Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I Made A Holiday Card!!


Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

I like to make things which includes Christmas cards. I always try to make them geeky and fun. I will see an idea on pinterest and sometimes I can make it work and sometimes they just need to end up on pinterest fail. 

I didn't make a card last year and really didn't have any plans to do it this year. I was at work and out of no where I got this crazy wave of inspiration to make us a holiday card. I was looking at instagram thinking about doing a blog post showcasing some of my favorite photos for 2015 when it hit me that it would make a cool holiday card.

Have you ever gotten something stuck in your head and it won't leave you alone until you make it? This was this moment. As soon as I got home, I tossed my purse on the floor and I started to work. 

I created a 5x7 white background in PSE. I figured white would be better and simpler. I then selected nine photos from this year to use. This was the hardest part. Jaime even got involved and we started tossing photos out, looking for specific ones, moving them around etc. Yup, the hardest part. 

I re-sized the photos to 1.5x1.5 and just lay them out in some sort of order. Japan got the bulk because that was a major event for us. Jaime liked Merry & Bright as the greeting so I went with that. I added the lightsabers because again, we are Star Wars nerds in this family. They came from a digital scrapbooking kit I bought. 

And to end it off, I added our names using a typewriter font because I love typewriters. I also sent them off to costco and got them printed in lustre (non glossy) and they were 57 cents. 

And if you got this far in reading about my (simple) Holiday card creation, I thank you. I'm really proud of this one. 

Are you guys making holiday cards? Buying them instead? Not doing it at all? 

Have a great one!

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