The idea of handmade Christmas cards appeals to me. They tell the recipient "You are worth my time." That's what I think, anyway.
I found a great stag stencil in Dover Publication's 300 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs in Full Color, but it was entirely too complicated to turn into a card stencil, especially since I was planning a quarter–fold card.
The Art of Decorative Stenciling). If you set up a square guide and tape the stencils onto the guides, adjusting the register of each stencil based on the first print, you can set up a stencil assembly line where multiple people can quickly and accurately produce posters, cards, etc.
I added some bling with liquid pearls onto the yellow areas. I think it adds a nice touch and blends with the pearly candy cane stripe I added as an afterthought.
I'm going to pick up a box of A2 envelopes at the office supply store. While I could make envelopes, really, why should I? No need to go handmade crazy.
Thirty–three friends are getting an extra gift from me this year. Finally, I made time in July to get my cards designed and made.
Are you working on your Christmas in July projects? What are you making, baking, or buying?
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