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Leather Holiday Card Project by Kitten-of-Woe Leather Holiday Card Project by Kitten-of-Woe
This is the holiday card I made and sent to dA for the Holiday Card Project 2007 [link], and yes, it is made out of leather. It is 3 5/8" by 6 1/2" and is all leather except for the stars, which are ultrasuede, because I thought the off-white creamy color was nicer than stark white leather and was also easier to attach the rhinestone to.

Why leather? Cuz give me some paper and all I'm able to do with it is draft patterns or make shopping lists on it, that's why ;). *Jagarnot had to draw out the bunnies for me, in fact, she drew all the animals I've ever done, which is not easy to do because they have to be executable in leather.

This is a holiday card but also an ornament. On the back is a cut-out window underlayed with clear vinyl and underneath I wrote a holiday greeting in ink. At the top is a brass chain (not seen here) so that it can be hung on a tree or on a nail on the wall or whatnot. This is the first card I've ever made to give to the Holiday Card Project because I joined dA only two days before Christmas last year. I think I would like to do another one next year, that is, if dA doesn't have a problem with mine being leather and not your usual and traditional card medium.

to see the card with the attached brass chain (not shown here because it's folded under the card): [link].

My leather Holiday Card for Holiday Card Project 2008:
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:iconlaura-lynn:
Laura-Lynn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love bunnies and this is just too good :)
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greeting-cards Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
:whisper: This has been featured in our journal [link] and in this news article: [link]

Merry Christmas! :santa:
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YozenMari Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
:aww: those bunnies are adoreable :heart: and whole work alone is very unique - I have never seen card made like this beafore :clap:
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Thankyou very much! It is a very different medium, isn't it? And, you just reminded me that I need to get to work and get started on this year's card! :omg:
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:iconyozenmari:
YozenMari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
:D Good that I have been useful :giggle:
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TabithaBlue Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is such a unique piece! It sure beats your regular old hallmark card ;) How long would it take you to make a piece like this?
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
On and off, it took about two months. And, that's why I make only one of these each year and why I'm already sketching out this year's card. Thankyou very much for faving it! :aww:
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TabithaBlue Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem! For the amount of work you've obviously put into it, it really deserves it. Can't wait to see what you come up with this year :D hehe good luck!
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laeriana Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
yay! i love bunnies :heart:_________:heart:
awesome leatherwork!
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I love bunnies so much, too! The wild bunnies around our place are what inspired me... they're so cute and I could watch them all day long. Thankyou so much for :+fav:ing it! :iconbwavoplz:
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azevinho Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009   Photographer
wow that is amazing
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Thankyou very much. :thanks:
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:iconpaigeagnsthemachine:
paigeagnsthemachine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
beautifully made. It's really cool. :]
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Thanks. We have wild bunnies around our place and there's just something magical about watching them cavorting in the moonlight and that was the inspiration behind this one. :aww:
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paigeagnsthemachine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
wow. That must have been cool to watch. :]
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
It was and still is! :aww:
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:iconpaigeagnsthemachine:
paigeagnsthemachine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
^_^
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aww that's so amazing, leather rules, my sister once tried to do things like this, but hers looked quite far as good as this =D
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Thanks. I'm working on this year's leather card atm and hope I get it done in time. It takes me about a month to make one of these things. :o
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lindowyn-stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
how adorable!! We did this card project too, but ours were made of paper pieces. >.>
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
It was my first time with that Project and am going to do it again this year ... in leather of course. :giggle:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
I totally remember opening this! Everyone at the office loved it. Great work!

~Heidi
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Thankyou! I was a little worried at what the reaction all you guys might have at seeing one in leather. But if you all really did approve of it, then I am already thinking of this year's design -- also in leather and again some kind of animal also doing something adorable. :nod:
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RandomSpyder Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Leather holiday cards? Now that's a unique idea, I've never seen anything like it! It's neat that it can also be used as an ornament, that means it can be treasured for years instead of tossed out at new years.
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Thanks. The rebel in me made me do it out of leather. :evillaugh: But yeh, it having more than one kind of use was also a motivation.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
OMG. I want one! I have a very feisty bunny, I doubt she'd star gaze much, she's more likely to take advantage of me star gazing and make a break for forbidden part sof the house, but all the same, I like bunnies and stars, so this is pretty tough to beat :D
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
but it's a comet, see. And the bunnies are spellbound at the wonder of the whooshing noise over their heads :nod: What is in those forbidden rooms that your bunny finds so attractive? :hmm:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
I think it's the forbidden part. And wood. And wires. And good places to hide while nibbling. And the whole forbidden thing. We call it bunny steeplechase or bunny football. She escapes and we chase her under the dining room table, up the stairs, under the bed...
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
well, I totally envy you for having a pet bunny, even if she is feisty and cunning. My closest tie to bunnies is . . . my nickname is Bunny! It's true and has been for many years :laughing:
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
I know more people with the nickname than actual bunnies :giggle:
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:iconwireworkersanonymous:
that's awesome!
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
thankyou, I am glad you think so :aww:
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talyra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
I am sure they get cards in all sorts of unusual materials. You have almost sent a gift rather than a card, I hope whoever receives it is thrilled to bits!
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
I hope so but nevertheless, I'll be thinking of whomever gets it for some time to come. Not ever knowing who the recipient is adds mystery to the season of giving and hopes of blessings to come their way.
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Feybles Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007   Artisan Crafter
I think that it is fantastic to see the traditional greeting translated so effectively into another medum. Congratulations on another great piece of work!! :)
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
thankyou! :thanks:. I hope whoever gets it likes that it isn't "traditional," so to speak, but I know I'll be thinking of the recipient, whomever that might be, all winter long.
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Feybles Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007   Artisan Crafter
tis a gift in itself. I hope the recipient likes it too!!
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
This is super cute and so very different. Not something one would want to throw away. Very nice work :nod:

nini
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
thanks :thanks: there's a chain on it so whoever ends up with it can hang it on the wall or something and look at it year 'round if they want. People do that with the leather ornaments so why not with a card, too?
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
yes, that was good thinking... :thumbsup:
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:iconwolfsax:
wolfsax Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now that's cool!
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:iconkitten-of-woe:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
thanks :thanks: not your typical Christmas card, but the only way for me to participate in the Project was to use the only skills I have :laughing:. I just hope the dA mods don't disapprove.
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