Yes, it's that time of year already--time to start thinking about your Christmas cards! Now that we've seen the amazing 2021 Holiday mini catalog and all our fabulous choices, we need layout and color combo inspiration! I've been sharing my designs this year in batches of three, all designed to be easy to mass-produce at the holidays. Feel free to copy them outright, or take the inspiration and make it your own!
Our first card is the Three Wise Men from the Great Tidings bundle. I love the gorgeously detailed frame from the coordinating dies, sooo pretty! Our color scheme was Crumb Cake, Copper and Blackberry Bliss. I made these cards for my Christmas Club so I had to keep the foil cardstock to a minimum, but if you were to make them on your own, I think doing the whole ornate frame in the copper foil would be amazing!
Our next card is completely different, sparkly and vintage-inspired, yet still very elegant. Stamps are so versatile!
The Stars Are Shining bundle is a great choice for making a lot of Christmas cards because it comes with a punch! While I didn't use the punch at all on this particular card, it gives you lots of options to mix and match flat and raised ornaments and stars. My color combo was Merry Merlot, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Smoky Slate along with silver glitter paper, pearls and rhinestones.
I think the sky is the limit for this one if you love non-traditional color combos!
The last card for our post today is yet again completely different in style and tone from the others. I love making a big variety of cards--I never get bored that way! Do you like to make just one design, or lots of them?
LOVE the natural images in the Christmas Season stamp set from the Painted Christmas suite in the holiday mini catalog. It is just really hard to make a bad card with this set, because all the twigs and branches and sprigs and berries coordinate so well. You just start with a general direction (border, swag, corner, spray, etc) and add greenery elements until it feels lush! Then add a couple of pinecones and a natural box of Linen Thread, and it's done.
I used Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Evening Evergreen and Early Espresso for my inks. I think if I had to pick one set for Christmas this year, this one would be a great choice simply because of the sheer number of options you'd have and the potential for great masculine cards year round, too. Add a little plaid paper or ribbon and it would be totally country and cute!
Wow! How different each of these cards are, yet all are easy to make and don't require a lot of supplies. I hope you're already getting inspired for your own Christmas card-making this year!
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