Simple Cardmaking Ideas
The Tailored Tag punch makes it simple to create a very eye-catching Quilt Pattern design on your Christmas cards using Designer Series Paper - in this case, Under The Mistletoe DSP from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue.
And what's more - you can punch out dozens of the elongated hexagons in a very short time, so it's perfect for your Christmas card production line.
This first photo shows the fun I had coming up with a design for our Christmas in July class. It got better!
I loved making the samples using the new Designer Series Paper, but when it came to prepping for the actual event, because of the timing of the event vs when the new catalogue started, vs me coming back from Italy and then going to Alaska . . . I decided to use up a heap of This Christmas DSP that was already in my stash from last year! It meant changing from Real Red to Cherry Cobbler, and from Shaded Spruce to Garden Green, but I think the design still works just as well.
At the event we had several card making stations, so for each of the projects I prepared a 12"x 12" board with some basic instructions to help less experienced people get through.
It was also a great opportunity to use up heaps of that excess Cherry Cobbler ribbon I seem to have accumulated, and to use those beautiful wooden snowflakes which I was storing for "one of these days".
I'm certain all of us have Christmas paper, ribbon and embellishments in our stash that need to be used up not hoarded?
If you go ahead and make some cards like these ones, I would love to see them!