Timeless Tidings Christmas cards

With Thanksgiving looming, my internal card-making clock tells me its time to make sure I’ve created enough Christmas cards to mail in early December. Ok, so maybe it’s not an internal clock… more like a slight panic attack!

I lose creative mojo (aka enthusiasm) making the same card in multiples, so my go-to time saver is making similar cards using the same supplies. For the cards below, I started with white and black cardstock and repeat-stamped images to color in. I also added little dots between the images to fill in some of the white space without making it too busy.

Christmas 2018 Timless Tidings

In case you are interested, here is a handy-dandy pinnable image detailing the Copic markers used to color in these images 🙂

stampin up poinsettia and holly

A few of the supplies used:

Cardstock (Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black by Stampin’ Up!), Spectrum Noir white card stock

Leaf/floral images: Timeless Tidings (Stampin’ Up!) <-click to see the whole set

Sentiment “season’s greetings”: Find Beauty (Technique Tuesday)

Die-cut sentiment “From our home to yours”: Creative Expressions (can you believe it’s only $3.49?!)

Copic Markers: Dick Blick

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Birdie Cherub

Some images are just so cute that surrounding them with busyness or too much design just seems wrong somehow. After toying with a background, I started over and left a soft blue wash behind these adorable little ones (created by Stampendous).

birdie cherub christmas

  • image by Stampendous (Birdie Cherub)
  • sentiment by Technique Tuesday (Christ is Born)
  • stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White card stock
  • colored with Copic markers
  • all remaining supplies Stampin’ Up!

Rejoice and be glad

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

rejoice bird song.png
sentiment from Christ is Born by Technique Tuesday

I keep meaning to start my Christmas cards but keep getting sidetracked. I had a layout in mind after seeing this wreath card, but when those attempts ended up in file 13 (recycling), I noticed the bird paper on my desk and ended up on a different path. By the time the rest of it came together, I knew I wanted a faith-based sentiment. This one, actually part of a Christmas sentiment set, made me think of the psalm above and how the right attitude in the morning makes such a difference in day-to-day life. It will put a song in your heart and help your step be light as a feather.

Notes: bird die Small Bird Trio by Gina Marie Designs, bird pattern paper Simon Says Stamp kit, remaining supplies Stampin’ Up!