Archive for November, 2010

Simple Christmas Cards

I’m sure there are some of you out there who haven’t even begun to think about your Christmas Cards other than that little light bulb that goes off once in a while – “Oh yeah – I have to make my Christmas Cards too!”   Well here’s something that might help.   Way last October, the Serendipity Stamps design team challenge was to make Simple Christmas Cards.   And simple is good!   Here are their projects.

FYI – I just added a wonderful little Christmas Grab Bag to the Serendipity Stamps website.  Ten little stamps, all perfect for SIMPLE CHRISTMAS CARDS!  Or for gift tags etc.   That’s 10 UM stamps for just $1.00.   Go to www.serendipitystamps.com to order.

This first card from Amy Cokley is my perfect fast card.   So classic, colorful and simple!   She used 1234G Tree Flourish Large and 1035D Merry Christmas Simple Large
Tree Flourish Large - 1234G - Amy Cokley

The next card is from Kathie Bailey.   She used 117L Cardinal and 1035D Merry Christmas Simple Large.  When you have a large, beautiful image like this – just a little colored pencil is all it takes for a fast AND gorgeous card.
cardinalwm 117L - Kathie Bailey

The card below is from Anya Schrier.   She spent a little more time coloring and glittering, but the effect is so beautiful she didn’t need to spend any time adding layers or embellishments.   Anya used 1132QCL Cozy Village Cling Set
Cozy Village 1132QCL - Anya Schrier

Here’s another beautiful card from Anya – just stamp and color and add a little string!  These Birch Candles 818J have been one of our most popular images this fall. 
Birch Candles - 818J - Anya Schrier

Now I think Lynda Benden has a great idea for her card.   Simply use a die cut and Christmas Themed paper.  Jazz it up a bit and add 1035D Merry Christmas Simple Large and you’ve got a card!
merry christmas 1035D - Lynda Benden

Now, some of you may look at the card below and say “That’s not simple!”   But if you’re familiar with Jenny Gropp’s work you’ll realize that for Jenny….this is simple.   She used  673K Poinsettia Large and 1136D Season’s Greetings.  Once again, take a gorgeous stamp, add a little colored pencil and blend and you have a quick, beautiful card.
Poinsetta Large 673K - Jenny Gropp

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