Today we're sharing two bunches of DIY holiday cards that can be created in 15 minutes or less. Design Team member Liz Nielson (IG | blog) keeps a pack of blank 5x7 cards on hand in case of card 'emergencies' and with only a few mambi supplies, was able to create her four DIY cards. Meanwhile, Design Team member Nita Patterson (@neatlyplanned) created her few DIY Christmas cards to give to the 'Golden Saints' of her church.
Four DIY Holiday Cards by Liz Nielson
About this project, Liz writes:
"All of these cards were made by first choosing a sheet of cardstock and then trimming it down to the desired size.
For the 'Christmas cheer' card, all I had to do was crop the cardstock to frame the foiled 'Christmas cheer' element. Then I just added some washi and a chipboard sticker. This one was the quickest of them all. It took me only 5-10 minutes to complete."
"For the 'Happy Holidays' card I used a corner rounder to round out the corners of the background cardstock. To break up the busy pattern some, I used a scrap of cardstock from another of the four cards before adhering the 'it’s the most wonderful time of the year' POCKET PAGES™ card. Then I put the 'Happy Holidays' sticker down, but I made sure to run a bit of jute through the hole for added dimension.
With the 'Merry little Christmas' card, I simply used the 'have yourself a merry little Christmas' clear sticker quote, alternating size gold star stickers, and washi tape at the very top. This one actually took less than 10 minutes!
Lastly, this one was my absolute favorite to make. Using an embossing pen, I lettered the words 'peace, joy, love, hope.' Since some of the pine needles already had gold embossing, I used a gold embossing powder on the words to match. Then I used a heat embossing tool to make the powder permanent. If you’re not comfortable hand lettering, you can use a stamp of your choice with embossing ink to create a similar effect. (Quick note: Prior to using either the embossing pen or ink on the desired surface, rub the area with a fabric softening sheet. This will help keep stray grains of the powder to a minimum.)"
Three DIY Christmas Cards by Nita Patterson
About this project, Nita writes,
"The holidays are about sharing and giving. This year I wanted to create some special cards for a few special ladies. At my church we call the senior citizens 'Golden Saints'. These cards are something small, but these ladies will definitely appreciate them."
"I created these cards using the new holiday-themed me & my BIG ideas mambiSHEETS paper pad. I also used a Christmas SOFT SPOKEN™ pack, and a pack of mambiSTICKS and mambiCHIPS. If you ask me, the best gifts are ones that are handmade with LOVE! Happy Holidays!"