Season’s Greetings – Christmas Cards | Jo Boland

Season’s Greetings! It’s Jo here with a collection of Christmas Cards made from some of this years Christmas collection papers. So simple and cost effective, just fussy cut pieces, foam pads, layered papers and glossy accents.

I love a text paper and was really delighted to see one in the Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes collection, paper ‘Holly Jolly‘. I ordered several sheets and have been using it for nearly all of the cards. Layered under that one I used a couple from the Simple Stories Holly Days collection. A red spot paper called ‘The Merriest’ and a the pink striped paper b-side of the 4×6 Elements paper. I also made two really simple cards using two of the 4×6 Elements from that paper. Simply trimmed them to fit the kraft card blank, distressed the edges and added some Glossy Accents.

I also used a couple of papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Joyful collection, the stockings paper ‘Feeling Festive‘ and the stars paper ‘Making Spirits Bright‘. The green paper is the back of the stars paper.

This year I decided against a sentiment on the front of the card. There were two reasons for this, to save time and because there were words on the background paper.

Christmas Cards – close ups and details.

Here’s some close up shots of the cards. The first batch here have fussy cut designs from the Simple Stories Holly Days ‘Hey Santa’ paper. Such a fabulous paper for fussy cutting!

I added glossy accents to the handle, candy cane and the floral detail on the mug.

Glossy accents on the berries on the card above and on the lights and tyres of the car below.

A little glossy accents on Santa’s eyes on the card above and on the details of the baubles below.

Glossy accents on the holly berries above. Also, one stocking is adhered flat on the card and the other is raised on foam pads for dimension.

The following card toppers are fussy cut from the Simple Stories Holly Days ‘No Peeking’ paper. I added glossy accents to the red heart on the tag below.

Glossy accents on the berries on both the card above and below.

Here’s a close up look at the two cards made from the 4×6 Elements paper in the Simple Stories Holly Days collection.

I added Glossy Accents to the lights on the houses.

For this card I used glossy accents on the berries and the word Christmas. I love the fine nib on the bottle!

The Cocoa Vanilla Studio Joyful collection has a softer, muted colour palette. I fussy cut two stockings and a holly sprig for each card, raised one stocking and a holly sprig on foam pads. I added glossy accents to the berries only.

For the star cards, I scored lines across the centre of the stars and folded them to make them 3-dimensional adding a couple of foam pads stacked underneath. Some I left with just the star and others I added some mistletoe berries fussy cut from the stockings paper.

I added glossy accents to the ridges and details on the stars and also on the mistletoe berries.

Fussy cutting elements from the papers makes it cheap to mass produce handmade Christmas cards. However, if you wanted to make Christmas cards even quicker the puffy sticker sheet and the stickers from the collections are perfect for this. I particularly love the Simple Stories Holly Days puffy stickers.

Several of the papers and collection items are now out of stock in the store, however, this must mean that lots of you have them in your possession so you can whip up a quick card now!

Have a lovely Christmas everyone, I’ll be back on the 27th sharing my December Daily album.

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