Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards, Ideas and Links!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Quick & Easy Christmas Cards
Other Fun Christmas Projects
Win Some Christmas Goodies
See More DT Samples on Monday!

Happy Thanksgiving! I love this card I found on Spiltcoast that Miss Lucy created using our Autumn Cotton Scraps! This image and the one of the turkeys driving the car with the caption 'Look who is coming to dinner' are two of my favorites on this set.
I must admit, I feel more in the spirit of celebrating Thanksgiving now than I did in the middle of October, which is when we celebrate it here in Canada. It seems too early to do it mid Oct, we still have warm sunny days and flowers in the garden here on the West coast. It feels like perfect Fall weather right now, so I feel ready now - plus it seems like a great time to kick off the Christmas season. So, to all our American friends - have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards
With everyone’s busy schedules I thought I would post some quick Christmas card ideas today. Our Christmas Image & Journal Notes Booklet is a big hit with card makers right now because all the images make it super easy to create pretty cards quickly. You can add a little glitter or some bling with embellishments and stamp a sentiment for the inside and you’re done!
Okay, I admit not every sample here is 'quick & easy' but they are all inspiring!
Here is a pretty card that Vivian Peters from our design team made and I love the way she added the pine branches and cones with the glitter ! You can see more details and another card HERE on her blog.
DT member Pam Hooten created this adorable card. The image is from our Christmas Booklet and the paper is from our Earthy Paper Pad. I also see a little border flourish stamp from our Mini Memories Stamp set.

Tanya Ilnicki created all of these fabulous vintage cards and tags mainly using stickers from our HVS – 925 Heavenly Christmas stickers along with a mix of stamps including the ‘Postcard’ stamp from our Journey stamp set. If the image won't click on larger, please click HERE.

DT member Vicki Chrisman and her sister Jan taught a 'Quick & Fun Christmas Cards' class recently using images from our Christmas Image & journal Note Booklet. Here's an adorable snow family card from their class and you can see more cards HERE on Vicki's blog.
Joanne Allison (angelnorth) is also hosting a fun challenge over at Splitcoaststampsers.com this week to create a Christmas card without using any of our Christmas theme products. Challanges like this are a fantastic way to get you to brainstorm ideas and take them to the next level! You can check it out here! and to join in get the details here

Our Seasonal Booklet is still one of our top selling titles with over 90 images covering all the seasons as well as many popular celebrations. There are 5 pages with Christmas images.
Design team member Anna Wight used this image of the Nimble Nicks from our Seasonal Booklet to create this wonderful Christmas card below. I'm not certain of the paper she used but it looks great paired with this image.

These little Nimble Nick kids are so popular, Cindy our graphic designer, added one to our Vintage Christmas Clear Art Stamp set and DT member Michele Kovack used him on this very cute card she stamped with details here on her blog. I love the colors on this card!

If you want to create gift tags to dress up some yummy gifts, these ones that Lisa Zappa created using our Little Chef Clear Art Stamp set are adorable! This is one of our small stamp sets but it has lots of creative possibilities for adding personality to cards, tags, scrapbook layouts and recipe books!

Janel Brown, one of our talented past design team member, made this sweet little tree decoration with a photo of her granddaughter matted on fishing line sandwiched between 2 pieces of mini chipboard from our SweetChips Mini Frames.

Wow, check out this great Christmas wreath I found over in the Splitcoast gallery that Dayna (woollyba_baa) made using images from our booklet and the Santa from our Winter Cotton Scraps!

Here are some sweet little tags from the make-n-take that Marisa Grosson ran for 2 days at the BC Creative Expo last month. I’ve misplaced the photo file for the cards she made right now but I will post them Monday.

Check out this sweet little Christmas outfit that Heidi Blankenship made using one of our Sweetchips Little girl outfits, paper, stickers and the little holly branch stamp from our new Christmas Joy Clear Art Stamp Set. You can see the inside of the dress, more photos and get the details HERE on Heidi's blog.

Our design team ladies are working on some wonderful new samples that they will post Monday and link to each other, so be sure to come back and check them out! You can read more about it and enter to win some Christmas goodies here on Vicki's blog.

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn

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Gail S. said...

So many beautiful ideas! Thank you for showing us ALL of the great things we can make with the vintage prints! I love them all!

Chris said...

Small: Chandelier set
Med: So Lucky
Large: Home Sweet Home

You made me choose.....??????? Yikes, they are all yummy!

Thanks for letting me leave my comment. My fingers are crossed for a winner over here!

Chris Beresford

Plastic Gift Card said...

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Susan said...

I love all your designs and what you've done with them! I plan to order one of your CDs after Christmas.

Susan Miller