Crop Girls I saw amazing cards created by Stacey Stevenson that used clear card bases. And I knew immediately that I wanted clear card bases for our cards this years. You'd think that after that it would be easy but no such luck. I finally decided to forgo patterned paper and stamp my design. Add a gorgeous Spellbinders Lacey Square and viola! There were a couple variations on the theme with the stamped design changing between these 2 and one that featured the more traditional wreath from Papertrey Ink's Wreath For All Seasons. Mel & I shared stamping duties on this which was kinda cool. When you opened it up there was a family photo that said The Koenigs 2010.
I was also fortunate enough to be asked to create Christmas cards for my little sister, her hubby and their dog pound. Those were pretty interesting as the only directions she gave me were no red & green and it needed to include the dogs. I let it all percolate a little bit and this is what I came up with. Check out what she did with the pictures inside. Pretty cool!
I also created cards for my ex-step mom - long story. She and her 2nd husband are some of the most amazing people I know. I'm so lucky to have them in my life. She had a great photo of the two of them sailing on the Margaret Todd on a vacation in Bar Harbor this past year. She knew that was the photo they'd be using for their cards this year. With a sailing theme & her chosen text in mind, this is what I came up with for them. The knots on the front are love knots. These 2 are still as in love as when they first got together almost 30 years ago. That's pretty cool.