Thursday, December 19, 2019

How to Make Four Quick Christmas Cards with One-Sheet Stamping

The last minute Christmas crafting rush is upon us! Today I'll show you how to make four (or more) quick holiday cards that you can whip up all at one time. Then, take this technique and use it all year long to make cards for all occasions. Ready? Let's go!
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Step One: Stamp Four Backgrounds at Once

To begin this bulk Christmas cardmaking fun, choose some images for the background panel. Grab a sheet of cardstock and stamp up the ENTIRE sheet. Guess what? You just stamped the background for FOUR cards. (TIP: Need more than four cards? Stamp up additional sheets while you're at it!) Be sure to stamp right over the edges of the cardstock and fill in most of the spaces so you don't have awkward empty spots once you cut it into four.

I chose the Festive Mini Leaf Stems from Impression Obsession for my background. It's a clear stamp set, and some of the foliage has two stamps, an outline plus the solid image. Here's what my sheet looked like after stamping: 

Step Two: Cut and Trim

Next, cut all your card bases (four . . .or more!) Then, trim the stamped sheet into four pieces - just slightly smaller than your card bases. I make my cards 4.25x5.5-inches, so I trimmed each stamped panel to be 4x5.25-inches. Adhere the panels to the card bases. TIP: Doing each step all at once will save you a lot of time. 

Step Three: Sweet and Simple Sentiments

The sentiments for this card set are EXTRA fast using the Typewriter Sentiments Die Set. All of the words are attached together, so simply just put the die through the machine, and BAM, you have six words to use as sentiments. To be sure my sentiments stood out, I stapled a strip of vellum onto each card and added a piece of washi tape. Then I adhered the sentiments onto each card. TIP: If you'd rather a stamped sentiment, trim some strips of cardstock and stamp them all at once and adhere to the cards. 


Here's the most important part. GIVE THOSE CARDS AWAY! Make a card set for a sweet handmade gift, or put those babies in the mail to the people you love. This particular card isn't overly holiday themed, so this idea would work perfectly as thank you cards after Christmas or seasonal birthday cards.

Today's post is part of the latest cardmaking challenge on the Impression Obsession blog. The theme is Quick & Easy Holiday Cards - and now it's YOUR TURN! Dig through your stash of Impression Obsession stamps and dies, and see what you have that works for the challenge! Then link it up at the IO blog because you might just win a gift certificate to the shop! Over on the blog, you'll also find a list of the design team members who are sharing some Quick & Easy Holiday inspiration to kick off the challenge. 

Don't have any Impression Obsession stamps and dies? I hate to be an enabler, but you really should check out their shop - every time I look, I see something I never noticed before. They have a HUGE selection, in EVERY style and theme! (#sorrynotsorry)
Supplies on Today's Cards:
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1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

So lovely with that gorgeous background.