Clean & Simple Christmas

There is nothing I love more than Clean & Simple Christmas Cards. This is my favourite time of the year to make cards, and although I don’t have a lot of time for it these days I thought I would share a few cards I made in October. I taught a class that featured one of my very favourite Christmas stamp sets of the year, Technique Tuesday’s Ali Edwards stamps “Jingle All The Way”.

I love these sentiments so much, the mixture of fonts is perfection and the verses work for both the inside and outside of cards. Here are three of the seven cards I made for my class, plus a tag I made for a fun Paperie tutorial.

HappyChristmas

The first card was created simply with some patterned paper and three circle punches to create a snowman window.

HappyChristmas-Closeup

The blue panel is popped up on the white card base, and a line of glitter was added to the shimmery white snowbank.

JoyToTheWorld

Julie Ebersole would call this card a 5MQ (five minute quickie). She can get away with saying that ‘cos she’s so darn cute. The branch is a die-cut from Impression Obsession, and the sentiment was stamped below and connected to the branch with a line. I even used a ruler.

JoytoTheWorldCloseUp

I drew a “bulb topper” for the “O” to make it into an ornament and applied glossy accents for that dimensional look.

PeaceJoyLove

This red and white card features the Hero Arts Peace Ornament and the Technique Tuesday sentiment embossed in white on a red panel, which was mounted flat to a white panel. I overcame my obsession with dimensional foam tape for this quick two-layer card.

Here’s a tag I made for The Paperie Blog, inspired by an amazing faux chalkboard card tutorial by Betsy Veldman.

Chalkboard Tag

This tag features sentiments by Hero Arts & Technique Tuesday, the flourishes stamps are from Technique Tuesday’s “Joy to The World” stamp set. I used a white pencil to outline all the sentiments (embossed in white), and a sponge dauber with white chalk ink to create the look of an erased chalkboard.

That’s all for now, just wanted to check in and let everyone know I was still alive and crafting, even if it is sporadic.

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