If you want to make a bunch of Christmas cards to send this year, you might be dreading the thought of putting together so many. Here are five ideas for cards that are pretty easy to put together. With a bit of forethought and some batch work and assembly line planning you can whip out a bunch of these fairly quickly. Don’t forget to press family members into service!
The paper blocked card from Jessica Taylor (above) uses patterned papers, ribbon and a stamped sentiment. You can make it even simpler by using stickers instead of stamps.
With a border stamp and a sentiment stamp, you can make quick work of putting these together.
This one by Laura Bassen is a bit more labor intensive, since you need to punch the circles and stick on the patterned papers. You can simplify this idea by doing fake stitching with a white pen, and using only one patterned paper behind the circles.
When I first saw this idea from amy a la mode I thought it was done by scribbling with a pen, but it’s actually free form machine stitching. I think you can easily adapt this to be a sketchy tree, just channel Picasso!
Does this one look a bit complicated? I think you can really simplify it by using ready made die-cuts and stickers instead of doing stamping and embossing. The design is quite lovely! You’ll also see a nice idea for inside the card.
How many Christmas cards do you need to make this year?