Monday, 16 October 2017

Easy Batch Christmas Card #1

This is first in a series of posts where I'm looking at creating easy to make batch cards which may be useful to anyone who wants to hand make all of their Christmas cards this year or who is making cards for a charity or event.

I'm looking at simple to put together (so you can even rope the kids into helping), low cost yet still cute and high quality.

Each design will be made up in a You Tube tutorial on my channel and will add a different slant to the design so eventually there will be two variations of each design each day.

The first I've come up with is this really easy little 4 x 4 card with hand stamped paper. It uses traditional Christmas colours of red and green and a Nordic type Christmas tree stamp with interspersed stars.

It's finished off with Happy Christmas stamped in red and then punched out and backed onto a red punched circle secured with dimensionals and then attached to the card with dimensionals.

The idea is that for my speed challenge event for Christmas Cheer (read all about that here) these would be really easy to put together with the paper provided in pre-stamped and cut to size pieces and the sentiment ready assembled with just the backing to remove from them to stick to the card.

What do you think?

Pretty, quite contemporary and super cute.

I used Real Red and Emerald Envy inks. The Nordic tree was from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set, the star from The Little Things and the  sentiment from Better Together. I used the a 11/4 inch circle punch and the Pretty Labels punch for the sentiment. The cardstock is Real Red and I stamped onto Whisper White. The card in the You Tube tutorial is made the same way but uses the shades Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide.

Thanks for dropping in and watch out for the others in the series and there is going to be a cute little giveaway with full details of how to get involved on day 8 so watch out for that.

As every thank you for dropping in.

Andrea x

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