What happens when you sit down with the 'Occasionally' stamp set, some kraft card, assorted coloured card scraps and matching inks and ribbons, and your trusty crimper, in order to make just a couple of last minute holiday cards? There is a chance you may get a little carried away, and end up with something like this:
Not just Christmas cards, but cards for all occasions (and this photo was taken after we had given away a couple of the cards already).
After stamping the images on white card, it was a quick job to punch them out with a square punch, mat them on a kraft square made using the bigger square punch, and then attach those to some crimped card, using stampin' dimensionals. Most of the cards got some coordinating ribbon to finish them off, but a few were left more simple.
For the holiday cards I made little sets of cards in a couple of different sizes, and some without the ribbon. They all had the stamped image on the crimped coordinating card though.
The snowman, Christmas Tree, and Candy Cane images were especially good for these cards. And when I had more than enough of those, I couldn't help myself. I had to keep going with some other occasion cards like these birthday ones:
I like the fact that this quick and easy design could be used for boys or girls of all ages, just with a quick change of colour. I especially like them with the wider ribbon, but if you didn't have coordinating ribbon you could use a strip of card and perhaps stamp on a greeting instead. Use some softer colours and swap the images and you have baby and first birthday cards:
You probably get the idea by now. Quite a productive morning on the card making front - not so much the bed making and laundry! Never mind that though, making cards was much more fun, and best of all, if you want to make some for yourself, the 'Occasionally' Stamp Set that I used here is one of several that are currently part of an inventory clearance sale, and is discounted 50% for a limited time.
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