Paper art projects are not my strong suit so, I tend to shy away from them but, around the holidays a handmade card is just begging to be made!
This year, I reserved my only hand made holiday card for our bosses at Soft Flex Company. Our boss Mike suffered a spinal cord injury earlier this year. Needless to say, it has been a difficult time for him, his family and his loved ones. My husband and I decided to make a donation in his honor to Christopher Reeve's Foundation for Christmas. Naturally, I wanted to send them a card with holiday wishes and felt only hand made would do.
While looking over my paper stash, I remembered that I designed some free printable holiday paper for Soft Flex's website. The Peace, Joy, Love paper design matched an old Christmas card, ribbon and foam snowflakes I had in my stash so, I downloaded it and printed on card stock.
First, I tried cutting a small piece of the Peace, Joy, Love paper, leaving a border the outside and using only text. But it wasn't working for me, I didn't feel it had enough warmth.
So, I cut a new bigger piece of the Peace, Joy, Love paper and glued it to the entire background of the card, glued the snowflake foam pieces to the back of the tree I cut out from the old card to give it some dimension, topped the tree with a shiny star (that I took from another old card) and I'm done ... or was I?
The empty space in the top middle was bugging me so, I glued on a red & white checkered bow. It feels like I may have crossed the crafty line a bit, since it's pretty busy but, it's fun to go a little over the top during the holidays, right? I hope they enjoy it and know that I created their card with extra special care.