Our Monday night craft group is having a card-making session in a few weeks. Everyone is going to bring ideas and supplies for three different cards. We’ll put our sample card and supplies in a bag or container and enjoy ourselves as we grab a set from someone else and build a copy from their sample. So cards and Christmas ideas are on my mind.
Today at lunch I sketched out the idea for two tree stamps to carve and then I sorted through the papers I have on hand that might work for my card ideas. Until now I’ve just been making gifts; this is the first explicitly Christmas project I’ve undertaken. Combined with our first snowfall, it seems like the season is definitely shifting from fall to winter.
Simple holiday cards
FamilyFun card ideas
Card idea issue of Kids Craft Weekly
Free sweet embroidery patterns keep popping up these days.
Andrea Zuill’s are a combination of birds and oddly sweet creatures.
Nature Studies gone crafty: Huber Hof Academy has a traced leaf embroidery tutorial.
Sublime Sisters have springtime bees, and a gnome and penguins.
Nini Makes has a family of Christmas trees to embroider. Think of the table runner, or a framed cloth, or a stocking…
4 thoughts on “Paper and Stitches”
Hello! I love your blog, I believe I found it on Mom in Madison’s blog.
I dried some flowers from my garden and am wondering how I can make cards from them. Any ideas?
Love the leaf embroidery–goes so well with this week’s challenge at Handbook of Nature Study. The birds in the first link make me feel old–“Partridge Family” birds!!
I like that Zuill one of birds and then scrolling through her archive found that she had a great xmas reindeer one posted at the end of Nov 2007.
The card making party sounds like a lot of fun!
I have wished that I was part of a collage group. I’d love to have nice friends to hang out with for six hours or so, once a month and hang out and sift through images and make collages, art journals, ATCs or whatever medium we wanted to do. (But I have no time to set up such a thing.)
Your stamps are fantastic. Good job!