I don’t know if you are anything like me, but I usually end up running out of Christmas cards so this is a quick and easy way idea to ensure you never run out again!
To make the cards, I used two sets of cluster. The first was A Snowflake Falls Spritzy Bits by Seatrout Scraps:
And the second was Christmas Wishes Clusters and Wordart by PrelestnayaP Design:
You can see these are perfect for Christmas cards! There are also lots more Christmassy clusters in the shop if you fancy making some cards yourself 😉 .
I started off by creating a new A4 size document in Photoshop and then added guidelines at 50% on the vertical and the horizontal axes. I opened up the clusters I had chosen for the cards and positioned them in the document:
I added the greeting using a font I had on my laptop. The clusters were positioned so that when printed, all I had to do was cut the cardstock in half and fold along the middle. I made four cards:
I printed one set on photographic paper and another on cardstock, adding embellishments and glitter to the cardstock ones:
You can just make out the pearls in the centre of the poinsettias, the sequins on the red flowers and the gold glitter in the centre of the white flowers !
Here are the cards printed on photographic paper:
I didn’t add any embellishments to those though, mainly because I wasn’t sure how any glue would react with the photo paper. I’m not sure which version of the cards I prefer though. The photo paper gives a lovely professional finish, but adding embellishments to the cardstock is the perfect finishing touch.
All I had to do then was add a greeting to the inside of each card and put the cards in envelopes. I printed the greetings out on plain copy paper and then adhered them to the inside of the cards (I cut them down so there was a 1/8″ border all the way around the card.
All in all, from start to finish, it took less than half an hour to make a total of eight cards, a perfect solution for those last minute cards! It has actually taken much longer to write this blog post than it did to make the cards!
I do hope you will make some of these yourself – you could easily adapt this idea for birthday cards, anniversaries, invitations, and all sorts! If you do make any, please post photos in the gallery and add a link here so we can go take a look 🙂
Other Articles by Lynn:
- Simply Sunday: basic album - September 4th, 2016
- Listen to the Music album - August 7th, 2016
- Fun in the sun album - June 28th, 2016
- Simply Sunday: Quick and easy gift box and cards - April 24th, 2016
- Simply Sunday: Mad Hatters tea party - March 27th, 2016