I don’t know about you but I need heaps of Christmas cards so I wanted to make Christmas Cards in a flash and show you how limited supplies can give you some fantastic cards quickly. We all seem to be so short on time these days.
I got 12 Christmas Cards in about an hour with 6 sheets of 6 x 6 DSP, card bases, very vanilla layers and some ribbons, embellishments and some scrap pieces of glimmer paper.
In the holiday catalogue, this year there seem to be so many of the DSP packs in 6 x 6 and I’ve had a lot of my customers mention that this is so much harder to use for cards and there seems to be so much more waste. They all prefer 12 x 12. I thought about this and thought there has to be a way that 6 x 6 DSP can be just as versatile as 12 x 12 and have very little waste.
These first cards were made with a full layer of the DSP
These cards use 2 pieces of each design, with a layer of very vanilla underneath. This helps the DSP pop but also does stretch the DSP by 1/8 inch a bit further. All my layers are 1/8 inch smaller than the previous layer. My cards bases are Australian Cardstock cut in half, which gives me 8 ¼” x 5 ¾” and I get two card bases out of each piece of cardstock. I did cut double the amount of the very vanilla cardstock to have a layer on the inside because of the dark card bases.
You can see by adding different ribbons, inks and card bases the card totally changes. Hopefully, this has inspired you to chop some of that DSP up and use it to make your Christmas cards.
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