Are you beginning to panic because you haven't started your Christmas cards, yet?
I have a great way for you to use up some of your Christmas patterned paper and get started on those holiday cards!
|If you are like me, you store all of your scraps of the same paper pad, right in the paper pad itself.|
|I want you to take out all of those out and slice them down into all kinds of shapes......squares, rectangles, strips.....ALL kinds!|
|You'll also need to gather several Christmas sentiments. I pulled out all of my SSD Christmas sets (or previews of sets....that's how I catalog them) so that I could pick my favorites.|
|Find some scrap strips of paper of all different sizes for your sentiments.|
|Stamp various sentiments on the strips.|
|You may also want to cut several card bases of various orientations so they are ready to go, too!|
Now you are ready to start assembling!
|I started reaching for 3 of my patterned paper blocks and just placed them where I thought they would look nice and balanced.|
|Next, I wanted to add some embellishments and my sentiment.|
|After everything was laid out, I glued everything down and added some foam dimensionals under the sentiment and some bling in the corner because the card seemed to need something a little bit more.|
First card done and many more to go!
After you get into your groove, you'll be mixing and matching before you know it.
Here are the others that I got finished in this same crafty session.
Seven cards and 2 hours later, I have started my Christmas stash! And, the best part......I'm using up that patterned paper that I just had sitting in a drawer!
I hope you try this little technique and jump start your holiday card making!