I signed up for a Wizard of Oz Christmas card exchange with my Oz group and started making them as soon as we started talking about getting one together. I'm glad I did, they're already on their way! They didn't have to be homemade, but I'm a card-maker, so I was excited to make them. I've been holding on to a ton of Oz scrapbooking paper and was more than happy to dive into it and get to cutting.
I started with 4" x 5-1/2" natural-colored pre-made card stock. I love that earthy color, it makes the vintage look more authentic. I cut the images a bit smaller and used pinking sheers for one side. My little cutter doesn't cut true lines, so this helps mask the imperfection. I stamped and embossed a pair of silver shoes on each image (a nod to the original book version), then inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photograph (by Ranger Inks)
Two holes were punched along the side for a pretty piece of red ribbon. It was a nice little splash of color for the outside as well as the inside.
Here's a close-up of the stamped and embossed silver shoes. I think it makes the card.
For the inside I cut a square of striped paper, stamped and embossed the sentiment, and didn't forget to add Toto, too!
I made a tag/label for the back that has the name of our club by cutting a square, rounding the corners with my corner chomper, inked the edges then signed and dated each one.
When they were sealed I placed unique Oz stickers on the back of the envelopes. I've had these forever as well, so it was good to put them to use.
I like these so much I want to make more for general purposes and to have on hand for other occasions. Goodness knows I have enough paper.
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