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#1 Kara

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:04 PM

I'm starting to think about Christmas cards and would love to be inspired by your Christmas cards, past or present. :)

Share them here, ladies!
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:31 PM

Here are mine from last year.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:15 PM

I don't know what I'm doing yet this year, but here's mine from last year!

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:45 PM

I haven't even been able to think of Christmas cards, but thanks for the push I really need one, once in awhile !!!!
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:07 PM

Great idea to start this - we've got a family pic for our card this year and I don't have any ideas yet of what to do with it. It'll be nice to see what others are doing - or did last year.

Here are some I did last year:

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Two cards I did for a friend
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:12 PM

This is my goal for this weekend, too. Shutterfly is having a sale on their 3.5X5 inch notecards (12 for $5.00), so I'm thinking I might go with those. Yes, they're small, but the budget doesn't allow for the bigger customizable ones. So I'll be watching this thread closely, too. I've been drawing a blank on what I want to do.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:46 PM

Here's mine from last year. Love looking at everyone's!

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:37 PM

Great idea to start thinking of your Christmas cards. It would be nice to just get those done and checked off of the list. What I did last year was designed a 5x7 card (sorry - can't find it! Ugh!). Then, I had purchased the prepaid 5x7's at Snapfish, so just had them printed there. I emailed them to get envelopes & I seem to remember they were very reasonable. I still have credits left there, so will do that again (hardly cost anything at all last year!). Now, just need to get busy and design them.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:34 PM

Here's ours from last year: http://scrapgirls.co...h...i&img=37306
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:40 AM

Here's the outside of our Christmas card for this year.

I did a lot of experimenting on it.
I'll post the inside later.

This is the first digital card I ever made so CC welcome!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:31 AM

Inspirational everyone.Thanks for sharing.Sorry Angie,can't see the link for yours, and couldn't find it when I searched the gallery.Hopefully you will put the link in soon coz I would love to see it
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:11 AM

Floss,

Here's Angie's card ---> Angie's Card

And here's the link to mine ---> Card 2008

It's the first one I've done, so CC is certainly appreciated!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:47 AM

Thanks Becca.I found Angies using Latest Images.
I love your card.You have four gorgeous children that just light up your card.So festive
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:51 AM

Loved looking at all the card ideas here! I've made my cards for the last 6-7 years (papercrafting) but this year I would like to do a hybrid digital/paper card. I'll post it when I figure out what it's going to look like. Thanks for starting this thread!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:54 AM

I would like to make my first Christmas card. Am I understanding the process correctly?

First do I make a 5x7 layout in CS2, then save it as a jpeg, then order it like a 5x7 print at Shutterfly? Will it have full bleed? Thanks so much everyone, this will be my first scrapbook card.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 11:00 AM

Here's mine. Card 2008
It is a 5x7 and I am having them printed through Costco. So much cheaper than Shutterfly.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 11:09 AM

If you want to print a 5 x7 card (5 being the width)yourself.Am I right in thinking the dimensions for the layout would have to be 10x 7 to allow for the fold or do you make them larger and cut down
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 11:44 AM

I've been THINKING a lot about mine, but have yet to get a family picture.... *sigh* I may resort to just using the boys on the card. But I really would LIKE to have a family pic.

I'll post when I get one done...
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:12 PM

I haven't done mine yet. Hopefully I will get to it in the next week.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:23 PM

I'm hoping to get some decent pics taken of Ty or us all on Thanksgiving and then doing my cards. I've got my Xmas kits all ready to go for it this year. I did mine 4x8" through Vista Print last year and was really happy with how they turned out.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:36 AM

As I said in my post, I don't consider myself a great card person, but here is our card for 2008. We are leaving in 13 days to go on a Christmas Market cruise in Germany, so I had to have it done early. Thanks for looking.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:43 AM

As I said in my post, I don't consider myself a great card person, but here is our card for 2008. We are leaving in 13 days to go on a Christmas Market cruise in Germany, so I had to have it done early. Thanks for looking.

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Hey, I just saw your card in the gallery...it looks great!

Can I ask for some tips? I print out cards often enough. But, I don't ever print anything specific on the inside. Maybe, sometimes, an overall very light color/print to give it some interest. But in an area of the paper that will no doubt be larger than the printed area of the card on the other side.

How do you line up the printing on both sides so that they will be in the right spot for each other? Or, do you do the kind of card where all 4 sides (two outside, two inside) are printed on one side of the paper (the inside flipped opposite the outside) and you fold it over?

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:50 AM

Here's an example for you gals of going a bit overboard with supplies. lol
As you will see, it was my first post here...I didn't even have it sized very big for the gallery.
I was still kind of new to the digi world and loved it so much and added TOO much to it. lol
2007 card

Wow! I just noticed I had 4 different collections going into that one. (I started my boutique love early, I guess. lol)

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:53 AM

As I said in my post, I don't consider myself a great card person, but here is our card for 2008. We are leaving in 13 days to go on a Christmas Market cruise in Germany, so I had to have it done early. Thanks for looking.

Christmas Card 2008


Hey, I just saw your card in the gallery...it looks great!

Can I ask for some tips? I print out cards often enough. But, I don't ever print anything specific on the inside. Maybe, sometimes, an overall very light color/print to give it some interest. But in an area of the paper that will no doubt be larger than the printed area of the card on the other side.

How do you line up the printing on both sides so that they will be in the right spot for each other? Or, do you do the kind of card where all 4 sides (two outside, two inside) are printed on one side of the paper (the inside flipped opposite the outside) and you fold it over?

Follow me?

I'm gonna have to play around now. lol


I print the inside and outside separately. First I print the outside, printing two cards to the page. Then I turn the paper over, being very careful to turn it the right way, and print the inside. The first few times I did it I was very nervous and printed one copy of the inside first to be sure I had the paper turned right. Now I am pretty comfortable about printing this way. As for lining it up, I usually set the grid so that there is a line in the center, either horizontally or vertically, to help me get it lined up. I'm not saying mine are lined up perfectly, but they work for me. I just prefer to print my own; it's probably not any cheaper, but for me it's just easier.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:58 AM

Thanks! I'll have to play soon. I'd like to add something on the inside to the cards I do...I just get nervous and don't even try. Shame on me!

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 12:20 PM

Printing all 4 sides on one piece of paper limits the size of the card.
I often print that way, tho, and stick them on a larger pre-made card.
Then I do a little hybrid fix ups.
I started that with pre-made card programs. It's a lot more time consuming, though.
Just printing the inside on regular paper and attaching it would not be bad, though.
You could probably print the insides for several cards on one sheet.
I kind of hate to waste the more expensive paper on a mostly-blank page.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 01:22 PM

Hello Everyone!

I would like to thank everyone for the lovely comments on my card. Sorry I made it so difficult to find! I just edited my original post with the link. Thanks Becca for giving the link in your post! I really appreciate it. I'm working on getting the whole thing put together and I'll post the final hopefully sometime today.

Again, thank you everyone for your comments! I never realized this card would get the reaction it did!
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 06:23 PM

Okay. I've finished our Christmas card. I put it in a .gif format to show each view.

It's printed on Printworks photo paper (matte, much to my dismay once I opened the package yesterday). I haven't decided if I'm printing these at home or if I'm going to have them printed.

Here's the link: http://scrapgirls.co...h...i&img=67869

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:07 PM

HERE is my card from last year. I've thought a lot about this year's but haven't gotten around to making it yet.

Forgot to mention. Mine was done as a 4x6 photo print. Super cheap 14 cent prints or whatever :) Tucked it with a little letter in an envelope and they worked out great :)

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:38 PM

These are all so beautiful. What sizes are the best to use. I've never done cards myself before, but these are so gorgeous, I have to do my own this year. I don't need too many so I'll print them at home. What cardstock, envelopes is available and easy to use?
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