Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Project #4- Christmas Music Cards

If you are like me, then you are not very fond of making cards. In fact, I stink at it. lol I think anyone who has received a handmade card from me should feel very special. Really, they are just not my thing. So needless to say, I take HOURS on cards and they still look like poo. :)
So, one year, I decided I would distract my recipients. lol I made Christmas cards with a Christmas CD. Here is what I did this year:

Christmas pattern paper
red and green shades of cardstock
tags (Greeting)
CD (download 12-14 favorite Christmas songs onto your CD)
pop up dots

sewing machine (red thread)
embossing (heat gun)
embossing powder & stamp

I cut a 5.5 X 11" piece of cardstock. You can use any color to match your pattern paper. I then cut two strips of paper and stitched them together.
I glued them to the front of my cards, glued a ribbon. To add some texture, I stamped 2 holy leaves with embossing ink and used a heat tool. I used a pop up dot for the tag.

On the inside I kept it very simple, I used another scrap of pattern paper and sewed it onto the cardstock to make a pocket. Like so:You can also send your family a DVD of pictures. I thought this would be a great idea for those living away from family.
Here is a glimpse of 2007's card:I decorated my CD with stamps. This year we are getting SUPER fancy and we will be lightscribing a picture onto our CD.
I am in search of new Christmas music. If you have an absolute favorite song...please share!That's my Christmas CD card. Have fun creating your own! :)
xoxo, Veronica


pollie said...

Well, it's not new but I really do love the Hanson version of O Holy Night...which I first heard when my daughter was a die-hard Hanson fan a few years back.

Beth Perry said...

babe!!! i am loving your projects and ideas!! yayay!

RachelB said...

Gorgeous projects, I feel very festive everytime I visit your blog.

KateB said...

a very gentle sounding jazz xmas cd I love is Grover Washington Jr's Breath of Heaven holiday collection...its one of my favorites for quiet time.

Anonymous said...

I love the classics, but I have found a new favorite Todd Agnew's In The First Light off his Do You See What I See Cd. HOpe you enjoy it too.


Daisylee Hayden said...

Christmas is a big festival when we tried to special one best gift. Like a musical card, I also really like this type of gift. But I don't know how making it?? But today I read this blog and learn music card making.