Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Birthday Card turns into a Christmas Card

This week, while we were waiting for the Blizzard clean up, a friend came over to make cards.  She is a beginner, so I was helping her, and in the meanwhile, I used some of the scraps that were laying out.  This is what I came up with.

It was simple, took just a few minutes, and I was very happy with it because I could use this card for any recipient.  

My friend then said, "Hey, you should turn that into a Christmas card. You could even write J-O-Y on the boxes.  It would be cute! "

So I did it.

And it is cute!

Honestly, the very best thing, other than this fun memory with my friend, is that these cards are totally flat for mailing.  That is a priority for me for Christmas cards so that the postage does not add up.

Gina K Designs Happy Birthday to You stamp set
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Crate Paper Party Day 6x6 paper pad
American Crafts Wish List 6x6 Paper pad
Versamark ink
Recollections White detail embossing powder
Hero Arts Merry Christmas sentiment stamp
Distress ink to sponge some of the packages

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scrappymo! said...

OH My Goodness...These are so fun! Your friend had such a great idea. They are fun and fresh and sweet.

Thanks for taking part in the January |Rudolph days Challenge. I am so excited that we have so many entries at this early stage of the year. I am looking forward to seeing the final numbers!

Kathleen said...

What a great idea, love the way you have turned it into brilliant Christmas cards, bet you are glad that your friend came round.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super idea and i so love it, when a stamp can be used for my than one occasion and thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge this month,

Luv Sam DT x

Jane Willis said...

Super cards - bright, easy, flat for mailing and can use up all kinds of scraps, what could be better? And the different colourways make the cards look completely different. Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge
Jane DT

Barb said...

Glad you had fun cardmaking with your friend. You certainly had a busy time and what a super idea. Your cards are all very pretty. Barbxx

Mandy said...

Wonderful cards Heidi! I love how you've stretched the stamps to make them so versatile.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx