Saturday, December 17, 2011

Less is more, and a Christmas card how-to

I know that some people spend a lot of time hand-making greeting cards.They use all of the different tools, accessories, and 'fancy' techniques available, and layer up all sorts of elements. And that is great, but it can become very expensive and time consuming. When I make a greeting card I prefer to pare back the elements and work with as little as possible to achieve a clean simple look. For me less is more. It is also more achievable, especially for those who might not consider themselves 'crafty', and it simplifies those projects that require a large quantity of cards to be made.

cute and quirky, super easy Christmas card how-to: 

What you will need:
A Christmas tree punch (or cut your own simple tree shape)
mini Glue Dots
Self adhesive Rhinestones
Bakers twine (or any type of string, thread or scraps of ribbon)
White greeting card blanks (make your own!)
Sheets of  coloured card

1Punch out lots of trees from your coloured card,
and tie pieces of twine into tiny little bows

2. Use glue dots to attach a tree to the front of your card blank

3. Attach a little bow to the top of the tree with another glue dot

4. Add some bling! Decorate your tree with shiny Rhinestones.

And that is it! You are done!

You could use traditional Christmas colours for your trees and twine, or go for something a little more quirky like the aqua I have used here. And if you have a little more time up your sleeve, you could just as easily add something extra such as a hand-stamped  greeting, a strip of patterned card across the bottom, or some punched out stars stuck on with glue dots! x

1 comment:

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Cute. Loving the simplicity. After the manicness that has been this year, I'm going to have to start in July to ensure I get everything done by next Christmas. ;)