Saturday, November 22, 2008

Crafty Momma: The Inside of the Turkey Cards

I finally got inspired for the inside of my turkey cards for Thanksgiving.



I like to mix typefaces, so here I used Trebuchet and Amelie. (You can purchase Amelie at myfonts.com.)

I distressed the edges, added some little snaps in the corners then signed our names. I prefer to hand-write the names in instead of printing them - makes it a little more personalized, I think.

(Oh, I took step-by-step photos of distressing the edges because I've had friends ask how to do it. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll post them.)

Side note: I know I've got brass eyelets somewhere in my craft room, but since it's pure chaos in there, I figured I'd just use the snaps since I knew where to find them! It will forever bug me that they are shiny silver and not something that matches better with the feel of the card. I'm weird; I know!

4 comments:

Tara said...

Do you tear the edges and then use a cat eye to ink the edge? That's how I distress the edges of my cards.

Turned out SO cute. Love them and I'm sure everyone who gets one will too!

Frogs in my formula said...

Can you come to CT for a week and hold my hand thru all these wonderful projects? No, actually, I like designing holiday cards on my own. I just wish we had a fabulous printer like the one at work...Staples stinks (and the salespeople are cluless--and mean). Cute card!

Mary Anna said...

I use a metal ruler to serve as a straight edge to tear the edges. Then, I use my secret ingredient: Eye shadow. I know, it's super low-tech! I just use the darkest brown (which I don't use much but it always comes in the combos). I like the dry-brushed effect without having to waste so much paint to achieve the same look.

And, you know that tearing the paper in different directions - and on different sides of the ruler - achieve different edges. I usually am meticulous to use the same tear on all four sides, but for this project I just tore without thought.

(I don't do as many crafty projects as I'd like because I'm a little too critical on myself if something isn't quite right!)

Michele said...

Just popped over from The Stiletto Mom.

Turkey cards? I have a hard enough time with Christmas cards. I like to let JR (the husband) do the Christmas cards as his contribution. I'm inclusive that way.

Our youngest son's name is Noah also though he's a tad older than yours. http://michele-dogslife.blogspot.com/2008/11/happy-birthday-son.html