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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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December 15, 2010

Ho Ho Ho!

I've been nesting, it's weird, I don't even know what nesting is. My latest project?  I decided that if I live in my own home and I am my own entity, then I should definitely send out my own Christmas cards! 

My initial idea was really cute.  It still is.  The execution wasn't the best, but hey, it's my first year.  I have hundred more years to practice, things can only look up next year.  I bought a really cute stamp set from Michaels last weekend with a full alphabet and a red and green ink pad (I have yet to clean out and move my craft box from NJ to NY).  My idea was to stamp different holiday sayings onto the cards - simple, red, green and white.  Sounds easy enough, right?


Things I learned about stamps:
1) You need to really ink up the stamp, don't skimp
2) Let the ink dry before moving on, or else you'll have ink all over your hands, as well as all over the card
3) Make sure you clean the stamps thoroughly, or else you won't have a clear color
4) Apply pressure directly from the top, do not wiggle the stamp, or else you'll get lines from the edges.

In the end, they came out decent enough to send out, but I can't say they're my best piece of work.


{final product}

Hint: The nicer the card you got from me - the more I like you! (just kidding.... sort of)