Holiday Card Making 101

By October 13, 2009Group Challenges

Welcome to the 2009 edition of Holiday Card Making 101! (You can check out the 2008 edition HERE!)

Every year around this time, stampers everywhere are frantically
trying to figure out what will be *the* card this year.  Your 2009
holiday card that is!  Well, if you are still indecisive, we are here
to help!!!  The design team and I have put together an entire
presentation to help you get past the planning stages and into the
stamping phase!

Here's how it works.  Scroll down through the following projects and
pick which one appeals to you and your stamping level the most.  They
vary from really simple to a bit more complicated, some with more steps
than others.  In other words, there is something for everyone, no
matter their capabilities! 

Once you have selected *the* card, simply click to download a FREE planning worksheet
The complete supply list & instructions to make 25 of the same
design, have been compiled just for you for EACH of the projects
below. 

There isn't anything left to do but check to see what you have on
hand from the list and order anything you don't.  With the helpful
cutting list that each designer included with their project, you can
have your holidays cards done in one afternoon.  We hope you enjoy this
special holiday presentation.  Please be sure to let us know if you
utilize it!

LINK TIPS:
—> Click on a designer's name to visit the blog post they did today in conjunction with their design.

—> Click the download link to see the Planning worksheet for that design.


Designed by Betsy Veldman

Download Vintage Peace Love Joy Planning Worksheet:

Download Betsy-Vintage Peace Love Joy

Betsy-Veldman
 

Designed by Dawn McVey

Download Vintage Ornament Planning Worksheet:

Download Dawn-Vintage Ornament

Dawn-McVey

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Designed by Debbie Olson

Download Peace Love Joy Planning Worksheet:

Download Debbie- Peace Love Joy

Debbie-OIson

Designed by Geny Cassady

Download Glittered Snowflakes Planning Worksheet:

Download Geny-Glittered Snowflakes

Geny-Cassady

Designed by Heather Nichols

Download Winter Joy Planning Worksheet:

Download Heather-Winter Joy

Heather-Nichols

Designed by Lauren Meader

Download Let It Snow Planning Worksheet:

Download Lauren-Let it Snow

Lauren-Meader

Designed by Lisa Johnson

Download Holly Jolly Planning Worksheet:

Download Lisa-Holly Jolly

Lisa-Johnson

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Designed by Melissa Phillips

Download Wishing You Peace Planning Worksheet:

Download Melissa-Wishing You Peace

Melissa-Phillips

Designed by Michelle Wooderson

Download Happy Winter Planning Worksheet:

Download Michelle-Happy Winter

Michelle-Wooderson

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Designed by Becky Oehlers

Download All That Glitters Planning Worksheet:

Download Becky-All That Glitters

Becky-Oehlers

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Designed by Niki Estes

Download Holiday Ornaments Planning Worksheet:

Download Niki-Holiday Ornaments

Niki-Estes

Are you interested in some additional projects that have all the math done for you?  All of the cards I created during the September 2009 countdown included complete shopping  cutting lists.  Links to those cards are provided below…

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Joy to the World card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Tis the Season Snowflake card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Poinsettia card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Red & black card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Flourished card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Single scarlet stocking card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Stocking lineup card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

 
Seasons greetings card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Poinsettia card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Winter
Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Holiday Star Wishes card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Let it Snow Tree card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Tis the Season card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

Deck the Halls card

Original post for card below can be found HERE

Link directly to Shopping & Cutting List can be found HERE.

There you have it! Now there's nothing stopping you from getting those
holiday cards done!  And don't forget to enjoy the journey!

Nichole Heady

Author Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 57 Comments

  • 1
    Kim M says:

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you doing this every year. It takes so much of the stress out of my holiday card making. Thanks for everything!

  • 2
    Alyssa B says:

    What a wonderful resource, thankyou Papertrey ink!

  • 3
    Marie says:

    Wow, what beautiful examples. I can’t make up my mind. Thank you Ladies for all your excellent ideas

  • 4
    Elizabeth B. says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas with all of the information worked out for us! Now to decide which one I want to do…

  • 5
    Brooke says:

    Wow, thanks so much for this. It’s great to have the shopping and cutting list. A friend and I went to buy some supplies for her Christmas cards and had to do the math at the store – we were surprised by how much ribbon she actually needed!

    And yes, I’m one of those people trying to figure out what will be “the” card this year. Since the arrival of our little man I’m loving photo cards so that family and friend’s can keep up with his growth.

  • 6
    Marcia Truslow says:

    All the cards are exquisitely lovely and striking. You think of everything. Why should I be surprised! But I am…. again! You pay attention to the smallest of details which is the mark of a GREAT company. Thank you for all you and your team do for us.

  • 7
    nina says:

    Wow, this is fabulous! So many great designs to choose from – looks like I’ve got some serious browsing to do… πŸ™‚

  • 8
    Lesa says:

    Nichole, thanks so much for this. I loved the ones last year and used them for my Christmas cards and I was hoping you would do it again this year.

  • 9
    Yvette F. says:

    This is my first Christmas with PTI. Sure hope I’ve been a good girl!
    Santa’s coming early;)
    Love all your hard work ladies!!

  • 10

    Wow… this is awesome!! Thank you girls for putting so much work into this! So sweet of you guys to do this!

  • 11
    Rita says:

    I just love coming here! It’s so inspiring. The artistry is unsurpassed. Visiting each of the DT’s blogs is a gift to me! Thanks, Nichole and crew for EVERYTHING. I feel so blessed to have found PTI this year!

  • 12
    Kalyna says:

    Thanks for putting all of those cards in one post! The projects really help me to think of some of my own stuff πŸ˜€

  • 13
    Linda C. says:

    Oh my goodness! How thoughtful of PTI to make our life easier!! Thank you, thank you!

  • 14
    Chris says:

    Thank you so much for doing this again! I love making a variety of cards for Christmas, a few of this one and a few of that one. It’s wonderful to have some awesome cards that I can whip up without having to think too much, for the days when I’m not feeling as creative.

  • 15
    Jenink says:

    What a wonderful idea, and I love the variety of looks. Thanks

  • 16
    Robb_eeie says:

    Brilliant concept Nichole! This will certainly get me through my list of holiday cards to make – Thank You !

    I don’t know where you get the time, energy and brain power to put these lists together …. but they are priceless, and I appreciate you doing this for us :o)

  • 17

    You and the girls really take the hard work out of making Christmas cards but now I have the next problem, I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE. They all look fabulous. Thank you all for taking the time to do this.
    Eveline.

  • 18
    SueB says:

    You provide such wonderful information for all of us – thank you very much.

  • 19
    Heidi S says:

    Oh wow! Thank you so much! These cards area all beautiful!

  • 20
    Diane H says:

    Beautiful cards….way too hard to pick just “one”…as the DT is just the best!! I will be placing an order with this release and these downloads are a big help in my decision…now off to visit the DT blogs…and all I can say is WOW!

  • 21
    Maureen says:

    Nichole, you are the BEST!!! I have seriously spent hours trying to figure out “the” card for this year. I keep going back and forth…this made it so much easier. Thanks for always thinking of everything!!

  • 22
    Kathleen says:

    WOW! Nichole!! I can’t wait to visit every site—how kind of you to think of us—I’ve actually almost finished my cards this year—that’s what I did for WCMD with some friends, but I LOVE seeing what everyone did—always inspiring!

  • 23
    sheila.gill says:

    Loving it !!!!

  • 24
    Loydine says:

    I can hardly wait to get my stamps! You girls are fabulous!! Many thanks for the directions and supply list. The ideas are great and such variety.

  • 25

    thanks so much for sharing such wonderful & inspiring designs!!!
    I just found last year’s holiday 101, 2 days ago & yesterday signed up for the blog emails – imagine my delight to find my very first email holding this year’s holiday 101!!! you have already inpsired me to create my series of mass-producable simple design cards!! thanks again for what promises to be very inspiring designs/concepts!!! R πŸ˜‰

  • 26
    rebecca says:

    thanks so much for providing the cutting directions…this will save time and paper…you are the best.

  • 27
    ValerieC says:

    This awesome! Everyone’s card are completely beautiful! What a great resource you’ve given us! Thanks!

  • 28
    Carol L says:

    Coming here is such a special time for me because you make everything so simple to accomplish! You’ve done all the math for us which is SUCH a time-saver and there’s so much to learn! Thanks for this wonderful, helpful post!!!

  • 29

    OH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR putting this up right now.. I am actually working on Craft Fair items and need ideas for Holiday cards and this is where my computer will be on all day… gonna go grab me a cup of hot coco and get inspired and get to work! Thank you for always giving us so many wonderful ideas!

  • 30
    Kate says:

    Oh my gosh so many cards to choose from. So many stamp sets to choose from. What’s a girl to do? Thanks for all the ideas.

  • 31
    Suzanne says:

    These planning worksheets are sheer genius. Thank you for being so thoughtful about how best to help your customers/followers plan ahead.

  • 32
    Carol R says:

    This is fabulous! Thank you to everyone that contributed to this wonderful addition. I chose them all to download! IMO-This is the BEST stamping site for sharing ideas and getting inspiration.

  • 33
    Loydene says:

    Oh My! You and your team are amazing!

  • 34
    Kimberly L says:

    Wonderful ideas – my bank account will need to close its eyes for a little bit : )

  • 35
    Peg C. says:

    WoW! You think of everything! What an awesome thing to do for your fans. Now I can really get busy. Thanks for all you do to help us.

  • 36
    Remigia Poulo says:

    Thanks so much Nicole for all the great and inspiring ideas and sharing them all. PTI is the best.

  • 37
    Jennifer F. says:

    WOW! This is just awesome!! Thanks ladies πŸ™‚

  • 38
    Jan Roundy says:

    I love the new stamp sets especially the notebook and vintage ornaments. And now with the planning worksheets, I have no excuse to put it off any longer. Thanks so much.
    Jan

  • 39
    Mary Duffek says:

    Thank you for all the Christmas card ideas….They will come in handy. Blessings!

  • 40
    Dana says:

    While I love that you provided the directions and supply list for easy mass reproduction, I think I rather make some of each sample because they look all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these beauties with us πŸ™‚

  • 41
    Patty J says:

    They are all just stunning – it would be so hard to choose one to case! Beautiful work by the whole team.

  • 42
    annabelle says:

    what an great gift you are giving us, with all the eye candy and the pdf file with all the info. so Thanks.

  • 43
    Lori Hofferbert (loricabo) says:

    Wowzers! I truly appreciate all the work that went into putting this together. I used the holiday 101 last year, and it really made my cardmaking so much easier. Thanks again!

  • 44
    barbara says:

    You and the Papertrey team are absolutely amazing! I love this idea. Thank you so much for such beautiful designs and attention to the smallest details.

  • 45
    Sally says:

    Thanks for sharing the cards and the how-tos. I am so motivated to make my cards, I think I will get started this weekend. I appreciate all the hard work and effort of the Design Team and Heather.

  • 46
    ElizabethB says:

    What great ideas. WOW!! I love the inspiration for color schemes and sketches.

  • 47
    Pam L. says:

    Thanks for all of the fabulous ideas! I am in the process of starting my Papertrey colllection. I can’t wait for the release!
    ~Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

  • 48
    Debby Moreau says:

    I love everything. Such fabulous inspiration for the holidays. Even if a person doesn’t think themselves crafty these ideas will change their minds and inspire them quickly.

  • 49
    Mindy Eggen says:

    wow! you have really outdone yourself ! that is so awesome to post the cards with the supply list and cutting instructions. so awesome of you!

  • 50
    Monique says:

    Thank you so much for the inspiration! I think I’m going to do my own version of the Let It Snow card, looove it!

  • 51
    paula says:

    all these different choices of cards in one location! the hardest thing is deciding which to make for my cards this year…. deciscions, decisions….

  • 52
    marycstamps says:

    Many thanks for all of these wonderful card design ideas. You ladies are the epitome of caring and sharing, what the holidays are all about. Warmest wishes to you all.

  • 53
    Deb says:

    This is wonderful. I can’t wait to get started on my holiday card making. The DT has such great, inspiring ideas. Thanks!

  • 54
    Janet says:

    What a wonderful early Christmas gift! I had a motif I wanted to use on my Holiday Cards, but couldn’t find the right combinations. With a very few modifications, I can use several of these ideas… now which to choose??

  • 55
    Teresa says:

    Love this blog. Thank you for sharing.

  • 56
    Pam Jones says:

    I am loving these cards!

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