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!