Friday, September 14, 2007

Mistletoe Simple Christmas card

See I promised you simple Christmas cards that are easy to mass produce. Here is entry no. 1. to go along with the rest of the Peaceful wishes cards you will find on the blog. They are all so simple, and a single pack of paper of each color will give you at least 48 cards in a flash.

Here are the stats on this card.
I used 12 x 12 whisper white cardstock. You cut each sheet into four pieces of 6x6. Score each piece at 3" to fold in half neatly. (whisper white 12x 12 is $7.50 for 20 sheets which will yield 80 cards)
Garden Green and real red 2x 6 strip (Garden green and real red 12 x 12 is $7.50 for 20 sheets)
Garden Green ink pad ($5.25)
White gel pen ($3.95) to color in the berries.
Mistletoe wheel + handle is $6.50 and $3.95
Real red grosgrain ribbon (narrow at 15 yards for $4.95) I used 18" for each card. You will get approx. 30 cards from one spool.
Now I used the Peaceful Wishes greeting from the Peaceful wishes stamp set which is $23.95, but you could use any thin greeting you could find or handwrite it. There are also probably rub-ons you could buy with greetings on it, but those could get pricey. If you order the Peaceful wishes set too, you'll have more options with the same layout, using elements from that. You could use the pine leaves to go across the green strip which you can "ice" with dazzling diamonds glitter ($4.95 and a 2 way glue pen $3.50). You could also use just the stamp set and not the wheel, and use the mistletoe sprig instead.

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