Saturday, October 31, 2009

Twelve Weeks of Christmas - Homemade!

~ Twelve Weeks of Christmas - Homemade ~

~ Week Five ~

I make Greeting Cards - lots of greeting cards - have been for about twelve years. So, I thought for Red Writing's TWOC event this week, I would show a couple of cards that I'm making for Christmas this year, both to send and to sell; they are on my website My Song Within.

This first Christmas card is a two-sided card (it doesn't open) that is new this year. It's made of warm-white linen cardstock; I outlined the message layers on front and back with a gold pen, added a gold Christmas tree brad on the front side and tied a generous bow made of a wide, white shimmery ribbon. I always use ribbons - they add so much to a card! I look forward to sending this card which has a "touch of elegance" to it.

This first picture is the front of the card.

Shown below is the front and back of the card.
The message on the back is Isaiah 9.6

Next is a Christmas card I made using stamping, layering and tulle.

It is a card I sent several years ago and this year I brought it back 'cause people liked it so much. I did change the design some.

The angel is directing music and the birds are singing!
The message on front is,
"for unto us a Child is born . . ."

As you can see, the burgundy cardstock is torn across the top and the stamped, warm-white cardstock is also torn. I like that look.

The inside message, below, is Isaiah 9.6; I tie the tulle ribbon over the inside left page (you can see the words "Christmas Blessings" peeking through) and around to the front side, making a fluffy bow across the picture.

I like to use tulle and sheer ribbon on my cards as you can see words
and embellishments through the ribbon.

I also make framed Scripture pictures and below is one all done up in pink. Some people have pink Christmas decorations, so I made this pic for those people who don't do red and green and are always on the lookout for pink!

Christmas - Because He came . . .

Thanks for visiting and checking out my homemade goodies!

Be sure to stop by all the other participants
for Week Five of TWOC presented by Red Writing.

Christmas Blessings,



Maureen said...

Jayne, your cards are elegant and gorgeous! I think the angel directing the birdie choir is so precious. And I love this week's giveaway! Someone is going to be very happy to win it.

Jen said...

thanks so much for your kind words! I love that stand that you are giving away!!! I love your cards, they are beautiful. You are so very talented! I love checking your blog everyday!

Sherri S said...

Your cards are stunning! I also love the stand with a note. Just beautiful!

Sweet TN Biscuits said...

love ,love the little angel card with tule. ...very sweet !

Jenny said...

Absolutely love your card-making techniques. That angel card with the tulle is beyond adorable. Your give-away is amazing.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

beautiful cards! I like to make cards but am not usually creative enough to come up with something on my own. :)

Nikki said...

Hi Jayne! Wow your card are gorgeous!!! I love the one with the little child on the front and the twill, so pretty. thanks for stopping by and for your comment! Isn't this twelve week christmas homemade thing cool!? I'm so happy
I stumbled onto it. My mom and I have been making soaps now for 2 years and hope to maybe start selling on etsy or something soon:) Have a great day!

Diana said...

Jayne, It's a pleasure to meet you!! I love your cards. In fact, I love all the projects I have seen on this little visit over here.

Blessings to you. I'll be back.

Stay in touch!

laterg8r said...

your cards are gorgeous - love the tulle :D

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Love the two-sided cards! And that pink Christmas picture is wonderful!

Carrie said...

I love the "because He came" card. So simple and sweet.