HOW many days til Christmas? Eek! Only 19? Okay, I’m breathing… I’m breathing… It will all come together, right? Ha. Just kidding, I’m actually feeling pretty good about holiday preparations this year. But if you are looking for a quick Christmas card to make, here’s one with the Merry & Type stamp set (see it online) that is a breeze.
What’s fun about this card? I love the ‘retro’ feel of it, plus the greetings included in the stamp set are wonderful. There is actually a Collection called “Letters to Santa” that includes this stamp set and some other fun supplies (see it online). The Decorative Label Punch is a great match, and the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is a style that goes with a variety of themes.
Colors here? Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip, with Naturals Ivory as the neutral card stock for stamping (see it online).
Are you making more than one of the same card? Here’s a tip for you: Once you have your prototype ready, make the pieces in assembly-line style, rather than one at a time. So for this card, you’d stamp all the greetings for 10 cards, then punch all 10 of the pieces. You’d stamp 10 ornaments, put mats on 10 ornaments, assemble all 10… etc. You get the idea. This way you’ll accomplish more in the time you have…which means more time to go back to the drawing board and do more creating!