Hello! It’s Jennie McGarvey and I’m going to share with you how I turn intimidation into something I can work with!
What does that mean, you ask? Let me explain! I see so many incredible handmade cards out there. I mean, works of art! I used to create a lot of cards, and enjoyed it very much, but haven’t done so in the past few years. When I saw the Title Builder Vol. 5 The Merriest products, I knew these could make great Christmas cards. So, I decided that I would dip my toe back into cardmaking. If you’ve not done it for a while, or don’t make cards a lot, I’m hoping you’ll see what I create and find some ways for you to start again, too!
I created three cards with the Title Builder Vol. 5 The Merriest products. The first card could be used as invite. However, it could also be a greeting you give with an edible gift, bottle of wine or a holiday meal. I did use a background that I created with alcohol inks to really make the patterned papers pop. But, as you can see, the card is very simple—no involved techniques here! I still think it’s really festive and I would be happy to give this card to a loved one.
Why not use The Merriest Chipboard Stickers as an accent with your other favorite Elle’s Studio products? They don’t have to be the star, they work beautifully to simply highlight the rest of your project. I loved the banner not only to act as part of the greeting, but also to provide some great contrast.
Now, creating a card with some favorite patterns is ALWAYS fun. I mean, when you get to trim those cute candy canes how can you be anything but happy? Now, using the patterned papers from the Wonder Paper Stack to create a 3 x 4 inch card was really fun. I mean, I chose my favorites that went together and then one for contrast, the top diagonal stripe. However, the best part is the cute FA LA LA background paper as it goes with anything!
Now, here’s the thing. After the holidays you’re often left with some Christmas supplies. Don’t let that top you! These supplies will definitely take you further than the holidays. Simply look at the colors and any phrases of the supplies you still have left and you might have a great card to give any time of the year. Why not make some as soon as you finish with your Christmas projects so you have them ready to go when you need them?
Now, do you think you might use the The Merriest collection to create some holiday cards, even if they do not include stamping? I’d love to see what you dream up, so share them with us on social media using the hashtag #EllesStudio!
Thanks so much for joining us this week as we shared our design team’s inspiration and ideas using the Title Builder Vol. 5 The Merriest collection! Be sure to show us what you’re creating with it using the hashtag #EllesStudio on Instagram or in our Facebook Group! We cannot wait to see what titles, or sentiments, you create!