Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Channeling Martha Stewart

I laughed pretty hard when I saw the comment MissyJoon left on my last post asking if I've been hanging out in Westport with Martha Stewart. Given that I'm here in Connecticut, that isn't such a stretch, but no, Martha and I have not been spending time together. I've been making my Christmas cards all on my own. Here's how I did it.

First, stamp 'em. The inside too.

Let 'em dry. Then add some color.

Don't forget to sign the back.

And voilĂ , Christmas cards!!!


Not too bad for my first try, even if they are a little basic. I hope to continue my card making tradition every Christmas, and work up to more and more elaborate cards each year.

28 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Those are great cards! I love the little people. Now, if I had only learned to color inside the lines...

Nancy said...

Very cute!! I hope you don't have to make 100 of them!

m. said...

If you're craving elaborate card ideas, check out the gallery at SplitCoastStampers. I used to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I got lots of ideas there.

Scoutj said...

those are awesome!!!

susan b anderson said...

Those make me want to stamp! Adorable cards!
best, susan

Sonya said...

Those are really cute cards! Eat your heart out, Martha.

Nathalie said...

I'm with Sonya - eat your heart out Martha

StampinShelly said...

Fabulous! Your card is very trendy. That style (line drawings, simple coloring) is very in right now. I'm a stamper too. I second the comment about splitcoaststampers.com. Great ideas!

Martina said...

Great cards! Every year I think that I will make my own too and never seem to get around to it..maybe this year?

Noeysmommy said...

What great cards! I don't think they look "basic" at all. They look very hip and professional.

Cathy said...

Great job! My cousin makes her own cards, it is awesome and we look forward to getting them every year! Happy Thanksgiving Karen~

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Cool cards! But lazy me always ends up buying a ton of cards and forgetting to send them out. I am jealous!
=:8

Katt said...

those cards are so gorgeous!! You have done a fantastic job!!

I like to think its the simple things that look the best. I would rather a card like that then one that is so over the top that it just looks silly.

Katt

Zonda said...

Those are awesome cards!! Nice job! :)

MissyJoon said...

COULD THESE BE MORE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!?????????????? I love them!!!

(Martha would be proud!)

Kelly said...

The cards look great!

jessica said...

The cards look awesome! As to your previous post, I don't think your delusional, just a determined knitter! good luck;)

Kirsten said...

So, so, so cute!!!!!
Give my regards to Martha!!

Joanne M said...

Those are GORgeous! Great work. :-)

Lisa said...

I used to do my own cards too! Isn't it fun? They are such a great way to express yourself, and they're so personal too!

ttbookjunkie said...

I love them! What a great idea to make your own cards.

Amanda :)

Stitchen for Kids said...

Great job on the cards! I might have to try that! Miss talking to you! Hope you get all of your deadlines met!

kimberly said...

What a great idea! They look fabulous.

miss88keys said...

So glad I saw your post with your adorable cards!

I need to get my Christmas card kits ordered immediately!
http://www.thecardco.com

Kym said...

wow- I love those cards!! they're so cute. i love how simple they are. all of the cards in our local card store have an awful lot of glitter on them...

what kind of cardstock did you use?

KeanaLee said...

Those are so cute! I have not even thought about cards. YIKES! I have to get started, why did I read your blog this morning! Oh dear.

Sourire11 said...

very cute cards! I love how simple they are - very hip.

Ragan said...

Those are so cute!!!!!!!!

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