It's such a long time since I joined in the Creation Station blog hop, but I'm back amongst the action today as we share idea using some of our favourite products from the newly released Holiday Catalogue.
The hardest part of this was choosing favourite products...
In the end, I decided to go with a stamp set that I loved on sight, which can be used with a minimum of time and energy to create gorgeous Christmas cards...
Minimum of time and energy are the key points for me when creating cards to send out for Christmas. Making cards in bulk at a time of year when everything else (school events, work functions, dance concerts etc) also require time and attention has resulted in occasions where I have neglected to send out cards at all. More than once *gasp*
This stamp set makes use of stunning typography, which takes care of the cute factor, and the size of the sentiments means that you really don't need to be adding too much in the way of other embellishments to compete with them.
The other bonus of the stamp set is that it lends itself to several stamping techniques, so you're not limited to churning out masses of the same card, you can mix it up a little!
The first set I made makes use of the current trend of a watercolour wash in the background...
The second set allowed me to add colour with Stampin' Write Markers applied directly to different parts of the stamp...
In the final set that I created, I brought back chalk board, which was the golden child of stampin' techniques in the not too distant past...
So there you go - a single stamp set, a handful of simple techniques, some note cards plus a few other bits and pieces make for cute and fuss-free Christmas cards!
Thanks for hopping past today and make sure to continue on the hop for more festive inspiration. You can head backwards to see what Nicole Tugrul has created, or forwards to my dear friend Julie Kettlewell's blog...
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