I hope you've been visiting the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog for the last week and a half, to check out their 12 Day of Holiday Giving celebration! Each and every day, for 12 full days, they are sharing holiday project ideas from the design team and hosting some amazing giveaways from their generous sponsors! And TODAY is my turn to share!
When I sit down to create Christmas cards, I love to come up with designs that are simple, quick, and easy to mass produce. I use this same concept when I create birthday cards, since I use so many of them. I also love to keep my cards fairly flat, so that they don't require any extra postage or special handling when mailing off to family and friends. If I happen to create more elaborate or bulky designs, I save those for the ones that I personally hand out.
These cards took no time at all to put together. I chose a sentiment and a scalloped border to die cut using my Silhouette Cameo, and arranged them on my cutting mat so that I could cut multiple sets at once. I used three different strips of patterned paper on my mat, lining them up so that I cut 2 sets (a sentiment and a border) from each paper. If you were doing a large amount of cards, you could even cut all 6 sets from the same patterned paper, and then repeat for your other paper choices.
I also cut the "merry" part of my sentiment from a black chalkboard patterned paper (arranging as many as needed on my cutting mat), which was layered over the original sentiment cut. Once my pieces were cut, it was just a matter of adhering them to my cards.
I adhered two thin coordinating strips of patterned paper along the bottom of each card base, which I also lightly spritzed with misting spray in coordinating colors.
I adhered my scalloped border die cuts to each card, matching the color of my border to the color of misting spray on each card base.
Then I decided which color sentiment I wanted on each card, and adhered those in place. A little machine stitching and I was finished.
I mentioned there is a new giveaway every single day, right? And I said they were amazing giveaways, right? Today, for the day 10 giveaway, there is a generous prize package from both Stampin' Up and Gossamer Blue! Head over HERE to get all the details and leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.
You have until 6:00pm EST on Sunday, December 21st to enter in all of the giveaways. So if you're just now hearing about Scrapbook & Cards Today's 12 Days of Holiday Giving celebration, you can still go back and check out the first 9 days and get in on those giveaways as well!