holiday {greetings}

by Tina on December 7, 2010

in Stamping

One of my favorite traditions is sending out Christmas cards and I thought maybe you might as well?  I have a very quick and easy card that you could make many of or just a couple if you want.

All you need is a circle cutter, or something round that you can trace and trim with scissors to create your ornaments.  I had a lot of fun mixing and matching the patterns from my scrap papers!  Then just adhere the circles to your card base.  You can even add one with dimensional tape to give it a little “pop.”

Next stamp your sentiment.  Mine is by Schlosser Design’s… have I mentioned how much I love this sentiment? After that I took a thin tip marker and drew in my cords.

Here is a final variation with non-traditional holiday colors and a non-Christmas sentiment (this one is from PaperTrey Ink.)  Maybe you noticed on this card that I used a white gelly roll pen to make my cords so they would show up?  It’s what I use on the inside as well so it will show up!  I learned the hard way a while back that dark ink doesn’t show up well on dark paper… and when you take the time to make a handmade card it’s important that your lovely message shows up too!

So, what do you all think?  Don’t you think these cards would be easy to replicate and would even be nice to do with kids?  Would you like to see more Christmas DIY projects?  I may have a few more up my sleeve!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

jacqueline December 7, 2010 at 5:12 pm

This is awesome and i love your handmade cards! This year my christmas cards are made from one of the photos i took for the holiday season. I just received them from the printers yesterday. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing and have a lovely merry happy week! Love to you!

ps: i am LOVING your new banner…it’s soo beautiful!


Fleur de Lo December 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I LOVE these!!!! These are so cute + fast to make + cheap to mail = absolute perfection. That sentiment IS fantastic, too. I’m ALWAYS inspired when I stop by Flying House. thx.


Glenda December 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Brilliant! What a great idea!


~amy~ December 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm

love, love, love these!!!!


Beth@Just{Heart}It December 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Love the idea, Tina. Thanks! As a non-card maker with no stamps to my name, this is still something I can do easily. I may think of a couple people to make them for… 🙂


Brandi Hall December 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Wow! These are so cute and can be mass produced easily! What a great job!


Beth Bo. December 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Wow! Thanks for this gorgeous yet fabulously easy card. You’ve rescued me…there are people flying back to the U.S. this week, my list is long and yet I still want to send a beautiful card but I don’t have a ton of time. Now I can. Just whipped out about five of these.


KellyRae December 7, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I love these cards and what a great way to use those last little scraps of your favorite patterned papers. Can’t wait to try them. I do make handmade card, usually scrambling at the last minute (and usually they end up being New Year’s cards which means I don’t ‘have’ to mail them in time for Christmas lol). These are darling and quick – who knows, I might actually send CHRISTMAS cards. Yayy. Thanks for sharing this super idea.


Bethany December 8, 2010 at 1:47 am

Yes! Perfect for all the scraps that are too good to throw away… I’m tucking this idea away for next year, because I always think *next* year I will get started early, and do something handmade… ah, well, a girl can hope! I have a ton of Christmas paper scraps because I just spent 2 weeks doing this Advent Banner project. You need to do one of these… it has been so much fun for the kids (and me!)
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Abby December 8, 2010 at 3:17 am

I would love to any or all of your creations! I have been busy in my craftroom making many homemade holiday cards. I also made advent calendars a few weeks back.


Lisa Petrella December 8, 2010 at 5:28 am

Super festive and fun cards, Tina! I love all of the different patterned papers—-what a creative way to put those scraps to use!!! YAY! Thanks for the inspiration!! And of course I’d LOVE to see what other fun holiday projects you have up your sleeve!!!


Jill December 8, 2010 at 6:16 am

LOVE these!!! 🙂


peggy December 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

very nice… make with kids:
cut the rounds beforehand, some waterbased glue and show once how to draw the cords!
Thank you!


Jo December 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

These are simply gorgeous Tina – so stylish. Jo x


Ayana Posadas December 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Love these cards! Super cute. 🙂


Anthonette December 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Hi Tina,
Love all the cards! They are totally clean and simple; my favorite style! This would be such a great use of scraps. Thanks for the inspiration!


Michelle December 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm

These are simply adorable…love them! Thanks for sharing.


Glenda December 19, 2010 at 2:20 am

Had to CASE your cards… thanks for the inspiration.


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