Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

I recently sold more than 50 of my handmade Christmas cards and now need to replace more than that for myself. I found a really quick procedure to make them using some of my older My Mind's Eye card bases and the newer CTMH "Pear & Partridge" Picture My Life cards. The first set of PML cards I bought came with page protectors that have a variety of 4" x 6" and 3" x 4" arrays to be filled with the cards and photos. Now they've come out with sets you can buy without the page protectors, so I'm on my second set.

These are so fast, I'm totally sold on them! There are three of each 3" x 4" card in each set, meaning I can easily make two more cards after designing one.  I only added a contrasting mat, a small amount of coordinating Christmas paper and a simple embellishment or two. Here are a few samples:

I cut along the top edge of the sleigh so I could insert a "gift" with this message from a Verve stamp: "Christ the Savior is Born."

(The sentiment on the last card was stamped using a long-retired stamp from a long-retired company.)

My favorite Christmas style is traditional, with traditional colors like red and green, so the PML cards help with this style.
Thank you for visiting! Let us be thankful for this blessed holiday celebrating the birth of Christ the Savior.
I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:
As You Like It- favorite Christmas style (traditional/modern) & why
Aud Sentiments Challenge #120 - use a sentiment for any Dec. holiday
Christmas Stampin' All Year #38 - Anything goes (plus comments)
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #36 - anything goes/traditional Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Let's get sentimental


~ginny said...

Delighted you chose to share your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments Vicky! Very clean looking and you are right - looks fast and easy! The results are lovely!
DT for Aud Sentiments: [#120 – Use a Sentiment for any Dec. Holiday]
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nnalorac said...

On the fast and easy trail myself this year. These cards are beautiful and very traditional, love them. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carolxx