Friday, 2 September 2011

Mini Christmas Card Set

OK, I know it's a bit early... but come December, I should have my hands rather full (with a tiny person), so I need to get started early this year with Christmas cards.  Plus, I couldn't resist playing with some Pink Petticoat digis. :)  All the cute images and sentiments on these cards come from their adorable Tiny Christmas Treasures set.  I love them.  There are 24 images in all, but I chose some of my favourites. :)
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To make the cards, I used one single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" kraft cardstock.  First I printed the background - I used Hero Arts Polky Dots Digikit for this, just altered the image to sepia, lightened it a little and printed. Then I put the kraft card back into my printer, arranged the images and sentiments and printed over the polka dots.  I printed the images again onto white cardstock for a little paper piecing.  Each card is a Hero Arts notecards cut in half.  So after adding stitching, I stuck the kraft panels onto the notecards and embellished.  So easy.  And 8 cards done in next to no time. :)  Yay!
Hope you have a nice day planned - I have to make the most of my final day of school holidays - back to work Monday.
Have fun!!
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22 comments:

Ruth S said...

Cute, cute, cute! The stitching is a sweet touch.
Rx

Isha said...

Lovely cards Lucy...Cute images:)

Sarah said...

These are adorable! I love fast Christmas cards too. :)

Judy1223 said...

What sweet Christmas cards...love these sets! Good luck with back-to-work...

Gemma said...

I just love all of them, they are absolutely fab, must have a look at those images myself,but the weather is just to nice today to think about christmas! Enjoy your weekend, hugs Gemma

jodpea said...

These are great Lucy, I have this set too but I just printed out the sheet and punched them into circles - I think I'll have to be a bit more adventurous with them this year!

Barb said...

love how you incorporated stitching into each card! adorable card set

Trisha Morton said...

Never too early for Christmas cards!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are DARLING!!!

Maureen Chandler said...

These cards are so cute - thanks for sharing!

Kathlene said...

What adorable little cards, Lucy. The images are so sweet and the stitching a perfect touch. I am totally loving digi design paper these days too. I just posted a card on my blog using all digi papers--love how you can print just the right size for cards. TFS your wonderful talent! xoxo

Angie said...

Lucy, such sweet cards today! I'm so happy that you're feeling better and able to create again. I missed you so!
Take care girlie!
Always,
Angie in Utah
abcammack@comcast.net

Eveline said...

Great cards Lucy.
Eveline.

Luciana Kajiura said...

The cards are beautiful! I loved it all! It's time to start preparing for Christmas. Thanks, Luciana.

Renee VanEpps said...

Adorable, love the images and great colors against the kraft background~
I hope to try digi stuff someday as it seems perfect for mass mailings such as Christmastime~!!!!!!!!

Samantha said...

I love all your set every single one.... love all the stitching... very clever!! :0) would love to see you over at ABC Christmas challenge sometime xx

Joy said...

Just super sweet and great way to punch those much needed Christmas cards out..hugs

Tiffany said...

So sweet, love the penguin the best!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So delightful!

Regina said...

I love your clean and simple style! Very elegant.

Marie B. said...

Wowee, Lucy, these are adorable! Those digis are reeeealllllly cute! :)

Gabi Alberti said...

Wow!!! Beautiful cards!! So cute! I loved! :)