Some card makers can often find Christmas card making to be a little frustrating and stressful. Instead of card making being a creative outlet or something that brings you joy - it starts to become just another job on the Christmas to do list and you can be overwhelmed with so many cards to make. This year that does not need to be the case. Leanne has put together some Christmas cards and tags using the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday range that are quick, easy and fun to make.
By combining the 3x4 and 4x6 Holiday Cards along with a 6x6 paper pad, the Handmade Holiday range just works so easily together. You can come up with one design and replicate that a number of times alternating the papers, embellishments and colour combinations you use.
Using the bingo cards and flash cards as the focal point on these cards Leanne made each card look different and yet they all follow the same basic layout.
The 6x6 paper pad has miniature journaling elements which become perfect little tag toppers. Leanne combined them with the 3x4 Holiday Cards and they instantly become cute tags. On some tags/gift cards she added some extra embellishments like buttons, stickers etc and others were left just as they were. Flipping the basic layout from portrait to landscape Leanne was also able to change the look of the gift cards.
Leanne turned the cardstock stickers into embellishments by mounting them on foam tape to add extra dimension to her tag.
Leanne decided a quick and fun way to use up those left over off cuts was to turn them into fishtail banners. She teamed them up with the 4x6 Holiday Cards as they make an instant and perfect background.
No sentiment needed on this Christmas card as it's all in the Hero Arts Background stamp! Ink the Merry Background stamp with your favourite inks, stamp it onto Kraft cardstock, then using silver embossing powder, heat emboss the beautiful Branch & Flourish tree stamp also from Hero Arts, cut around the tree and it's ready to mount onto your card. Add some bling and you're done!
For this quick set of gorgeous Christmas cards, grab your favourite Christmas themed pattern paper - Chris has chosen Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder, use small strips of the paper to frame the Branch & Flourish Tree stamp. Complete the card with some crystals, pearls and a simple sentiment.
This final card took Chris just 15 minutes to make and she said if she was making this card in bulk it could be even quicker once you get all the pieces cut out and start a production line. The flourish tree stamp was heat embossed with white embossing powder and the rest of the card is simple cutting. Chris used the Echo Park Very Merry Christmas collection kit.