For these cards I used images out of the "Christmas Image and Journal Books" from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage.... But as you can see below..there are lots of different themes to choose from.
I found this CD box at the $store and altered the box and created these cards to go in it , using up scraps of papers and ribbons, along with using up so of those random chipboard pieces and older embellishments we all have. (right?) lol
Below are all of the Image and Journal Notes Booklets
You should be able to click on all the photos to see them larger.Below is the $1 store CD box I altered to hold the cards I made.
All of the card designs are simple and quick to do...but with these gorgeous images you don't need much..they make such a statement.. it does the work for you.
I love to mat the images and attach them to my card design with foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives from 3L. The extra lift gives them so much dimension.
It felt good to use up some of these papers that have been in my "scrap bin" for SO long! (hate to admit it..but I still have TONS more to be using up!)
Another thing I don't utilize enough is my punches.
In all of these Image books ..each page has an image at the top and then a journaling piece at the bottom. You can use these separately or together. On a layout.. I love using them together and having the lines for my journaling...but on cards I use that piece a number of different ways. On the card below I Incorporated it into my card design by layering it behind the image.
On the Santa card below I cut the journal piece diagonally from corner to corner and added it behind my image. I then matted my image and adhered it with foam squares.
I also use the journal pieces inside the cards , like in the photo below, for a place to write. You could easily incorporate stamps into this also.
It really did feel good to use up some odds and ends.. and create something fun with them. Okay.. kids..that's your challenge for the week. Dig out that that messy box of scrap paper, the bag of odds and ends ribbons, and jar of old embellishments. lol CREATE!
I'm heading out for Oklahoma tomorrow morning and will be gone until Sunday.. SO.. I'll be back to chat again .. (and share photos) come Monday.
Until then... it's up to you to hold down the fort again.
No wild parties! lol