An Early Christmas Push with the Claus & Co. Collection
Hi there, Simple Stories fans!
It may be September, but I'm determined to get an early start on this year's Christmas projects. It seems like I'm making stuff up to the last minute for Christmas. This year is the year I put an end to that vicious cycle by getting going early on my cards! And the Claus & Co. collection is perfect to do it with because it's packed full of fun Christmas elements!
Up first is this wreath card.
I really love that pretty wreath. I wanted it to stand out so I added things to my card to draw your eye to it: the enamel dots, the sentiment banner and even the music circle stickers
Here's another card for you to check out.
I matted the grid SN@P! card onto cardstock and then I slapped a couple squares from the Claus & Co. SN@P! Pack on top. I kicked the ornaments up a notch by adding some enamel dots to them.
One of things I love about Simple Stories' products is you can use them as the come or you can really personalize them by embellishing them. I love that.
Speaking of personalizing things, let's talk about that sentiment. Well, it's truly one of a kind. I dreamed it up myself by mixing some of the different stickers from the Claus & Co. collection together.
I did a lot of mixing and matching on this card too.
Something I really appreciate about Simple Stories is their collections are well thought out. Many of the collections feature lots of stuff, but all of it goes together. I think having matching colors and design elements that work together helps make making things a whole lot easier!
I always love a good grid design so I made a grid of sorts with the four squares on this card.
And then I embellished the squares by adding a chipboard snowflake, enamel dots and Washi paper tape strips.
In addition to Christmas cards, I made some Christmas tags. Tags are a great way to add a handmade touch to simple holiday gifts.
I used SN@P! cards for each of my tags. I used a hole punch to pop a hole in the top of each one. And then I added a little twine.
I threw on a couple embellishments on each tag, just to make them seem a little more handmade.
These tags took me probably 20 minutes to pull together so there wasn't a huge time investment in making them. But I think they are sure going to make my gift recipients smile when they see them!
Well, thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you again soon!