Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christmas Card Inspiration

We had a really good time last week at Paper-Sources, Girls Night Out.  The theme was Christmas cards and we made 4 different cards using various techniques.  I’ll do a quick run down on what we did…

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We started with a white cardstock fold over card for this one.  Using a paper punch we cut out circle or snowflakes.  (The snowflakes probably turned out a little cuter if you ask me.)  Then we used a small hole punch for the holes at the top for them to hang on our clothesline.  The clothespins and string were a really cute idea.  Although I think this card needed a little umph.  Maybe some contrasting color behind the clothesline?? 


Now this was pretty dang cute!  I love the combo of turquoise with red.  We stamped the candy stamps and the “peace joy love” in red and then used clear embossing powder on top and used the embossing gun to create nice texture. The red and white ribbon was very cool – it’s TAPE!  Using foam dots we applied the stamped items to the card.  And done! Oh but wait – did you see the contrasting envelope liner – nice touch huh!  Paper Source has templates for all their envelopes which makes it super easy!


This is a beautiful stamp!  We added some stickles for added depth. Simple and beautiful!!


Our last card had a shabby feel.  Again simplistic but I am coming to learn that simple is sometimes best!  I am in LOVE with this “Merry Christmas” and what a sweet little tree too!  We used the chalk inkpads with both of these to give a softer look.


So after our night of getting great ideas for Christmas cards, I am officially on the hunt for what my plan will be!  We are planning a whole day of crafting so I’ve got to figure this out ASAP!

If you aren’t up for making your own you could always hop over to Paper Source and order your Holiday Photo Cards from them!  AND you can get 10% off right now until October 31st!  One more thing marked off the list.  Just click on the picture below to go straight there!

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