Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cards & Wrap

I'm wrapping up the posts on decorations,etc. with a post on two of my favorite things...Christmas Cards and Wrapping!

If you have been a follower for any length of time, you know that I love Christmas Cards and that I start obsessing over them in July!  Actually, this year I was much more subdued.  I think because I knew that I wanted to use the Bluebonnet pic of Lola, and I knew I wanted the card to be Navy Blue and Pink.  I figured that I could find someone off of Etsy to make me a card, so I didn't stress.  Funny how knowing you can find someone to just make your vision takes the stress out of searching and finding just the right one!

I used Cara over at DeanWorks Studios.  She had so many wonderful choices that I didn't actually have to do too much "building" of a card.  I picked a card I liked, told her that I wanted the colors changed to meet my vision, and then she built a back for the card.  She sent me a "rough draft" and I said, "It's perfect!".  She was great to work with, reasonably priced, so I highly recommend her for any card needs you may have in the future!

Here is my card for 2012...

Now for the wrapping.  Normally, I find one paper that really speaks to me.  This year, I did not.  In fact I bought a set of paper and ribbons, only to return them a couple of days later.  I found this Santa paper at Hobby Lobby that I ended up using.  It was cute enough with the leopard accents.  So I started from there. 
I added a red shiny paper with a Leopard tulle bow for a second option. 
Finally (and probably my favorite), I used a leopard wrap that I already had.  I did red bows on it and used these felt tree ornaments that I had purchased for super cheap last year at Target post-Christmas.  I think they turned out really cute!


Abby said...

Love this whole post! I have adored your wrap in all pictures this year!! Clearly I also love your card

Shoshanah said...

I love how all your wrapping paper matches under the tree. So much fun!

And just letting you know, I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner.

Ann said...

I loved your card! So cute. And I had the exact same Santa gift wrap from Hobby Lobby. You did a better job with coordinating paper than I did. Cute!


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