Cut Holiday Card Making Time in Half with Two-For-One Cards!

Short on time, long on ambition — that about sums up the holiday experience for a lot of us. If you’re dedicated to handmade when tackling your Christmas card list, doubling your output by working smarter, not harder, will help you accomplish your goal. Today, Courtney Kreeber is sharing a card duo that exemplifies this tactic. Welcome back to the blog, Courtney!

Hello everybody. I’m super excited to be guest designing for MFT this month. This is my favorite time of year with all of the holiday goodies being released, and I’m sure, if you are anything like me, you have a TON of Christmas cards to make so it’s always great when you can get two for one.

Handmade cards from Courtney Kreeber featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today I am using the Filled with Joy Die-namics to create two cards. For my first card, I cut the large “Joy” three times into a panel of white card stock cut slightly smaller than my A2 card base. I popped that up with foam tape onto another panel onto which I had stamped the Christmas Background and called this one done.

Handmade card from Courtney Kreeber featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my second card, I used my previously die-cut pieces and colored them with Copic Markers to give them a little dimension. I stamped the background using Cement Gray Premium Dye Ink and added that to my card base using fun foam. Last, I adhered my colored die-cut pieces onto my panel and added a little shimmer.

Handmade card from Courtney Kreeber featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Hope you enjoy!


You’ll see that sticking with classic colors pulled from a minimal palette and choosing just a couple of products with which to create your cards speeds the creation process significantly. Sometimes, we’re more creative with fewer choices — limiting our options forces us to think more thoughtfully resulting in unique looks sure to impress. What aspect of today’s project inspired you? Reply in the comments or tag #mftstamps when you upload your project to social media…we can always use more time-saving ideas this time of year!

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  • Dianne Skauge

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    Great ideas as always!

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  • Mary hull

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    I love using the cuts to make two cards! Cool!!

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  • Andrea D. La Vigne

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    Really cool cards! Love the tips for maximizing crafting time. That’s especially important this time of year! 🙂

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  • joy meadows

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    Love this die and your cards are very nice!!

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  • Anne Sturgeon

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    Courtney what a great idea. Both are so pretty and how doesn’t love a two-fer……thanks for sharing.

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  • Greta H

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    2 great cards that don’t look alike even though they’re made from the same products!

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