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Alexandra Renke :: Christmas Cards

Happy Thursday, friends!  It's the most wonderful time of the year...and the busiest!  It's the season when I find myself overflowing with inspiration and ideas, but there's never enough time to fulfill them all.  One thing that always tops my to-do list during the holidays is Christmas cards, and thanks to Alexandra Renke patterned paper and word dies, I've found a way to create multiple cards in one sitting.

Her papers are works of art in themselves, and I often cut them down to A2 card sizes (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") in order to make the most of them.  Certain patterns of paper offer a nice amount of white space, too, which is perfect for adding decorations or stamped sentiments.  For the cards I'm sharing today, I cut down 'Red Berries' which has a gorgeous winter berry design on it, and added minimal details to each one.

First, I set them against a pale mint background.  The patterned papers are cut slightly smaller than A2 size in order to matte th…

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