Holiday Cards

Of course, holidays are the occasion where most people give special cards.  We love holidays and love giving cards for the seasons.
© heavenlycastles.com  1999 - 2017
Fall colors are always warm and inviting.  We used several different techniques to incorporate those warm colors into our Thanksgiving cards.
We use a lot of different techniques  when we make our cards.  Backgrounds are “colored” by sponging ink colors onto the paper.  The leaves on the brown card are die cut and then shaded with various other ink colors.  The card can be folded as a regular card or as a tri-fold card like this brown card.  The edges of the backgrounds always have more dimension if we shade them with dark ink, or line them with another color of paper.
We don’t always stick with the absolutely traditional.  The card with the tree could be used for nearly any season, but when colored this way, it becomes a lovely Thanksgiving card.  Added embellishments for some of these are die cuts, some are leaves punched from colored paper and some are die cuts or foam craft shapes.
Our Christmas cards are almost always unique.  One year we decided to cut out words from patterened paper, attach them to the outside of a plain colored card, and add a few embellishments to finish them off.  You can see from a couple of the smaller photos that we had an assembly line going to get all of these cards done.  On the inside we had a fold-out piece that had the name of the family cut out.  Some of the other photos show cards we have done for other years, or used as last minute backups.
We don’t like to give just plain Christmas cards.  We like them t be unique, so each Christmas we try something a little different.  The green card in the center was the first of our unusual cards.  We had several designs, but this one has the bells and the word PEACE that pop out when the card is open, and the names were cut out of the background.  The top card actually was a do-it-yourself card in its own box.  We included instructions on how to assemble it for display.  The green tree pops up to make a 3D Christmas tree. The bottom card has an open window that showed part of the inside design  The outside was finished with a spray of white paint to make it look like snow.
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Holiday Cards

Of course, holidays are the occasion where most people give special cards.  We love holidays and love giving cards for the seasons.
© heavenlycastles.com  1999 - 2017
Fall colors are always warm and inviting.  We used several different techniques to incorporate those warm colors into our Thanksgiving cards.
We use a lot of different techniques  when we make our cards.  Backgrounds are “colored” by sponging ink colors onto the paper.  The leaves on the brown card are die cut and then shaded with various other ink colors.  The card can be folded as a regular card or as a tri-fold card like this brown card.  The edges of the backgrounds always have more dimension if we shade them with dark ink, or line them with another color of paper.
We don’t always stick with the absolutely traditional.  The card with the tree could be used for nearly any season, but when colored this way, it becomes a lovely Thanksgiving card.  Added embellishments for some of these are die cuts, some are leaves punched from colored paper and some are die cuts or foam craft shapes.
Our Christmas cards are almost always unique.  One year we decided to cut out words from patterened paper, attach them to the outside of a plain colored card, and add a few embellishments to finish them off.  You can see from a couple of the smaller photos that we had an assembly line going to get all of these cards done.  On the inside we had a fold-out piece that had the name of the family cut out.  Some of the other photos show cards we have done for other years, or used as last minute backups.
We don’t like to give just plain Christmas cards.  We like them t be unique, so each Christmas we try something a little different.  The green card in the center was the first of our unusual cards.  We had several designs, but this one has the bells and the word PEACE that pop out when the card is open, and the names were cut out of the background.  The top card actually was a do-it-yourself card in its own box.  We included instructions on how to assemble it for display.  The green tree pops up to make a 3D Christmas tree. The bottom card has an open window that showed part of the inside design  The outside was finished with a spray of white paint to make it look like snow.
Thanksgiving
Cards

Hand made greeting cards for all occasions

Cards
Hand made greeting cards for all occasions