Simple Holiday Layout …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I missed you yesterday!  I spent the day with my granddaughter, something we have not done in quite a while… it was a good day!

So … today I am going to share with you, two holiday cards created with the same template (or layout).  I have used this layout on another card and just love it!  I find most of my stampin’ audience loves simple but pretty cards.

Life is so busy now days, that simplicity seems to be the norm.  However, you will soon see that you do not have to give up beauty to create simple cards.

First is my “Celebrate Halloween” card …

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I used the “Halloween Bash” stamp set and the “Witches Brew” Designer Series paper (132185), both found on page 21 of the Holiday Catalog.

The pumpkins were created by punching 3 circles each of the 1″ circle punch (119869) and the 1/2″ circle punch (119868).  You will find both of the punches on page 182 of our Idea Book & Catalog.  Next, I sponged the edges of the circles to create dimension, then layered them.  I used “Tangerine Tango” ink and cardstock.  Then I just drew the little faces on the assembled pumpkins.

The greeting was created by using my markers directly onto the stamp – omitting the words I did not want to use, thus creating the simple greeting of “Celebrate Halloween”.  You can use this technique on any stamp.

The banner for both my cards today were created from a 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ piece of designer or glimmer paper.   I like the size fits well with this layout.

You will also notice that I have used the “Envelope Liner Framelit Dies” (132172) on both of my projects today.  These are found on page 37 of the Holiday catalog.

Here’s my second card “Joy to the World” …

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I used the stamp set “Joy to the World” which you can find on page 24 of the Holiday Catalog, I have used this set many times already and it’s just September!  I’m gearing up for my holiday classes!

Next I chose the beautiful “Champagne Glimmer” paper (127885) found in the Idea book & Catalog.  I think the glimmer papers add a touch of elegance to any card… I just simply cannot resist these beautiful papers (comes in three colors: Red, Silver and the Champagne).  I teamed it up with the Early Espresso and Very Vanilla cardstock … LOVE this combination of color.

To add some extra flair and texture to my card, I embossed the background with the “Petals of Plenty” (116824) Folder on page 191.  Then created little flowers with the “Boho Blossom” Punch (119858) on page 183.  I think they coordinate nicely together!  Then top it off with the beautiful “Pearls” (119247) on page 171.  They really do complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards created with the simple layout of a banner, greeting, and a bit of embellishing!  I would love to see what you can create with this layout.

Enjoy the wonderful weekend.

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