Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with some Christmas Cards to share with you! Every year I make my own Christmas cards...it's gotten a bit out of control, and I'm now making about 100 each year. I need a design that is fun, but can be easily replicated. Here's an idea I came up with this year!
These were really pretty quick to put together. I started out with some basic supplies: Some Doodlebug Textured Cardstock, a few patterned papers from Santa's Express, some Doodlebug Doilies & Sequins, some Merry Christmas Doodle Stickers and some Doodlebug Woodsy Washi Tape.
The cards are standard A2 size. I cut the card bases from the Doodlebug Textured Cardstock to be 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (finished card size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). For each card, I then cut a piece of coordinating paper from the Santa Express Collection (3 3/4" x 5 ") . I topped it with another piece of Textured cardstock measuring 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". I layered these all together, and I added some stitching to the top layer.
The trees were easy to make. I started by cutting the Doodlebug Doily in quarters. For the bottom of the tree I used the whole quarter. For the next two layers, I cut each slightly smaller. I then layered them on my card using a piece of the Woodsy Washi for my tree trunk. You can decorate them in a number of ways. I chose to add some more stitching and some sequins. I topped them off with some stars from the Stars & Stripes Star Jewels. To finish the card, I put a Merry Christmas Doodle sticker inside.
The end result is that each card is similar, but unique! They really went together quickly! Now I only have to make 97 more!!! I hope that this inspires you to make some quick cards for your family & friends! Make sure to check the Doodlebug Blog each day for more inspiration from the Design Team! Thanks for stopping by!