Sunday, December 5, 2010
2010 Christmas Card Swap
Kids Craft Weekly hosted another Christmas Card Swap and we were happy to participate for our second year.
My kids love to paint, especially Peelu. So I knew we wanted to paint our cards again this year. But I had seen these cute snowmen by Julee Herrmann, made out of felted sweaters and I knew we had to incorporate them somehow into our cards.
I have been on a felted sweater kick anyway, and we had been cutting quite a few of them apart to make some Christmas decorations for our Youth & Family Group at church to sell. So, into the felted sweater box again....to cut out some snowpeople.
But first we painted a bunch of cardstock that we had folded in half.
And after cutting out our snowmen (although sinced we mostly had dark sweaters, some of the snowmen look like penguins - but that works too!) we used yarn scraps for scarves and glued googly eyes and buttons on them.
Then we glued the back of the snowmen to the cards.
It was that easy!
And they turned out pretty cute (if we do say so ourselves!)
We stamped the inside of the cards with some Christmas sentiments and signed our names.
Then we included our little bag of crafty goodies for each of our swap buddies and off the cards went.....Merry Christmas!