Handmade Holiday Cards 2014

I’m not sure when it clicked in my mind that I could combine my art journaling techniques with card-making, but when I did my interest in it really took off. I think I really started getting into handmade holiday cards a year or so ago. Before that, I remember doing it on occasion just for fun, but now almost every card I make is handmade in one way or another.

Some of the supplies I used to craft my 2014 holiday cards.

Some of the supplies I used to craft my 2014 holiday cards.

If I had to describe my current style, I would say it’s simple. It’s usually just a mixture of paper collage, markers, pens, puff paints, and stickers (specifically Hello Kitty ones!). This year I decided to dress it up a little bit with some festive washi tape and rhinestones. I’m still learning which techniques and products I prefer, but I’m enjoying trying new things out with each special season.

This year’s cards have already been mailed and I’m really looking forward to people getting them! Sometimes I wonder if people realize how much fun it is for me to make these things. I usually try to select an individual theme for each card that I think the person would like. Even though it takes a lot of time to pull that concept together into a tangible card, I enjoy seeing my friends and family happy and sharing a little piece of what I love.

Artfully Megan Signature

Do you make your own cards? What’s your favorite part about it?