I’ve started making cards again. I’m not exactly sure why, but I definitely did stop for a while. Probably because this year I decided to send out birthday stickers instead of birthday cards. As of right now I’ve only sent out birthday stickers through May I believe, which officially makes me three months behind. Which is approximately how far behind I usually am on cards. However, I probably won’t be doing this sending stickers thing again after 2013 on a mass scale because I’ve learned exactly how expensive it is to send them. It’s crazy – like $2 per package. Plus the cost of stickers, plus the cost of shipping supplies. I could have just taken them out for fancy Starbucks drinks in the meantime.
Anyway, there are a few occasions in 2013 that I am still making cards for – parties (birthday parties, bridal showers, weddings,) and thank you cards. So, enjoy two cards that I created in the meantime.
yellow black and white thank you
my favorite thing: the complimentary patterns and textures
the challenge: honestly, my biggest problem with this card is that I was waiting for a picture order to come in from Rite Aid for me to put in the card and Rite Aid decided to completely screw me over and I don’t have the pictures and the card is officially a month late (read: still not sent)
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purple birthday card
my favorite thing: yet again, the way the patterns and textures work together
the challenge: deciding whether or not to round the corners on the 4 different papers in the front, I’m still not sure I made the right decision
What do you think, would you have rounded the corners or left them at right angles?
Here are some other greeting card posts if you’d like to check them out:
3 greeting cards
9 greeting cards
more greeting cards
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We’ve reached a new level of my greeting card making. We’ve gotten to the point that I am taking requests from people about making the greeting cards. Recently I made three different sets of greeting cards based on very few facts that people gave me. It was actually a lot of fun to take the basics and make something cool with it. Actually, I equivocate it a lot to one of those really fun bars that you go into and you say I want something made with gin and ginger and that tastes refreshing – ready go? (That’s my usual. Any other gin drinkers out there?) Check out some of my creations this past week:
The Request: Greeting cards that are red, black, and white
favorite part: the way the flower compliments the cards
the challenge: choosing the right shade of red – some paper I had was too Christmasy, some was too burgundy, some was almost maroon
The Request: Thank You cards with hearts on them
favorite part: I really love that heart paper.
the challenge: poking the fasteners through the paper without hurting myself
The Request: Turquoise and lime green cards
favorite part: the black photo mounting corners
the challenge: figuring out how to make a classy lime green and turquoise card
Fun, right? What kind of cards would you ask for?
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So. Yes, my birthday was December 30. Yes, my birthday PARTY was January 28th. And YES, it is now April. However, I didn’t get around to writing thank you notes until March… better late than never right?
I decided to pull a classic Chrystina and go with the Post Card approach. Put some pictures of the party on one side, write a message on half of the other side AND you only have to pay for a postcard stamp (which is now 33 cents, thank you, America). I didn’t have any pictures from the event though, so I decided to try something different. Johanna brought a dessert to this party that we ended up calling “crack”. It was SO good. It’s sort of caramel meets chocolate meets matzo… and it’s bite-sized.
I hope you appreciate that I used my blog background as the background of this card. The colors are just too good to pass up.
Also, I’ve only got one comment so far from a friend that somebody that they lived with was slightly confused that they got a recipe for crack in the mail (that seemed to be more like toffee).
When’s the last time you sent somebody a postcard?
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So as you all (probably) know, I travel a lot for my job. Somehow (I’m still not quite sure how) I got put in charge of finding people to bake for an event in the office (in Philadelphia) on a Wednesday (when I was in Louisiana). I needed at least 5 people (out of the usual 20 people) in the office to bake. On that day, I felt remarkably bad for anybody sitting in the Philadelphia office that I had ever spoken to for more than 10 minutes because I was pinging up a storm trying to get people to bake. There were a bunch of people who came through – thank you, JK, SM, JS, TB, TP & NR for guiding me (unfortunately, RN was not able to help out like he said he was going to… I forgave him.). Anyway, by the time we got done with this shuffle I felt like these people had baked as more of a personal favor to me rather than a favor to the company. And what do you do when somebody does you a really nice favor that you’re really really grateful for? (if you’re me) You make them a card. Can you believe I had just bought these stickers on clearance a month earlier? (Can you believe they were on clearnance?!) Perfect.
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