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Christmas card for geeks

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Christmas card for geeks

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The <img src="santa.jpg"> one made me laugh Grin
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Its surprising how many people now make cards. I have a lot of old people whose computers I support and they all make cards they produce boxes and boxes of them even my sister in law does it. They never seem to send many out they just produce them and spend a fortune doing it. They are always buying new printers and ink and pay a fortune for cd's with clip art on of borders.
They do produce some very fancy cards some multi layered but they all end up in a box going no were. I can see its a good hobby to create something but there isnt a lot of point if you just stick it a box.
There is serious money to be made selling these borders and silly bits of bows and papers even the shopping tv has loads of them
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There used to be a market !! I have a friend who is a card art wholesaler this year they sent out flyers to retailers and 80 were returned firm disappeared
One of the Shopping channels cant seem to get there programs correct, I have two different EPG's and use Digiguide, recently you cant relie on them, like tonight should have been a pocket surfer, but the program was a car washer.  Even their own web site doesnt show the current program details correct.  About 6 months ago it was very reliable. -- My friend shows there goods on that channel  Embarrassed Undecided Sad Angry
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Well, it seems that adiewoo has stumbled upon my little secret - I too am a card maker and agree with all the comments about the hobby. It is a bit addictive and having just watched one of the shopping channel craft shows, I have to steal myself not to pick up the telephone/connect to the Internet and order.
I am pretty disciplined not to go too mad because as has been pointed out they only get either put in some sort of receptacle or thrown out. However, it does satisfy the creative urge that many people have, and it is a simple, absorbing pastime.
At a workshop recently one of the ladies said that very often she never receives any thanks from the recipients for going the extra mile and making something special for them so if you receive one this Christmas, gentlemen, do make a point of commenting because believe me, the maker has probably given a lot of time and thought into creating it just for you.
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I have friends who make their own cards and some of them are very elaborate and must take ages to do.  I know one person who makes a nice living out of designing one-off cards for people.  I always like receiving this type of card as it is individually made for me and I can appreciate the thought that's gone into it.  Smiley
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With a name like artmo your appreciation of the personal card is to be fully expected. You can go to the top of my card list!
The link that adiewoo gave has now given me some inspiration (crafters are always on the lookout for that) so I am off to make some computer-themed cards.
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I like hand crafted cards - we have a couple of folk at Church who make them and sell them for charity so I quite often buy them for friends.  But I too am never sure if people actually appreciate them!  At a Craft Fair near me this morning I bought some that were from photos  which I thought would be nice change but most of my Christmas Cards are  normal Charity ones.
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We received some lovely hand made Christmas cards through the post this morning from my sister.
She also did our wedding invites etc (many moons ago) so I do appreciate how much and time effort can go into making them.
Poppy - care to post any pics of yours up so we can appreciate your handy work?  Smiley
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You are probably going to regret this adiewoo but I just so happened to have made a folder on my computer so that I can look back on them for future use. There is one that is about finished that I can't show you because it involves a certain forum member!
However, so as not to bore everyone silly, here is just one that I made earlier so to speak:
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This one is for my friend who prefers Christmas cards with a religious theme (she is Catholic).
She doesn't have a computer so no danger of her seeing it.
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Some from My other Half, had trouble photo's tonight, best in daylight - trouble is with multi layer the Postage
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Very happy to see them Pierre - they are lovely and provide inspiration for me. I have only been crafting for a short while although I have made more simple cards on Publisher for quite a long time. My friend next door started me off so we now have a hobby to share.
Here is one of my decoupage ones:
(PS Don't want to be boring but I am enjoying this thread).
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My Wife said Dawn will be pleased!!
the background paper on her cards is glitter paper embossed with a CuttleBug plate, the one of the house is rubber stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils. Cost her pension a lot Roll eyes
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Wow - cuttlebugging, embossing and all the rest is a bit ahead of me. As you say, it can make a fair dent in the pension.
I am trying to take it slowly so that I don't end up with stuff that I won't use but all this has given me food for thought.