Susan Opel, Creative Editor
So, about those Christmas cards…
Have you sent them?
Have you made them?
Have you panicked?
I know of a trick that can make things a little bit easier for you, and I’ve even used it myself. I’m usually quite the planner, but sometimes my mom will contact me at the eleventh hour with the address of a sweet little lady from my church in Michigan, and in her motherly way mention, “Don’t forget to send Dorothy a Christmas card. It will mean so much to her.”
What’s that trick? Oh, it’s as simple as using the FREE downloads that you can find on our website. There’s a veritable treasure trove of pre-made sentiments that you can download and whip together a card for just about any occasion. Today, I have four cards using four different approaches with four of my favorite sentiments for Christmas. Let’s hit it!
Keep It Simple
Across the Miles Card – Susan R. Opel
In a time pinch? Simply download the sentiment, print it on the front of a card base, add a rhinestone, and a bow, and consider it done. You can find this sentiment (and others, too) here!
Use Your Punches
All I Want for Christmas Card – Susan R. Opel
If you’re like me, you have some long neglected snowflake punches. Make a monochromatic card with various sizes of punched snowflakes that complement the printed sentiment. Make sure to have some of the snowflakes go off the edge to show movement and pop a few up on foam tape for depth. You can find this sentiment (and others, too), here!
Stamp a Flat Card
Grinch Card – Susan R. Opel
When you’re mailing Christmas cards, it’s desirable to make them as flat as possible. Stamping is a fabulous solution in that case! For this card, I printed the sentiment on the card base, and also printed a draft version on a piece of scrap paper. I used the draft for a mask, and stamped the Lawn Fawn border along the left side for a magical and whimsical look! Then I colored a few of the hexagons and added some sparkle with rhinestones and Stickles on the Grinch’s cuff. You can find this sentiment (and others, too), here!
Do it Up With Die Cuts
Glory to God Card – Susan R. Opel
I die-cut the sentiment and the bow on this card. You could print several of the sentiments on one sheet of cardstock and then do a marathon die-cutting session for mass production. You can find this sentiment (and others, too), here!
So, no excuses! Head to our download page and find a sentiment that you enjoy. There are so many options, and we’ve taken the guess work out for you!
Don’t let Christmas card guilt get to you!