Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas cards with basic/minimal supplies



In breaking up the Christmas card making tedium, I thought I would try coming up a couple cards using limited supplies.

I pulled a few Elle's Studio papers and basic punches and went to work.  The triangles on the tree card and the tree trunk were just free hand cut.  I added some black doodled lines to the triangles as well as the red polka dot panel.  The sentiment piece is a scrap.  I used the corner of a square punch to cut the ends and stamped a Verve sentiment.  A few sequins finished it off.



For the wreath card, I punched two sizes of circles from the same green papers and did the doodle thing on the circles and panel again.  The alphas were just freehand cut from black cardstock and I added a simple bow to the wreath.



Sometimes it's just fun to play a little and see what you can create with limited supplies.  These were so easy to do, and definitely kid-friendly too.  

Have a great end to your week and enjoy the weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Elle's Studio - Penelope and Serendipity Collections; Avery Elle - White Cardstock; CTMH - Black and Chocolate Cardstock
Stamps:  Verve - Peace on Earth
Ink:  Versafine
Other:  CM - Square and Circle punches; Neat & Tangled - Red Sequins; AC - Black 05 Journaling Pen; CTMH - Liquid Glass; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Recollections - Red Glitter Ribbon and Foam Adhesive


14 comments:

  1. aww really cute.. love the paper you used and really that wreath is just perfect.. great designing

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  2. These are so very cute, fab ideas with simple supplies !

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  3. Thanks for the inspiration!! You have used these limited elements to perfection, Miriam! We all love to have choices, but having too many choices can hinder us, too. I love the glittery ribbons!

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  4. So creative, Miriam! Even though they're simple shapes, both images turned out so cool!
    I especially love the doodles!

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  5. Wow, Miriam--this is amazing what you did with limited supplies and your own doodling. If I were a stamp company, I would be quivering in my boots right now. Who needs stamps, right?

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  6. lovin' that doodle thing that you do!

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  7. I agree with you and obviously it got your creative juices going!
    Love these two modern beauties!

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  8. Oh my...these are so festive and just adorable. Only you could pull this together and make it shine, I love them both, just so fun.

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  9. Ohhhhhh these are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!

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  10. Two cute little catrs ! Love them !

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  11. These are so fun! Love the funky patterns!

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  12. Super cute!! Great idea to use limited supplies!! I love it!!

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