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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Cards - No peeking at this Post Family :)

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Monday!! WOW its cold, snowy, and sooooo windy here today in Northeast Ohio. The kids have the day off today because of the terrible temperatures and blowing snow. BRRRRRR a good day to stamp for sure!!!


I wanted to share my holiday cards with you that I made for my family and family friends......I spent probably 12 hours working on these yesterday, I did nothing but stamp and prep these all day...I still have the sentiment to stamp on the inside and then they will be ready to mail. Hope you Enjoy!!!






I think I am a little crazy, LOL I made a total of 50 cards, I really hope this is enough, I have extra pictures if necessary :)

I wanted to make something easy and cheaper to mail since I will be mailing so much for the holidays. I want to share directions for you in case you would like to make something similar with a photo of your kids in the center.

This card is your standard A2 size, I cuttle bugged the second layer with this darling Basic Grey Sizzix folder. My next step was to add a 1 1/2 inch layer of green and tore it for added texture. I sent my picture off to Walmart, I had the kids sit really close together in front of the fire place so I could get it so I could punch the pictures out. When I ordered my photos I ordered the wallet size. Next I used my large scallop circle punch (by Marvy) and punched the red circle, I then used the next one down (the pink one by Marvy) to punch all of the pictures. I then used my nestie to do the white circle behind the picture. This is the one in the small circles nestie pack. I then punched a 1 1/4 circle to attach on the back on the scallop red circle, then punched a hole so it would look like an ornament. Finally, I tied a ribbon and hot glued it. I thought it needed a little something extra so I added some bling to the corner :)

Hope you enjoyed my creation today, thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a GREAT Monday Everyone!!!




32 comments:

Tanya R said...

Super fantastic! Wow, these are great.
Hugs
Tanya

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Crystal!!!

Nossa que maravilha de cartões!!! O Natal é maravilhoso!!! Nossa enquanto aí esta frio e nevando!!! Aqui no Rio de Janeiro hoje está quase 40 graus, muito quente e abafado.

Beijos

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is just darling girl!! What a really clever idea hun!! Such a sweet photo!! ;) SOOOO many of them too!! Your family will love it!!HUGS

Lourdes said...

It's a great job!..... I made a Magnolia card with the same pattern (circle with a stamped image and scaloped circle as border)...!

This is a nice gift!....

Hugs from Spain

Lourdes

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW that's a lot of work but they are AWESOME and I'm sure will be treasured by those who receive them! Well done girlfriend!!

Stay warm ... that wind today is brutal!! Hugs to you my friend and Merry Christmas!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your family will be delighted with these fabulous tags, Crystal! Love them, hon! :)

Tammy said...

OM Gosh you have been sooo busy Crystal!! These are awesome!! Love that photo!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You are crazy girl!! I always knew that but this confirms it. LOL! I just love how these turned out though!!! Everyone will love receiving these. What an awesome picture of the kids!!
hugs,
Chris

Allison said...

Wow...you are a superwoman! I could not have done this many at once! Love this idea!

Annette Bowes said...

WOW Crystal! Fantastic idea, perfect photo everyone is going to love them, take careX:)

Debbie said...

Utterly amazing....You are a wonder woman, all those and they are all the same, what a trooper.
Enjoy the festive season with your family and "see" you soon. Debbiexx

Patti J said...

Crystal, you, my friend, are amazing! Your cards are wonderful, and your friends and family will cherish them. What beautiful & handsome kiddo's too! Thanks for sharing!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Holy smokes... I can't believe you made this many for Christmas cards. You are a rock star, they will love them.

Julia Aston said...

What a great picture of your little elves Crystal! and what a lot of work to make 50! job well done GF!!

Grace said...

Wow Crystal!!! You are incredible my friend!!! I don't know how you did this many yesterday!!! Oh but your family will love receiving these with this precious photo of your gorgeous kids!!!
Hugs,
Grace

Kerri said...

WOW, Crystal! Those look terrific and I am very impressed that you got all of those done in one day!!! You are superwoman:)

Kim Y. said...

Totally fabulous. Crystal! Love the idea!!

A Cards Delight said...

Crystal, This is so neat and clever..omgosh, you were probably so tired of seeing them! 50!! Your kids are so adorable and love the family photo of them!! Happy Holidays!!

Dawn B. said...

I hope they didn't peek because these are awesome.. Well worth all the time you spent on them.. Great job Crystal. They will love them.

Monique said...

Holy Smokers you were busy!! cards like this are so worth it.. What a cute picture..I will have to remember this idea for next year...thanks for the inspiration :)

Karen Wilson said...

Wow Crystal, you were a busy girl and it shows! These are FANTASTIC!! Awesome job. Your family and friends will love these!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh too FUN Crystal.

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow,Crystal!Mom's right you are nuts!
I love these holiday cards!The pictures are beautiful!I love all the colors too!Thank you for visiting my blog!
Hug's and Blessing's,
Nicki

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute family xmas card!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, girl....your Christmas cards are just fabulous!!!! I love your picture...what gorgeous children and they look sooo cute in the ornament!!! Your family is going to love these!!!

Lisa Lara said...

These are just perfect Crystal. What a great idea.

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...you rock girly! These are fabulous!!! Sweet picture of your kids! Hugs ~S~

Marlene said...

LOVE this!! You are MILES ahead of me this Christmas!!! MILES!!

Your kids are gorgeous...but I can hardly believe you're old enough to have kids that old!!!

Maria Matter said...

what a fantastic idea! a great way to send the holiday photo! ...and your kiddos are gorgeous Crystal! TFS!!
hugs & blessings!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!! These are AMAZING Crystal. What Gorgeous babes you have! I LOVE this idea!!! Awesome!

Patti MacLeith said...

WOW. I'm impressed with how much work this was! BUt it is way cute and I'm sure everyone will enjoy the ornament for years to come!