Christmas card making is usually done early in the month of December, but this year I just cannot seem to get to it. So, I wanted to give you a few ideas from posts in previous years. Each is linked to the original post for step by step demonstrations. First up, here is a Tri fold card for a gift card to be inside.
Plus that same post has more cards, as I just couldn’t stop stamping that year.
I did multiple techniques with dark color paper in this post, including some cut outs – Christmas Cards.
Iris Folded Cards have overlapping bits of paper like the iris on a camera.
Using elements from other cards received was the focus of this post, making Christmas Cards for the Shelter.
Last year, I showed how to use scrapbook elements and papers to make unique cards.
Then, hang on to your cards received as I show how to Recycle Your Cards into bookmarks and gift tags for next year.
This year, the cardmaking is going to be a bit later. I hope I can get them done on time to send. Are you making cards this year?
Impression Obsession has wonderful stamps and it is fun to look at all the stamps available. They also have the perfect Sentiments for our Safelight Project, and yes we’ll do that again next year.
I’m planning to do a quilt along next year with Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book, available at Fat Quarter Shop 10% off. Get your copy as a gift to yourself this Christmas! There are also some used copies available for less on Amazon – Vintage Christmas Book at Amazon.
12 thoughts on “Stamping Christmas Cards”
Your stamping always has an extra special touch. I hope to get to do some of that late next year. I have other priorities that must come first, but I know where to go for inspiration!
You have SO many fun ideas here. I haven’t done one card yet! The “bottom drawer” of my “stamping center” is full of cards I started last year and never sent. I don’t think any of them are finished. Haven’t got “in the mood” or maybe I need a new stamp! Maybe I should bring the drawer in the kitchen and play…..ahhh….you might have just inspired me again!! (I do save my cards for “re-purposing” into something new….it’s kinda fun to cut them up)
I’ve allowed myself the luxury of sending cards Apres Christmas! Kids arrive tomorrow, & I still am not ready for them to have a place to sleep!! Love sending cards, but this year the pleasure will be deferred. Is there ever a bad day to be wished Merry Christmas? Not in my book! Really enjoying Impression Obsession, have ordered a few times, & delivery is very quick.Merry Merry!
You always make such beautiful stamped cards! I stamped Christmas cards one year with my daughters….but I no longer send out cards, except to my mom.
Your stamped cards are lovely. I usually make my cards (stamped) but probably that’s not going to happen this year. Oh, well…maybe next year.
Hello Carole, I have been down and out with a cold for the past few days and am still in bed today just feeling blazzay. Your card posts always inspire so many of us! I do not have any of the stamping supplies which is fine with everything else I do. It does seem though that quite a few people just do not have the “normal” holiday spirit this year. I always tell myself that I want to hand embroider cards and somehow never do it. Maybe this year, I will. I hope that you always share your cards, even past ones like this, because they are beautiful and make us all feel better! Again, dear friend, my thoughts are with you during this time and know that I am giving you a hug and even holding your hand when you need it right now!
Sometimes we just can’t do everything! But it is great to look at your lovely ideas.
Aw, I like the Snoopy card!
It is wonderful to look back on things we have made in the past. I have just about sent all my cards out. I hope they arrive on time.
Beautiful cards, Carole. (I’ve been the very lucky recipient of a couple of Carole’s gorgeous hand-stamped cards….they are KEEPERS!) I’m looking forward to the 2020 quilt along…I love Lori’s designs…and I just ordered the book! Woo Hoo….
I haven’t stamped any since at least last St. Patrick’s Day. Life just hasn’t gone that way. It was fun to see your card tutorials in a row, in case I get around to it again. I’ll have to start learning from scratch by then. LOL
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