Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas Cards - opinions welcome! (please?)

I made some Christmas Cards, and I have to admit - I am not too thrilled with any of them.  There are bits and pieces of each card that I like, and then there are bits and pieces that I don't like, so I turn to trusty crafty people to perhaps offer advice or inspire something else...  any takers?  :o)

I created the sentiment on the computer using various fonts, and I really like it, but I think it would be fine on the inside of the card if I don't use it on the outside.  I wanted to do an elongated card this year (never sent one of those) And I believe I have enough of every paper to mass produce any combination of any of the following cards.  I do like the reindeer and would like to use him on my cards this year.

So the first one - with the tree.  Like the faded multi-colored stripe, don't like the tree (designer's Calendar).  Don't like the holly backgroundon the sentiment, but without a mat (don't have corresponding color to mat the the sentiment that matches the background paper) it gets lost.

2nd card - I like the style?  Not a big fan of the paper in which the wording on the paper is so broad it's hard to use it and make sense of some of the lines and what they are saying.  I don't know if I like the scallopped edge with the holly paper - perhaps a more solid scallopped edge?  I love the reindeer cut from the Christmas Cartridge free with Gypsy upgrade.  I really love him and would like to use him. 

The third card, I like the red and white stripe...  crisp and clean...  like the reindeer... does he get lost?  Does he need something else?  Do I need to add anything?  I know simple is good, but maybe it is TOO simple?

The fourth one...  uhh.. yeah - a hot mess...  The sentiment - looks out of place and the reindeer totally gets lost on that background paper, BUT the wording on that paper is closer together, and more jumbled looking, so you can better get a feel for what it says, as opposed to the other paper with wording on it... 

I don't think I have run into so many issues with so many cards...  maybe I am being too picky, but I love to send out hand made Christmas Cards, and my hubby is a small business owner and I send cards to all of his clients as well.  So a lot of cards to mass produce.  I am hoping that maybe one of you can knock me upside the head and perhaps help me out a little?  I am stuck... 

Thank you in advance for your assistance! 



  1. I think that I would like the reindeer in red on all the cards except the bold red horizontal stripe. I think they would pop more. The card with the tree...I would like the tree to be matted and framed...maybe ink the edge of that card. The bold red stripe needs to have the reindeer matted and framed too..making it pop more. That's my 2 cents. Way to get on those Christmas cards...Lee-Ann :)

  2. Love the shape of the cards and the simplicity of them...great job! :)