This is an archived posting from my previous website “Chips Antidotal Wanderings” – a personal blog about family, creative moments, and pain management activities in my life. That blog was active from 2004-2011.

Earlier in the week I mentioned taking some time out to show you a few of the cards that I did up this year for Christmas greetings.  So that’s what I’m doing in today’s post, but here’s the thing… I didn’t get around to taking pictures of all the card themes before I mailed them out the door.  I did get a few though.  So here’s what some of my cards looked like this year.

Some of the cards I did had swirly curly lines in the main stamped image.  And I placed those on layers of decorative cardstock, adding a ribbon to each and embosses some of the images as well.

I used this bird image on several of my thank you cards and colored it in with bright markers, matching whatever papers I used in the stack on the front of the cards.  This is one of my new favorite stamps.  🙂

Then we created 20-something cards with Origami snowflakes on the front this year too.  Of course this is one of the card themes I didn’t get a picture of before mailing, but here’s a pic of the snowflakes we did.

I learned how to do up this design from a David Walker pattern that I saw Sara Adams demo on YouTube.  It has a lot of folds on it and not for the faint at heart to try either.  Greg helped me create these with only a little bit of whining over how tiny some of the folds get towards the end.  His fingers were just too chubby to get into those corners.  LOL

If you want to give this a try yourself, you may find Sara’s video to be a handy tutorial!  And I wish you good luck and fun folding on your projects too!

I probably won’t get around to writing on this blog again before the first of the year.  So I hope you have a safe and happy new year celebration and please come back to visit again in 2011!

Hugs ~Cindy

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