Thursday, December 19, 2013

festive farm - our 2013 christmas card

last year i bought some darling christmas cards from target and wrote a unique message in each one until i was cross-eyed and my hand was cramping.

this year…with as busy as kaye is…it just wasn't in the cards for me. i could have done it during nap time…but that time is precious reality show watching/coffee drinking/running-time and i wasn't about to sacrifice.

so i hopped on minted and started browsing their holiday cards. i love their designs. they are just oh so stylish.

however…it was a tough pill for me to swallow when i realized i'd be spending over $150 on pieces of cardstock. i just couldn't stomach that…and neither could my farmer.

so i jumped on etsy and purchased some image files and got to work in photoshop.

after about 10 hours of youtube tutorials our card was complete.

our grand total for christmas cards this year was $33 + stamps.

nailed it.

i'm under no illusions that had i purchased from minted they would probably be cuter and of higher quality…but these definitely get the job done.

merry holidays.






13 comments:

  1. These are fantastic! And in my honest opinion, MUCH better then anything you could have purchased! $150 for card stock? Shutterfly is much more cost efficient. :)

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  2. They turned out perfectly! Where did you print them at? I bought my card on Etsy and then printed at Office Max...the print quality was good but I didn't feel like the card stock was thick enough. Anyway, just curious! You did an awesome job!

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  3. I think that they look great and the other 120 bucks can be used towards shoes! Seriously, they are great. Stop by my blog this week. I'm giving away a gorgeous scarf www.japolina.blogspot.com

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  4. $150 for card stock is pretty expensive, they look amazing. Love the chalkboard look on the back.

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  5. I think yours turned out better than any Minted. Those things are ridiculously pricy. I mean, come on! I'm glad you went the DIY route and saved some money. I took one look at Minted's prices and ran the other way too.

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  6. Wow they turned out so good!! Can't beat $33!! ;)

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  7. wow! those turned out beautiful! and saved a few dollars for more holiday cheer!

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  8. wow! I think your cards look awesome! had you not said you did them yourself I wouldn't have known! I might have to get crafty next year too! great work!!

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  9. Beautiful! You did a great job...I'm far too lazy to do it myself!

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  10. Great job! Love the message on the back!

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  11. Ahhh you did such a great job!!! So I know I was supposed to post our DIY card, but I have to tell you after much trial and tribulation (and a jacked up printer), I ended up last minute, rush ordering our cards from Shutterfly. Yes I know, major fail. I suppose I will post ours soon, but I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards - gorgeous! You did great!

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