It’s time to get a head start on your holiday cards this year! Have you started? Today I’m focusing on die cutting hand made cards for the holidays. It’s a great (and fast) way to create Christmas cards and die-cutting makes them very easy to mass-produce. Join me and some of the MFT Design Team as we have lots of ideas to share with you as we focus on Die-namics Design for the holidays!
First up is a white and gold holiday card. I’ve used a holiday stamp set for the sentiment but notice how the dies I’ve used for this one are actually year-round dies. You may have some similar already in your stash. White is always pretty for the holidays as it reminds me of snow. Throw in a little gold and you glam it up. I’ve added in dots in the background die (the Jumbo Dot Cover Up) in random spots. You don’t need to fill them all in as a random pattern is often more pleasing to the eye.
This card steps it up a little if you want a few more die cut layers while still keeping the design fairly manageable for creating lots of cards. My favorite part of this design is creating a vellum ornament from a simple Stitched Circle STAX die. It’s a great place to add the gold foil joy sentiment and still allows you to see those beautiful die cut snowflakes underneath.
When mass-producing cards for the holidays, first calculate all the supplies you’ll need for how many cards you wish to create. Once that is done you can start die cutting. If you die cut each item in multiples at once, it speeds along the process. So if you want to create 20 of the above design, you’d need 20 card bases, 20 tags, 60 snowflakes, 20 chevron backgrounds, 20 gold foil joy sentiments and 20 vellum circles. Then do all the adhering at once and then the embellishing. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can put them all together.
Be sure to stop by the MFT’s blog for tons of great holiday card making inspiration with dies!