Saturday, November 26, 2016

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Quick & Easy Christmas Card

Last Saturday of the month means it's time for Seashore Stampers Blog Hop! Welcome from Mi Ran's blog.

Today we are sharing last minute or quick and easy Christmas cards. Sometimes there are are those unexpected additions to your card list, or someone you forgot last year and almost did again. And then there is the busy schedule that has you putting off your cards to the last minute. Or perhaps you want to make all the cards at once, keeping them simple for mass production....

Now, everyone's interpretation of quick & easy can be different. So for that reason I am showing the same card, well supposed to be the same card, done four different ways. They were supposed to be landscape cards, but I forgo that when I made this first one.

This first card is pretty basic. Just stamp, mat, tie a ribbon, and pop up on the card base. Can't get any easier than that. Just remember it's supposed to be landscape.

White with a hint of red is quite striking. And, of course will work with any choice of colour for your Christmas card/s.


Card base- Whisper White Thick - 11 (5 1/2")w x 4 1/4"h
Real Red - 4" w x 2 3/4" h
Whisper White (reg) - 3 15/16"w x 2 11/16"h

Next, we take the above card and step it up a bit with some DSP. Using DSP for cards is another way to add a little something to your card/s without all the work. Just a little extra cutting that is easily done while watching your favorite TV show or movie.


Card base - Whisper White Thick - 11 (5 1/2")w x 4 1/4"h
DSP - 5"w x3 3/4"h
Whisper White (reg) - 4"w x 2 3/4"h
DSP - 3 7/8"w x 2 5/8"h

You can see the two parts that are popped up in the photo below.

OK, still keeping it simple but just folding it differently and adding a couple more cuts and stepping up one more notch. A Gate Fold card! These always bring a little brighter smile to the receiver's face because it's just a little more unique.


Card Base - Whisper White Thick - 11 (5 1/2") x 4 1/4" h
SCORE @ 2 3/4" & 8 1/4"
DSP - 2 @ 2 1/2" h x 3 3/4" w (cutting with the pattern matching down the center - could cut 1 @ 5" w x 3 3/4" h and cut down the center)
Whisper White (reg) - 2 @ 2" w x 2 3/4" h
DSP - 2 @ 1 15/16" w x 2 5/8" h (or cut 1 @ 3 7/8" w x 2 5/8" h and cut down center)

In the next photo you can see what is popped up.

If that is still a little too simple for you, you can step it up just a bit more by adding red mats to it. It's still an easy card that just adds time to cutting and matting pieces.


Card Base - Whisper White Thick - 11" (5 1/2")w x 4 1/4" h
Real Red - 5" w x 3 3/4" h
DSP - 4 15/16" w x 3 11/16" h
Whisper White (reg) - 3 15/16" w x 2 11/16" h
Real Red - 3 7/8" w x 2 5/8' h
DSP - 3 13/16" w x 2 9/16" h

And, again, just the two layers are popped up.

So there you have it. Three additional versions to the very clean and simple card below, all of which are quick and easy according to your style and skills. The choice is up to you.

Hope you enjoyed these. Now on to see what Addriene started with today. Or go backwards and go to the previous page the Mi Ran posted!

Participating today is...

Mi Ran
Sabrina - that's me...

Thank you for hopping with us today, and I hope you see something that inspires you.

Happy creating!

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sinnamon crunch said...

Thanks so much for the card ideas. I read your blog every day and marvel at how talented you are. Would love to take a class from you but I live in the states.

Sabrina said...

So sweet of you Sinnamon Crunch. TY. Would love to have you in class if you were here... Happy stamping & creating!