Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Our Christmas card

We send out photo cards every year..... it's a tradition we started when Austin was a baby.
Usually, I just design a card in Picasa, add a greeting and have 100 or so printed as 
4x6 photos and send them out.

Well, this year, I decided that I would make my photo cards instead.
How much more fun to add some patterned paper and card stock to them!

Here's the card I made....


We took the photo in our backyard with the timer on my camera.

The dog is Lucy. She's not ours, but we watched her several times for friends this year and I thought it would be funny to take a photo with her and send it to her owners, and let them think that we sent this card out to everyone.

Well, when I was going through the photos we took that day, this was the best one!
So I contacted her owners and asked if it was okay if we included their dog as an honorary family member. ;)

The patterned paper is American Crafts Amy Tangerine. 
I was able to score 11 sheets of it at one of our LSS that's closing.

The "joy" is a One Liner die from Papertrey ink.

Thanks for looking! 


20 comments:

Alanna said...

Such a lovely card and I love that you made your own photo card.

Danielle said...

beautiful pic of you and your family!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful!!! Great photo and I love those PTI dies!

C Wu said...

beautiful and happy family photo card. Happy holidays to you!

Anita Rex said...

Such a super cute card! I thought you didn't have a dog! :> Love that you made this card! And which LSS is closing?

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

AWwww I love it!

Lisa said...

You did a great job on your cards Leigh! What a beautiful family and honorary member too ;)

Wida said...

OK this looks super fancy, professional and I love t the design!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Wow Leigh! So beautiful! Love that family photo...that background is Amazing! Love <3

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful family and card, Leigh! Love the honorary member too! :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Michelle said...

Leigh, this is a very beautiful Christmas card! Lucy looks like she fits into your family perfectly, maybe it's time for a dog of your own? ;-)

Sharon Underwood said...

What a nice Christmas card!

craftmates said...

Lovely photo card and beautiful family! - Irma

Lynn said...

Your family is beautiful Leigh! Love the clean design of your card...and cracking up about the dog! :)

Luanne said...

Your card is wonderful! The photo is awesome and I think you need a dog of your own! ;). Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a year full of blessing ahead....!

craftvithme said...

This is super adorable, Leigh :)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

This is beautiful Leigh! I love the the woodgrain. :)

Marion said...

Lovely photo and such a great idea. Hope you have a great Christmas. X

Kathryn A said...

Terrific photo card! The one liner die finishes it off perfectly!

Kara said...

great cards...beautiful family photo!