Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Don't look at this.

If you're a member of my family, look away now.

Go on.

No really! Click on a different page!

I still see you.

Okay, they're finally gone.
Stubborn bunch.

It has been cold here lately and that brings out my inner Martha.
I've even been known to pop on an apron, just because it is cute.
I dream of being a domestic crafty goddess.

So the kids and I made our Christmas cards.
You may have seen my cards before. I only make them a few times a year and I'm certainly no expert, but it's really fun!

I made a template out of cardstock.
Let the kids trace, cut and glue.
The great thing about this is it cannot be messed up!


I took these pictures at night and the lighting is poor.
But the top paper (swirly pattern) and bottom paper (polka dots) are both fuzzy.
Textured. Cute. On clearance at Hobby Lobby!
My friend actually thought they were fabric and that would be a great idea too.
Use fabric on this design.



I wanted to do a little more embellishing, but I'm lazy busy
so I may have to settle for the way they are.

But I wanted to share them with you, in case you were looking for a crazy easy and cute craft that is kid friendly.

And on the Christmas note, I'm about halfway done sending out emails for the 2009 Blogger Ornament Exchange.
It's no small task.
I need to find about 2 more hours and send the rest.
But they're coming, so don't worry!

I need coffee. See ya.

(p.s. Come see other people's Holiday Inspirations.)

37 comments:

Polka Dot Moon said...

FABULOUS!! LOVE THEM!

Shealynn Benner said...

Cute!!!

Kerrie - Silly Frilly Kids said...

I love them! Especially how the kids can help - brilliant!!
I usually make our cards too and I had great plans this year, but then I found some boxed Classic Pooh Bear and I was just gone...
I'm a mom of 7 so I'm all about Poo - er Pooh. :-)

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

very cute! i think i am going to make ours this year for the first time ever. color me nervous.

Anonymous said...

I am making my own cards this Christmas too but I am more into the stamping part of it I hope mine look as good as yours. Awesome Job!!!

Julie said...

Super cute idea! I need to do these soon w/my girls!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

OKAY... you ROCK!

HOW you do it all... my goodness!

i LOVE that yall all did them together... the best part.
made with love!!!!

i have to admit... mine will be delivered by UPS soon... :)!

C. Beth said...

That is super cute!

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute!!!
Love them.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I love this craft idea!! I bet my kids would have a ball making this too!

Of course, I'm not sending out cards this year, except for the grandmothers... what a fun idea.

Blessings,
LMM

Gail said...

Darn. I have work to do, but now I have to make those cards.

Gail said...

Darn. I have work to do, but now I have to make those cards.

As Told By Molly said...

So clever! I love how the kids can help.

Kari said...

Love the cards, very pretty!

Erica said...

beki you are so creative! those are adorable!!

Wendy said...

Should I not have looked? Did I ruin my surprise? I mean, you do look at me as family, right? Your long-lost sister maybe? I must be related, 'cause I totally get it about your cluter.

the monkey's mama said...

i'm so excited to see who my partner is! Thanks for all your hard work on this!

LuLu said...

Love the crafy you... great great cards!!!
xo,
LuLu

Kelly said...

So cute! I may have steal your idea. Although I would have to do them all myself. A 19 month old with glue and scissors may not be a good idea!

Bridget said...

These cards are great & a wonderful way to have the kids help out.

B said...

Very cute!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Thanks for the super cute and easy card idea...that's the best kind!

Kim

rentz said...

Cute idea. But I prefer to get out the whip and make my guy create something for us. No work for me...if you don't count all the nagging and whip cracking for two weeks until he finally buckles and gets it done! : )

Vanessa said...

Those cards are sooo cute and so much fun!! The best part is they are made by hand with love :)

Paula said...

What a very cute idea! I love these!

Christina said...

So fun, and I actually just wrote about needing some ideas for kid crafts!! Thank you for reading my mind. Hee.
They are totally adorable.

Jesse said...

I love, LOVE these! Going to have to borrow this great idea! Thanks you for sharing!

blessedmomto7 said...

VERY COOL! LOVE THEM!

Ruth said...

i love them! when there's free labour to be had in the house... better bet you should make good use of those tiny hands. good work on the swap emails - must have taken you forever!

Fern said...

LOVE them :) Super creative & cute! Fun that your kids got to help :) I think your family will love them.
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Elise Clowes said...

Love the cards, am going to try to make them.

Laura said...

I CAN'T look at it...no picture coming up...hmph

tales from an oc cottage said...

Way fab!


m ^..^

Bonnie@Savoring Simplicity said...

Oh, everyone who gets one is going to love it.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Love them! And the fact they are kid friendly. Everyone gets to join in the fun.

Jenny86753oh9 said...

What a great idea! I've been running around trying get some pics of the boys for our Christmas cards but this would be A LOT less stressful and MORE fun!

gina said...

Oh, I LOVE this. Very cute and easy- I'm going to have the girls' classrooms do them too!