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Hello! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here, sharing some quick and easy cards for the holidays. All week, Honey Bee Stamps will be featuring clean and simple cards that are easy to make and reproduce. If you’re like me, my holiday card list is long so I need ideas that are fast and fail-proof. I’ve got a few 5″ X 7″ cards here, each with some alternative options to inspire you to make your own holiday 2019 cards. One thing they all have in common is that they are quick, easy and stylish for the holidays! I’ll be sharing tips along the way, too. 🙂

Using a stencil can help you quickly create a beautiful background with consistent results.

Honey Bee products used: Season to Sparkle stamp set, Layering Snowflake dies, Snowfall Background Stencil, Glitter Sticky Back Foam, NUVO Drops in Silver Lining

TIP: Eliminate the need to do multiple rounds of stamping by filling up your card space with bold designs and phrases. I used the Snowfall Background Stencil to quickly cover the fronts of these cards. A large scripty phrase from Season to Sparkle stamp set makes a bold impact with little stamping, too.

Save time and avoid glitter everywhere by using Glitter Craft Foam with self-adhesive backing. It’s quick, easy, glitter mess-free and adds sparkle to your cards!

Honey Bee Stamps products used: Season to Sparkle stamp set, Layering Snowflake dies, Snowfall Background Stencil, Glitter Sticky Back Foam, NUVO Drops in Silver Lining, Ocean Breeze Gem Stickers

Here’s two more cards using the same products above, but just slightly different layouts. I added Glitter Sticky Back Foam in black and Nuvo Drops in silver to add some sparkle.

TIP: Use Glitter Stick Backy Foam with self-adhesive backing with the Layering Snowflakes dies for a glittery element. It eliminates the need to get out the glitter and glue and also allows dimension in one swoop! No sparkle mess 🙂

TIP: Any of the designs shown can be easily adapted to any card size such as the popular, smaller A2 size.

I checked with our local post office and they indicated that these cards could be mailed using a one ounce, USPS Forever stamp. I would check with your local office, however. Sometimes, a slight amount of dimension (such as the foam snowflakes) on a card can require extra postage.

The card on the left uses a traditional layout. Try using just a section of the background stencil, like the card on the right for a more modern, contemporary design.

Honey Bee products used: Happy Christmas stamp set, Mini Pines Background Stencil, NUVO Drops in Gloss Red Berry

TIP: Use Blender Brushes with Distressed Oxide Inks to create quick, multi-colored backgrounds for more “wow.” I used Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron colors with the Mini Pines Background Stencil. The Blender Brushes are a must-have tool and they come in two sizes. Here’s the larger size.

TIP: Use Nuvo Drops instead of sequins or enamel dots for fast and easy application of embellishments. It could also save you money, too! Keep your dots small so it “passes” the USPS mail requirements by being flat enough for a 1oz. first class postage.

TIP: Use a stamping tool such as a MISTI Tool to stamp multiple cards quickly. You will be able to repeat the process with consistent results.

Thanks for stopping by today. Look for clean and simple looks all week long on the Honey Bee blog and Instagram page.

You can also find me on my blog at BobbiHartDesign.com, Instagram as @BobbiHartDesign and on Facebook as BobbiHartDesign. Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design, Adding h♥art into every design

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5 responses to “Clean and Simple Cards Made for the Holidays”

  1. Karen says:

    Bobbi… Your work is just beautiful!

  2. Susan says:

    Love these cards. Can you tell me where to find the sentiment “you are kind, I am grateful” on your snowflake card please?

  3. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Oh how I love the Christmas trees. You have inspired me to get out my stencils and blend colors. THANK YOU