Hello and welcome! I'm back today to share some holiday projects with you. I decided this year to start my prep early. My plan is to use a mix of holiday sets from the main catalog and newer sets from the holiday catalog to create cards, tags and other holiday items for this season. I usually make about 80 of one style of card, but after the designing is done it's less fun to finish them up assembly line style. So, this year, I'm going to make 9-10 different designs and make about 10 cards of each one! I always include a letter in them as well, so they will all be the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size to hold the letter.
To complete the card, I stamped a greeting on a circle of Vellum Cardstock, wrapped the piece with Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, added some retired silver sequins and then backed it with Silver Foil Sheets. It's all attached to a Thick Whisper White Cardstock card base. Once I created the watercolor backgrounds and die cut pieces, the rest of the cards came together quickly.
Next up is a set of tags! I used the same technique to create the background on pieces of cardstock that are 2" x 4", and then die cut the top with the tag topper die. I also cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock with the same die, and stamped the different greetings by coloring selective words with a Basic Black marker. I used the small house die to create the three house border.
In addition to the Basic Black Baker's Twine and the retired silver star sequins, I used the thinnest size of the Pick A Pattern Washi Tape to secure the bottom of the vellum greeting. The top was secured with the knot in the twine.
It feels great to have one set of Christmas cards made, and a start on my tags as well. Are you already starting your holiday preparations?