Batch Making Christmas Cards

For the last few years I have managed to make all of my own Christmas cards. The only reasonable way to achieve this, given that we send over 100 cards, is to make them in batches. The other secret to preserving your sanity is to come up with a simple design that’s easy to replicate and doesn’t involve too much complicated die cutting. Stamps and stencils features heavily here as there is little or no wear and tear on your tools and they give an easy to reproduce, consistent result.

Batch make Christmas cards made using various dies including Tattered Lace Tuck In Circles (ETL170), Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies Heirloom Ornament For 2011, Bauble dies from cover gift of Simply cards & Papercraft issue 183, Woodware Clear Singles Bubble Mini Baubles Stamp set, Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, Stencil made using Memory Box Open Studio Dies - Distressed Addington Collage die, Memory Box stencil Texture Disperse with Cosmic shimmer metallic gilding polish and Glitter kiss. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using various dies including Tattered Lace Tuck In Circles (ETL170), Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies Heirloom Ornament For 2011, Bauble dies from cover gift of Simply cards & Papercraft issue 183, Woodware Clear Singles Bubble Mini Baubles Stamp set, Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, Stencil made using Memory Box Open Studio Dies - Distressed Addington Collage die, Memory Box stencil Texture Disperse with Cosmic shimmer metallic gilding polish and Glitter kiss. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using various dies including Tattered Lace Tuck In Circles (ETL170), Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies Heirloom Ornament For 2011, Bauble dies from cover gift of Simply cards & Papercraft issue 183, Woodware Clear Singles Bubble Mini Baubles Stamp set, Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, Stencil made using Memory Box Open Studio Dies - Distressed Addington Collage die, Memory Box stencil Texture Disperse with Cosmic shimmer metallic gilding polish and Glitter kiss. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using various dies including Tattered Lace Tuck In Circles (ETL170), Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies Heirloom Ornament For 2011, Bauble dies from cover gift of Simply cards & Papercraft issue 183, Woodware Clear Singles Bubble Mini Baubles Stamp set, Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, Stencil made using Memory Box Open Studio Dies - Distressed Addington Collage die, Memory Box stencil Texture Disperse with Cosmic shimmer metallic gilding polish and Glitter kiss. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using various dies including Tattered Lace Tuck In Circles (ETL170), Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies Heirloom Ornament For 2011, Bauble dies from cover gift of Simply cards & Papercraft issue 183, Woodware Clear Singles Bubble Mini Baubles Stamp set, Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, Stencil made using Memory Box Open Studio Dies - Distressed Addington Collage die, Memory Box stencil Texture Disperse with Cosmic shimmer metallic gilding polish and Glitter kiss. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards, made using the Julie Hickey Christmas Frame A6 Stamp Set and Julie Hickey Designs Die Set Frame with Christmas insert, heat embossed and coloured with distress inks. Glossy accents highlights added to flowers and berries. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards, made using the Julie Hickey Christmas Frame A6 Stamp Set and Julie Hickey Designs Die Set Frame with Christmas insert, heat embossed and coloured with distress inks. Glossy accents highlights added to flowers and berries. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards, made using the Julie Hickey Christmas Frame A6 Stamp Set and Julie Hickey Designs Die Set Frame with Christmas insert, heat embossed and coloured with distress inks. Glossy accents highlights added to flowers and berries. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using various dies including Tattered Lace Tuck In Circles (ETL170), Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, Sizzix Elegant Deer die, Memory Box stencil Texture brilliant with Distress ink and Cosmic shimmer Glitter kiss. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using various dies including Tattered Lace Tuck In Circles (ETL170), Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, Sizzix Elegant Deer die, Memory Box stencil Texture brilliant with Distress ink and Cosmic shimmer Glitter kiss. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using various dies including Tattered Lace Tuck In Circles (ETL170), Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, Sizzix Elegant Deer die, Memory Box stencil Texture brilliant with Distress ink and Cosmic shimmer Glitter kiss. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Pop out gate fold Christmas cards made with adaptables card bases from Limetree Craft and various patterned papers. Front Greeting Stamped using Merry Christmas stamp from Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1 and heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. Sentiment die cut with unbranded stitched edge rounded corner rectangle die. Snowflakes are Christmas decorations attached to the card base. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Pop out gate fold Christmas cards made with adaptables card bases from Limetree Craft and various patterned papers. Front Greeting Stamped using Merry Christmas stamp from Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1 and heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. Sentiment die cut with unbranded stitched edge rounded corner rectangle die. Snowflakes are Christmas decorations attached to the card base. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Stamped 'Jingle Bells' A6 landscape Christmas cards made using the Woodware 'HUge Jingle Bells' stamp. Most have been paper-pieced by stamping again onto patterned papers which were then cut out and glued onto the main image. Some were coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and some with Spectrum Noir Glitter ink and glossy accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped 'Jingle Bells' A6 landscape Christmas cards made using the Woodware 'HUge Jingle Bells' stamp. Most have been paper-pieced by stamping again onto patterned papers which were then cut out and glued onto the main image. Some were coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and some with Spectrum Noir Glitter ink and glossy accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Batch make Christmas cards made using Concord & 9th Deck The Halls Turnabout stamp, Merry Christmas stamp from the Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1, Memory Box Open Studio Die-Grosgrain Ribbons dies, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33, Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Die Confetti Lr0342, Woodware Holly leaf lunch, scalloped circle die from the Stampendous Build A Wreath Cutting die set, and peeled paint distress ink, peeled paint distress oxide ink & various embossing powders. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using Concord & 9th Deck The Halls Turnabout stamp, Merry Christmas stamp from the Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1, Memory Box Open Studio Die-Grosgrain Ribbons dies, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33, Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Die Confetti Lr0342, Woodware Holly leaf lunch, scalloped circle die from the Stampendous Build A Wreath Cutting die set, and peeled paint distress ink, peeled paint distress oxide ink & various embossing powders. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using Concord & 9th Deck The Halls Turnabout stamp, Merry Christmas stamp from the Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1, Memory Box Open Studio Die-Grosgrain Ribbons dies, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33, Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Die Confetti Lr0342, Woodware Holly leaf lunch, scalloped circle die from the Stampendous Build A Wreath Cutting die set, and peeled paint distress ink, peeled paint distress oxide ink & various embossing powders. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using Concord & 9th Deck The Halls Turnabout stamp, Merry Christmas stamp from the Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1, Memory Box Open Studio Die-Grosgrain Ribbons dies, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33, Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Die Confetti Lr0342, Woodware Holly leaf lunch, scalloped circle die from the Stampendous Build A Wreath Cutting die set, and peeled paint distress ink, peeled paint distress oxide ink & various embossing powders. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using Concord & 9th Deck The Halls Turnabout stamp, Merry Christmas stamp from the Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1, Memory Box Open Studio Die-Grosgrain Ribbons dies, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33, Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Die Confetti Lr0342, Woodware Holly leaf lunch, scalloped circle die from the Stampendous Build A Wreath Cutting die set, and peeled paint distress ink, peeled paint distress oxide ink & various embossing powders. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Batch make Christmas cards made using Concord & 9th Deck The Halls Turnabout stamp, Merry Christmas stamp from the Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1, Memory Box Open Studio Die-Grosgrain Ribbons dies, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33, Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Die Confetti Lr0342, Woodware Holly leaf lunch, scalloped circle die from the Stampendous Build A Wreath Cutting die set, and peeled paint distress ink, peeled paint distress oxide ink & various embossing powders. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using Concord & 9th Deck The Halls Turnabout stamp, Merry Christmas stamp from the Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1, Memory Box Open Studio Die-Grosgrain Ribbons dies, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33, Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Die Confetti Lr0342, Woodware Holly leaf lunch, scalloped circle die from the Stampendous Build A Wreath Cutting die set, and peeled paint distress ink, peeled paint distress oxide ink & various embossing powders. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch make Christmas cards made using Concord & 9th Deck The Halls Turnabout stamp, Merry Christmas stamp from the Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1, Memory Box Open Studio Die-Grosgrain Ribbons dies, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33, Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Die Confetti Lr0342, Woodware Holly leaf lunch, scalloped circle die from the Stampendous Build A Wreath Cutting die set, and peeled paint distress ink, peeled paint distress oxide ink & various embossing powders. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch Make Christmas cards made using Pocket full of posies paper pack, Various distress inks & embossing powders, Crafts too presscut pcd45 metal die cutting/embossing Dots circles, Nellie Snellen MFD085 Multi Frame Die dotted circles and Sunrise creation Pierced rectangle dies. Sentiment stamp from Issue 47 of Creative Stamping magazine. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch Make Christmas cards made using Pocket full of posies paper pack, Various distress inks & embossing powders, Crafts too presscut pcd45 metal die cutting/embossing Dots circles, Nellie Snellen MFD085 Multi Frame Die dotted circles and Sunrise creation Pierced rectangle dies. Sentiment stamp from Issue 47 of Creative Stamping magazine. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Batch Christmas cards made using; Be Creative Clearly Stamps Set Of 13 Multi-Layer Stamp - Pebbles The Penguin Stamps, stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and the final layer heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. Mats and layers die cut with stitched nesting square dies and inked with the same distress oxide inks. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch Christmas cards made using; Be Creative Clearly Stamps Set Of 13 Multi-Layer Stamp - Pebbles The Penguin Stamps, stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and the final layer heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. Mats and layers die cut with stitched nesting square dies and inked with the same distress oxide inks. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch Christmas cards made using; Be Creative Clearly Stamps Set Of 13 Multi-Layer Stamp - Pebbles The Penguin Stamps, stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and the final layer heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. Mats and layers die cut with stitched nesting square dies and inked with the same distress oxide inks. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch Make Christmas cards made using triple aperture card blanks, Embossalicious A4 embossing folder, Spellbinders - Christmas - D-Lites Dies - Holiday Merry and Bright, Tattered Lace - Dies - Essentials Tuck In Christmas Snowflakes die, Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish and Time Holtz Distress inks. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch Make Christmas cards made using triple aperture card blanks, Embossalicious A4 embossing folder, Spellbinders - Christmas - D-Lites Dies - Holiday Merry and Bright, Tattered Lace - Dies - Essentials Tuck In Christmas Snowflakes die, Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish and Time Holtz Distress inks. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch Make Christmas cards made using triple aperture card blanks, Embossalicious A4 embossing folder, Spellbinders - Christmas - D-Lites Dies - Holiday Merry and Bright, Tattered Lace - Dies - Essentials Tuck In Christmas Snowflakes die, Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish and Time Holtz Distress inks. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Batch making stamped Christmas cards made using John Next Door Round media plate, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Various shades of Blue distress inks, a variety of christmas stamps, most were free gifts with craft magazines and the addition of silver stars table confetti and snowflakes cut using Hunkydory snowflake dies from the Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch making stamped Christmas cards made using John Next Door Round media plate, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Various shades of Blue distress inks, a variety of christmas stamps, most were free gifts with craft magazines and the addition of silver stars table confetti and snowflakes cut using Hunkydory snowflake dies from the Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch making Christmas cards made using That Special Touch snowflake mask, Various shades of blue distress inks, Xcut snow flake punch, Silver stars table confetti and sentiments cut using Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK - Holiday Words 2: Script by Tim Holtz 660977 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch making Christmas cards, made using Stamps Away Patchwork Template set One, Memory Box - A6 Stencil - Script Merry and various dies to embellish including Tattered Lace Let It Snow (D447), Tattered Lace Leaping Reindeer die, Ultimate Carfts Snowball die, and snow flakes from Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit. Some cards embellished with Christmas tree ornaments. All cards coloured by inking through stencils with various shades of blue distress inks - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch making Christmas cards, made using Stamps Away Patchwork Template set One, Memory Box - A6 Stencil - Script Merry and various dies to embellish including Tattered Lace Let It Snow (D447), Tattered Lace Leaping Reindeer die, Ultimate Carfts Snowball die, and snow flakes from Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit. Some cards embellished with Christmas tree ornaments. All cards coloured by inking through stencils with various shades of blue distress inks - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Batch Making Christmas Cards, cards made using Sizzix Thinlits 9 Die Set - Christmas Phrase Cards 659973 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk