Saturday, November 4, 2017

Be Merry holiday card

Welcome to the "Are you ready for the holidays?" blog hop...OK OK, it's not really called that, but seriously...
are you ready?
Well, have no fear, we have loads of inspiration waiting for you!

I love to send out personalized Christmas cards. 
I use to try and make everyone a one of a kind card but man, that's a lot of work! I've learned that I can make a unique card and then have it printed, this way they are still getting a custom card from me but with way less pressure...I mean I still have to decorate the tree, wrap presents and bake all those cookies...it's exhausting just thinking about it! So I hope this gives you the inspiration to make your cards but take some of the pressure off you!


Techniques that I used to make my card:
masking
layering different stencils
outlining
shading
accenting
reverse stenciling to get mirrored images

Check out my video so you can see how I incorporated them all!


We have a more than a dozen projects our Creative Team members made just to whet your appetite for the merriest season!
While you are busy oohing and aahing, take a moment to leave a comment on each blog and you'll be entered to win a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate!
Here are links to all the fantastic, magic, merry, holiday projects:

Comment by midnight CST in the USA on November 8th and we’ll randomly choose a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate winner. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. 
We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook Page on November 9th.
Please feel free to share the hop with your friends!

Three Trees Stencil by Jessica Sporn

Holiday Sayings 6 stencil by Mary Beth Shaw

Holly Mistletoe Repeating Stencil by Jennifer Evans

Linking up to Paint Party Friday
Ho, ho, ho!



33 comments:

Ineke Sauerbier said...

What a great card! ....and it gave me a great idea. Together with an other idea I saw the other day I think the concept for my Christmas card for this year is ready. Have to decide make and print or make a 50ish myself πŸ€”πŸ€”

Jill McDowell said...

Love your card Sandy. It’s the little touches that make it so special..

Carol Baxter said...

Custom to print. Genius!

Christine Welch said...

Wow! I love all the little details. I don’t normally send Christmas cards but I might have to this year πŸ’–πŸ‘

Christina said...

What fun cards! Thank you for sharing!

Me McQ said...

cute and colourful

Patty said...

Ah yes! The printer! and still one of a kind! Thanks Sandee!

Rae Lynn said...

Good idea! Takes the work out of it, but still personal.

RubberMoon said...

Love your card and your video so much!

Jacklyn Young said...

Love the card, and thanks for the how-to video!

Debra Davison said...

Fabulous card !! And I love your video, especially when you are signing cards at the end !! I hope you have me on your list ♥️♥️

Sherry Canino said...

Lovely card Sandee

Jean said...

These are just delightful. Wonderful inspiration.

Anne Marie Fowler said...

Wow, Sandee. . .I never thought about having items printed. Thank you for the great card and idea!

Mary Holshouser said...

What a fantastic idea.
Make a bunch of the same card
gets boring. My making one
and getting them printed - you've
accomplished a big project
without as much effort.
Love the card.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ann-Marie M said...

Colorful!

Sylvia said...

Great tutorial! Lovely way too use these beautiful stencils. Printing the card is another great idea maybe for this year I make also some prints of one of my cards so that everyone will receive a handmade Christmas
card. Thanks for sharing!

Ronda Conley said...

I would love to win some stencils. Thanks for the opportunity.

K.L. Stutzman said...

Loved the tree stencil!

EmmaJane said...

Love your card design. So bright and festive. And all the detail - wow! Great idea to print - frees up time to create something really special for the original card.

mcsuetx said...

Gotta get on those cards!! thanks sandy for inspiration

Art and Whimsy said...

Such a great idea, to have a custom card printed. No doubt your recipients are sure to love it.

Debra Davison said...

What an amazing card •••• love every little detail !! And your video is absolutely perfect !!

Tamiko McCurry said...

Great card.. I hoooope to get holiday cards out this year.. Lolol

Kathy S said...

As a cardmaker - love the idea of making a stack of cards all at the same time. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam said...

I just love your beautiful Christmas card!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Helen Gullett said...

Those are beautiful Christmas cards.
I love the stenciled background on them.
Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Glenda Hoagland said...

I love the card you created with my favorite christmas stencil. Thanks so much

gillena cox said...

Your card is lovely. Art and words are inspiring.
Thanks for dropping by my blog Sandee


MuchπŸ’–love

KatheD said...

I still enjoy, and have time, to make a custom card for everyone on my list, but this is a great idea for anyone who doesn't, and a fabulous card, too!

BLOGitse said...

Great idea to share art...

Jackie P Neal said...

Sandee! these cards are just the best! I love them! You are so very creative and so gifted-I think Hallmark should check you out! just saying...wink wink
Jackie ")

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You are ready! Very nice art and stencils.