Can you believe we only have about 100 days before all those holiday cards need to be in the mail? Want to make some of them early and not feel so stressed? I’m sharing 2 throw-back projects with you and the good news is that you may have these products on hand already. They are still available to order too!

Not into making Christmas cards so early? I hear ya! The layout of these two cards is easily adaptable to any other stamps you have so go to town creating some new and fresh design ideas of your own!


Make Your Cards Early: 2 Designs To Get You Started…


Got paper strips? Scrap paper is perfect for cutting into strips and using for quilling or easy card making.

First off, make paper strips: Take an 8 ½” x 11″ sheet of cardstock and a paper trimmer! You’ll want to check out the video because it’s easiest to learn when you see it! Not only will you learn my tips for cutting strips of cardstock quickly but I am going to share my secret for making 8 ½” x 11″ faux designer paper with it.


What I love about these handmade holiday cards is that you can make both Thanksgiving and Christmas cards in one sitting. Plus, this is a fun fold AND a one-sheet wonder. Goodness–lots of things to love about these handmade cards.

I want you to focus on the LAYOUT of today’s card more than the images I used because this card is just begging for so many stamp sets to be stamped on the front – the possibilities are endless with this design!

⭐️   Are you one to want to make your cards early or do you procrastinate? I’d love to hear your preference! Don’t forget, even if you don’t want to make holiday cards these layouts can easily be adapted for any occasion!

Current Christmas Stamp Sets & Coordinating Products Available Now…

Ready to Create these Cards?

I loved how all 4 of these cards made great use of my cardstock. Whether you try one or all of them, get creative with your favorite colors and stamp sets.

Brightest Glow Stamp set
Cottage Wreath Stamp set and Country Wreath dies
  • Basic White Thick: 3″ x 11” or (12) ¼” x 11″ strips
    • 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
    • (2) 2 ½” x 4″
  • Shaded Spruce: 3″ x 11” or (12) ¼” x 11″ strips
    • 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Real Red: 3″ x 11” or (12) ¼” x 11″ strips
  • Cajun Craze & Old Olive – 8 ½” x 11” each
    • Cut to 5 ½” x 11” – score at 1 ¾” x 3 ½”, 5 ¼”, and 7”
    • 3” x 11” cut to:
      • 3” x 6”, score at 3”
      • 3” x 3” leaving 2 x 3”
  • Very Vanilla – 8 ½” x 11”
    • Cut to 5 ¼” x 8 ½”
      • Cut into (2) 3 ¾” x 5 ¼”
    • Cut 5 ¾” x 8 ½” into (6) 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”


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Thanks for joining me today! Have a fabulous day and I look forward to stamping with you next week!