Merry Christmas

The brief for my Christmas cards this year was that they needed to be simple, as I needed to create quite a lot of them, but needed some texture and a little wow-factor. To simplify the process I decided on a single Christmas card design and then used tools like the Stamparatus to mass produce them for posting to friends, family, and colleagues.

This Christmas card has A LOT of wow-factor! It not only has impact, but it is a design that is simple to create...

The Takeout Treat gift boxes make cute Christmas Tree decorations. These ones are filled with chocolatey treats, which makes a sweet surprise for Christmas Day...

Changing things up today... instead of showing you the front of this card first, I'm sharing the inside of a Christmas card that features a lot of the lovely stamps from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set. Plus, take a look at the gorgeous die-cut fence from the coordinating Farmhouse Framelits Dies.

There are a number of stamp sets in the Holiday Catalogue that are not just for Christmas and can be used all year round. Here's a simple thank you card stamped with the Peaceful Noel stamp set in Blueberry Bushell and Sahara Sand. I used the same Stamparatus method for creating a wreath, but orienting the stamps to create a bouquet...

The Stamparatus is, by far, the best way to stamp the Santa's Bags. I used the string of lights image from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set to stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink across the top of a Santa's Bag...

I've been playing around with the sweet Santa's Bags. What have I found? These cotton bags love ink and are fabulous for stamping on! I also found that the best stamping is achieved using the Stamparatus as it gives a lot of stability with the uneven surface of the Santa's Bags.