Clean and Simple Christmas Card
A clean and simple Christmas card is going to help me begin my “100 Christmas Cards by October” challenge I’ve set a personal goal of completing 10 Christmas cards each month from January to October to have a total of 100 ready to sign and mail out by December 1st I sat down yesterday and completed 12 (2 more than the required 10!) of my 2014 Christmas cards:
I started by going to my supplies I already had on hand. Part of my goal is to also not purchase anything new for this challenge since I have MORE than enough holiday paper, stamps and accessories leftover from my classes. I LOVE the Festive Flurry Snowflake stamp set and framelits so that was an easy choice for my first batch of cards. This template is perfect for a clean and simple Christmas card. You can watch a video tutorial at my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiF69magZ2o. Here’s a list of the supplies:
Stamps: More Merry Messages, Festive Flurry
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits, Dimensionals, White Organza Ribbon, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch
I stamped the same snowflake several times on the inside and the lighter shade is achieved by stamping off once on scrap paper.
The envelope is stamped in the same way with some images full-strength and some stamped off first.
Here are a few variations of this card:
This card has a Whisper White background and the Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon. I adhered the ribbon with Glue Dots on each end to the front of the card (it does not go all the way around) and trimmed the ends close to the cardstock with scissors.
This card uses the White Taffeta Ribbon and goes all the way around with a simple knot tied in the front.
This card uses the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and is added in two pieces. One piece goes all the way around the front of the card with the ends glued to the front left of the card (the snowflake hides this) and another piece is tied into a bow and added with Glue Dots.
Here’s my first set of 2014 Christmas Cards, all completely finished (even the insides and envelopes and ready to go:
If you would like to start crafting your own one-of-a-kind and from-the-heart holiday cards sooner than later, begin with a clean and simple Christmas card too