Sep 05 2013

Simple Christmas Cards

Clean and Simple Christmas Cards


The kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to turn yellow, the nights are a little cooler, it’s time to start thinking Christmas Cards. No really!

I have been contacted by several customers in the last few days asking for simple Christmas Card ideas so I sat down and quickly made these two cards. If you need 5, 50 or 500 cards this year, these two samples will work for you. 



Joyful Christmas Stamp Set


I really like the elegance of metallic inks on my Christmas cards so I created this card in gold. I stamped with the Joyful Christmas stamp set (Clear #131805 $20.95, Wood #131802 $27.95) in Encore Gold ink.

I love how easy it is to get a rich, brilliant color with this ink, no embossing powder required. Since these inks take a little longer to dry, I recommend doing all of the stamping first and then you can embellish and assemble the cards later.

And the only embellishing I did was add ink from a Bermuda Bay Marker to the center of the poinsettia. The stamped images are layered onto Bermuda Bay card stock, Brushed Gold card stock and Whisper White card stock. The other image from Joyful Christmas is stamped inside the card.  


 Joyful Christmas Stamp Set


Festive Flurry Stamp Set and Framelit


This card features the Festive Flurry stamp set (Clear #131781 $36.95, Wood #131778 $48.95) and matching Festive Flurry framelits available separately or as a Bundle & Save (Clear #133285 $57.95, Wood #133284 $67.95).

For this card I wanted to focus on silver with the Silver Encore ink and Brushed Silver card stock. I paired the silver with Strawberry Slush ink and Strawberry Slush card stock. The greeting is from the More Merry Messages (Clear #126402 $30.95, Wood #126400 $40.95) which although is not in the catalog is still available and is a my favorite Holiday greetings set.

I layered dimensionals between the snowflakes and added a Large Rhinestone to the center of the smaller snowflake.

This card is a little more involved than the first card but still a great clean and simple card option that has been stepped up just a bit.


 Festive Flurry Stamp Set and Framelit Bundle 


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One Response to “Simple Christmas Cards”

  1. Pattyon 18 Dec 2017 at 11:40 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your Joyful card. I was desperately searching for a quick Christmas card (need 45) and this worked great. I changed out the colors (dh thinks Christmas cards should be red and green) and really like how it turned out. Thank you, Thank you.

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