Thursday, 27 September 2007

First Christmas Cards of the Year

I've made my first Christmas cards for the year, three different robin cards! The background paper is patterned with stamps from Michelle Ward 's Green Pepper Press . The cards are made from old business folders, the robins are cut from Birdlife - the magazine of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

18 comments:

Jo said...

How lovely they are. I am utterly incapable of producing anything in the arts/crafts field......can't draw, paint, knit, sew, sculpt -- which is a source of great frustration to me and I'm in awe of anyone who can.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Jo, I can't knit either, or sculpt. My drawing, painting and sewing aren't up to much either, but I'm good with the scissors and glue!

Brian said...

Those are beautiful Crafty. My wife makes cards as you know. Never too early for the holidays.

get zapped said...

Beautifully colorful. I adore them and admire those who receive these precious gifts.

polona said...

oh, these are so lovely!

Abzdragon said...

OH my gosh how lovely!!! I want to try to make cards, but I just can't find the time... I can barely find the time to mail out regular ones!! I just love birds... birds and fish are so beautiful to me. I am envious of those on your receiving list ;) Can't wait to see more!!

Janice Thomson said...

Those are so nice Juliet! They make for a much more personal touch too.

...deb said...

Oh, these are beautiful! I love the complimentary colors and the wallpaper-flavor behind the birds.

I've been thinking of doing the postcard-poetry thing (see January or jillypoet) and making collages...to go with poetry.

You have reinspired me.

Heather said...

wow, i love the colour combinations. what a great idea -even though I can't do much right now I think I can handle a little collage.

A Paperback Writer said...

Wow. those are stunning. I wish I had a talented friend who would send me such a card.
My father photographs his paintings (usually a winter scene for this purpose) and then sends them off in little card frames. Some of his friends have framed the photos and hung them up on their walls.
I did not inherit my father's talents, so I buy Christmas cards.

my backyard said...

beautiful cards!
plus a great way to recycle nice magazine photos

Deb G said...

These are beautiful!

MissMeliss said...

Oh, I love the idea of using old folders to make card. By "business" folders do you mean those card-stock manila folders with tabs? I just realized I have a bunch of purple ones...purple and silver ribbon would be a great combination...

Crafty Green Poet said...

Miss Meliss - I usually use conference folders, but the manilla ones with tabs could be used as well. Purple and silver sounds a great combination!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww these are very sweet; something you would want to keep up all year long

Sandy said...

Wonderful, the birds so lovely. Fantastic.

navylane said...

the birds look fabulous against that pretty color! thanks for sharing with us at Inspire Me Thursday :)

Dieverdog said...

Oooh, I love these... especially how they stand off the turquoise background! Just lovely!