You thought you were prepared. You made Christmas cards all year long humming festive tunes. You relished the creativity and giggled as you watched Elf. But then, when you verified your Christmas card stash with your recipient list, you realized that you are 3 cards short! What to do?
Never fear, I’m here to help. This happened to me in reality. How was my brother’s name not on the list? Ugh!
Instead of bemoaning my poor planning, I knew just what to do. When in doubt, go with your formulaic design and git ‘r done!
I made these sentiments in Word (here’s a little tutorial if you want to do the same thing). Then I printed them out on white cardstock and punched them out.
Next, I cut 4″ x 6″ card bases from a 12″ x 12″ piece of white cardstock (you can get three per sheet), and then I looked in my scrap stash for pieces that looked Christmasy enough. You see, you really don’t NEED Christmas product with this plan.
Each scrap was cut to 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and adhered to the card base. Then I chose ribbons to go with each. If you want to make things a little quicker, consider using all green or all red papers so that you can use the same ribbon. Smaller 6″ x 6″ paper pads work great for this, too.
Haul out your cardstock scraps, punch coordinating scalloped circles, and adhere the sentiments to them. Then pop them up on foam tape, and we’re almost done!
Finish your cards off with a touch of sparkle by adding rhinestones to underline the sentiment. Placing the rhinestones was a cinch to do with the help of my all-time favorite must-have tool, these amazing tweezers from Close To My Heart.
Now maybe you have a little more time on your hands or have fewer cards to make. Here is another take I did on the above theme:
This card is still a 4″ x 6″ card base, but there are two coordinating scrap pieces adhered to the front. Add a larger piece of trim across the seam, and then punch the scalloped circle from the patterned paper.
Whew! Hopefully this gave you some tricks to make some cards FAST.
And of course, I want to help! I’ve prepared a PDF of my Christmas circle sentiments for you to use. Simply print and punch, and you’re on your way to quick and easy Christmas cards.
I also have the Best Friends collection from Webster’s Pages to share with one lucky winner! Simply leave a comment by Monday, December 3rd at 5 pm MST telling me about your Christmas cards this year, and one of you will win this collection!
Have you verified your stash and your list lately?