Monday, October 24, 2011

Easy Christmas Cards

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my Craft Space post!  I had a few questions about some of the products I used for storage, so I'll update the post with some links.  All in the spirit of enabling... ;-)

I'm running a Christmas Card workshop with a friend this year and I thought I'd share some of the sample cards I've made for it. The idea of the workshop is to have simple cards that are easy to replicate, so participants will be able to make a large stash of cards in a relatively short space of time.  I've used layouts that I've either used before, or have come across in my blog travels. Why re-invent the wheel, right?

This first one is based on the Card Patterns Sketch 137which I used for this card last week.


The next two are simple variations of this card I posted a couple of weeks ago.  Primarily the layout, because we wanted the keep the cards very simple for the workshop, as much as I adore the felt roses I used!

I wanted to try a card colour that I ordinarily wouldn't choose for a Christmas card... hot pink!  And I love it!


These next ones are based on this gorgeous card by Kristina Werner, although I have used a similar layout before here.  If you're looking for beautiful Christmas card ideas, check out Kristina's Holiday Card Series 2011, she has so many fabulous designs!   


The buttons I used for the above cards are from Sew Sweet.  And I used a brilliant tip from Erin Lincoln from this Papertrey Ink Make It Monday video on threading the twine (good old kitchen string) through the button this way.  I love this video! Especially when Erin talks about how bows can "turn on you"... lol

And the final set I'm sharing today is based on this gorgeous card by Laura Bassen.  I could spend hours on her blog, just soaking up the artistry!


I'll be back later with a few more card shares for this workshop... I just need to make them... ;-)