Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Cards

Over the years, I've stitched a variety of small winter holiday designs, just to have them ready when I needed them. I used to make little gift tags and small ornaments for co-workers when I went to an office every day. Now I was wondering if I'd ever use what I stitched. So I picked four of them up and turned them into greeting cards. I felt like I was working on some kind of assembly line, but it was fun to finish them up and be able to finally use them.

This was from a Sam Hawkins book of holiday designs. I don't know why I didn't use this earlier. It looks so cute to me now.




Not sure where this design came from. A web freebie maybe? A magazine design? Anyway, I like cute Rudolph's.




Here's another design I can't place. But he's a sweet little bear, I think.



And the final one is from a Donna Kooler book of designs. I've stitched a ton of designs from that book, and I can never resist a cute snowman.

22 comments:

Margaret said...

All your stitching is so fun! Love that flatbed turkey! And the cards -- great! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Annette said...

Ow such a cute patterns you stitched and made in beautifull cards!!!
I never stitch cards anymore, It takes a lot of time and I have seen they always go to the trashcan. I rather make some they can use!!!
I always save everything that is handmade.....

Jackie said...

Cute! I love cute Rudolphs too! It's hard enough for me to get cards out with just signatures. I'm in awe of your stitched cards.

Miss 376 said...

It always feels good to get stitching used in something. The cards will go down well.

Elaine said...

Really cute cards Annie!

CalamityJr said...

Great card finishing! Some of your friends are going to be really lucky this year.

Deb said...

Those little designs are so cute! And really make wonderful cards!!

Farm Girl said...

Aaaw, they are adorable, especially Rudolph. I love the card finishes too, very clever way of using small designs. Have a great weekend Annie.

nima said...

wow..lovely stitching...cute cards

Nancy said...

Such cute and cheerful Christmas cards!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What great cards! A nice way to finish off a little stitched piece!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your cards turned out so cute, you did such a great job on them!
I also loved your Altoid tin finish and a sleeve for a coffee cup, you are so creative!

Carol said...

It's nice that you found a use for all of your little stitchings, Annie--they make great cards! I'm sure the recipients will love them as much as you loved stitching them :)

Hope your Thanksgiving was yummy!

Barbara said...

They are so sweet, Annie :D

Pumpkin said...

You're definitely organized! You made great use of those stitched pieces :o)

Lois said...

What cute patterns! Love the reindeer one!

♥ Nia said...

Each one is more adorable than the other!! =)

kasthurirajam said...

pretty work

Mylene said...

What lovely cards you've made, Annie. Well done!
First time in years i haven't made any x'mas cards.

Anne said...

Hi Annie! Great stitching for Christmas cards! Love them! Cards that friends will keep and put out every year, remembering you!!! :)

Siobhan said...

What cute cards! I have never stitched a card but it's pretty popular on this side of the pond, with the needleworkers, anyway!

Lee said...

I loved the card with the little christmas bear the best ..... and guess what TURNED UP IN MY MAIL BOX THIS MORNING.
thank you Anne I am thrilled to receive it.