This year, as every year, I find myself faced with my typical holiday card-making dilemma. The problem lies not in the making of cards, oh no… because I do have a stash of Christmas cards ready at hand. No, the problem is that the majority of them don’t seem to want to squeeze themselves into a regular envelope for easy mail-ability, no matter how hard I try.
To me, one of the easiest ways to make cards in bulk is to use stamps and dies for the focal images. And good thing is, they keep things flat, too. The Santa and sentiment images are from Tim Holtz’s Retro Christmas stamp and die set. I threw in my favorite frame die from Papertrey Ink, as well.
Paper is thin, so here’s where you can add lots of detail and definition without adding bulk. I used two solid Foundation papers for the bottom layers followed by one print. Machine stitching around the card edges is another way to add an extra pop of detail without adding thickness.
Add a few sequins, and a simple knot of trim, and there you have it. A quick and easy card design that’s fun and cute and fits into a regular envelope, too. I’ve got a few more details up on the Authentique blog, if you’d like to learn more.
So how about YOU? Coming along on your holiday cards?