How many of you are planning to make your own Christmas Cards this year? Good for you! I know many people are simply not bothering any more, but I love getting cards in the mail, and homemade ones are even better because I know that a little part of the sender came with it! However, if you are making large batches of cards, you don't want them to be too complicated, otherwise it is a daunting task. You also don't want gobs of thick embellishments on them for the sake of your postal costs. I have come up with a clean and simple, but very cute card that meets all of the criteria for a cute card to send out at Christmas time:
- I hadn't yet used the Christmas stamp set, Lots of Joy, from the Annual catalogue. (Don't forget there are lots of Christmas sets in the Big Catty!) I was playing around with designs for my Christmas Stampers' Dozen class and the set caught my eye. There are some great festive designs among the images and you can make tags or cards with this versatile set. I stamped both the image and the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink to go along with the green theme I had going on!
- I originally wanted green plaid for the background Designer Series Paper, but I had brought a limited amount of DSP with me to the Crop for the Cure on Sunday, and I had forgotten to bring the Merry Moments DSP, from the Annual Catalogue as well. So I leafed through the paper I had and found this great green striped design in the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper. I think it's perfect with its Pear Pizzazz stripes, along with some Old Olive cardstock for this monochromatic colour palette.
- The strip of white is actually Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, also available in the Annual Catalogue. It's a shame that the photo doesn't show the glittery stuff, because it really makes the card special.
And it's Tuesday today and time for a new set of Weekly Deals:Product List
What would I pick from these great deals? The Envelope Punch Board or the Gift Box Punch Board for sure! I used the Gift Box Punchboard to make this:
If you do make your own handmade Christmas cards, let me know in the comments today, and maybe this is a design that would work for you.
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