Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Copy Cat Cards

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Project of the Day:
I wanted to send out some lovely holiday cards to family and friends- but didn't want to go in the direction of  photo cards since it would just be Michael and me....boring, right? Yeah, I know, that's why I didn't make them! I had a ridiculous amount of paint chips (as always) at home so I decided to use them to make some super cheap cards. I saw these little wreaths and thought they were a good way to send holiday cheer without being overly red and green Christmas tacky :


(source HERE

    I grabbed my paint chips, a glue stick, some plain white stationary and a scissors and started snipping...
 Once I had all my little circles I started randomly gluing them as I went in a circle on the card, mixing in small and large circles of the red, green, grey, yellow, and brown shades I chose.


 A little ribbon and...

After I had finished a couple paint chip wreaths I busted out the dear old sequins and made one super sparkly wreath. Gaudy? Yes. Tacky? Maybe. Completely Awesome? You know it!


 I decided I wanted more than just wreaths, so I took some paint chips with green shades and cut different sized triangles out of each...
 ...leaving me with shades of green trees!

 A little sequin on top of each and this is what I got:

 For friends and family who don't celebrate Christmas (or any other holiday, for that matter) I made some simple snowflake cards out of -youguessedit- paint chips! The others in this picture are just solid color ribbon glued together in rows- simple, clean, lovely.

How are you doing your holiday cards this year? 

xo, LP

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15 comments:

  1. best ever. I'm in love with all of them.

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  2. Such a great idea to use paint swatches!

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  3. This is absolutely amazing; I think I need to make these...off to home depot to get some paint chips!
    xoxo
    Lia

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  4. Thanks Lia- Can't wait to see how yours turn out!!

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  5. Love these cards! Such a wonderful idea, and so simple! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  6. Those are really cute. I wussed out again this year and did a cheesy post about "look how crappy the pictures of my kids were so I didn't send anyone a card". It's sadly the second year I've done that. Hmm, maybe I'll let it be my thing. :)

    http://whimsy-ma-blog.blogspot.com/2011/12/official-xmas-card-2012.html

    Yours are really cute. I especially love the trees with the bling on top.

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    1. hey- i have to say- i think the christmas cards that have REAL pictures on them- like people actually laughing or kids not staying still are so cute and much better than the staged ones- next year you just might have to send out those pictures and say "happy holidays, from our real family, with love"

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  8. this is definitely amazing; I think I need to create these...off to lowe's to get some colour chips!
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  9. These are cute but where I live I would not want to get caught gathering the paint chips ~grin~ They do not like that so much. FYI not that I am innocent of this. Used them as embossing folder samples......not my idea.....but works great

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    1. I know- I've gotten questioned for taking them before too! Ah!

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  10. Love the ideas here! I have a paint chip 'book' that I can use. Does anyone have an idea for using the fronts of Christmas cards from past years and turning them into handmade cards for this year?

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    1. I've used past Christmas Cards before in where I trim them down as much as possible, and then mount them on colored cardstock (and fold that in half). Nice way to reuse!

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