Joyful Christmas Postcard

The Joyful Christmas stamp set creates the perfect postcard for the holidays. So many people would like to make handmade cards for the holidays, but never get around to doing it.  Cardmaking takes time, and with busy schedules, it’s often the fun stuff that doesn’t get done!

Postcards are an excellent alternative. You can still send handmade cards to friends and family, but with much less time and effort.  You’ll love how quick and easy they are to make, to say nothing of the savings on postage:  33 cent stamps as opposed to the 46 cents (or more if the cards are lumpy with embellishments).

Joyful Christmas Postcard

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you saw in yesterday’s issue the trick I use to make several copies of the same card go much faster If you’re not a subscriber, I’m sorry you missed out on a handy little tip.  Be sure to enter your name and email address in the Mailing List Sign Up Box at the top of this page so you won’t miss any more awesome tips from The Mad Stamper!

The Post Card stamp creates a beautiful, vintage style frame for the address and a short note.  You may have seen several examples in past posts:  Vintage Postcard, Grunge Postcard, Happy Day Postcard, and a Shabby Chic Card made with the Post Card stamp.  As you can tell, I’ve been a bit obsessed with this stamp!

I ran into trouble inking the stamp because the areas that are supposed to blank also got inked.  Yuck, what a messWatch this video for some solutions you might like.

You won’t have any trouble inking the Post Card stamp using either of these techniques.  Give your creative juices free rein, and see all the cool postcards you can come up with.  You’ll love the results, and so will the people you send them to!

Post Card Stamp (W-130366, C-130369)

Click here to order the Postcard stamp from my Online Stampin' Up! Store

Joyful Christmas (W-131802, C-131805)

Joyful Christmas

Click on the links above to order supplies so you can make your own Joyful Christmas Postcards!

 

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6 Responses to Joyful Christmas Postcard

  1. BERNICE August 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    SAGE, I LOVE THIS SO EASY AND QUICK. THANKS AGAIN

  2. Sage August 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    You bet, Bernice. Have fun making postcards!

  3. Jackie August 23, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    What a beautiful post card. Easy and fast and not a lot of money to mail. Thanks for a great idea!

    • Sage August 23, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      Glad you like it, and hope you’ll try some yourself!

  4. Julia Scott Gibson August 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Sage, I have always cut out stamps that ink where they shouldn’t, but I have been using my exacto knife. Your box cutter looks like it is even easier to use. I may have to get one of those. 🙂 What are the dimensions of the post cards you are doing? Thank you so much!

    • Sage August 23, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

      Hi Julia,

      The box cutter was definitely easier than the exacto knife. Did you get my newsletter last week? The dimensions are in the tutorial for the Vintage Postcard tutorial.

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