I’ll Be DIY-ing for Christmas | Bookish Cards

It’s that time of year when my wood floor is covered with little pieces of paper and I have glue stuck to my fingers.

Sounds like the holidays, doesn’t it?

I’ve been making handmade / collage cards for a long time now. I remember sitting on my rug in my old bedroom at my parent’s house, making themed snowman cards for friends and family one year. It all snowballed (ha) from there. My cousins used to laugh when they saw my DIY creations because it was “so obvious I was not a parent” since I had time for these little, insignificant things. But, you know, they were never insignificant to me… even if they weren’t needed. It’s the little details that can make a holiday special, and it’s the even smaller details that can make a piece of mail that much more special.

This time last year, I shared some of the book cover inspired holiday cards I made in 2012 and today I’m about to show you some of my 2013 creations. Each card is carefully paired with the recipient, and each card can take from 45 minutes to two hours to complete. (This obviously does not include the amount of time I spend praying that they arrive safely.)

Sure, it’s always the inside that counts but with these cards, it’s about the entire package. I hope you love them as much as I loved creating them!

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith DIY Card

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith | Made with: watercolor, black cardstock, black marker

Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer DIY Card

Nowhere but Home by Liza Palmer | Made with: magazine pages, tissue paper, foil paper

Sidenote: O M G. Was I scared about the delivery of this one.

The Snow Child DIY Card

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey | Made with: cardstock, color pencil, lots of patience (that fox was hard!)

God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo DIY Card

God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo | Made with: cardstock, black marker, notebook paper

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler DIY Card

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler | Made with: pastels, cardstock

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan | Made with: construction paper, marker

Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia

Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia | Made with: origami paper, color pencil


 I love sharing these with you! Thanks for visiting today. 🙂

Oh — and happy crafting or DIYing, if that’s what you are up to this weekend!