Thursday, 25 December 2008

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to everyone!!!

It's Christmas already!
Santa's been already - I so I think - I've heard some noise coming from the chimney and footsteps.

I usually try to make handmade cards for my parents, brother, mother-in-law and sister-in-law. They are usually very similar with a few customisations (names and languages). This year I made them hybrid cards, mostly designed and printed in the computer with only a few bits of patterned paper.

I followed Jackie's tutorial for the CS Christmas Party for the card shape. Thanks, Jackie!

Most of the digital elements are from I discovered this digishop sometime ago and completely fell in love with two designers, Paislee Press and TaylorMade Designs. Their stuff is simply amazing! For about U$ 9, I got all the embelishments I needed and also - unexpectedly - a fab freebie from Sue Cummings.

The outside of the card - all digital. I love the cute postage stamp by Paislee Press.

The inside. I liked how the photos with borders turned out so much that I printed an extra copy to frame. An extra decoration for Christmas! My daughter wrote the message, which I scanned and printed inside a digital journalling brush by Jessica Sprague for Creating Keepsakes.

This is one of the original digital images which I printed in photo paper:

Another detail of the outside of the card. I used to think that it was a waste of time to buy wordart, but I changed my mind. Like these ones, they look great and save so much time!


Kwebbel said...

I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Carrie said...

wow - that is fabulous Elisa and a brilliant idea. Happy New Year and hope to catch up with you again soon. oh - must get that freezer paper this evening!!!! promise :-)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

what beautiful cards! Hope you had a wonderful christmas, wishing you all a wonderful new year, and thank you for you kind words the other week too, hugs, mandyxx

Tigger's rambling said...

That is beautiful Elisa :-)
Happy New Year to you and your family {{HUGS}}

sandidune said...

absolutely stunning christmas card Elisa - just love everything about it.

vtpuggirl said...

These are so very pretty, love the graphic feel!