This last weekend I held my first Holiday Card stamp-a-stack of the season. In an attempt to get a jump of making all your holiday cards this year, I put together a class for folks to make 12 cards – 3 each of 4 different designs. It was an interesting challenge for me to put together cards that were fun and yet didn’t take a ton of time to make each one. In the end, I love how these turned out. Here are the first two we did:
This card was the simplest of all the cards we did. It used one of my favorite patterns from the Deck the Halls DSP from the Holiday mini directly on Crumb Cake cardstock. Then we stamped the A La Carte stamp – Dasher – on a piece of Whisper White and matted that with Chocolate Chip cardstock.
The part where it gets a little extra fun thrown in is on his antlers. For this we added a bit of Frost White Shimmer Paint. To get this effect, you ink up your stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and then before stamping, use a sponge dauber to dab shimmer paint directly onto the antlers – on top of the Chocolate Chip ink. Now stamp and see the the shimmer.
Vellum Northern Flurries
We embossed Cardstock Vellum using the Northern Flurries embossing folder from the Holiday Mini. Before adhering the embossed piece to the Night of Navy base with silver brads, we stamped on Whisper White cardstock, snowflakes from the Northern Hearts hostess set in Bashful Blue and then stamped the sentiment from Many Merry Messages in Night of Navy. Punch that out with the designer label punch and glue down to your card base. Now attach your Vellum and you have a quick and pretty holiday card!
Tomorrow I’ll share the other two cards we made in this class.
Get the kit
If you want to make these cards yourself, I am offering the entire class as a Holiday Card Class to Go kit giving you the full color instructions, pre-cut supplies, and envelopes for 12 total cards for only $25 plus shipping
or attend my second Holiday Stamp-a-Stack session on November 20th if you are in the Bay Area.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space or your card kit!