My friend and fantastic bloggerina Brenda from Brenda’s Wedding Blog emailed me one day in late November and asked if I wanted to participate in her holiday card swap. Basically, you hand-craft holiday cards and send them to six random people (although two of them turned out to be not so random – I knew them from twitter!). After drafting a response about how I haven’t DIYed anything since the fourth grade and the last time I used glue was for fake eyelashes I decided to stop being such a grinch and participate. Here’s how it went down:
Step 1: Buy crafty things.
Step 2: Wrestle glitter paper away from your cat and then cut it to resemble the sand and some ocean waves.
Step 3: Use amazing glue dots to create the illusion of a beach.
Step 4: Stamp some loving ‘aloha’ all over your Christmas cards and sprinkle liberally with sparkle palm tree stickers.
Step 5: Admire your handiwork!
Step 6: Take a picture of your cat assistant.
Step 7: Write a nice greeting on the inside of each card. Have an extra card on hand because you might misspell ‘holidays.’
Step 8: Insert card into envelope after addressing and stamping them.
Step 9: Use washi tape to seal the envelope because you hate licking envelopes. That and because you’ve seen a new washi tape craft every time you cruise Pinterest.
Step 10: Get your husband/fiancé/boyfriend to mail your cards for you!
Things I learned while crafting these Christmas cards: 1. glue dots are lifesavers 2. my cat Oliver thinks glitter paper is for scratching 3. playing holiday music while creating Christmas cards helps 4. craft supplies are expensive 5. washi tape is pretty cute 6. making holiday cards is actually sort of fun!
I sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed this post and find the humor in it. If you take any lesson away from my wee baby step into crafting it’s that you shouldn’t be afraid to try something new – at the very least you should be able to get a good laugh out of it! And to the lovely ladies who are receiving my Christmas cards… don’t forget that it’s the thought that counts. 😉