I have certainly had my share of suffering creative slumps and I’ve read a lot of tips for getting that mojo back. One tip, I’ve heard of, which I think is brilliant, is re-visiting older cards that I liked making and re-make them again. Because I’m re-making cards that I had success with, it’s a sure way to get back to creating when I get stuck!
I’m not presently going through a slump, but I still thought this was a great idea as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make next. The idea came from a Christmas card I made last year and I’ve posted pictures of it below.
This was such a simple way to use pattern papers which is to use circle dies. I die cut both the pattern paper and the pink cardstock underneath, however, I made the die cut larger on the pattern paper to show more of the pink and then I stamped the sentiment on a separate circle die cut.
For the remake, I made the circle cut longer but not much from the pattern paper and I added other embellishments like the large and small snowflakes and I stamped my sentiment on the card base instead of on a separate circle die cut.
Products I used are from: Spellbinders, Simple Stories, Lawn Fawn and WPlus9. I’ll link to those below. Easy peasy Christmas Cards! Also, not much dimension was added.
- Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Christmas 6 x 8 Paper Pad
- Spellbinders D-Lites Snowflakes Die Set
- Small snowflakes (don’t remember where I got these from, sorry 🙁
- WPlus9 “Most Wonderful” Sentiment stamp