Monday, December 14, 2015

Seasons Greetings


The deadline for sending cards in time for delivery by Christmas Day is approaching. According to the USPS, First Class Mail (i.e., cards and letters) must be sent by Dec 19 (That's this Saturday!). If you have yet to finish making your cards, LD has a set that may help.

https://www.usps.com/holiday/welcome.htm
from the USPS website

Their Season Greetings Cards look complicated but are surprisingly easy to make. The set includes 16 card designs and I am showcasing two today.


The first card that I used was File #14. The design looks pretty but intricate and I was concerned that it would be difficult to cut. I couldn't be more thrilled when the cut turned out to be absolutely perfect!


I had used a double-sided patterned cardstock for the card front and I couldn't use the card as intended by LD- there is no blank space inside it for writing a greeting. So I layered the whole thing over a white card base. That way, there will be plenty of writing space inside the card.


To bling it up, I used some Stickles and enamel dots. I think it turned out pretty cute.


For the second card, I used File #10 and made a slight modification to it.


Instead of using the design as-is, I extracted the card front and layered that over a white card base.


I assembled the layers together with tape and glue and once again, I used Stickles and enamel dots to make it look more interesting.

Here's the finished card:



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File used:
Seasons Greetings Cards- CP (SVG included)


5 comments :

  1. Beautiful cards! They definitely look intimidating, but your instructions are great. Thanks Jin!

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  2. Thank you for this tut.
    Your cards are lovely.
    I went in and bought the set.
    I tried liking the new set up with LD but it just doesn't have the charm and appeal it once had.
    Projects aren't there, inspiration....all gone.
    I have even opted out of getting their e-mails.
    If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be in there now.
    And as an added bonus from LD that makes me want to jump ship if I hadn't already.....
    a Processing Fee????
    I know it doesn't have anything to do with you sweetie.
    I just had to get it out.
    Have a blessed and Merry Christmas.
    **U**
    Nance

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  3. I love the card you made with design #10. Could you please tell me where you got the Christmas sheet music paper?

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    1. Hi Beverley, the paper is from a 6"x6" paper pad called Home for the Holidays by Echo Park.

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