Friday, November 8, 2013

Quick Christmas Card

Good morning all and welcome back.  I have a quick Christmas card to share with you today.  As I'm running far behind, I'm going to have to come up with some more of these quick cards.  For me a quick card takes between 10 and 30 minutes ;-)

So by using a beautiful and rich in colour background paper, I find that you only need to add a sentiment, a focal point and voila, one elegant but quick card.
The DP is from a small paper pad by Recollections called Botanical Noel and I believe I got it last year at Michaels.  The papers in this paper pad are beautiful and most have gold foil designs on them which make them very elegant but a huge problem to photograph, well for me anyway :-)
For my focal point I used the Drop Ornament and the Emma Ornament dies from Memory Box.  I added some stickles to the center of each snowflake on the Emma Ornament.
The scalloped edge and the greeting were cut out using SU! punches.  For my next greeting, I think I will stamp it in Versamark ink and then gold emboss it.  I think that will look beautiful too.  I'll share it with you and you can decide for yourselves.

For the inside I just used the same red and ivory cardstock. The sentiment is computer generated.  I sometimes see sentiments on stamps or store cards that I like so I come home, change them a little to suit me and then use them on my cards.
How do you all come up with your sentiments?  I have a few stamps, but after using them so many times, I get a little bored with them, so I'm always looking for inspiration.
I will be back tomorrow with the Hiding in My Craft Room challenge # 123 - SSS (Super Scraps Saturday).
Till then,
Enjoy your day!


  1. Gorgeous Christmas card Lena, I like the gorgeous bauble and the papers.
    Kevin xx

  2. This is such a beautiful card. Very elegant.
    And the background paper....I love it.
    I think this was a lot of work but it is worth it.

  3. Oh my goodness! The ornament is beautiful! I love the patterned paper and the sentiment inside. Fabulous! You have my address right? ;)

  4. Greaat card and I love the die cut on the ornament. So Fancy.


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