Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tips for Last-minute Christmas Cards that don't look Last-Minute!

Running out of time? No worries! It's easy to make lots of beautiful, last-minute Christmas cards quickly! Ardyth here with tips for a successful, productive card-making session:

1) Choose some inspiration. The simpler the better. Inspiration gives you a starting off point and saves a lot of design-thinking time!

I chose this:

I love how the white snowflakes look on the dark background, and the pops of festive red.

2) Limit your supplies 

I chose one stamp, and a few dies. See complete list below.

3) Choose one colour combination

I limited my colours to black, red and white. This colour combination is festive and bold, but you can use whatever colours you prefer.

3) Limit embellishments

Adding embellishments can add a lot of time - I incorporated some sparkle right into my card design by using glitter paper, and some iridescent embossing powder
4) Set up a production line and make multiples

I started these cards by stamping the snowflakes multiple times and then cutting them out. Then I had plenty to use in different ways. I started with my grid of 9, and then designed the second card with the leftovers.

Once you have your design(s), it's easy to cut the pieces and make mulitples!


White, red, black cardstock
Versafine Onyx ink
Iridescent embossing powder
Foam tape
Red glitter paper
Versamark Ink
Clear embossing powder

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Celeste Goff said...

Great cards Ardyth!!!

Lisa H said...

I love these cards! Simple but so bold and festive. Great inspiration too.