Thursday, December 6, 2012

Simple Cards to Get in the Mail in a Hurry

Are you frantically making cards in every spare moment?  It's time to get those season's greetings into the mail...  Why not make things easier on yourself with a simple design and some fun materials from Simple Stories and Core'dinations - especially at this time of year when cardstock is a staple for making cards.  I particularly love the red Tim Holz Kraft-Core because it distresses beautifully and provides a kraft colored inside for easy handwriting.  It also compliments the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection perfectly.
I used one of my old McGill flower punches and some of the Core'dinations cardstock to make this flower.  Then I shadowed it with another flower of the same size using some of the Handmade Holiday 6 x 6 patterned paper.  Next, I added a Handmade Holiday cardstock sticker ornament for the center.  The Christmas banner sentiment was cut from another piece 6 x 6 patterned paper.
I simply cut a 4.5 x 12 inch strip of Karft-Core cardstock, scored and folded it, and then added the embellishments. The patterned paper is from the Handmade Holiday 6 x 6 patterned paper pad and the tiny Merry Christmas sentiment is from the 12 x 12 fundamental cardstock stickers.
I just love the Handmade Holiday advent calendar numbers and wanted to make "25" the focal point of this card.  A little bit of twine tied around the pop-dotted numbers completes the "handmade" look.
The popcorn garland is too cute for words, so I added just a bit to provide a little more interest to this simple card.  Hope you have all of your cards ready to mail soon.  Only 19 more days left until Christmas...

Have a crafty day!


Michelle said...

These are really cute!!! I need to make more.. So much to do, so little time!

Monique Liedtke said...

Wondeful cards Liz!! I really should be making a few more cards too ... but like Michelle says, so much to do and so little time :)