Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

Hello Friends!
I thought you might enjoy looking at a couple more Christmas Cards.  This design was fairly quick and easy.  I have so many beautiful papers and I wanted to take advantage of them.  I used a retired Stampin' Up stamp to make the poinsettia.


The flower was stamped twice, cut out, and layered to make a poinsettia.  The striped paper is from Anna Griffin.  



I made several (6) of this card design and changed the paper for each one.  Here are some of the other versions.


 The paper in the card above is from Webster's Pages.




Here again, I used the Anna Griffin papers.   I went with a solid background.   



On the card below, I added some dimension by running glossy red CS through the Cuttlebug.  



And , a close up. 




I used the same sentiment for the inside on almost all of my Christmas Cards this year.  It is from Blue Ridge Impressions.



And some Very Fun challenges for my Quick and Easy Christmas Cards:
Paper Sundaes: Sundae Bar-use at least two- Red, Stripes, Die cuts, Stitching.  I used Red and stripes.
Simon Says: Photo Inspiration.- My third card has the subtle color combo shown in the inspiration photo.
Mark's Finest: use favorite embellishment.  One of my favorite ways to embellish a card is by cutting out a stmaped image and adding it to the card with dimentsional tape
Cute Card Thursday: anything goes
Samuel Taylor's : anything goes
ABC Christmas: anything Christmasy goes

Well, that was fun.  I do love a good challenge!  How are your Holiday cards coming along.  Are you making cards?  I still have to get some more decorating done.  I do not put up a big tree.  Just a teeny tiny two footer.  It is not decorated yet.   Maybe I can get to that today.  Still have to address all the Christmas cards.  Maybe I can get to that today.  OOPPs sounds like I am repeating myself.  Well, maybe I can get all that done today.  LOL.  Whatever you have planned for today, I hope you have a great day!!  Love ya.
Karen

7 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx

Michele Spera said...

I love the cards and the variations:-) You did a wonderful job on them!Thank you for joining us at CCT
Hugs
Michele S

Colleen Dietrich said...

These are great examples of quick and easy - yet elegant - Christmas cards, Karen. Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

Fabulous cards!! Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

Samantha said...

lovely cards, Thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Chat said...

beautiful projects!!!!
and such lovely colors you used!!!!
tfs:)

Digi Darla said...

beautiful cards and I love the way you use your colors...
Please visit my challenge blog at www.DigiDarla.com sometime. XXX~DigiDarla