
Oh no...not too plain at all! I love the simplicity and your color choices and the fact that it is the perfect stamp for the message of celebrating a new child--both yours and Christ! Thank you for sharing.
Registered: July 25, 2003 Location: British Columbia Posts: 1158
Tue, Dec 21, 2004 @ 12:42 PM
I think this is just beautiful, I really like the olive/black/kraft combo. Congratulations!
Registered: December 14, 2004 Location: Posts: 4547
Tue, Dec 21, 2004 @ 2:06 PM
Not too plain at all - in fact the simpleness of this card draws your eye right to the reason for this season, which is the birth of our Savior. Wishing you and your husband a wonderful first Christmas with your precious son Eli.
Registered: June 18, 2004 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 15282
Tue, Dec 21, 2004 @ 2:33 PM
Sometimes simple is perfect, great card!
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Registered: May 10, 2004 Location: Posts: 13456
Tue, Dec 21, 2004 @ 3:13 PM
This is magnificent. Congratulations on doing such a beautiful job. Enjoy your first Christmas together!!