Hi OA fans! It's Amy here today and we are mixing things up a smidge from our regular routine since the holidays are so closely upon us!
This week we are focusing our efforts to bring you delightful ideas on creating your holiday greeting cards! Nicole, our newest member of our team and I are here to start the week off with several ideas using the fabulous new holiday release from October Afternoon, Make it Merry!
For my first card, I took my inspiration from this fun little snowman on the Make A List paper, shown below. Then I added l my sentiments from the Make it Merry Word Stickers and Little Flyers.
There are so many pieces in this collection perfect for creating your holiday cards. Like all of the wonderful Postcards in this collection (shown below).
I couldn't resist this cute little Scotty dog postcard for my next greeting. Simply too cute pass up an opportunity to create a sweet holiday card for my friends who have two Scotty dogs themselves! By hand trimming him out, I was able to keep my main header from the postcard and my little dog, creating a simple frame for layering more pattered paper and a sweet little ho, ho, ho bark speech bubble from the Doo-Dads in the collection.
Nicole created two beautiful cards for today's projects and this is what she had to say about them:
I love the vintage images on the Postcards, so I grabbed my scissors and cut the girl/boy to use on this first card. Wanting them to stand out a bit, I kept the rest of the card simple...the sentiment stamp from the Greeting Cards set was perfect for the front of the card. Even the font mimics the era that is tied in with the entire Make it Merry line!! The red trim is from my stash. - Nicole Harper
Greeting Cards Rubber Stamp Set from the Make it Merry Collection
I am smitten with the Snowflakes background stamp...pairing it with white embossing powder on the old ledger side of the Make a Bow paper made the perfect base for this card. All I needed to add were a card, seam binding and tag from the Miscellany kit as well as a button and brad. Super simple, but that snowflake stamp makes a big impact! - Nicole Harper
Such gorgeous, cards, Nicole! I just love how she created that snowflake background, it's stunning!
Of course, there are MANY other pieces from the Make it Merry collection that are ideal for making your holiday cards. To see more, check out the entire collection here on our website or at your favorite scrapbooking store!
That's going to do it for today's post! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! - Amy :)