Simply Sunday: Christmas Cards Made Simple

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you’ve been meaning to make Christmas cards year after year but you just run out of time or you don’t get as many made as you’d like to, let me help … Today my Simply Sunday post is to share beautiful yet simple cards that will be easy for you to get those cards done.

Pretty right!? The base of the card is the Gold Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes!! You can find these on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog and you get 20 of each (card base & envelope). Then I simply cut a front to emboss, you don’t have to … you can go directly to the greetings which are from the “Merry Christmas to All” bundle. It can be that easy!

If you do want to step it up and create some texture on the card, the front is 5″ x 3-3/4″ then run it through the BigShot with your favorite embossing folder.  I used the “Tufted” but the new “Swirls and Curls” embossing folder that is part of the All is Bright product suite, either would work great!  The new Seasonal Wreath would be pretty too!

The “Happy” is heat embossed in gold and the “Holidays” is cut from the Gold Foil paper, again both are from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle from the All is Bright product suite found on pages 4 and 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

If you want to step it up a bit …

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front.

The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper adds a beautiful layer to your card with ease. This pattern reminds me of poinsettia’s.  You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! This amazing laser cut paper has Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

I’m so happy and grateful that you’ve taken time out of your Sunday to sit with me a while.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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A Walk through the Winter Woods …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sometimes we look for holiday cards that are a little on the simple side, earthy, more masculine … well, today is the day for you. I have a wonderful card to share with you that I created using the Winter Woods stamp set.

I started this card using Very Vanilla cardstock … base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ background that I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It adds such a nice texture to the card.

I stamped the birch in Soft Suede on a piece of 2-3/4″ by 3-3/4″ Very Vanilla and then I tied a bow around it … to keep the natural look of the card I used the Burlap Ribbon and pulled it apart!! Love the way it adds so much texture to your card.

I chose to mat the tree with the beautiful Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (Merry Merlot) and measures 3″ x 4″, just to add a little holiday color -n- sparkle.

The greeting comes from the Winter Woods stamp set so no need to look any further, and is stamped in Merry Merlot to coordinate with the glimmer paper. To finish it off, I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

A nice simple layout with touches of texture and dimension to bring our nature scene alive… and a touch of holiday bling!!

Thank you for taking a stroll in the woods with me today, hope you enjoyed the view!  I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song)

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sending you warm holiday wishes with our So Santa Stamp Set. Have you ever wondered what Santa is doing in his spare time? Well, here are some snapshots …

The card I’m going to share with you today is quite fitting for the Incentive Trip that Stampin’ Up! has planned for us … we are currently stamping towards Maui!! Warm breezes and Palm Trees swaying … doesn’t that sound perfect right now!!  So here is Santa saying … Mele Kalikimaka!

Here’s Bing Crosby (one of the first to record this song written in 1949 … it also features the Andrew Sisters) Blast from the past 🙂

Just some fun for a Tuesday … hope you enjoyed.  If your interested in finding out how you can go on an all expenses paid trip for two to Maui, contact me – there is plenty of time to earn this trip yet.

Thanks for stopping in, see you tomorrow ~

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Simply Sunday: Guest Stamper Anne T.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that was made by one of my Holiday Retreat attendees for our annual Attendee Swap!!   This magical card was made by Anne Tonsor … We begin with the background which was created using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The Christmas was cut from the beautiful Gold Shimmer paper and comes from the Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Bundle as does the stamped “wishes”.  Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope your Sunday is a good one.

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Christmas Wishes my Deer …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you someone who loves the look of nature yet wants to bling it up for the holidays?  I have something that may just interest you.  Today I have a card to share that I created with two awesome bundles …. Dashing Deer and Winter Woods.

This card gives you layers of dimension which starts with the color on color stamped in the background … My color choice is Shaded Spruce (with Shaded Spruce ink) which really gives you depth and is matted with Silver Foil.

Bringing you closer to the deer is the addition of the Vellum Cardstock trees … it added a nice touch of a wintery color and is then framed in Whisper White.

Before attaching my deer we needed to stamp our greeting … We used the “Happiest Christmas Wishes” from the Dashing Deer stamp set and omitted the “Happiest” to give you Christmas Wishes in Shaded Spruce.

The deer was cut from this Silver Foil and mounted with dimensionals in the center and I glued the ends onto my frame. The silver turns this natural card into a stunning holiday card … see how easy it would be to turn it down a bit with natural colors and add a Birthday Wish instead?!

This card may be layered but it was really easy to create … now you have the pattern so you can make some for yourself too.

Thank you so much for sharing part of your day with me.  Have a wonderful Saturday!

I’ll see you tomorrow with my Simply Sunday share.

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Simply Sunday: Snow is Glistening

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ahhh … we really do enjoy life on a much simpler note don’t we? And why not, that gives us more time to do the things we really enjoy. I do enjoy my stamping but I still like simple, and pretty … and today I have both for you in one card.

Today’s card features the Snow is Glistening stamp set, which is only limited until the end of the month, and I will be showing your more cards in the next few days.

Today’s card is fully embossed in gold … a simple technique that creates stunning results. You can get your glam on and texture in one shot.  The back piece, the tree and the greeting are all embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the heat gun.

  1. Rub your cardstock with the Embossing Buddy. This will absorb any oils left by your fingers, and eliminate static. Both of these can hold unwanted embossing powder onto your cardstock
  2. Ink up desired image (the tree) with VersaMark™ and stamp onto your cardstock.
  3. Sprinkle your embossing powder over the VersaMark™ ink, and tap off excess embossing powder.
  4. With the heat gun, hold the gun over the embossing powder until the dull embossing powder turns into a beautiful gold.

The embossed pieces have the Gold Foil cardstock as a mat which adds a little more shine and elegance to your card. I’m using Very Vanilla cardstock with my gold today.

The greeting was also embossed in gold and then punched out with the circle punch and coordinating scallop punch. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some added dimension and your card is complete.

If you love the simple elegance of this card, then this is the technique for you. Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful stamped in various colors as well, but the gold is stunning.

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you stop back as I will be sharing more cards with the Snowflake Showcase product suite.

Enjoy your Sunday ~

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Star of Wonder …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As I prepare for my upcoming Holiday Stampin’ Retreat in two weeks, I reflect on past retreat and how many wonderful people have joined us, the creative projects we have done and the fun!

We’ve had some amazing cards and last year’s Holiday Catalog was packed with some amazing stamp sets. Yesterday I shared some beautiful cards from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and today I have one from the stunning Star of Light stamp set.

We created several cards using this amazing stamp set but this was one of my favorites. Simple in layout but it speaks loudly in its design.  The musical notes are a tie in to the verse which almost plays in my mind like a beautiful Christmas song.

The star is die cut from the Starlight Thinlits from Gold Glimmer paper, first the detailed die in the gold and then the solid die in Basic Black.

This may not be in the Holiday Catalog but you’ll see there are amazing Holiday stamps in our Annual Catalog as well.

Hope you enjoyed todays little flashback.

Enjoy your day ~

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