Whether your style is quick and easy or a bit more snazzy, this easy card idea and the NEW Clever Cats stamp set are purrfect for you! I took the same basic design and create three different cards to show how you can take a simple design and step it up. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
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Bermuda Bay (card base): 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Petal Pink: Cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies to approximately 4 3/8" x 3"
Terracotta Tile: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper: 2" x 5 1/2"
Blackberry Bliss (sentiment): scrap at least 3 1/2" x 1"
If you'd like to make your own holiday cards this year and you haven't yet started, it's still possible! Today, I have tips for creating a stack of holiday cards quickly. It's surprisingly quicker to mass produce cards than to create individual cards. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
3b. Replace die-cuts with punched shapes
Instead of the die-cut Christmas trees and greeting, I stamped the trees on the background and the greeting on a circle punched with the 2" circle punch. Much faster than die-cutting!
4. Use Assembly-line Techniques
Now that you have your prototype, determine the steps to complete your card. Then complete each step for all of the cards before moving on to the next step. In other words, start by cutting all of your cardstock. For my card, I cut all of the Granny Apple Green, then all of the Magenta Madness, and then pieces of the Whisper White. Then, move on to stamping. Stamp all of your Christmas Trees, then stamp all of your greetings, etc.
When the stamping was done, I assembled the cards step by step. You can see exactly how I quickly put together 6 cards in the video. I hope this has inspired and helped you in creating your own stack of holiday cards whether you want to make 10, 50, 100, or more!
Dimensions for the Sample Card Design
Granny Apple Green: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Granny Apple Green: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Magenta Madness: 3 11/16" x 4 15/16"
Whisper White: 2" x 2" (or 7" x 4 3/4" to create 6)
2020-2022 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper: 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Today, I have three cards to share with you that all use the same basic card design. I started with a very simple card, and then stepped it up two more times. These card ideas go from simple to chic to oh là là! All three cards use the Heartwarming Hugs patterned paper and the Poinsettia Petals stamp set from Stampin' Up!
on y go! Let's get stamping.
Pretty Cards & Paper International Design Team Blog Hop
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Today I have a three beautiful card ideas using the same basic card design and the All Things Fabulous stamp set from Stampin' Up! This stamp set lives up to its name - it's absolutely fabulous! It is the perfect rubber stamp set for beginner stampers and advanced stampers as well. It's filled with gorgeous flowers and wonderful sentiments. As a three-step stamping set, it may seem a little daunting for first-time stampers, but the awesome thing about this stamp set is that you don't have to use all three stamps to create a fabulous flower. I have an easy card making idea as well as two more stepped-up card designs. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Advanced Card Making Idea In Flirty Flamingo
My final card of the three is the most intricate. It's not really any harder to make, it just has more parts and pieces and takes a little more time. In the video, I shared how I used the Stamparatus to help layout the placement of the leaves under the die-cut flowers. This is a great way to get the placement just right. I also show how to heat emboss with dye inks. With the Stamparatus, you can use the Classic Stampin' Pads for heat embossing. It's pretty cool!
Even more fabulous cards with the All Things Fabulous stamp set. I just couldn't stop myself! I made three more cards using a color combination of Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, and Granny Apple Green.
And, I just really couldn't stop. I made one more using Petal Pink, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, and Highland Heather. This card is similar to one of the original designs, but I pushed it even farther. I distressed the edges, added splatters, and inserted a layer of Petal Pink cardstock embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. To finish it off, I added some gold cord and a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. This card idea is truly fabulous!