Good morning, Lily Bee fans! Melissa here along with Andrea today to share even more fabulous Christmas card inspiration during Lily Bee's week-long focus on holiday cards. Andrea and I have distinctly different card styles and cardmaking processes, and it's amazing to see what different scrappers can make with the same supplies.
First up today is Andrea with a beautifully paper-pieced greeting. Here's what Andrea has to say about her card:
There is something so wonderful about crafting this time of year, for me that is creating a snowman. From the first cut with the scissor to the last holly berry button, it keeps me smiling. Each piece is hand cut for a handmade feel as with creating a snowman from snow. To complete this card, create a special sentiment using a mix of stamps and ABC stickers.
Supplies: Christmas Cheer (Hot Cocoa - paper, Figgy Pudding - paper, Mrs. Claus - paper, ABC Cardstock Stickers, Index Journal Card, Clear Stamps), Autumn Spice (Brown Sugar - paper, All Spice - paper), Persnickety (Prim - paper, Finicky - paper, Prissy - paper, Snooty - paper)
And now it's time to look at my own cards. As a confessed card-challenged scrapper, I've had to come up with ways of making card design easier for me. Sometime over the summer I decided to make card design feel more like assembling layouts, switching over from the standard A4 card size to a 6x6 square and adopting more of a layout feel in my designs.
For this set of cards I even chose a photo as my focal point- something that works especially well if you have a more artistic photo in mind like my intentionally unfocused shot of a Christmas light display.
All three of these cards have the same basic design and feel a lot like one of my layouts would. I've also used some of the same embellishment and paper placement techhniques that I you see on my scrapbook pages- in fact, each of these cards is based on a layout that I've completed in the last few months!
Supplies: Christmas Cheer Paper (Santa's Sleigh, Christmas Wreath, Peppermint, North Pole, Reindeer Games, Mrs. Claus), Christmas Cheer Clear Stamps