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DIY Christmas cards / Uradi sam božične čestitke




this one is still work in progress/ ova još nije gotova










The great thing about making your own Christmas cards (or any cards for that matter) is that you don't need to buy any supplies or materials (no need to run down to a hobby shop) , take any classes or participate in any workshops to be able to do it. You may use whatever you like, cut an image from some magazine, a piece of fabric or paper napkin and just glue it to a paper or cardboard. You might use old Christmas decorations, make up or nail-polish, anything really. I think that the most important thing is to make them personal and I believe that the person you give it to or send it to will appreciate the special effort you took to make them.

 To me it made sense to use  my own illustrations as well as to make some new ones (but you may use whatever you like). In addition, I used other things I found in my home, such as cardboard (from used packaging) , make up supplies (cotton pads or cotton balls to be more precise), glue and paper napkins (these bird printed paper napkins I bought in DM with  DIY agenda in mind and have used them in many DIY projects so I can say they really payed off).

I might do another post like this one, with more ideas, so if you're up for that don't forget to write so in the comments.

Odlična stvar kod pravljenja svojih vlastitih božičnih čestitki (ili bilo kakvih čestitki što se toga tiče) je da ne morate kupovati nikakve materijale ( ne morate trčati do hobby prodavaonice) niti pohađati neke sate ili radionice da biste to mogli napraviti. Možete koristiti što god želite, izrezati sliku iz nekog časopisa, komad tkanine ili salvete i jednostavo to zaljepiti na papir ili karton. Možete koristiti stare božične dekoracije, šminku, lak za nokte, bilo što zaista. Mislim da je najvažnija stvar učiniti ih posebnim i vjerujem da će osoba kojoj ih date ili pošaljete cijeniti poseban trud koji ste uložili da ih napravite.

Meni se činilo logičnim koristiti vlastite ilustracije kao i napraviti neke nove. Osim toga, koristila sam stvari koje sam pronašla doma, kao što je karton ( s nekih pakiranja), pamučne blazinice (ili jastučiće kako tko već kaže mada su ovo više pamučne kuglice), ljepilo i salvete (ove salvete s uzorkom ptičica sam kupila u DM-u, imajući na umu baš ovakve uradi sam projekte, dosta sam ih koristila, preslatke su i baš su mi se isplatile.)

Mogla bih napisati još jedan ovakav post, s još više ideja, pa ako vam to zanima, ne zaboravite to napisati u komentarima.

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  1. We love making cards cause it reminds us of out childhood
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    1. I don't remember making them as a kid, but I sure remember writing them.

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  2. Christmas cards like these are so much more special :)

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  3. nice
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  4. These are great :) Making things yourself adds such a nice personal touch, great job! :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  5. Super cute idea! You are way more creative than me!

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    1. I think everyone is creative in their own way.

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  6. Really amazing!
    Kisses

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  7. Nice idea!! kisses!!

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  8. Amazing dear
    Kisses
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  9. Great ideas, can't believe they are handmade. Really realy nice. Great post.

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  10. Hey, whats up!
    Would you be interested in following eachother on GFC?

    =D
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    The translator of my blog is located on the right side of the screen.

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  11. Wow! These are fantastic. If only I could draw then I'd try this out. I could draw stick figures I suppose.
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  12. Loving the artwork! You are so talented! xx

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  13. Sooo nice, you're super creative!!

    Rosa

    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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  14. Very cute christmas cards :)
    Kisses
    Svetlana
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  15. Oh I have the crafting ability of a drunken goat! Your work looks amazing, mine would look like a 5 year old did it :) Great idea though!

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  16. Ivana, those cards are so so adorable!! I'd so so prefer to get those kind of cards over any other!! Seriously, nothing beats a personalised card :)

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    1. I agree...a personal touch is always a good thing.

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  17. You are always so full of creative ideas! Beautiful cards, you put a piece of your heart into each of them. No doubt the persons who receive them would be touched.

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  18. Baš su lijepe, Ivana! Uistinu, tvojoj kreativnosti nema kraja!

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  19. This is fabulous! You're such a creative and thoughtful person. Your cards are super cute. It must have taken you so much time to create all of them, but I'm sure the lucky receivers will appreciate the effort you put into making unique Christmas cards for them.

    Jasmin xx

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    1. actually it took me less than a half an hour (drying time for the glue included)

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  20. These Christmas cards are special, handmade things are always better! :) I really like this first one :)

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  21. Passo per un saluto veloce,
    buon weekend bellezza!

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    Tenta la fortuna con il mio nuovissimo D&G GIVEAWAY

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  22. Odlicna idea Ivana...pogotovo ova sa salvetom ;-)

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  23. Beautiful cards, great post!

    Kisses,

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  24. Hai realizzato dei bellissimi biglietti di auguri!
    Fabrizia - Cosa mi metto???

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  25. Mogla bi slobodno da osnuješ svoj brend (čega tu sve ne bi bilo) a evo, imala bi čak i razglednice ;) Savršeno, zaista! <3

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  26. Ivana complimenti per quest'idea, sono molto belli
    buon venerdì
    un abbraccio
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  27. Beautiful pictures!
    On my blog new christmas session!
    See and write what you think!
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    Fashion Projects

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  28. Nice Post.
    Beautiful pictures.

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  29. Super blog bardzo ciekawy: )
    Miło tu u Ciebie, na pewno będę tu wpadać częściej : ) Może obserwacja za obserwację?
    http://toloveyourselff.blogspot.com/ ZAPRASZAMY:)

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  30. What a lovely treat it must be for your recipients to get your pretty homemade cards in the mail :)

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  31. Nice!!! xx

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  32. These are so creative and beautiful. You are so talented! I also love art and this is a great idea. xxx

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

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  33. omg how cute and personal... I never send out Christmas cards. *covers eyes* one day I will be better :)

    Ash ,
    www.AshleyTamarra.com

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    1. I'm only starting to reawaken the tradition myself:)

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  34. Ma che belle idee che hai avuto! Sono carinissimi questi biglietti d'auguri!
    Quello con gli uccellini è il mio preferito!
    Bravissima! :D
    Baci!
    S
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  35. Very cute and something special :)

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  36. Thats so much fun!!!

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  37. Lovely DIY, so creative !


    xx

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  38. Joj sjećam se prije, dok sam bila klinka, uvijek sam slala te čestitke, to mi je baš bilo super i baš mi je žao što se ta tradicija negdje po putu izgubila. Za svaku pohvalu si :)

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    1. i ja sam ih kao mala slala, a imala sam i zadaću pisati ih...možda mi je zato palo na pamet oživjeti tradiciju:)

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  39. Súper bonito
    Un besito
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  40. Nice post:):) You make beautiful cards:):)

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  41. Such a great idea! These Christmas cards look so lovely!

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  42. Great DIY tutorial!!! I only made cards by myself when I was a little kid. After I grew up, I was too lazy to make holiday cards by myself. Your work really inspires me. I may try to make some today!!

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  43. I love making my own cards. Using things that you already have is a great way to repurpose and reuse, making them eco-friendly. Your illustrations are beautiful. I'd love to see another post like this.
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  44. Nice post! Love those paintings! They are soooo coodial!

    Have happy holidays!

    XX
    http://fetish-tokyo.blogspot.com

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  45. Merry Christmas to you dear. I love the Christmas cards and the birds are my favourite. :). /Madison
    Rugged Comfort

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