Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Christmas, Featured, video | 4 comments

Do  you need a quick and easy Christmas card?  Do you have TONS of pretty papers in  your craft room?  How about creating a whimsical Christmas tree using strips of Designer Series Paper?  I found an adorable card from Sharon Cheng and cased it with a few changes for this:

 

quick and easy christmas card

The strips of Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper are 3/4″ wide and measure 3-1/2″, 3″, 2-1/2″, 2″ and 1-1/2″ in length going from the bottom to the top.  White Craft ink is sponged around the edges of the Crumb Cake cardstock (you can use the ink pad directly to the cardstock) and the snow is stamped with the “speckles” stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The tree trunk is a piece of  4-1/4″ x 1/2″ Soft Suede cardstock embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  The snowflakes and sequins are the “Frosted Sequins” (pack of 400!!!) from the Holiday Catalog and are added with Glue Dots.  I filled in some areas with Rhinestones for a little extra sparkle.

The star at the top is doubled with Silver Glimmer Paper (punched with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) and layer to Silver Foil Paper (die-cut with the star from the Circle Card Thinlits die).

For the make-n-take at our meeting last night, my downline made a similar card with the All Is Calm Designer Series Paper and Soft Sky cardstock:

 

DSP xmas tree soft sky 2

We decided to use Sponge Daubers to add the White Craft ink for a softer look around the edges and added White Embossing Powder to make the snow more visible on the light Soft Sky background.  The White Craft ink is a pigment ink and doesn’t dry quickly so the embossing powder will stick to it for embossing.

We also changed the tree trunk to Early Espresso but the rest of the card is pretty much the same as the first one.

Here’s the inside of the card:

 

DSP xmas tree inside 2

The tree from Festival of Trees is stamped in Pear Pizzazz and the greeting from Bright & Beautiful in Lost Lagoon.  A few more of sequins were added to frame the greeting.

If you would like to check out a video tutorial with step by step instructions for this quick and easy Christmas card, here’s the latest video on my YouTube channel:
 

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Christmas card  and will be inspired to create some of your own 🙂

 

4 Comments

  1. Lovely cards and quic & economical
    Ticks all the boxes
    Thank you for sharing

    • Thank you Marthea!

  2. Beautiful card!!!! Washi tape would look amazing too

    • Thank you Christy 🙂 Washi Tape is a great idea!

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