So if you are anything like me - time has flown and you can't believe that it is already December! How in the world did that happen? I am still not in holiday mode, but I'm really trying to get there! If you are in the same boat as me or are just ready to dig into Christmas Projects, I have some exciting news for you!
I have joined forces with some amazing people @ Honeybearz Designs' 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP!
We are already at Day 8, but don't worry you can still join in the incredible projects and presents! So, many designers/bloggers have joined in to give you lots of ideas and projects for Christmas everyday! Make sure you head on over to Honeybearz' blog for all the details, including links to each day and the opportunity to win blog candy prizes! But remember - everyone is a winner because you all get amazing inspiration! So don't miss a thing!
Here are today's projects but remember to visit Lisa's blog to get all the details and links to the other projects:
Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
DeDe Smith - http://www.designzbydede.com
Heather Wood - http://www.paper-junkie.blogspot.com
Robin Lane - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
I have the great honor of being a Guest Designer for today and I'm excited to share my project with you!
Every year I send out Christmas cards and every year it is a card that I designed and send out to get printed. That means I also get family pictures taken each Fall/Winter for the card. My family doesn't enjoy that part very much but they are usually pretty cooperative! One of my little brothers and his wife recently started up a photography business - so they did a little photo session with my family over the Thanksgiving weekend! We did a little trade - he took my photos and I designed some Christmas cards for him to use for his customers. I did about 8 designs for him and since they were already designed - I decided to go ahead and actually use one of the designs for MY Christmas Card this year!
This was the template design:
I used my Christmas Wrap Kit for the papers and created it so the card was really about the PHOTOS, but left a little room for sentiments! I created this template specifically for a 4x8 card from VistaPrint.com.
I always enjoy sharing more than 1 photo on a card, so this was really fun to use. I created the card so you could use 4 photos - but I was able to customize it to actually include 7 photos for my card!
This is my result:
I love how it turned out - such fun colors and full of my family!
Now, something for you! I am offering my template design of this card for you to download today! It is a transparent PNG file, so you will just need to go stick your photos under the PNG file in your graphics program and then you can add anything you would like - text, photos, and other images. Remember my template was created to the specifications from VistaPrint.com to create a 4x8 card. It might not work for other printing companies. Also remember that this is for personal-use only!
Thanks so much for visiting me today! If you have never been to my blog before - I hope you take a look around and come back and see me!