Embossed Christmas Card

Posted by on August 8, 2014 in Christmas, Featured, Greeting Cards, Heat Embossing, Promotions | 10 comments

Isn’t this embossed Christmas card simply elegant?  It’s actually a very simple card but the gold elements – embossing, ribbon, cardstock – make it extra special.


Embossed Christmas Card

The Brushed Gold cardstock is a thick, shimmery gold that is colored all the way through – no white center like other brands – and it’s sturdy enough without any extra layers.  I stamped the stars and the greeting in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder using the Heat Tool.  After the stars were embossed, I die-cut them using the Stars Framelits and Big Shot.  I like to use the Magnetic Platform when die-cutting with the Framelits but you could also use the Multi-purpose Platform.  If you find the framelits aren’t staying in place on the Multi-purpose Platform, you can use a post-it-note to keep them from scooting around.

I wrapped the Gold Satin ribbon all the way around the card and tied a pretty knot in the front.  If the ribbon goes around the front of the card, you have a spot on the inside to tuck in a little gift of cash, a check or a gift card.

The stars on this embossed Christmas card are popped up with Dimensionals.  I chose to line up my stars but you could also offset them.  I finished off the card with a  Pearl added to the center of the top star.

The stamp set is part of the Big Shot Bundle promotion this month and can be earned free with the purchase of the Big Shot (during August) or at a 15% discount if you only want the bundle:

Stampin' Up! Big Shot Bundle promotion

Bright & Beautiful Stars Clear-Mount Bundle #138200
Price: $43.95
Bundle and save 15% with the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set and Stars Framelits Dies.

(You can also view the other bundles that are part of this promotion at http://www.keenankreations.com/2014/08/shot-bundles-promotion.html or by clicking the “Order Online” link in the right sidebar)

The Bright & Beautiful Stars stamp set is also a sneak peek item from the Holiday Catalog that begins August 28th and is paired with the Stars Framelits for the bundle option.  My customers will be receiving the new Holiday Catalog directly from Stampin’ Up! in the next couple of weeks.  If you are not currently one of my customers but would like to be, please let me know and I’ll be happy to mail you the Stampin’ Up! catalogs 🙂

If you like the embossed Christmas card project, please leave me a comment below – I love hearing from you guys and really appreciate your feedback!




  1. Beautiful card–the embossing adds to its elegance.

    • Thank you Bea! That Brushed Gold cardstock is even prettier in person 🙂

    • Thanks Bea! It’s a fun card to make – easy but still pretty 🙂

  2. Your card is just beautiful! I have this set in mind for my Christmas cards and was thinking of the gold cardstock. Now I know I will be using it. Thank you for sharing your card – it’s stunning.

    • Thank you Susan! I’m going to make one using the Silver cardstock, ribbon and embossing powder with a Rhinestone in the center 🙂

    • Thank you Susan! We also made this card in Silver at my class last month 🙂

  3. Brenda, I love it but it looks a beautiful shimmery green on my computer monitor–and that would be great too! Please send me the Holiday Catalog

    • Hi Carol! Your Holiday catalog should be mailed directly from Stampin’ Up! and you should receive it by the 28th if not sooner 🙂

  4. Simply gorgeous!!!

    • Thank you Paula!

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