Tuesday, October 4, 2011

More quick Christmas Cards

Well, today is Wednesday again, which means there is a lot of freshly posted inspiration to be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  This week there are a lot of Christmas projects, including a gorgeous sneak peak of the new Classic Christmas Collection being unveiled next week.

You may have noticed my big theme lately has not been for the really ornate and complicated, but the quick and easy.  It seems everyone I talk to is looking for ideas that are quick and easy and mailable, so that's what I've been focusing on.  Today I've got two great examples you may want to try out.  Remember, if you don't have exactly the same products I'm using, most things are substitutable!

First of all, here is one featuring the new ornament set.  If you wanted to make this a touch more "fancy" instead of stamping the ornament right on to the card, you could stamp it on a separate piece of card stock, cut it out, and layer it on the card with pop up dots. 
Products Used on This Project
Other Products Used: Tsukineko white pearl ink, black memento ink, Gold spica pens, Red copic marker, gold Encore ink, gold liquid pearls, stickles
Card size is standard 4.25x5.5. Precut base layers. Main layer is kraft coloured card stock. Stamp swirls on the top right and bottom left corner of the main layer using white ink. In Black ink, then, stamp the ornament in the bottom right hand corner and the sentiment in the top left hand corner, as shown in the photo. Colour the poinsettia on the ornament using a red Copic marker. Use gold Spica (or other glitter pen) to colour in around the sentiment and to add accents to the ornament, and then add additional accents to the ornament with gold liquid pearls as well as stickles. Rub gold ink along the edges of the main panel. Allow to dry and then adhere layers as shown in the card.

Secondly, here is one featuring a traditional Christmas candle.  I know this is one of hubby's favorites--that traditional Danish upbringing!  Here you could make a few of these, and switch them up by using different background paper, and dress up by adding a swirl or two in the background.
Products Used on This Project
HCPC 3419 Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set
Other:Copics (Candle is mainly E40 and E41), gold liquid pearls, DP is retired SU Spellbinders lacey oval Spellbinders classic oval
Card size is standard 4.25 x 5.5 Pre cut base layers and lacey oval.  Stamp main image twice.  Cut one out with oval, which will wind up cutting off a large part of the spray of flowers and foliage.  Colour.  Stamp a second one and colour just the foliage and cut out just the foliage and flower.  Cut along the lines of the flower petals and then pull up some of them and shape them.  Adhere over top of the other one that was cut out with the oval, and adhere the remainder of the card.

I've got a bunch of other projects in the works, especially some projects including ornaments and tiles that I can't wait till next Wednesday to share with you, and between now and then I'll be sure to share some more ideas for quick cards for this busy time of year. 

I hope you have a crafty (and good!) rest of the week!


  1. Both cards are beautiful Kristina, and love the quick and easy method!

  2. both are beautiful cards!!!! I love that poinsettia!!!

  3. Very nice! Especially for Christmas, I am always looking for inspiration for cards that mail easily. These are fabulous, I especially love the first one.

  4. These are absolutely gorgeous. Love the new ornament image and how it looks combined with the swirls.

  5. Gorgoues cards, Kristina! I love the simple elegance of them both!

  6. You call them quick...I call them gorgeous!

  7. beautiful cards and I love these stamp sets!

  8. Both of these are gorgeous! I really like the new ornament image.