Wednesday, December 1, 2021

We Create December Blog Hop Holiday Quickies

Welcome to the We Create December Blog Hop as we showcase quick project ideas to help you get ready for the holidays. With just a few weeks to go until Christmas, there are still wonderful projects you can create to share with family and friends that don't have to take a lot of your time. You will be visiting with our Design Team members as they share their projects and ideas to help inspire you.
One of the best ways to create Christmas cards quickly and simply is by using designer series paper. The designs create a beautiful background and you can get six card fronts from one 12"x12" sheet of designer series paper. For my quick Christmas card today, I chose to use one of the designs from the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper for the background and I die cut one of the stockings from another sheet using the coordinating Stockings Dies. The wonderful thing about this card design is that there is mininal stamping involved - just the sentiment, and you can create multiples of the same card in a short amount of time. This design is great for mailing as it has a low profile that won't cost you extra postage. This design would also be perfect for a masculine Christmas card for the guys in your life. 
Products Used:
Penguin Place stamp set (item #156410)
Stockings Dies (item #156288) Retiring
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690)
Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper (item #156281) Retiring
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (item #119685)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (item #147090)
Matte Decorative Dots (item #156289) Retiring
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4"0
Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Stocking die cut with Stockings Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Scalloped Rectangle die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Clean and simple cards are my favorite style to create. I love being able to use designer series paper to create beautiful cards and it also gives me the option to create different looks by mixing and matching the paper designs. The Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper has a wonderful combination of patterns and images that provides a lot of options for backgrounds and focal images for cards. For this card design, I wanted it to be suitable to send to both men and women so I chose the one of the stockings for my focal image and I love that I could use the coordinating dies to avoid having to fussy cut. The Stitched So Sweetly Dies are great for die cutting labels for the focal image and I had room at the bottom to stamp the sentiment from the Penguin Place stamp set with Old Olive Classic ink. For a touch of bling, I used two of the Cherry Cobbler dots from the Matte Decorative Dots and I love that they have a low profile that works well for mailing. The Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper, Stockings Dies and Matte Decorative Dots are all part of the Stockings Suite in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog and are part of the Last Chance Retirememt Sale which began today. These products are only available while supplies last, so don't wait too long to place your order. 
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope that my card design will help you to create your own cards to celebrate the holidays and send them to family and friends. There are so many wonderful options to explore in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.
Now it's time to visit Tanya's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts

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  1. How cute! And how simple, without looking at all simple!

    1. Thank you Tanya. I love when designer series paper takes all the hard work out of creating cards. Love this beautiful suite.