Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas Card Inspiration!

Project design by ©Sharon M. Reinhart November 2016
For the next few weeks I am going to be providing some Christmas card inspiration. Some cards will be quick and simple and others may require a few more steps but I know the crunch that we can get into when trying to create our cards therefore none of these card designs will be extreme. I like to have a variety of cards to send, so I don't do just one design and then mass produce, instead I complete a few designs and make multiples of each. The other thing that I have tried to do this year is use what I have. Especially papers, so don't worry if the papers are discontinued you can still make some awesome cards with your beautiful papers from years gone by! Look at using up those bits and pieces from previous projects as well!

This inspiration card is a standard A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4), in a top fold landscape orientation. The papers are red and ivory cardstock along with a pearl ivory cardstock. Fiskars mini scallop edge scissors have been used to create the decorative edge on the ivory strip. Layer the ivory strip followed by a red strip to the card front. Next stamp three ornaments using red ink and then fussy cut around each. The stamp is by Hero Arts. There are a multitude of beautiful ornament stamps and die templates on the market today, if you don't have this exact one, no worries, just grab what you have and stamp and cut it out three times. 

The ornament hanger has been created using office paper clips. Just take wire cutters and cut the paper clip in half and then trim to the desired size. Adhere the trimmed clip to the back of each ornament. Tie butcher's twine into a bow and adhere to the front of each ornament. Next layer the ornaments onto the card front using foam mounting tape.

To finish, stamp a sentiment (this one is from Stampin' Up) onto pearl ivory cardstock punch or cut out (this punch is a Fiskars tag punch) and attach to the card front using foam mounting tape.

Voila! Finished! This is a design in a basic form which is very festive. Stay tuned for my next post on what to do if you wish to take it just a step further without a lot of effort! I hope you are inspired to create today!
Creatively Yours,

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