I plan on making 40 Christmas cards this year. Also, would like to make about 10 to send to an American Soldier so that he/she will have Christmas greeting to mail back home to his/her family and friends.
Here are some power packs and card sketches that I made. I used two of my card magazines that I purchased for inspiration for my sketches. Some of the cards that I used to make the sketches were not Christmas theme. I look beyond the theme to the actual elements of the cards. I was pretty pleased with the outcome of my sketches.
The BLUE NOEL CARD - Used 2 pieces of pattern (snowflakes) paper, the word NOEL - was stamped on circles that I punched out using the Circle Punch from Creative Memories, then I inked the edges of the circles with a blue ink spot from Stampin Up. The Snowflake stamped image is one of the $1.00 stamps from Michael’s. Also matted the darker blue snowflake pattern paper with navy blue cardstock. The envelope for this card was stamped with the snowflake image.
The RED GIFT CARD - Used solid red for the background, punched out the green border using the wrought iron punch from Stampin Up. 3 green brads, the gift were made with 2 different pattern papers, 2 ribbon bows, The stamp image of Merry Christmas was a part of a larger stamp (bought a set of Christmas stamps last year at Michael’s) inked the edges . Inked the edges of the gifts with the ink spots from Stampin Up.
The POINSETTIA CARD - Use a pattern paper for the background, inked the edges of the background with a dk green ink spot. Cut 3 pieces of ribbon, two pieces should be the same. The poinsettia flower came from the Dollar Tree. Bought a bunch and then separated the flowers from the stems so that I could use them in my card making. Use a yellow brad for the center of the flower. Stamped the image of "Happy Holidays" on a lighter green pattern paper and inked the edges with an a green ink spot from Stampin Up. Matted with red card stock. Glued the 3 strips of the ribbon to the background, and use a glue dot to attach the poinsettia flower on top of the ribbon.