Roman has designed his own Christmas cards every year for the folk on his paper-round. This is his third Christmas delivering to the same houses. He has already made this year's batch, using the computer & PSE5 software. His idea was to put an image of himself dressed in his paperound gear, onto the background of a traditional Victorian style Christmas card. He found a suitable background image and I took a few pics of him then we 'cut-out' his image and photoshopped it over the background. He used a swirly old- fashioned font and it worked out pretty well.... [He even paid for the ink for the printer!]
Chef, Smurf, Tiger-girl & I made a pile of Christmas cards together. Chef & Tiger-girl wanted to make cards for all the people on their paper-rounds. Smurf & I helped. To begin with we looked at all the Christmas stamps and discussed/tried out a few designs.
Bearing in mind we needed to make a total of 50 ish cards (!) for both paperounds, they settled on a stamped Christmas tree and the greeting 'Happy Christmas' (also stamped). They worked out we'd get 3 cards from one piece of A4 card and I got Smurf working out how many sheets we'd need (gotta love maths in real life situations!). Smurf loved inking up the tree stamp.
He also enjoyed putting sticky stars onto the top of the trees!
Tiger-girl decided to colour the baubles on her trees with gel pens and Chef decided to glue sequins onto his trees as the baubles. Similar yet different ... how they've often been as twins.
Chef has a much bigger paperound than T-G so he was there quite a while writing all his cards. Simple but effective designs and a fun afternoon of crafting.