It's December so it's time to make your Christmas cards. My husband is an avid tennis player. For the last six years, I've made tennis Christmas cards for him to send out to friends and customers. He also strings tennis rackets. I thought I might stop this year, but he says some of his friends are already asking about them. It's getting hard to come up with new ideas. So this is the card for this year.
I used a base of Cherry Cobbler and the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper. This sample show dots, but I decided to use the plaids. They seemed more masculine. The tennis ball is from Daffodil Delight cardstock. I cut it out using the #7 circle framelit from the center. For the lines, I used the #6 and the #7 circle framelit. I cut them both out at the same time out of Whisper White cardstock.
Save the inside of the circle and use the frame. I was able to cut the frame into 4 parts so you can make 2 tennis balls from one circle. I used the Two-Way Glue Pen to adhere the white to the tennis ball. Then I turned the ball to the back and cut off the excess using my paper snips. The sentiment is from Reason for the Season. I used gold foil to make the hanger for the ornament using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits. Add some gold sequin trim and a bow made from the gold cording. I also used the gold cording to run a string to hang the ornament. Now John has never met a stranger and he plays a LOT of tennis. I made 27 cards for him to send!
So now I wonder how long it will take him to address all those envelopes! Now you might wonder what cards I made in other years. Remember that this covers 7 years. My stamping has improved. Some things are not Stampin' Up! and most has been retired. Here is a picture of all of the cards.
Now let me know if you have an idea for next year's cards! By the way, my favorite is the Santa tennis ball!