Hello everyone!! I hope you have all had a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving filled with lots of family, friends, and of course, FOOD! Thanksgiving really is one of the best holidays in my opinion, but the worst (or best) part is that now that it's over, it is full-blown Christmas season!!! This means happy holiday music continuously playing in the background but also means LOTS to be done in terms of presents and cards!
To get a jump start, I have an easy set of THREE holiday cards to walk you through today - because making cards in batches is just so much more efficient.
To start, you'll need to following materials:
- 3 A2 card bases (4.25"x5.5")
- 3 different sheets of patterned paper in different colors - preferably with wintery/holiday colors or patterns.
- White card stock
- Corner rounder
- Stamp set to make a small scene to color in with a holiday sentiment - I used Lawn Fawn's Winter Penguin.
- Stamping ink - black ink for images, and colored ink for sentiment (optional)
- Coloring tools - I used colored pencils, markers, and glitter markers. You can use whatever you have, really!
- Small embellishments, such as wood veneers, sequins, enamel dots, or gems.
Once you have all your materials gathered, putting these cards together is a snap! Just follow these steps and you'll have a gorgeous holiday card set - the set itself could even make a great present :)
- From each patterned paper, cut two different size blocks: one at 5.5"x4.25" and one at 4.5"x3.75". Round two corners on the smaller block along one of the longer edges with a 1/2" corner rounder
- Cut three blocks of white cardstock to 2.5"x5.5".
- On each block of white cardstock, stamp your holiday images and sentiments, making a simple scene. Color any images with your coloring medium. If desired, ink the edges of the white cardstock piece with a colored ink.
- Mix and match your patterned paper and cardstock blocks so that you have three layers, as shown below. Attach each layer to the one beneath with adhesive, and adhere each set to a card base.
- Scatter and adhere small embellishments around the card.
Even though each card is similar, feel free to mix up the colors and embellishments on each to make them matching yet unique! By the way - this is a perfect time to use DIY enamel dots!
I even had fun trying out some new glitter markers I have to give the penguins some pizazz ;)
Come on now, no excuse not to get started on holiday cards with an easy and productive step-by-step project like this! You can even link your holiday creations up to the Simon Says Stamp challenge for this month like I'm doing :)
Good luck with any holiday prep you're doing - let me know if there are any tips and tricks you have to getting everything done in time for Christmas! See you soon :)