I like to send out New Year’s cards to the stores that I work with, mostly so that my holiday card doesn’t get lost in the shuffle of all the other ones. Can you imagine the amount of holiday cards a stationery shop receives each year?
These are the cards I put together this year. I used one of our new laser cut designs along with a printed card and some bakers twine. The design I chose is from our Mayan Suite because I love how modern it is. I had it cut out of shimmer ivory paper because I LOVE how the shimmer paper cuts (and I had it on hand). I paired it with a small card that I printed in a very light pink and the mayan design in white with brown and fuchsia text. I tied them together with brown and white bakers twine which was a bit of a pain because that stuff is so clingy. The envelopes are fuchsia with kraft liners. I really enjoy putting an earthy tone like kraft with a bright color like fuchsia. I think they balance each other nicely.
And since I was planning this for my professional cards, I decided to go ahead and do something similar for my personal cards and make use of the same laser cut.
So the laser cut is exactly the same, I just changed out the envelope & liners colors along with the small card. Due to logistics, meaning paper and envelopes that I had in stock, I split the cards and did half with a papaya liner and label and the other half with a peacock liner and label. The small card is printed with a picture on each side from our trip to Portugal. One side has a picture of me and the other has a picture of my husband. This was mainly because I didn’t have one of the both of us that I liked that also had scenery. When I put the cards together, I put my picture facing up with the papaya liner and sent those to “my friends and family” and I put my husband’s picture facing up with the peacock liner and sent those to “his friends and family”. I also used different colored bakers twine on each. Again, this was not to segregate, it was based on what paper I had in stock.
It is always fun to mix up the colors when you’re sending something like this out even if you are the only one that knows about it.
In hindsight, I would have liked to printed a little note on each one but I didn’t want to sully the images with anything. I have one friend that insists on getting a hand written note so I wrote a mean little note to punish her for being so insistent and making me change my design for her 🙂 Even though I did end up agreeing with her in the end.