to part one of my first cardmaking mini series. A while ago, I asked my Instagram followers what cardmaking series they would like to see. One suggestion was Christmas in July. I thought that's a fun and cool idea, so here's a bunch of ideas on this topic.
I don't know about you, but I don't really feel like making traditional Christmas cards in summer or getting all of my Christmas stamps out. But what I do like is challenging myself and finding fun ways to make non-traditional Holiday cards or just use what I have on my desk and I'm in the mood for playing with. The following ideas aren't special or new but it's what works for me and hopefully is inspiring to you.
Stamps that aren't Christmas related
I have a bunch of new stamps on my desk waiting to be used. They aren't Christmas related at all but that doesn't mean, I can't make a Christmas card with them, right?! ;-) I just recently got this cute car with the sloth in it and it reminded me of these cars with Christmas trees on top. So I went through my stash and found a leaf, that just had the right size and a fun shape to go as a Christmas tree.
Another idea is to use your flower and leave stamps to make a wreath. I bought this cute set called Solid Florals just some days ago and really wanted to use it on a card right away. I love how versatile sets like these are. You could skip the red berries and the stars and put a bird (or two) in the middle or change the color combo and have a fall wreath. As you can see, it does not take much to make a cute Christmas wreath as well. True, this wreath looks traditional but it was made with an all-year-round floral stamp set.
Birthday stamps that have e.g. gifts or gift holding critters make great Christmas designs as well. All you have to do is adding a holiday related sentiment. I feel like a pretty pine tree from a forrest set also makes a great focal point on a Christmas card. It does not have to have a lot of ornaments on it. If you just add a little glitter to it, you're good to go.
Yes, I did not write tutorials on these cards. One, because this time it's more about the idea on how to get started and not so much about the technique and two, because I'm a busy mom of two and just can't write a whole tutorial on every single card I make. I hope this doesn't bother you, thank you for your understanding. Feel free to leave questions in the comments. :-)
I hope you got inspired to use your all-year-round stamps to make Christmas cards. I will be back with more ideas soon, so stay tuned. ;-) If you don't want to miss a post, follow me by email (check the sidebar) or follow me on Instagram @frauvoegeli. In the mean time, you're welcome to check the Christmas cards I made in the past. Click here or check the sidebar under themes/Christmas.
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