Four Cards in Five Days

I was on a Christmas card making mission last week.  The plan was to make one style of card each day for a week, but Halloween interfered with that plan and I only managed to make four different cards.  And each card was then replicated three or four times depending on the supply levels.  By the end of the week I had fifteen handmade Christmas cards all ready for holiday giving!

To make the creative process a little easier, I consulted my favourite idea machine, Pinterest.  When I saw a card or technique that I liked, I recreated it using whatever craft supplies I had on hand.

Monday’s card was pretty simple, but quickly became a favourite!

4 Cards 5 Days - Birdwing Paper Designs

Supplies – Sleigh Ride Edgelits die, Endless Wishes stamp, Jingle All The Way stamp

The next  card, found on Pinterest, had a dark blue background, but I didn’t have that colour cardstock.  Purple was the perfect alternative!  I think I like it better than the dark blue!

4 Cards 5 Days - Birdwing Paper Designs

Supplies – Sleigh Ride Edgelits die, Jingle All The Way stamps, Frosted Finshes embellishments.

Wednesday’s card looked simple, but took me forever to create!  I actually spent all day on this one!  I guess the creative juices just weren’t flowing that day.  The end result is nice, but not one of my favourites.

4 Cards 5 Days - Birdwing Paper Designs

Supplies – Festive Flurry die and stamps, Four The Holidays stamps, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Baker’s Twine

And finally, Friday’s card!  Again, I used my favourite new holiday craft item – the Sleigh Ride Edgelits die from Stampin’ Up.  (As you can see, it was used in 3 of the 4 cards!)  This card also shows my favourite new technique for making snow: slightly watered down shimmery ink sprinkled on the background with the Aqua Painter brush.

4 Cards 5 Days - Birdwing Paper Designs

Supplies – Sleigh Ride Edgelits die, Four The Holidays stamps, shimmer ink

There you have it – four different holiday cards whipped up in one week!  I have a few more ideas, so this may not be the end of the Christmas cards quite yet!


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