Hi Friends!! kel here today :) Can you believe it's only 2 short months until Christmas?!?! Every year I challenge myself to make thank you cards, but always end up buying them because it's so much easier and faster. Well this year, I'm determined to send out some handmade thank you chards, so am experimenting with some quick and easy designs!!
I started out with some beautifully textured cardstock from the Royal Sundance collection. The beautiful Christmas green color is from their linen textured collection, 80# Emerald Cardstock. This color is just gorgeous, and I wanted to show you how beautifully textured this paper is!! And it's SUPER thick and sturdy too!!
I cut my paper in half lengthwise so that I'd have a card with the fold on top. And since I cut the 8.5"x11" sheet in half, I got two bases out of it so thought I might as well make two cards to see how quick it would be to make a whole bunch of them!
I paired it with some super fun and shiny holly patterned paper, but thought it needed a little oomph. Too much green going on for me!!
So I added a pop of red using the Basis 80# Dark Red Cardstock and thought that worked perfectly as a mat!!
Using that same Basis 80# Dark Red Cardstock, I cut some strips for a sentiment and then heat embossed it. I think my embossing powder might be old (?) because it doesn't melt really nicely anymore. Something I should look up I guess!!
The last thing I did was fish-tail the strips into banners, and then pop them up on some pop dots across the center of the card. How quick and easy is that?!
lovies, =o) kel