Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Quick WOW Christmas Cards that are Whimsical, Dr. Seuss and 1950's Retro inspired

 What is your favorite Christmas movie?

My childhood memories, laying on the floor of my Grandparent's home, watching Dr. Seuss and The Grinch to Charlie Brown... to these days and Hallmark type movies - The Christmas Card (a few years older, 2007, but has stuck with me and become a favorite!).  I'm so very excited to live in the CUTEST little town that has wonderful movie type feels - our first Christmas here has me so excited!!  

In a nod to Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch and those pink Christmas decorations - lol.... these two PINK Christmas Handmade Greeting Cards come to life!

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Create How to create a retro 1950's or Dr. Seuss QUICK and WOW handmade Christmas Card Making Tutorial Video.
I hope that you enjoyed this Video
From the cutest whimsical tree stamped inside - in PINK - lol.. you can have such fun with wow but quick and easy non-traditional Christmas cards.  TWO for ONE on this one!
~  Embracing the Expressions in Ink STUNNING, vibrant and gold foil accented Designer Series Paper... here I trimmed the paper to 3-3/4"x5".
~ Stamping the Whimsical Trees stamp set greeting on the card fronts (here we did Stazon Black on one and Polished Pink on the other) before you adhesive it to the card front.
~  Framed with Polished Pink card stock (4"x 5-1/4") on a Thick Basic White Card base (Scored at 4-1/4" Cut at 5-1/5") adhesive together with our Stampin' Seal + adhesive.  
~  Stamping the ornaments in Stazon Black Ink (a solvent ink that can stamp on non porous surfaces) and Die-Cutting them and the Tree in the Gold Foil with our Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.
~  Die Cut the tree 'string of lights' with Basic White card stock.
~  Adhesive this to the Gold Foil Tree using our Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and using a Silicone Sheet to adhesive it down with less mess!
~  Using Stampin' Dimensionals and the Mini versions (those tiny ornaments!) for a pop or WOW to this handmade card.
Like any good artist... 
Sign your cards!
Stamping the back of the card in the Polished Pink is a fun way to add fun (do this to your envelopes also!).  Then WITHOUT RE-Inking - stamp the inside for a stamped-off soft image that you can write over even!

WHICH of these two cards are your favorite??  
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