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Eph429
12-18-2012, 07:35 AM
I was going to only make 25 cards for immediate family, then it grew to 50, 75, 100 and now 125. It looked like a simple card, but it had alot of components. I hand cut each card, scored the fold line, used a bone folder to insure the crease, then cut the face card to size, then embossed it with a winter theme, then sprayed a light mist of mica watercolor, cut out ornaments from the thin dies, painted the top with the silver, added a pretty organdy bow in red, green, gold, purple, whatever ribbon I had on hand. Affixed the ornament with a pop dot, affixed the bow with redline tape. Used the big pink glider runner to affix the top card to the base card. Each ornament had a stamped message on it that varied. Then the envelopes, embossed them with the winter them from the face card. They had been prestamped with a Christmas ornament, too. Each finished card, received 3 rhinestones. Every card had a personal message calligraphed on the inside!

JulieB.T.
12-18-2012, 09:05 AM
WOW, that's a BIG family!! :) I bet they will love them! They sound very festive.

Eph429
12-18-2012, 11:16 AM
Julie, it started out with my family and then I kept thinking of others - neighbors. I only mailed about 30 cards, the rest were in the community where I live. I loved getting this card so much, I wanted to spread it around, so I did - by making my own. Didn't realize how many parts to it until after I started, but with the Big Shot you can get alot accomplished.

JulieB.T.
12-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Love it!:)

Daniel
12-18-2012, 12:09 PM
TFS, Susan! Better you than me, but sounds like you enjoyed making them.

stampwilly
12-18-2012, 01:47 PM
Very pretty! 125 is a lot! Good for you!

Stampwilly

Kathy N.
12-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Holy Guacamole! I had a hard enough time getting 20 cards done. My hat's off to you Susan.

TerriO
12-18-2012, 03:36 PM
I am still trying to get my cards made.

yankee
12-19-2012, 02:43 PM
Great job! Good for you Susan! I bet you had fun too!

JulieB.T.
12-19-2012, 04:03 PM
Cards??? Dang, I KNEW I forgot something! This week I promise!