Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Handmade Seed Paper Cards

Pictures removed because they're being stolen by Polyvore!

I got such wonderful responses to last years Seed Paper - Pressed Flower - Rubber Stamped - Christmas Cards , I thought I'd go ahead and do them again this year.

Somewhere along the line I seem to have gotten stuck on a star pattern with the ferns.

Last year, I left the edges ragged/torn and this year I straightened them up. I really like them both ways.
Of course, there would be a bigger variety if I had remembered to collect and press more flowers. Oops!
The youngest daughter thought she'd make a few for her teachers and friends this year. Yay! I'll happily involve her in anything crafty. :)
Here are a few finished examples (yes, they got rubber stamped inside, but you don't get to see that. lol):

At least I had something to occupy my mind for a while. DH is getting laid off next week (which also means we won't have any insurance. Please, please, nobody get sick!). The whole second shift will be gone. Two weeks to Christmas - could the company have timed it any worse? UGH!
Things were as tight as they could already get around here. I don't know what we're going to do now. How do you pinch pennies that no longer exist? ~sigh~
Christmas sure isn't going to be all that happy. There is no way I will be able to buy gifts as the little I had saved will have to go towards food instead.
This totally sucks . . .
If I keep saying it, it might eventually come true: "Next year has GOT to be better!"
Anybody want to buy some four-leaf clovers? Cause they sure as hell don't work for me.


Rebekah Smith said...

i love your seed cards!:-)...set up a free shop on etsy and make some extra christmas money!:-)

and it will get better!:-)

hang in there:-)


Flighty said...

They look good.
It's tough all over at present. Let's hope that that it starts to get better soon.
Take care! xx

Tina said...

Hi, Rebekah.
Thanks for dropping by.
etsy would be nice, but I'm out of supplies, and honestly - I wouldn't even know where to start.

Tina said...

Hey there, Flighty.
Thanks :)
Yeah, I'm counting on things turning around soon. I figure there's nowhere to go from here but up. (Unless we lose the house) Knocking wood.

Rosemarie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog about winter sowing. I am going to research that and give it a try!

Also, I love the homemade cards you made for the holidays -- very creative. And I am sorry to hear about the layoffs, we had them too at our company only 2 weeks before christmas. I hope things will be better in 2009 -- we all hope they will be!

Take care,

Tina said...

Hey there, Rosemarie.
Thanks for dropping by!
I sure do hope you give wintersowing a try - it's fab!

Yeah, I have my fingers crossed that things get better - as bad as our New Year started out, I'm not counting on it.

Hope your holidays were wonderful!