Making Christmas cards is one of the most fun stamping times of the year. There are so many little things in my stash I’ve yet to use from cute stickers and cut outs, to fun papers and stamps. I scored a few more items at the thrift shops recently too.
One of the things I got as a gift was a packet with scrapbooking pages. These are all Christmas theme with large white space in the center for photos, and fun extras like stickers to finish off the pages. But I don’t do scrapbooks, so I wanted to use these supplies to make cards. I began by cutting card size sections from the 12×12 paper taking advantage of the edge detail. I really love the old world look of the motifs.
I added three lines of red decorative tape across the middle, and stamped a greeting in the white section.
It was mounted on a red card. The final touch was adding one of the coordinating stick on dimensional Santas.
Then I cut the upper right section of the Santa decorated edge paper to incorporate into the next card. The sentiment is stamped in red and framed with red card stock. I found some green printed paper to coordinate.
Assembling the elements on a red card, I liked the Santa looking down from the balloon, so I gave him a train to look at, pulled from the coordinating stickers. Placing it last, it overlaps the sentiment a bit to add dimension.
On the next card, the upper left edge of the paper was trimmed to the right size for the card, and a sentiment framed in red is placed on the lower right. In the middle, a green leaf is the base for a dimensional poinsettia element.
Inside, the sentiment is cut from another card received last year. The Santa face sticker added is from the kit. I added my recycle note, and a star shaped sticky note to write my own personal message. If you’d like to have the Recycle Note for your cards, here’s a pdf download – RecycleNote
Using an element from another card, I made this one very simple. The Holiday Greetings is mounted on red suede card stock, then placed over a ribbon of ivy paper. The envelope got a candy sticker.
Inside, a stamped greeting with one last element from the Christmas edged paper.
I mailed off two of them before I could get a pic of all of them together.
I’ll be making a lot more this week, as I am already receiving cards. Save the cards you get this year, and see this post for ways to repurpose them – Crafting Projects From Christmas Cards. For more ideas on making holiday cards, here are some of my previous posts. First up, making Iris Folded Christmas Cards. The iris refers to the iris of a camera lens.
Stamping cards with my dear mother in law is posted in Christmas Cards 2015.
Are you a stamper? Do you like to send holiday cards?
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