Yesterday, I showed you one way you could use printed papers (Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers, specifically) to decorate a card front. For that card, I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Today I’d like to share another c card I made with a Christmas printed paper and the same punch. I actually stopped writing my post yesterday to go and make this card. I wanted to see how quickly I could find a paper to use with the punch and then make a card.
How To Make a Card in 20 Minutes!
As you read this, I’ll bet you said, “No way.” But I only said “make.” That doesn’t include a card design. I already had the design in the card I was discussing at the time. I had to find paper that I could use with that Postage Punch. After that, it was a piece of cake.
The paper I found was the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! August – December 2020 Mini Catalog. OK, I call it the Holiday Catalog. It’s quicker and more descriptive as far as I’m concerned. Anyway, this paper not only has designs, several of the sheets actually have pictures. I immediately saw that the pictures were going to have to be in Landscape orientation if I wanted them to work well with this card. But that was simple. Turn everything sideways! I ran my Postage Punch (I shorten that name, too) up and down the sides of two sheets and found the pictures I wanted. On the fly I decided that I needed 3 of the Garden Green and 3 of the Real Red designs. The good news was that I still had quite a few sheets of this paper set left over from last year. So I was able to find the designs I wanted quickly.
Choosing My Accents
With only two colors in this paper set, I had the choice of Real Red or Garden Green – or both. As you can see, I chose both. I used some Garden Green Cardstock for the background, and then Real Red Ink for the sentiment. I continued with the red using some Real Red Cardstock as the mat for the sentiment layer and Real Red Braided Linen Trim to tie the card together.
The light color in the printed paper is Very Vanilla. So I made my card base using Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and Very Vanilla Cardstock for the sentiment.
Another Easy Sentiment Construction
Yesterday I used the Lovely You Bundle to construct the sentiment layer. Today I used another punch that has the same features as the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. It’s the Banners Pick a Punch that’s in the Holiday Catalog. For today’s card I not only punched the sentiment itself. I also punched a mat. The sentiment is 1/2″ wide and the mat is 3/4″. These are very versatile punches!
And, Yes, The Card Was Quick!
With the simple choice of papers and colors and no embossing or frills, this card really did come together quickly. It’s now in the running for my main Christmas card this year. I usually send out about 100, and no way do I have the time to make them all fun folds or with multiple layers.
How about you? How many cards to you make each year for the holidays (either Christmas or another Winter Celebration)? And what kinds do you make? I’d love to hear from you!