Friday, October 4, 2013

Wrapped In Joy Week - Quick and Easy Trendy Christmas Cards by Gloria Stengel

Hello everyone! Gloria here today sharing a few "trendy" Christmas cards with you for the Wrapped In Joy feature this week. I am on a kick to create cards that are: quick to create, use only basic supplies, and are easy to mail. (Both cards for today are standard size - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 or A2.) I am not sure I would call myself a "trendy girl" but I thought that these two cards had that "vibe."

For this card, I made a black card base. I then embossed a piece of dark red Core'dinations cardstock with the Jolly Christmas Embossing Folder. I used the Sanding Block to sand the raised areas. The pale paper core shows through. I chose a trendy hexagon print paper to add some extra interest to the card, and I created an icicle border with a punch.

I added a very trendy chalkboard sentiment to the front of the card and finished it all off with a little "bell and bow" action. Clean and simple cards are all the rage these days. I confess that this is a style that I am not very good at, but I think this next card is my own version of CAS.


I embossed some textured glossy paper with the Peaceful Ornaments Embossing Folder. I trimmed off the bottom portion of the embossed image and added Self-Adhesive Gemstones to each of the embossed ornaments.


I added a sentiment, which is one of my very own stamp designs I cut out the sentiment with the Victorian Rectangle Nesting Dies. I rubbed the edges of the rectangle with green ink. I hope you are inspired to create some quick and easy and trendy Christmas cards!

Thanks for joining me today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723595 Wrapped in Joy Collection - Jolly Christmas Embossing Folder
CO723604 Wrapped in Joy Collection - Peaceful Ornaments Embossing Folder
CO723049 Nesting Dies - Victorian Rectangle
CO721993 Red Lust Self-Adhesive Gemstones
CO721956 Sharp Point Scissors
CO721986 Handheld Essentials Tools
CO723061 Sponge Daubers
CO721985 Double-Sided Tape
CO721963 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721957 Cutting Mat
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO723060 Sanding Block

1 comment:

  1. Hi Folks

    I've come to your blog by way of Gloria Stengel. (I'm one of her "groupies".) I'm loving the blog, especially all the neat techniques done with embossing.

    One thought. I looked all over your blog trying to find out what CSW Distributers is/are? Is it a company name, or a group of artists that share a blog? Information like that (as well as a mission statement - who I/we are) helps keep someone's presence in mind, or at least my mind. I'm truely curious as to what your blog is all about.

    Thanks . I'm looking forward to visiting in the future.