The Inspired Notebook: Holiday Cards


Have you started making your holiday cards yet?  I must admit, I started creating mine the first week of November.  I don't like to feel rushed when making cards. So, I start early and make few cards at time.

Simple Holiday Card Tricks & Tips:

  • Pick a color scheme and stick too, this makes it fast to pull together!  I often use pinterest to find color combinations - check out my favorite color schemes.
  • Make card bases - Trim card stock to 7"H x 10"W, score in the center and fold. These are so easy even your kids can help!
  • Choose a graphic - I printed my graphic from the Christmas Countdown Planner. The holidays cards in planner print 3 per sheet of paper!
  • Add embellishments - I added color card stock and scrapbook paper to the card bases under the graphic. Then I added little things such as ribbon, bakers twine, washi tape, and tags from the Christmas Countdown Planner. 
  • For the cards you will hand deliver - spoon faux snow into vellum envelopes!



What do your holiday cards look like this year? Please share a link with me to your project on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.

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13 comments :

  1. Awesome tips and tricks! LOVE them all!

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  2. Oh my, those are so pretty. They put my picture cards to shame!! :)

    You may have heard, but we are giving away a Silhouette Cameo and free ad space and would love for you to come link up and enter to win! Hope to see you there!

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    1. Awe, thanks Jocie! I'm sure you're photo cards are super special!

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  3. Hi!
    I think your cards are adorable, check out mine too!
    http://jennymeierevents.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-card-and-envelope-tutorial.html

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    1. So so pretty Jenny, I left a comment on your post too!

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  4. I love these!! That light icy blue paired with red is my absolute favorite color combination for Christmas! Even more than red and green, which is so unconventional. :)

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    1. Thanks Chloe, I'm with you! I've never decorated our for Christmas with the traditional colors.

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  5. These are so sweet! Love the colors!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/unique-ideas-for-christmas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend.

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  6. wow Kristy! These are so beautiful!! i wish I had an ounce of your creativity!! mine are simply snapping some photos of the girls, uploading them and having the finished product sent to me! love your colors!

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    1. Thanks Tish - but I must mention you are incredibly talented behind the lens - more than just "snapping" and that is something to be proud of!

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