So happy the weekend is here and hope you have something fun planned! I am continuing on my upcoming stamping retreat but I also have several classes in the works! One of which ties in with todays Super Simple Christmas card …
I used The Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes that made cardmaking easier than ever! Adhere cards from the Night before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack to these card bases, and you have instant cards! The only work I did was to pick out which card I wanted and to pop up the card with the use of the dimensionals.
Not sure if there is an easier way to make your Christmas cards and for those of us who get busy with everything else … I will be hosting a Night Before Christmas Class in early December! This will be a pre-paid class were all your supplies will be ready for you … they have to be … we’re making 20 cards!! Remember, quick -n- easy … you’ll love this class as you go home with 20 card patterns to recreate because you’ll be going home with the extra cards & envelopes to make even more cards. Watch for the announcement … coming soon.
Thanks much for stopping back to check out todays cards. I’ll see you back here tomorrow for another quick -n- easy showcase of Christmas Cards.
If your overwhelmed with all that’s going on in life, but love to make your own Christmas cards, I have some great suggestions for you. Over the next few days, I will be sharing different quick -n- easy ideas so you can hand craft Christmas cards without any stress.
Todays card is easy to make if you have an die cutting / embossing machine … and I believe most of my stampin’ friends do. We will be using the Seasonal Wreath 3D embossing folder! To make this super simple … we are using the Gold Foil Edged Cards and Envelopes. There are 20 Whisper White card and envelopes trimmed with gold foil. These are your regular A2 sized cards so no extra postage will be required!
I slid the pre-scored card into the folder and centered the wreath and then ran it through my machine. It just fits inside the gold foil edges but looks so elegant! The next thing we need to do is add a greeting … now, you could stamp a greeting in the center and heat emboss it in gold, but as you can see … I used a die cut greeting. My greeting comes from the Jolly Seasons set of dies which comes from the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle in the Night Before Christmas Product suite.
If you the “Merry Christmas” dies from last years catalog, you could use those for your greeting, or you could get the “Word Wishes” dies found on page 197 of the annual catalog. This set of dies includes 12 dies and highlights 9 holidays!
You could jazz this up by sponging a little gold on the embossed wreath, or color it! I am sharing quick -n- easy and sometimes, as I’ve said before, less can be more. Enjoy the beautiful simplicity of the card and get your holiday cards done this year. I will be back with more simply creative ideas for you.
Yesterday I shared a parade of cards that I created using the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle, and from that bundle comes the Christmas Layers Dies which I will be using today to share a card that is an alternative to it’s Christmas theme. Think Spring! lol We haven’t even had our first snow and I’m jumping right into spring!
I’ve turned this cute die cut pattern into a bouquet of flowers…. the centers are the Clear Faceted Gems and not only add dimension to the card, but some fun sparkle. I’m using Calypso Coral along with the Bird Ballad Designer Series paper as my base and background. Super Simple.
To complete the card, I pulled out the Wonderful Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped my greeting using Calypso Coral onto Whisper White cardstock. I used the Timeless Label punch to punch out the greeting … then I popped it up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Just because a stamp set is sold during a specific time of the year … doesn’t mean you can’t use it for the rest of the year. I enjoy thinking outside of the box when using my stamp sets and dies. We’ve invested in this hobby so if I can help you get more usage out of your supplies, I have done my job.
Thank you for stopping back to check out my alternative card.
For the past few days I have been sharing cards I created with the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle. It is amazing how different each card turned out … I wanted to show the different elements of the stamp set and dies to demonstrate how versatile this bundle is.
The first card is bursting with holiday flair and is decked out in gold. The floral pattern really highlights the greeting and ties in the gold throughout the card so nicely. The Shades Spruce and Cherry Cobbler look so regal together and are compliments of the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer paper.
My second card is so different from the first in that we have created our own “Shimmer” paper by spritzing the beautiful Seaside Spray from our 2019 – 2021 In Color collection. For a little more sparkle, the snowflakes are cut from the Sparkle Shimmer Paper! But wait … there is one more layer of sparkle when I added the Rhinestones to the snowflakes.
My last card of the three is just simply elegant and done with White and Silver … and yes, graced with a touch of glitter. Instead of die cutting the image and adhering it to the base as I did in the first card, I actually cut it out of the front and used it to impose a second layer to the card… stunning.
If you didn’t know these 3 cards were from the same stamp set/dies … you might not know that they were! Stop back tomorrow and I will show you how these holiday cards will be turned into everyday cards!!
Thanks for checking in with me today … meet you back here tomorrow.
I am thrilled to share the last of the Itty Bitty Christmas card samples (well … at least for now) It is very simple to create but oh so beautiful. I began with Whisper White, a half sheet for my base and then a 3-7/8″ x 5-3/8″. I ran this piece through the my die cut machine using the delicate foliage die.
The die cut piece of foliage will go back into the cut / negative space of our cardstock but popped up slightly to expose the cardstock below it. This is the lovely Silver Foil sheets cut into a 4″ x 5-1/2″ piece which creates a elegant look to the card.
After I cut out the foliage image, I embossed the negative piece using the Subtle folder … this just gives the card a little texture. I used the Smoky Slate ink to stamp my image directly onto my embosses sheet … and it worked nicely. If you are afraid to do this, just stamp the greeting before you emboss it.
At this point is when I began to assemble the card … the only thing I used to help pop up the foliage was the mini glue dots. After I took pictures for the blog of my cards, I decided to add the dazzling new Ice Stamping Glitter. Because the die is so delicate, it gives the foliage a subtle icy look. It is so pretty … wish the camera could see what our eyes can.
If you decide to make your Christmas cards this year, remember … simple can be stunning! For those of you who like a little more, go right ahead, there are plenty of ways you could embellish this card. Your cards should always be a reflection of you even when you case (copy and share everything).
Thank you so very much for hanging out with me today! I’d love to hear what you think the cards from Itty Bitty Christmas that I shared with you.
I am back today with another beautiful card from the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle … this card is done in the gorgeous Seaside Spray from our 2019 – 2021 In Color collection. This soft hue in blue tone is perfect for a snowflake card. We added some shimmer to the cardstock by spritzing it with a combination of rubbing alcohol and our Shimmer Paint.
The snowflakes were cut from the Christmas Layers dies which are teamed with Itty Bitty Christmas for the bundle. Purchasing these as a bundle will save you 10% … it’s like FREE Shipping! A good deal, either way. I used the Sparkle Shimmer Paper for my snowflakes … however, I consider this “glitter” paper. We made the “Shimmer” paper by spritzing on our Shimmer paint mixture. You can see it much better in this photo ….
Our snowflakes are attached with the Multi-purpose glue … it the tip is too large for you, put some on a piece of scrap paper and use a tooth pick to apply. This was a tip given to me by one of my club members. Our greeting, from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and the Seaside Spray mat were both punched using our circle punches. The greeting and the entire front were popped up with the help of our trusty Stampin’ Dimensionals!!
Our club members adorned their cards with Rhinestones…. they loved it because they could use as many as they wanted on their cards!! What girl doesn’t like a little bit of bling anyway. I just love stamping with my club members, many are like part of my family now … we share so much together!
I have one more card for you tomorrow using the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle. I love how totally different the first two have been. I hope you are enjoying the samples. If you would like to order any of the supplies used to make this card, you can contact me directly or use the images below to start your shopping.
Thank you so very much for stopping by …
Have a wonderful day!
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Hope you are enjoying your weekend, it’s a bit chilly here … I don’t think any of us are used to that!! I think it’s the perfect weather to stamp!! Today I have a simply but pretty card I’d like to share. I have used the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle. I think it’s one of those “overlooked” bundles in the catalog … I love it! So many greetings and some amazing die cuts. Let me show you …
Just starting to create my Christmas showcase of cards and I started began with the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle and paired it with the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. I also used the Gold Foil paper to pull out the gold from the designer paper.
The Gold Foil was cut 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ which makes it large enough to place the die onto it and cut out your design … your plaid paper will cover it nicely. You get the beautiful gold trim around your designer paper and your design cut out.
I used Whisper White cardstock for my inside and for the greeting which is stamped in the Shaded Spruce ink, then punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch. To highlight the red in the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper … I added the Red Rhinestones. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the greeting and then the designer piece and our card is complete.
This card would look pretty without our die cuts for those of you who are new to stamping and may not have a die cutting machine yet, but the sure do add a nice touch!
I hope you enjoyed todays card … I will be sharing more of the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle the next few days.
Thank you for taking the time to visit with me today. I hope you have a warm and peaceful day.