Monday, December 19, 2011

Quickie Christmas Cards

In the craziness that leads up to the holidays, I found myself short a few Christmas cards.  Since the kids' sports schedules are still going strong (meaning I spend a lot of time at courts and rinks, sitting for 2 hours, which doesn't include the time needed for commuting), I am needing to make every minute 'til Christmas count.  So I decided that my little gluebook project had to make way for my Christmas card project.... the gluebook ingredients in my vintage train case were replaced with selected scraps of holiday paper, vintage sheet music, a single stamp, a pair of decorative scissors, two punches, and three inkpads (everything but the partridge in the pear tree, LOL).  Oh, and card bases and a glue stick, of course.  I also loaded up a little mini guillotine-style paper cutter.  I was all set to mass-produce a few cards. :)

I used a stamp from Stamp Francisco, and papers from a My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas 6x6 pad, along with some scraps.  Once I got the general layout figured out, these were a snap to put together.  When I got them home, I added a little platinum Stickles (gotta have some bling for the holidays!).  Sorta kinda like gluebook pages on a 4 x 5 inch scale, LOL!  Here are a few others that haven't been sent yet.... all the same, but all a little different.

Hope you are all catching up on all of those holiday errands.  I'm still swamped.... looking forward to Christmas Eve, when all is quiet and we all just sit and enjoy family.  Happy Monday. :)


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards, I love that Santa. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year. Tracy x

Lin said...

That's a great Santa image, Jean! Love the addition of the music strip and the little medallions! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Unknown said...

They look wonderful.. So clever to make them while on the go.. I love that.

Hugs, Linda

Daniele said...

I love how you make every moment count even crafting at the rink.....and you still produce wonderful cards, I've started my glue book and then realised it can't be a glue book as I've also stamped on some of the pages so its going to have to be an alsorts

Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

Famous Santa Cards Jean, a wonderful motive.
hugs, Sabine

Netty said...

Great selection of cards Jean, thats a fab Santa stamp.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Annette x

Aqua Junko Artworks said...

Love all your creations as are such a die-hard!!!!
Miss getting together with the girls and you...lori

2amscrapper said...

They don't look "quicky"--lovely card design!

Shar B said...

Totally gorgeous, but I think your "quick" would take me hours and hours to make look half as good as yours :)

Ana Márquez said...

They are great your cards!!

I wish you a very happy Christmas and a new year full of blessings for you :-)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Popping over to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
Your quick cards look anything but quick. Beautiful, vintage colours.
Warmest Wishes