Cards

Christmas in July - Cards

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Edited August 1, 2012 - I just came across a cool new-to-me blog called Christmas Card Challenges. The challenge this week was to create a Christmas card with NO STAMPING, and I think I got that covered in this post! I am linking up to the challenge here. Enjoy all the new inspiration!

This is the second post in my Christmas in July series. If you missed any posts, you can see them all by clicking here.

If you are a scrapbooker or papercrafter, chances are you make some of your own cards to send to friends and family at Christmas time. Instead of waiting until the last minute this year, why not take some time now to make a batch (or two, or three!) of cards?

I mentioned in my previous post on Christmas scrapbook layots that I had lots of scraps and stickers left over from the Cheerful Christmas Additions, so I just added some more solid cardstock in white, red and black to comlete all these cards! Yes, cards are a great way to "recycle" your leftovers! I also used some cardstock scraps and punched some tags with my trusty Tag Maker punch (I swear this punch gets used more than any of my other punches...LOVE IT!).  I also used my Circle Maker punch, my Wavy Cutting Blade for my Rotary Trimmer and the Cricut Tis the Season Cartridge. I love how these tools give my cards some extra details and variety, even when using the same papers over and over again!

I also made a variety of sizes for a little fun...the traditional 4.5 x 6.5 fits great in an invitation size envelope, but a little 4x4 card does double duty as a card and a gift tag! I hope some of these designs inspire you...




Here's a closer look...















Why not dig out some of your Christmas paper scraps and stickers and get started on those handmade Christmas cards? Before you head off to create, here are a couple of previous posts focussing on Christmas cards that might also help to inspire you:

Copic Christmas Cards (with a free download!)
Easy Christmas Cards

If you post any cards on your blog/ flickr etc., be sure to share a link in the comments below!

Look for some ideas for making Digital Cards in a couple of days!




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2 comments

  1. Noreen, I'm so glad you found our challenge. I LOVE all of your cards - I appreciate how unique each card is. Love your color palette! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us for our No Stamp challenge at Christmas Card Challenges! Dee

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  2. Oh my! I Love LOVE all of your cards! I think you've outdone yourself! So glad you discovered CCC! I hope you'll continue to play along with us! Remember that the challenges are optional, but they are very fun! :)

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