Thursday, January 18, 2018

Get Cracking On Christmas!


Hello Friends! Do you manage to make it through the holidays and not make as many holiday cards as you anticipated?  Me too! Or by holiday stamps and never get around to using them? Me too! I think this year I made maybe 2 or 3 cards and collected many new stamps that have yet to see any love. What a bummer! 

My friends Jenn Shurkus, Cheiron Brandon and I have decided to commit to making one holiday card a month this year and we hope you will join us.  We will be sharing our Get Cracking on Christmas creations every month and hopefully, will get to show some of our collected Christmas stamps some much needed inky love.

I won't say I didn't make any Christmas cards this past year because I did make 100 cards for my Dad to mail out to all his real estate clients.  So, of course, I tried to make them pretty simple and easy to mass produce.  Today's card is a variation of the one I created for my Dad's clients.

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The card base is Lawn Fawn Narwhal cardstock.  I used the tree die from the Concord & 9th Trim the Tree dies to cut my tree from Vanilla Malt cardstock then stamped the Concord & 9th Plaid Background in Narwhal ink.

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I die cut the "merry" from a copper metallic paper I found at my local craft store and added heat embossed the "Christmas" with Lawn Fawn rose gold embossing powder on a Storm Cloud die cut banner. I added a few sequins from a couple different Neat & Tangled sequin packs for some added interest.

I just wanted to mention that for my mass produced cards I skipped the sequins and the heat embossing.  I had a different color scheme for my other cards as well as you can see. The MISTI tool makes the plaid background stamping super easy by using the negative die cut as a template I just dropped my die cut trees in the cutout and stamped the plaid in the same place every time. Perfection!


I hope you check out Jenn and Cheiron's creations as well and join us as we Get Cracking on Christmas!  We encourage you to share your creations on your blog or social media and use the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas

Thanks for stopping by today!

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4 comments:

  1. I love this idea. I made a few but not anywhere near enough!

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  2. Such a great idea! I made both those errors: too many supplies and too few cards (and too late).

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  3. What a fantastic idea! This was the first year I didn't send out holiday cards. I bought lots of supplies (of course) and even made the pieces to mass produce 30 cards, but never had time to assemble them. Ugh. But...on the bright side...like my husband said..."now you're ahead for next year." HA! Love your plaid tree cards, Chari!! So festive and totally fun!

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  4. Love your cards! This is a fabulous idea! I am going to try my best to do this, it will be such a help when it comes to crunch time at the holidays when I am so busy with everything!

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