Friday, December 13, 2013

FO Friday: Holiday Cards

I hinted the other week about some crafting that I did while at work.  I love that I work somewhere with a gym/activity center, and I love even more that there are people who work there who want to host holiday crafting time.  I took advantage of it and made these:

Aren't they cute?  They are my first real foray into this kind of sewing, and even though they aren't perfect, I'm proud of them, with their blanket stitching, beading, and French knots again.  They won't be going on my tree however.  I sent them in three holiday cards to some Ravellers.  And because I'm, well, me, these weren't just any cards.  They were chocolate cards.

After the holidays last year, I found these silicon molds for holiday bark and brittle on sale and I have been counting down the days until I could try them out for myself.  All you have to do is melt some chocolate, spread it into the mold, let it harden, then pop them out and cut out the bars.  I started with a layer of white chocolate with red and green sprinkles, then a mix of milk and semisweet chocolate with some dried fruit and nuts.  And it worked!  Yay!

I put each bar in a plastic baggy and attached it to a blank card.  Underneath that, I decoupaged a print out of a photograph I had already taken of that chocolate bar.  So that way they have a chocolate card, but after they eat the chocolate, they still have something to leave on the mantle.

I haven't really sent out any other cards this season, even though I really should.  There's just so much to do this time of year it's hard to organize a mass mailing.  Do you send out cards to a long list of friends and family for the holidays?

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  1. What an excellent Christmas memento!
    I don't send out cards, but I bake hazelnut pepper biscotti and give or send them to people.

  2. That is a very clever idea for gifts. Your friends will love it!