Quick Cards? You Betcha!

Happy Thursday everyone! Do you have your Christmas cards mailed yet? No? Do you have them made yet? If not I’m going to show you how to make a batch of cute Christmas cards in less time than it would take you to drive to the store and buy a box-and for less money too!  Here is a set of cards you can make in minutes using the Gingerbread House SVG set from Lindsay’s stamp stuff:

The first thing to do it to gather all of your supplies. I used my Cricut Machine and scal software to cut all of the parts-what a time saver! To make 8 cards (make 8 because there is no waste this way, you will only be tossing away slivers of paper) you will need: 4 sheets of 8.5″x11″ white cardstock, 1 sheet each 8.5″x11″ of red and green cardstock, 1 sheet of each 4″x7″ blue and kraft cardstock, 8-12″ long pieces of ribbon (the ribbon I used is on sale at AC Moore for 25 cents a roll this week!) and glue. Die cut all of the shapes. I resized the card pattern from the kit by checking the keep proportion box and setting the width at 8.25″, then I broke it apart and put 2 white card layers on one page, 4 of the peppermints on the next page, the Noel on the next page and 2 envelopes (from Envelope Bonanza kit) on the next page. To save you time I will send the scut2 file I made to anyone who purchased the kit and wants it. Just leave a comment saying you purchased the Gingerbread SVG kit and would like the scut 2 file, after I verify that you bought the kit I will email it to you. Here are my pieces cut and ready to glue together:

Notice the small peppermint shapes, I cut them from the leftover space on my red, green and white papers, I did not use them on this project but will save them for a cardmaking class I am doing with the Girl Scouts. Today's tip is to fill up a page when die cutting to save time next time and waste less!

Here is a look at the Gingerbread House SVG kit-the house can be used as a gift box or ornament because it has a bottom! The roof opens up to tuck treats inside 🙂

At Christmastime I like to send my cards in brightly colored handmade envelopes, the trouble is you can’t write on them very well so today’s freebie is a sheet of Christmas mailing labels that you can print and stick on your cards. Print on plain paper and glue them on or print on sticker paper. Click the pic, then right-click on the larger image to download.

Click on the picture then right-click on the larger image and choose Save as. Thanks to Obsidian Dawn for use of brushes.

I challenged the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design team to come up with more quick and easy card ideas, you are sure to be inspired by their fabulous projects!

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Leanne Garner

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Laurel Seabrook

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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