Slightly later than planned, here is yesterday’s “Simply Sunday” post!
Well, with all the new kits in store, it will actually take longer to choose a kit than to make the card! There are so many luscious goodies that have been released recently that every Thursday (new release day), my wish list gets longer and longer! All I need now is a bottomless purse and endless hours in each day to spend scrapping 😉 !!!
I was really spoilt for choice in the store, so used rather a lot of kits as you can see below. the first one I used was Trimming the Tree from Snickerdoodle Designs:
I actually only used the clusters and tree borders, but isn’t it a wonderful Christmas kit? Then I used the Crystal Rain overlays from Bobita Designs:
I just love the classic elegance of those overlays, and the great thing is, you don’t have to use them for just Christmas. they can easily be adapted to suit any occasion 🙂 .
Then I saw these gorgeous templates and stamps from PrelestnayaP Designs:
So easy to use and very effective 🙂 .
Aren’t they just perfect for Christmas cards?
Then finally, the Merry Little Everything Mini Bits kit from Created by Jill:
All in all, some gorgeous kits but there are plenty more on the store to choose from ;).
In addition to the digital kit(s), you will also need:
- Photographic paper and/or card for printing;
- Scissors and/or trimmer for cutting out;
- Glue, double sided tape; and
- Glitter/glitter glue, ribbons, buttons, etc. for embellishment.
Using Photoshop and the shape tool, I created six boxes (2¾” by 2¾”) on an A4 blank file as I was going to make 3″ by 3″ cards with Bobita’s overlays:
Then I dragged and dropped each overlay onto the squares and resized them to fit. I actually pasted them into the squares using (shift+Ctrl+Alt+V):
For the second set of cards, I just used the guidelines to divide the A4 file into quarters:
I did exactly the same for the stamps and templates and then added my photographs but unfortunately, did not take any screenshots of those.
Here are the completed cards and I apologise in advance for the large number of photos and the quality. I have no natural light in my office so really need to sort out some lighting when taking photos.
Firstly, using PrelestnayaP Designs’ stamps and templates:
Please excuse the flash from my camera in the photos below – it is not the sun shining above the trees and canal!
They were a real joy to use and I didn’t need to add anything to them! Just print, cut out and trim, then adhere to cardstock. Simple!
Then Trimming the Tree from Snickerdoodles:
Here they are individually:
Again, I really didn’t need to add anything to these, although I did include half a star and some bling on this one (the “Merry Christmas” greeting is actually from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set):
Then Meagan’s wordart clusters, perfect for Christmas:
And the Crystal Rain overlays. Here I used the “Merry Christmas” stamp again.
You can’t tell from the above posts, but I did add glitter glue to the snowflakes. I also made an A6 size card using these overlays and added a bit of bling:
Such a classic, elegant overlay!
Finally, the Merry Little everything mini kit. The embellishments on these have not been re-sized at all as they were perfect for small cards. I hand cut the presents, Christmas trees and poinsettia flowers:
The poinsettia below was made by gently bending the petals backwards on each flower and then layering two of them using 3d foam pads/dimensionals. I added bling to the centre of the top flower layer.
As you can see, I did get the glitter glue out for these trees!
And finally, this one does look better in real life, but is just a small punched Christmas ornament (made with a retired Stampin’ Up! punch) using one of the papers from the kit and then glitter glue spread over the top. I used a silver dazzle pen and a ruler to draw the hanging threads. And despite how it looks, this is a very black cardstock!
As you can see, there are a lot of quick and easy cards you can make using digital kits. Of course, being digital, it means you will never run out of that awesome paper or amazing embelishment too 😉 !!!
Please do try this yourselves and post your results in the gallery. I would love to see which kits you use and how the cards turned out.
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