Another VERY simple set of Christmas cards!

Another VERY simple card set….I have A LOT of Christmas cards to make. Some as to be given as gifts, some to be given just as. Here is another super simple card set that can be made with minimal supplies and can be adjusted slightly to make it unique.

I started by using Fiskars X-Large Circle punch and punching out 6 different patterned circles from a mix of Stampin Ups 2018 In Colour Designer Series Paper as well as Echo Park’s Merry & Bright paper pad.

I then used Fiskars Medium Circle Punch to punch out 6 circles out of Neenah Solar White Cardstock. Then I took Impression Obsession Cling Stamp – Nordic Star and Impression Obsession Cling Stamp – Nordic Ornament stamps as well as Altenew’s Gold Enchanted Pigment Ink and stamped 3 of each of the stamps on the white cardstock circles.

Then I adhered the stamped circles onto the Patterned paper circles randomly. 

I adhered the circles onto an A2 cardbase. Then I also added a cute little bow that I made from Stampin Ups Gold Sequin Ribbon on each of the circles to make them look a bit more like a wreath.

I made coordinating envelopes of each by stamping each of the stamps to match the card using Altenew’s Crimson and Just Green Crisp dye inks. I also decorated an acetate card box using Some red and white polkadot ribbon and more of the sequin ribbon in a bow. 

Another super simple set is DONE!

PRODUCTS USED:

Stamps/Dies/Stencils:

-Impression Obsession Cling Stamp – Nordic Star

-Impression Obsession Cling Stamp – Nordic Ornament

Inks:

– Altenew’s Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink

-Altenew’s Crisp Dye Ink – Crimson, Just Green

– Tsukineko’s Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Other Supplies:

-Neenah Solar White Cardstock

– Stampin Up’s Designer Series Paper (2018 In Colours)

-Stampin Ups Gold Sequin Ribbon

-Echo Park Merry & Bright 6×6 Paper Pad

Tools:

-Fiskars X-Large Circle Punch

-Fiskars Medium Circle Punch

-Simon Says Stamp Acrylic Blocks

-Tim Holtz Comfort Trimmer

-Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat

-Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

 

 

AAA Cards Game #145 – Hope

I’ve developed a love for the look of a clean and simple card. Do I struggle every time with keeping things clean and simple? YES!

However, this week’s challenge from AAA Cards Game #145: One Image with Optional twist as positivity was simple for me. The very first thing that popped into my head was ‘survivor’. In particular my mother as a breast cancer survivor and the message of hope to anyone struggling with this terrible disease. I lost my Aunt to the disease, my Grandmother struggled with it, my Uncle struggled… Even two of my cousins’ baby girls struggled with cancer.

So this is something that really hits home for me this week. Extremely personal? Yes… But if this post motivates, inspires or just gives someone a smile… Then I’ve succeeded and am happy.

Here is this week’s challenge :

Here is my submission :

I kept it super simple. I used stamps from Impression Obsession’s ‘Survivor’ stamp set Catherine Pooler Dye Ink in ‘Its a girl’ for the ribbon to symbolize breast cancer in particular. I stamped a beautiful sentiment from the same set.

I used Simon Says Stamp’s Wonky Rectangle Border Die to cut down the panel then adhered to a card base measuring 4.25×5.5″.

Featuring:

– Impression Obsession (IO) Clingables: 3201-LG Survivor

– Simon Says Stamp’s Wonky Rectangle Die

– Catherine Pooler Dye Inks – It’s a Girl

– Simon Says Stamp’s Dye ink – Intense Black

– Neenah Solar White cardstock

– Simon Says Stamp’s Cardstock – Cotton Candy