Good morning, all – and Happy Happy HAWWWMP Day! The week is flying by, isn’t it? I had to look at my watch when I started this post last night to see what day it was. I was shocked to realize it was already Tuesday. Yikes!
I’ve been getting some queries about ideas for easy to make Christmas cards – that are suitable for making multiples! I made one a couple weeks back using the Curvy Christmas stamp set – you can see it here. But – it got me to thinking, so I decided to do a riff on that one – with one of my favorite stamp sets – the Peaceful Boughs set. I added a sentiment for the inside from For Unto Us and went back to the gorgeous Gold Cards & Envelopes, just like the first card. Take a look-see:
As you might imagine, the Stamparatus is a critical component to making multiples of this card (or any, really!).
The color scheme for these is from the Fab Friday color challenge!
I actually made about 45 of the card fronts in just over an hour. It’ll take about the same to do all the insides – I ran out of Gold Cards & Envelopes long before I ran out of need-to-make-cards! LOL!
I started with a 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ piece of Very Vanilla that I placed in my Stamparatus. I put the card stock into the Stamparatus – in the middle – so I could hang the Peaceful Boughs pine boughs off the edges. I had both of the acrylic plates on the Stamparatus – and I added my stamps to both sides of one – and a single side of the other. See?
I inked the pine boughs in Mint Macaron and stamped those.
Then, I inked the sentiment – from Peaceful Boughs – in Bumble Bee and stamped it.
I turned the “top” plate over and stamped the pine cones in Cinnamon Cider.
To do all 42, I stamped all of the pieces with the sentiment in Bumble Bee and then the pine boughs in Mint Macaron. Then I turned the plate and stamped all the panels with the pine cones in Cinnamon Cider. THAT is what made the process rock right along!
Stampapotamus….I LOOOOOOOOVE Yuuuuuuuuuuu!
I laid the entire card into the Stamparatus so that I could stamp the inside.
I did the boughs first in Mint Macaron. Then the pine cone and sentiment were on the second acrylic panel – I inked the pine cone in Cinnamon Cider and the sentiment – from For Unto Us – in Bumble Bee ink.
I got all the insides done – including adding a Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot – then popped all the card fronts on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Each of the card fronts also got a Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot!
I didn’t do anything to the Gold Envelopes cuz they’re already gorgeous!
I got three done – and will finish the rest when my order comes in with more Gold Cards & Envelopes!
Et Voila! Peaceful Boughs with the addition of a For Unto Us sentiment. Clean. Simple. Elegant!
AND – they’re pretty much flat – I anticipate them mailing with a single stamp! And so easy to get a bunch of done FAST with the help of the Stamparatus! The Gold Cards & Envelopes do SO much of the “pretty” work for you – just go ahead and buy a bunch of them!
I hope you like!
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This is my favorite way for him to carry the water bottle in the evening. It just cracks me up.
We call it The Cigar!