Sunday, December 17, 2006

getting creative

This year I decided to put together my own New Year's Cards. (The Japanese send New Year's cards, not Christmas cards, but I'm still late as I am every year. Why is it that I always have the best of intentions to get them out on time, but year after year it never happens? Probably says a lot about my procrastinating nature!) Anyway, I'm not usually very crafty but I love all the traditional paper products here and I've been having fun.
Now, better get back to it...

11 comments:

  1. I'm sure your cards are going to look lovely, Nat, I'm in love with the products you've selected! If it makes you feel better I'm a huge procrastintor,too. It's Dec 18 and to date I have only sent out 5-6 Christmas cards. Hopefully I'll get the rest sent before Christmas day! :)

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  2. I hope you post some pics of them once they are done. You're among good people, I procrastinate with the best of them!!!

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  3. Cool stamps. Every year I think, I should do some handmade cards but I procrastinate a lot too so it's amazing that I manage to get the store bought cards in the mail :) Have fun playing with paper!

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  4. Nice to know I'm not the only procrastinator!
    But at least I'm having fun, so who cares if they're late, right?
    Carl, will do. First I'll mail about half of them tomorrow, and will give them a few days head start.

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  5. What could be better than homemade cards? As I put in a post, which I since deleted because it sounded too harsh, I am sometimes hurt when I receive an impersonal card. It's better to send nothing if it isn't sent with love.

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  6. I'm a terrible, terrible procrastinator when it comes to Christmas cards. And, I used to be so good! This year, I can't find my address book. Sigh. For those I've prepared (not all have even been mailed), I've got a boring card with a signature - no letter, no photo. I had good intentions, but then the computer disaster intervened and by the time that was over I realized I'd lost the darned address book. I hope I don't get dropped off too many Xmas card lists!!! I love what you've shown in the picture and I'm sure they'll be beautiful, no matter when your cards end up arriving at their destinations!

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  7. I'm really looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished cards!!!

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  8. Bellezza, I know what you mean. I usually do store-bought cards but try to write something personal in them. It's hard though when you're writing quite a few of them.

    Nancy, thanks. I never write Merry Christmas in them anymore. I purely do New Year's cards- that helps, a bit!

    Heather, soon, soon... :)

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  9. I love rubber stamps and I always admire people who can use them creatively. I have to admit, though, I am generally not one of those people. I get the stamp and then look at it and am at a loss how to use it in conjection with other papers, etc. I Please do share your cards!!

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  10. Danielle, I have to admit I chose the stamps I wanted but I essentially copied the layout from one of the displays in the shop where I bought the stuff. I'm not sure I would've known where to start either without some 'inspiration'.

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  11. That looks like a fun project! Hope to see some pics of the results.

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