QUICK & EASY CHRISTMAS CARD
Let’s face it; the holiday season can get pretty hectic! So today, I want to share a quick & easy Christmas card with you. Not every card you send has to be a total work of art, that took you 20 minutes to make. I mean, when you’ve got more than 20 cards to send, some of them have to be quick to replicate. That doesn’t mean they look messily done, or that you didn’t care! Absolutely not! That is what’s great about Stampin’ Up! product coordination. Let me show you what I mean.
CANDY CANE SEASON
The Candy Cane Season stamp set, with it’s coordinating punch (available to purchase as a Bundle, at a 10% savings!) is perfect for quick cards. You can see another example of how I used this set for another quick & easy Christmas card in THIS POST. That card used the candy cane part of the punch, and different images from the stamp set.
CARD FRONT DETAILS
Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. Next, add a panel of Poppy Parade cardstock. This is a bright red, with a touch of orange to it. On a 3 3/4″ x 5″ panel of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the candy cane image (I think they look like hearts!) from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, down the left hand side of the panel, in Real Red or Poppy Parade ink.
Cut 2 banners; 1 from a strip of Poppy Parade cardstock, the 2nd from a strip of Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love this paper – the white strips are actually flocked! Use the Banner Triple Punch to create the banner tails on one end of each strip, then layer them together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Next, attach them to the right of the stamped candy canes, with the liquid glue.
Die cut 1 white circle with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Then die cut another scalloped circle, with the Layering Circles Framelits, from Poppy Parade cardstock. Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on the white circle. Attach the 2 circles together with liquid glue, then attach them on top of the banners, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the 2 step bow image. Use the Real Red ink for the outline image, and then the Poppy Parade ink for the solid colour. Use the Candy Cane Builder Punch to punch out the bow, and then attach it to the sentiment circle with a Dimensional.
It reads like a lot of steps, but honestly – this card comes together quickly! And if your making multiples, make the pieces in assembly line order, then when you put it together, it’s a snap!
GET YOUR SUPPLIES & GET STAMPING!
The time to get started on your holiday stamping is now! It’s never too early to start; once you have your cards stamped & ready, you can address them later. Then when you’ve finished your shopping & are ready to head to the post office, you’ll be glad they’re all done. All supplies can be ordered online; my store is open 24/7, for your convenience. Click on the product images below to get started.