Saturday, November 23, 2019

Quick Holiday Cards

Hello Friends!
My goodness but time is flying and I'm still in need
of many more holiday cards!  YIKES!!

Today Beverly Cole (Artsystamper) offered up a fabulous Pine Needle
image over on the Artsystamper Art Group.  You can actually get this image
for your own by joining the FB group and commenting on her post ... she'll email it
right out to you for FREE!!!

It is actually ONE pine needle but I copy/pasted it over & over to create my 
pine needle border ... turning the image upside down & right side up to create
the fullness of the border ... what do you think?

 Also from Bev's Etsy Shop I've used the following sets:


From this set I've used the cocoa mug and positioned Santa on the front!
The gingerbread man, the candy canes and the sentiment.
The sentiment is actually the two words together but I used it twice,
cropping it to create individual words so I could position them as you see it on the card
vs side by side.
I've used all .png pre colored images in Word10 to create this card.


From this set as you can see, I've used the pre colored Blue Jay & the Chickadee


From this set I actually grabbed the blue ribbon bow. 

Once I created the scene as I wanted it to look, I printed it out onto 4x6 photo glossy paper, matted and adhered it to a blue card stock base card which I then added 'snow' using a white gelly roll pen.  I have actually saved this 4x6 in my document files so I can print & create more quick cards if I get down to the wire and don't have the time to create other from scratch (a real time saver)!

THEN ... I decided to change the ribbons to RED and enlarge the Blue Jay just a bit and created this card ... (one is never enough for me!  LOL) and these changes took a matter of minutes!

Yes, I also saved this file too for future use!

I had SO MUCH fun creating these cards and other cards using Bev's digital images!
You really owe it to yourself to check out her Etsy Shop ... TheArtsystamperShop!  OH and did you know she also has an Artsystamper Challenge Blog?  I hope you'll come check it out and play along!  It's an Anything Goes w/theme challenge and you could WIN one of her stamp sets for your very own!!  They are SO MUCH fun to create with!!
Well, that's it for me today!
Hope you have a FABULOUS day ahead!!
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
As always . . .


  1. This is such a cute design and I love the garland and the sweet treats.

  2. Oh wow that is just gorgeous!! I just love how you framed the little images, very creative!

  3. Wow, Darlene, you're good with the digis! Your pine border looks awesome. Did I mention I bought the bird set? I'm so swamped with coloring right now.


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