Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Cards 2013


A front page of the Danish magazine, Femina, caught my attention in mid November with the Fröbel stars - had a feeling that this would be the inspiration to this year's batch of Christmas cards.

 
It took two weeks until the idea finally appeared in my head - not the complete star but the base could be made in white and then added to the card .... only to reach an obstacle that took me 2 days to solve: wanted to fold the starts of gift ribbon in the 0,5 cm width only to find out that the size (which has pretty much been available all my life) now only comes in the with of 1 cm = way to big for my purpose. Solution - using my paper cutter to cut out 0,5 cm paper strips of regular white A4 paper = lots of cutting... 37 cards with each 6 stars requiring 4 paper strips = 888 paper strips
 



 
In hindsight might not have chosen to pursue that idea, as each card including folding 6 star bases, punching etc took more than one hour.... but then again once my mind is fixed on an idea :o)

3 comments:

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Anne, it was fascinating to read about the process for the card that right now is on my counter. Thank you! Thank you also for putting my book on Pintarest. Have a Happy New Year.

Birdie said...

I absolutely loved mine! Doubly appreciate it now knowing what an effort you put into them. Thank you!

scrapnhawaii said...

totally beautiful!! Love the card and esp. the folded stars!!!