Holiday Card Inspiration and Tips from Craft Designer

Brown Sparrow Happy Holidays Card

Card 1

A big investment in new craft materials is not required when you decided to come up with a new holiday card design like the Brown Sparrow Happy Holidays Card.  You should do two thing before heading out to the stores. First, review what card making material you have and their condition. Creating large quantities of card can be challenging if your ink pad is non-juicy and your cutting tool is dull. Second, decide what makes a holiday card.  For me the following list represents elements that can make up a holiday card:

  • Holiday Sentiment
  • Traditional Holiday Colors like Red
  • Decorative Paper with a Holiday Pattern
  • Holiday or Time of Year Element like Snowflakes
    brown sparrow holiday card

    Card 2

Both cards posted today include elements from the list above. Adapting the first idea might appeal to someone who wants to buy some new stamps and or has some extra cardstock from another project. Adapting the second idea might appeal to someone who wants to get some extra mileage from a stamp or doesn’t have a great deal of time to make holiday cards.
The following is a list of materials used to create the cards posted today.

Card #1 Materials

Stamps: Snowflake Stamp, Holiday Sentiment Stamp and Inkadinkado® Sparrow
Clearsnap Pigment Inks–Blue and Brown
Top Boss® Embossing Powder Clear
Glitter by Clearsnap Winter Frost
Cardstock: Brown, White and Blue
Brown Ribbon
Paper Punches
Aleene’s® Acid Free Tacky Glue™ Glue Stick and Paper Glaze
Glue Pen

Card # 2 Materials

Inkadinkado® Sparrow
Decorative Paper from SEI
Cardstock: White and Blue
Aleene’s® Acid Free Tacky Glue™ Glue Stick
Clearsnap Pigment Ink Brown

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