Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Eek!!  The problem with prescheduled posts when you aren't paying attention LOL!  This post was set to go off some time early last week, before Christmas and now I see it posted during the night just in time for New Years.  Hope it gives you some ideas for next year.  Now I'm off to investigate what other posts are gathering dust waiting to spring on me unexpectedly :-).

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Recently my sister in law came over to visit and make Christmas cards with me.  She wanted some ideas of what to make that would be quick and easy, be mailable, and wouldn't need a lot of expensive embellishments.  We decided that we should use images that wouldn't need colouring, since that takes so much time, so off to my stash I went in search of the perfect quick card solution.

This was a fun challenge for me, and here are four cards that each took under 10 minutes to make which I put together for her as samples.

This first one was made using two stamps, one from an older SU set, and another from CHF.  It was the most time consuming of them all.

This one uses the SU Dasher image, and DP.  Dasher is stamped using versafine ink and there are stickles spread over the antlers.

This one is a Thomas Kinkaid image stamped in Sepia Versafine on old photo paper I found in my cupboard.  The edges are inked with Creamy Caramel ink using a sponge.

This last one is my favorite, and the easiest and quickest of the bunch.  The Thomas Kinkaid image is stamped using Black Staz-On on to old glossy photo paper.  It's matted and then I added the sentiment tag (popped up) and rhinestones.

In case you are running behind getting ready for your Christmas cards, or just don't have a lot of time to spend, I hope these give you some ideas of simple cards that can be made.


  1. all are gorgeous but I love the last one, it's a piece of art!!!!

  2. These are wonderful cards!! Love them all!
    Hugs Kristel

  3. Beautiful cards and the Thomas Kincade images are really fantastic.

    I wish you a Happy New Year 2011!!

  4. All these are great. I just started some cards for next Christmas so that I am ahead of the game, but I just love these. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Dear Kristina, how special are each of your cards! I love the way you pull them together with such a warm feel to them - LOVE the sepia card! I just learned that technique on my camera :) Have yet to try it on cards :) Have a blessed New Year, my friend, and here's to a wonderful 2011! x0x0

  6. aww these are awesome, always nice to see more Christmas cards!

    Happy New Year to you!

  7. all the card are just gorgeous, I love the Thomas Kinkaid images.

  8. These cards are gorgeous. I have been looking for some Thomas Kincaid stamps but am unable to find any. I was stalking your blog and I am blown away by your talent. I hope I can be just like you when I grow up. I'm only 58! Thanks for sharing yur wonderful art.

  9. I love the Thomas Kinkaid cards, you are so good with these images! Check out my blog I've left an award for you!

  10. What lovely cards. My favourite is the first one, it so made me smile. xx