Anyways, I had a major panic on earlier in the week. Last day of posting letters/cards to Europe came, and boy did I not have enough flat (postage costs are terrible) cards to send out to family and friends. I am seriously asking for email addys off everyone ready for next year. When will the Post offices learn - the more they charge, the less people will send so the more they charge!! Surely if they charged less, people may return to posting again!?
Well, back to my post :-) Why oh why have I never thought of this before! I use my Silhouette Cameo for a lot of things and love using the Design program. All my recent cards have used my Silhouette for cutting out everything! So, I figured why not make a completely flat card, layering the embellishments and filling layers with the patterned papers etc.
I designed/created an outside layer and a layer for the inside, using elements from the wonderful Polkadoodles Studio 12 Picknix 3 - Nordic Winter collection.
I then printed, cut, inked, stuck and made 10 cards in just over an hour - yay! Yep there was no way I was going to buy Christmas cards :-)
Card 1 - using one of the fabulous Christmas trees and great sentiments. All I added to this was the inked edges and a little Sakura Stardust Gel Pen.
Card 2 - couldn't resist using that fabulous robin again! Adding just a little sparkle to the snowflakes.
Card 3 - Using that amazing vintage Santa :-) Again, just a little sparkle to surround him and give that glittery Chrismassy feel :-)
For the insides just using similar papers, creating a message panel and adding smaller versions of the image. All done.
They were perfect for sending and they have already been sent in the post. Check 1 less thing to do!
There you have it - 10 quick cards all done and dusted :-)
I have a few other things that need to get done, A gift in the making that I can't show you until after Christmas. Some Design team creations still to share.
I will be back tomorrow with more Polkadoodles inspiration and the winner from Day 3 of the Sugarplums hop on my blog :-)
Thanks for all your comments and for stopping by.