Hello Everyone!! Are you excited for the Holiday Season? I am! The fall season is a great time to prepare for the holidays. This post is about creating 6x6 Holiday Cards using Mosaic Moments™ 6x6 grid paper. Mainly I will be giving you ideas to help you brainstorm and choose what style you would like your cards to be.
6x6 is a great size since it allows a good variety of photographs, embellishments, and journaling. There are numerous styles and layouts you can do on the grid paper. I will only be showing a few different cards today but I hope it helps you feel inspired for the Holiday Season!
Note: If 6x6 is too large for you, consider using Mosaic Moments 4x4 RTC paper for creating different types of cards as well.
This post was created in celebration of World Card Making Day!
World Card Making Day is on October 6! This is a wonderful day to start making your cards. For September you can use the tips, techniques, and ideas from this post to help brainstorm. Choose the style and layout you would like, purchase the materials needed, and then you can start the actual card making at the beginning of October!
Before Making your cards, Here are some Materials to consider using for this project:
- A Mosaic Moments™ Mat
- Ruler, Dotto tape, and other materials usually used with Mosaic Moments
- Embellishments (consider using flat embellishments like pattern paper, stickers Cornerstones, etc, remember that thicker/3deminsional objects may make the envelope too bulky)
- Photographs of your choice
- 6x6 grid paper
Mosaic Moments Card Style 1: Photographs and Journaling on the Same Side
This is one of my favorite cards on this month's post. It is simple and elegant. I wanted to make one of my cards a more formal style. If you would like a formal style card consider using colors such as Navy (shown above), Plum, Gold, Silver, Brick Red, or Forrest Green. You may also want to use a black & white photograph. You can brighten up your page, as I did above, with a colorful ribbon and charm. The ornament charm I used was made from a punch.
This is a very simple layout and is a great option for showing a larger photograph or two smaller ones. On the left side is spacing for journaling. This space is great if you would like to add a title. For this card I put in a short description of how my year went. This is a good option if you do not have time to write a long Holiday Newsletter, but would still like to give everyone a short message.
Mosaic Moments Card Style 2: Photographs and Embellishments on the Same Side
This is a fun and colorful layout. Here I used a few different pattern papers from BasicGrey™, plum paper, and a couple of white Mini Snowflake Cornerstones (chalk inked pink). If you want a fun layout consider doing a patchwork look of different types of paper as I did on this page. This page is really easy with the 1 in. punch. Just choose a few different papers you like and punch away!
This page simply has one photo and embellishments. See the image below to see how I used journaling for this card.
Although there is not a grid on the back of the paper, you can always embellish the back of your 6x6 cards. Here I cut a piece of plum card-stock into a square and added type on the back of this card.
This is a great option if you would like to use your cards as your Holiday Newsletter. You can either hand write or type up your journaling. If you type your journaling, you can print it on a 6x6 sheet OR print it and cut it to fit on the 6x6 card. If you do this option make sure all of your type will fit on this size sheet when putting it together on your computer. If you plan to use any embellishments like I did here, make sure you plan ahead so your type will take up the right spaces.
Learn more about Type on the Journaling Tips and Design post.
Mosaic Moments Card Style 3: Just Embellishments
I consider this to be a traditional style card. This style would mostly have the traditional holiday colors. Since it is a Christmas card it is mainly made up of Red and Green colors. If you are not interested in adding photographs to your cards, consider just using embellishments on your grid paper. The grid paper is wonderful since it will help you get a nice clean look.
There are many embellishments you can use. Here I used three different types of pattern paper and alphabet stickers. I also used chalk ink around the edges of the grid paper to give it some more color. If you would like, you can write a simple hand written note on the back.
Tip: On snapncrop you will find 6x6 grid paper in White and Black. If you want a different color you can use Tintz or other color ink or spray to color the White grid paper.
Mosaic Moments Card Style 4: Mostly Photographs
Of course you can use multiple photographs with the Mosaic Moments grid paper! I added a few embellishments, but you can always have your card be only made up of photographs. This is a great option if you want to show different photographs of events that happened through out the year, or showing multiple photos of your family. I put a few Mini Snowflake Cornerstones (chalk-inked) and pattern paper to add some color to this card. Use this style if you like a clean, modern look.
This is the back of the card I showed above. You can also mat a photograph on the back of the 6x6 grid paper. You can add interest to your card by putting black & white photographs on one side and color photographs on the other. Here I used pattern paper to mat my photo, added a sticker, and put a simple "Happy Holidays" message.