November 7, 2011

Two Simple Christmas Cards!

Good Morning! This is Jen from 3 Cats and a Bug!

This week at SweetSassyDiva's; the Design Team is working on Christmas Cards!

This year when I was getting ready to make my Christmas cards for the craft fair I decided to do something different! The last few years the things that sold the most were the simple cards. While the easel cards that I had given away had gotten great comments, they didn’t sell at all. So I decided to do everything rather simple this year. I also decided to cut out my paper first and figure out what to put on it later. :)

I didn’t use all the papers, but there’s always next year! I used last years DCWV Christmas stacks. I also cut out the 2 pages of borders and cut them down to size.

I love the child building the snowman cut from A Child’s Year! I lost count, but I cut out roughly 75 of them at 3.5. I used glitter paper and Coredinations Gem paper for the top pieces....

For the bottom pieces I cut out red, blue, purple and green.

While watching Monday night football, I put them all together. (This whole project took me several days!)

I also cut out the snowflake from Sophie, the cricut circle cartridge, at 3.5 in white and blue.

Normally, I use my Pink ATG to put everything together, but I was running low on tape, so I decided to try my Tombo glue. I used the wide end and spread it on the outside of the paper to attach it to the card base. It worked great, even doing 6 cards at a time!

I also spent two days cut out cards from different colored paper and then scoring and folding them. I filled a 8 x13 plastic container plus some. Another half day to cut out the Christmas paper, roughly 120 card fronts. Two days of cutting shapes, one evening of gluing them together in front of the tv and another full morning of glueing card fronts to the bases. I spent another day and a half of putting everything together! I’m tired of looking at Christmas cards for right now, but I haven’t even started on my own personal Christmas cards yet! Lol

(note: this one above is SSD's favorite)

Thanks for looking!


DIANA L. said...

They all came out really cute.

Mindy said...

Wow Jen, These are some rockin' Christmas cards! I love the cut from A Child's Year and I had forgotten about the great snowflake on Sophie! (I only have one card one so far.)Thanks for sparking the memory !!

Ro said...

I love how your cards came out. Esp. the snowflake ones.

Suzanne said...

Love the cards. I am sure they will sell out quick at the craft fair.

Brittney said...

I LOVE ALL your cards! Beautiful!


Lori Apgar said...

Love your cards!! Sometimes simple IS best!!!

Carole P said...

Great job! What a lot of work! I would be sick of Christmas cards about now, too!

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