I had three New Year's resolutions this year: (1) learn how to make homemade goat cheese, (2) keep my mail from piling up to fire-hazard levels, and (3) try to keep in better touch with people via old-fashioned methods like letters and cards. I have managed to keep only one of these resolutions--making homemade cards--and only partway because there are plenty of people I should have sent a birthday card to over the past few months who got a crummy Facebook message instead. But this weekend I pulled out my pretty papers and ribbons and felt like a schoolgirl doing arts and crafts at the kitchen table.
My friend Aimee (the cutie I threw a shower for), had her baby last week! She and her husband had a gorgeous little girl and named her Sabrina Lucille. Is that not the sweetest name ever? I used a stencil and some scrapbooking pens to make the flower.
My friend Mitch turned 33 last week, and had his thunder stolen by the birth of tiny Sabrina Lucille whose mother selfishly went into labor on his birthday. I shot for modern and masculine with this one, with beige and orange die-cuts and some graphic ribbon.
And since I had all my crafting gear spread out on the table, I jumped the shark and made a birthday card for my best friend's daughter Allison, who turns two on Halloween. I'm not too worried about posting this weeks before sending it as I've gotten no indication from my friend that she reads my blog, and I don't think her daughter checks the Internet yet. All the child development books I've read indicate that happens in year three.
If you have any good examples of homemade cards, send them my way! I'm always strapped for ideas.