Clean and Simple Christmas Cards

Do you have all your handmade Christmas cards completed and mailed yet? If you are anything like me, the answer is no. And it happens to me every year.  I am  short on the number of cards I need and I am sending them out way too late. Please tell me I am not alone.

But when I need to create some cards in a hurry, clean and simple is the way to go. The Cat Pack are here to share some of the Christmas cards they have made using this style.

Brenda used a small and easy image to color and dies.  She also added a bit of interest with a embossing folder but if you were truly in a hurry that could be easily skipped altogether or substitute with textured cardstock.

Christine created this beauty with a die that she quickly water colored, then added a stenciled background and direct to paper sentiment. I think I need to case this one.

Nancy (that’s me) opened up four different ink pads and randomly stamped two different tree shapes directly onto the card front for a single layer card. The tiny bird image was quickly colored for added interest but if you did not have time to that it could be easily eliminated or just substitute with enamel dots. To make it even easier you could stamp all the trees with fewer colors.

Melissa is our Queen of CAS. On this card, she stamped two coordinating images and then just spot colored. That saved a lot of time and gives her card a real graphic look despite the super cute images.

Nancy (me again) heat embossed these graphic images then added simple strips of metallic paper for the background. If you don’t want to bother heat embossing, you could always use metallic ink instead (Delicata is my favorite).

Melissa’s design philosophy is always less is more.

All of these cards could be easily mass produced. I hope these ideas help you get your cards completed.