Daily Archives: November 17, 2007

Simply Saturday…a quick holiday set

Quick designs are perfect for busy weekends, especially at Christmas time. There is so much going on,baking, shopping, wrapping, decorating, so many fun things to do and of course, you want time for your family. That is why it is great to have quick holiday projects. The following set is one I came up with a little while ago, a fun holiday set of an invitation, place card, and napkin wrap that is easy to put together. Especially when you are making more than one…it is best to use that KISS approach. 😉

Beaded Christmas Invitation


This quick invitation uses a clean design with the beautiful Basic Grey Dasher paper. For the bottom section of the design, to make it special and a little frosty looking, I covered the patterned paper with some double-sided adhesive and then covered the entire surface with micro beads. A warm red velvet ribbon from Flair Designs adds an elegant look. The You’re Invited sentiment is a white rub-on that could easily be stamped instead if desired. It is a little hard to see, but the blue brad is a Making Memories Pebble Brad in a holiday snowflake design.

Quick Tip: I find the best micro beads to use for this project are the very tiny ones by Provocraft. I’ve tried other larger size glass beads from Michael’s but just didn’t have the same success with them.

For table settings, a quick coordinating look is great for the party. The little place marker is created with coordinating striped Basic Grey Dasher paper as well…covered int he same manner as above with double-sided adhesive and microbeads. Names can be easily stamped to personalize the design with Karen Foster Snap Stamps and a little ink.

For the napkin ring, simply cut a strip of patterned paper the circumference you need and adhere the ends together well. Cover with more double-sided adhesive and roll in microbeads. You can further decorate them if you wish with ribbon or other embellishments.


I also designed a Holiday Candle Centerpiece to go with this design. You can check it out at this post or in Paper Crafts Magazine’s Holiday Cards and More special publication.

Wishing you a great weekend and wonderful holiday season. It’s coming quickly so have a little fun and get started on those holiday creations!