148 days, actually.
That’s lots of time! So I tell myself. And yet every year I don’t get all of my Christmas cards sent.
Does that sound familiar? Well, this year I am going to start early. Really!
And the Contempo Christmas stamp set is going to help. I love this set of 4. It has a great Merry Christmas greeting for the front of the card and a second greeting for inside my cards. And two more images – an ornament that coordinates with the ornament punch and a Christmas tree. Pair it with the Jolly Holiday designer series paper and think of all the cards you can create.
To make this card, I inked up the Christmas tree with Old Olive ink and then coloured directly onto the stamp with the Cherry Cobbler marker. After huffing to remoisten the stamp, I stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 2" x 2-3/4". Next, I layered the Very Vanilla onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock 2-1/4" x 3". To complete this piece, I layered again onto Old Olive cardstock 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" with dimensionals. I added an Old Olive button complete with a Cherry Cobbler cardstock "thread" with a mini glue dot to dress is up a bit. If these buttons are not on your wish list, add them now! It’s amazing what a single button can do for a card.
I stamped "Merry Christmas" onto a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered it to a Cherry Cobbler card.
The Jolly Holiday paper was cut to 5-1/4" x 2" and layered onto a 5-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
To finish the card, I added a knot of 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon. This card would be great to make "assembly line" style if you need alot of Christmas cards. Try using different combinations of Jolly Holiday papers and Cherry Cobbler/Old Olive cardstock to mix it up a bit.
Ready to start your Christmas cards? Don’t miss my Christmas in August class! We will be making 8 cards – 2 each of 4 designs for $25. These cards will be a step above simple cards (this card will not be included in the class). Pre-payment is required. Click here for more details and to register.
Can’t attend – purchase the class instructions by e-mail for $10. Click here to purchase.
Stamps: Christmas Contempo
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler Marker
Paper: Jolly Holiday DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Other: Brights Designer Buttons, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Contempo Christmas Stamp Set, Set of 4
Clear – $14.95, #120594
Wood – $19.95, #118734
Don’t think it, ink it!