Easy embossed Christmas card

Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Christmas, Featured, Greeting Cards, Heat Embossing, video | 23 comments

I love the Wisteria Wonder background of this easy embossed Christmas card using the new Ornamental Pine stamp set from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog due out August 28th.  I love holiday cards using the more traditional colors of red, green and navy but isn’t it also fun to use a color that’s not as traditional?



Easy Embossed Christmas Card

I trimmed the Wisteria Wonder cardstock layer to 3 3/4″ x 5″ to allow for a larger border of the Whisper White cardstock base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″).  The branch, pinecone and greeting are from the same set (Ornamental Pine) but the falling snow is created with the “splotchy” stamp from Gorgeous Grunge:

gorgeous grunge set

All of the images were stamped in Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  Remember to use the Embossing Buddy first to remove oil from your fingertips and from the cardstock.  This will help lessen any stray embossing powders and give you a much cleaner embossed image.  The Wisteria Wonder layer is adhered directly to the front of the card and the greeting is popped up with Dimensionals.  The greeting is stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink and die-cut with a framelit from the new Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies also coming out in the holiday catalog.  I can see myself using that particular framelit a LOT with the longer greetings from Stampin’ Up! 🙂

You can see below that I stamped the envelope to match and while I did not take a photo of the inside of the card, it is very similar to the envelope and has a greeting stamped as well.



wisteria pine xmas 2


I think I may use this easy embossed Christmas card for my swaps at Founders Circle next month.  I was fortunate enough to place in the top 100 demonstrators again this year and will enjoy a 5 day/4 night trip to St George, Utah 🙂  I love this trip and the time to relax and share ideas with some of the most talented demonstrators and a few of my closest stamping friends.  The swap count this year is 108 and they will all feature products from the new Holiday Catalog!

If you would like to see a video tutorial for this project, you can view it here:

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project on how to create an easy embossed Christmas card and are inspired to begin your holiday cards too!


  1. You are so creative! Your cards are always beautiful! Congrats for being in the top 100!

    • Thank you Brittany! I put some cards in the mail to you too – hope they provide you with some stamping inspiration 🙂

  2. Love this card and envelope.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you Marthea! I’m going to make a bunch of these and try some different background colors: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and maybe Pink Pirouette 🙂

  3. What a beautiful card, Brenda. Love the colors. Thanks.

    • Thanks Faith!

  4. Love this card; I have recently found your cards on YouTube and love your talent. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Thank you Tammie! Glad you found me, hope you enjoy some of the other projects too 🙂

  5. Love the card and enjoyed your video.

    • Thank you Bea 🙂

  6. thank you for sharing this idea – your card is beautiful, and your tutorial is so clear to follow! I have just received my stamp, and it is gorgeous just stamping as is, but this idea takes it to a new level. Love that wisteria wonder colour scheme. Thank you again, Ann

    • Thank you Ann! That stamp set is a great one – I love a stamp set that includes the greeting too 🙂

  7. Simply, BEAUTIFUL!

    Ter 😉

    • Thank you Terri 🙂

  8. I too, recently found you on YouTube. I really enjoy watching you create. Your cards are just lovely. Thank you too, for explains in detail, the sizes of your card and layer sizes you are using. So today, I just added your blog to my favorite s so that I can easily watch you create and teach.

    • Glad you found me Connie! I’m learning more about what to include in the videos and try to remember what my customers like to see in class 🙂

  9. I *loved* receiving one of these at Founders Brenda. Your card is classic and truly lovely. In fact, it is one of 5 Ornamental Pine cards I am offering as a class for World CardMaking Day!! Thank you for such a gorgeous and inspirational card (I can see this as a wedding card for a winter wedding. Or a birthday. Or even a sympathy card. Your desing adn colour scheme are tineless!)
    Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. God Bless, ~Cynthia <

    • Actually – what I meant to write was that your design and colour scheme are timeless (but my fingers didn’t quite type it properly the first time around!) 🙂

    • Thank you Cynthia! I grew less fond of that card after making 113 of them but glad (and relieved!) that you like it 🙂 I enjoyed chatting with you at the Kanab lunch too – take care!

  10. Beautiful card!! I haven’t stamped for a few years (I was even a demonstrator for a couple), but I have fever once again and am going to start creating. This stamp set is just gorgeous. Thank you for your clear instructions. I can’t wait to get this set — so many possibilities!

    • Thank you Mary! Glad you are getting back to stamping again too 🙂 Please let me know if I can be of more help!

  11. I love the simplicity of your cards, yet very beautiful. I am inspired, thank you

    • Thank you Nancy! I do like “simple” these days 🙂

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