Friday, November 21, 2014

Stress-Free Holiday Card Making

Do you like to make each card unique?

Maureen here, and I'm going to give you a great tip on how to get those cards stamped without all of the stress (and mess!).

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Woodland, // Inks: Cranberry Crush  // Dies: Winter Woodland Dies, Holiday Apertures Cardstock: Kraft

Start with a card you love - for me it's the one above.  I love the colors and design, so why not use this card as inspiration and use the same supplies to make another card?

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Woodland, // Inks: Cranberry Crush , White Pigment Ink // Dies: Winter Woodland Dies, Timeless Tags 2 Die Cardstock: Kraft

Here I used the same design ideas as the first card - repeatedly stamping the background, the placement of the deer and the pops of red - but I've come up with a card that is completely different.  While you're at it, just keep going!

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Woodland, // Inks: Cranberry CrushWhite Pigment Ink // Dies: Winter Woodland Dies, Landscape Borders Die // Cardstock: Kraft

This time I've changed the orientation of my card, but kept those same design principles intact and designed another unique card from the same set of supplies!

The next time you sit down to create and come up with something you love, leave all of your supplies out and just keep creating!  See how many different looks you can get using the same supplies!

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! Awesome tips! I don't enjoy making the same exact design over and over again either, but creating variations wit the same supplies is a great way to keep them fresh and fun to make! Great post Maureen :)

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  2. Awesome tips, Mo! LOVE all of these!!!

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  3. I agree with Kara! Gonna try this out!

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  4. Thank you for the cards and tips - makes a lot of sense to keep creating with the similar supplies - never looked at mass producing that way! Julie

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  5. gorgeous cards and great ideas!

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  6. Absolutely fabulous cards!! I do this too!! Love all of your wonderful designs here!

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  7. Lovely cards and great tip--thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Of course Maureen NAILED it on this one!

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  9. Great tip Maureen! I get tired of making the same card over and over, so this hits me in just the right spot!

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  10. It really helps me to see all these variations, thanks so much!

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  11. This is so beautifully done! Love it!

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  12. These cards sold me in a minute. I just received my Winter Woodland sets and can't wait to get started. Beautiful work!!

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  13. I like that you varied the design for both cards. Great results with the same stamp sets.

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  14. I love these. The designs, the kraft cardstock with white and black and a touch of red, the images--everything is just right. TFS.

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  15. Thank you Maureen - many ideas here. I have this stamp set so your help is much appreciated. Julie

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