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2009 holiday card making 101 - sneak peek day 5

Back by popular demand, the whole Papertrey Ink team has put together a huge collection of inspiration for your holiday card making! Nichole has gathered ideas, supplies, and instructions from all of us and compiled them for you to use for your projects. We have done the designing for you and so now all you have to do is order your supplies, cut, stamp, embellish, and assemble. You will be finished with your cards before you know it and have a bit of handmade love to send to friends and family for the holidays.


The trick is to keep it simple and use minimal supplies. My card uses 1/2 sheet of cardstock, a bit of craft paper for the punched circle, ink, ribbon, and some rhinestones.


This quick and easy card uses my new set, Holiday Tree, which will be available for sale on the 15th (tomorrow!) at Papertrey Ink.

Click the link below to download the supply list and instructions for this holiday card project...

Download Heather-Winter Joy

Even though this layout is so simple, you can change a few things for a totally different look.

I took the card layout and supplies for this card, changed the orientation of the card, swapped out the polka dots for a text background, the snowflakes for the tree image, and changed up the colors...


...to make this card! The cost and time to do this are going to really stay the same, but don't you love how one layout can give you so many options? Take a second look at all of the card designs and layouts from the design team today, change a few basics and see what you can come up with.


So, if you haven't already, head over to Nichole's blog to see the whole lineup of ideas and link to all of the other design team members blogs!

And... tonight is the night for the online Papertrey release party over in the forums from 10PM - midnight EST. Come join us as we countdown to the big release! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for coming by today and make sure you stop by tomorrow so I can share my projects made with the other sets in the October Papertrey Ink release!

Winter Joy Card

stamps: Holiday Tree, Polka Dot Basics II

ink: Ocean Tides, Fresh Snow, True Black (Papertrey Ink)

cardstock: Aqua Mist, kraft (Papertrey Ink)

other: Ocean Tides saddle stitch ribbon (Papertrey Ink), 1 ¾” circle punch (EK Success), corner chomper (We R Memory Makers), clear rhinestones (Kaisercraft), dimensionals

Peace Love Joy Tree Card

stamps: Holiday Tree, Background Basics: Text Styled II

ink: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, True Black, Fresh Snow

cardstock: white, Pure Poppy

other: Ripe Avocado saddle stitch ribbon (Papertrey Ink), 1 3/4" circle punch (EK Success), corner chomper (We R Memory Makers), red rhinestones (Kaisercraft), dimensionals