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{diy} christmas cards

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This year I decided that since we purchased a 1976 VW Bus we should feature it in our Christmas cards!  Our friend Aaron Phelps took some Anniversary/Christmas photos for us this past fall and so I printed out some copies of those and then from there had my theme!

{DIY} Christmas Cards | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #cards #christmas #bus

Here is what I used: 

  • Pack of 50 cards/envelopes (got mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Stamp Pad
  • Bus Stamp (Made this)
  • Christmas Stamp (Michaels)
  • Alphabet Stamps
  • Washi Tape
  • Photos (Printed my own)

As I mentioned above, the bus stamp I actually made on my own (tutorial coming later this week!) but you could use any stamp you want!  These cards were very simple and ended up being really inexpensive to make.  If you have some blank cards and a couple Christmas stamps on hand you are set!

Here are a few more views:

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Address blurred for privacy! ;)

And I couldn’t resist making a couple pinterest friendly images with the stamp :)  Because you know, home is where your bus is!

{DIY} Christmas Cards | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #cards #christmas #bus

{DIY} Christmas Cards | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #cards #christmas #bus

Hopefully this gave you a little inspiration to make your own Christmas cards if you haven’t already sent yours out!  We usually hand deliver our cards so my procrastination on mailing isn’t really an issue… but I’m sure people would still love to receive a handmade card even after Christmas! :)

Anyone else still making/sending out Christmas cards?  I am running VERY behind this year and haven’t even wrapped one present! EEK! 

 

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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8 comments on “{diy} christmas cards”

  1. This is so cute! I can’t wait to see how you made your own stamp!

  2. Sooo creative!!!! Love it!

  3. I can’t wait for the stamp DIY! I have always wanted to make one, but I’ve been too intimidated :)

  4. great job & thanks for all the project details.
    happy holidays!

  5. I hope we get one ; ) They turned out so cute!!

  6. Thanks for my Bus card, now we need a 1970 vw bus stamp!

    JDP

  7. Cool! How did you make the bus stamp?