Clean and Simple Christmas Card

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Christmas, Featured | 2 comments

A clean and simple Christmas card is going to help me begin my “100 Christmas Cards by October” challenge :-)  I’ve set a personal goal of completing 10 Christmas cards each month from January to October to have a total of 100 ready to sign and mail out by December 1st :-)  I sat down yesterday and completed 12 (2 more than the required 10!) of my 2014 Christmas cards:

2014 xmas card 1a

I started by going to my supplies I already had on hand.  Part of my goal is to also not purchase anything new for this challenge since I have MORE than enough holiday paper, stamps and accessories leftover from my classes.  I LOVE the Festive Flurry Snowflake stamp set and framelits so that was an easy choice for my first batch of cards.  This template is perfect for a clean and simple Christmas card.  You can watch a video tutorial at my YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiF69magZ2o.  Here’s a list of the supplies:

 

Stamps:  More Merry Messages, Festive Flurry

Ink:  Coastal Cabana

Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Festive Flurry Framelits, Dimensionals, White Organza Ribbon, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch

 

2014 xmas card 2a

I stamped the same snowflake several times on the inside and the lighter shade is achieved by stamping off once on scrap paper.

 

2014 xmas card 3a

The envelope is stamped in the same way with some images full-strength and some stamped off first.

 

Here are a few variations of this card:

 

2014 xmas card 4a

This card has a Whisper White background and the Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon.  I adhered the ribbon with Glue Dots on each end to the front of the card (it does not go all the way around) and trimmed the ends close to the cardstock with scissors.

 

2014 xmas card 5a

This card uses the White Taffeta Ribbon and goes all the way around with a simple knot tied in the front.

 

2014 xmas card 6a

This card uses the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and is added in two pieces.  One piece goes all the way around the front of the card with the ends glued to the front left of the card (the snowflake hides this) and another piece is tied into a bow and added with Glue Dots.

 

Here’s my first set of 2014 Christmas Cards, all completely finished (even the insides and envelopes :-) and ready to go:

2014 christmas cards

 

If you would like to start crafting your own one-of-a-kind and from-the-heart holiday cards sooner than later, begin with a clean and simple Christmas card too :-)

2 Comments

  1. Brenda, your cards are beautiful!! ALL of them! I just love your videos and the techniques that you share.
    I very much appreciate the fact that you are doing a “100 card challenge”… I am definitely not ready to put my Christmas stamps away yet and will be following along with you in your challenge. Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!!!!
    Trish

    • Thank you Trish! Keep me posted on your progress too – I’d love to see your cards :-)

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