Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Cards - Share the fun!

Last week we started talking about Christmas cards. Now is the perfect time to start creating your Christmas cards, if you haven't done so already, especially if you have lots of cards to give out!

Before you start, take a look at what others are making online. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but if you're feeling particularly uninspired, looking at what others are doing can often give you a great idea!

It's also a good idea to have a plan, and then to create a sketch so you have a clear indication of what you're going to do. Christmas cards can be a big project, and the more organised you are, the easier it will be to meet your goal of hand making your cards this year.

Another way to help meet your goal, and have fun at the same time, is to invite a friend or two to either help you make your cards, or to create your cards together. If you've been following the steps so far, and are well organised, creating the cards will be a breeze, and with a friend helping you, the process will not only be quicker, but also heaps more fun!

To help keep your costs down, consider splitting the purchase price between the two of you for stamp sets, and other tools. If you both like a particular stamp in a set, by buying the set together, you can each use the stamp you like without having to buy two sets. For next years cards, just pick a different stamp from the set, or swap stamps! You'll be amazed at how differently each person looks at the same stamp, and how different your designs will look! The same can be said for tools, especially the more expensive ones like the Ezy-Press. Why not buy one together to take your crafting to the next level, at half the price!

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