Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Cards 2012: Part One

The Christmas card factory in my craft room has opened for the season! LOL, I've been cranking out Christmas cards like crazy lately, and can't wait to share them all with you! I've decided to create a series of posts showcasing the different sets of cards I've been working on, rather than making a giant post filled with everything I've made. 

Today I'd like to share with you a set of 30 Christmas cards I made for my mom to send out to her friends and our family. I didn't want to make 30 of the exact same card, so I made 3 different cards in sets of 10. They're all the same size and shape, they just have different designs on the front. I tried to keep it simple, but I have such a hard time keeping things clean and simple! It truly is a challenge for me. 

Anyways... I'm not as pleased with the cards as I'd like to be, but overall I think they came out nice and are definitely very cheerful. The cards measure about 5" by 6.25" and all papers are from the "Bright Christmas" paper stack by Recollections.

Card #1
The stocking on this card is cut from Art Philosophy at 3" and the green and blue accents were cut from Elegant Edges. The 'Joy!' stamp is from the $1 bin at Michael's and is super cute!

Card #2
The tree is cut from Stretch Your Imagination at 4" and hand decorated using hole punches and ribbon from my stash. The 'Merry Christmas' stamp is from a Studio G pack and the accent pieces were cut from Art Philosophy.

Card #3
The ornament was cut from Art Philosophy at 3.5" and the background accent was cut from Elegant Edges. The 'Happy Holidays' sentiment is also from the $1 bin at Michael's and the background is from Art Philosophy as well.

Inside of each of the cards
The stamp on the inside of the cards is from the same clear stamp set from Studio G as the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment used on Card #2. I left plenty of room for writing and my personal stamp is on the back of every card. :)

How are your Christmas cards coming along? I'd love to see them! 
Leave a link and I'll make sure to stop by. :)


  1. You're a machine Ashley. What with all the rest of the stuff you do... this is amazing. Your Mum will be thrilled with these cards.

  2. Gorgeous cards!! That looks like a really pretty holiday paper pack, I especially love the tree paper on the third card!



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