There are two things that inspired this quick and easy card—the first is The Sound of Music (one of my favorite movies) and the second is that I have been doing a lot of online shopping this Christmas and have amassed quite a pile of cardboard boxes.
For my “brown paper packages tied up with strings” card, there are a few key things that make this an easy card to create in minutes:
- Pre-made shipping tags from the office supply store are inexpensive and so much faster than die-cutting your own.
- Instead of actually tying the tag to the card, I cheated by tucking the tag strings under the red string and using foam squares to hold the tag in place.
- The stamped image is simple and doesn’t require heat embossing or a lot of coloring.
- Although Copic® markers were used to color in Santa, I limited myself to one of each color and didn’t worry about shading or blending.
- Using a glue stick or tape runner to attach the cardboard to the card is faster than peel-and-stick adhesive.
- Using a red card eliminates the step of matting the package layer with red and adding it to the card base. This one was created from cardstock, but using a pre-made red card would make this even easier to put together.
Happy Card Making!
Supplies used: Pure poppy cardstock and Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers clear stamp set from Papertrey Ink; cardinal Scrapper’s Spool and Christmas clear stamp set from Karen Foster Design; VersaFine onyx black ink pad from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko; Copic® markers: R24 prawn (for hat), R20 blush (for nose), E000 pale fruit pink (for skin), and W2 warm gray (edges of beard and hat) from Imagination International Inc.; SuperStik Permanent Glue Stick and 3D Foam Squares from Therm O Web.