Monday, January 3, 2011

A slightly late Christmas gift!

I've been making cards for about 6 or 7 years now - and when I look back at my first efforts, I feel like hanging my head in shame... some of them are a little on the pathetic side! Hopefully, I've improved a lot!
I've given cards to all kinds of people, sometimes for the oddest reasons - but hey, if I make the card myself, it doesn't cost anything, right???? I must be doing something right, because my MIL called me a few months ago, wondering if I had any birthday cards that she could buy from me. I quickly made 2 or 3 to add to
the few I had in my box, and showed her the different options
available then. She bought all of them!
I have no idea if she has any of them left, but I decided to make her an assortment of birthday cards so she'd have some to send or give, AND, they'd be her Christmas present this year. (Do you know how hard it is to buy something for a senior that she hasn't already JUST bought?)
I finally managed to clear a spot on my craft table on Sat., and within an hour and a half, I had 10 cards made! Some of them are made using my quick go-to card designs that I've already posted here, so I won't show them, but here are 5 of the different cards she's getting, thanks to ideas from a few online card-making friends! I've used a lot of different techniques - embossed designs with my Cuttlebug, unique shapes cut out using some of my new (Christmas gift!) Spellbinder dies, watercolouring, and designer papers. The pink card used a new embossing folder with large daisy-type flowers and swirls - I used a pink marker to colour in some of the daisies - and I like the look!
Now the challenge is to get all my supplies back in their drawers.......
AND, Happy New Year to all my readers!


  1. Great cards Jannette! Love all the different styles, techniques and elements you used. You are so right...what do you give to someone who doesn't need anything? I think a box of homemade love....a.k.a. cards, is perfect. I'm sure she you MIL will love them.
    PS. Thank you for your kind comment on my last post....I am so thankful for you in my life too!

  2. I think the same thing when I look back on my first cards!!
    Great gift idea for the person who has everything