Sweet and Simple Christmas Card

Sweet – Simple – Easy – Inexpensive Christmas Card

dsc_0231-3Sometimes it’s the simplest things that catch your attention. I recently designed 5 Christmas cards for a Christmas Card Buffet – most had lots of bling or detail.  This mistletoe card ended up being my favorite!  There’s something about the simplicity of it that is a breath of fresh air!  It’s the perfect card to make if you’re on a  budget, a beginning crafter, or have LOTS of cards to make!  It’s the “Simple Joys” of the season – like giving handmade Christmas cards, that are most meaningful!  So take a deep breath, grab a cup of coffee with lots of cream and sugar, and let’s make cards!!!

This card was made with the Stampin’ Up note cards and envelopes – so the card base is already made for us.  The card base is 3 1/2″ x 5″.  The sentiment “May the simple joys of the season be yours” comes from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  It is stamped at the bottom center of the card with red ink.  Cut 3 mistletoe branches from the Pretty Pinesdsc_0235-3 Thinlit Dies from green cardstock.  Tie the branches together with red twine and attach to card front with small glue dots.  Add a favorite sentiment on the inside (I used Merry Christmas) and you’re done!  So simple!  Line your envelope with a coordinating paper such as red and white polka dots for that extra punch of color.

As you can see, you don’t need a lot of supplies to make this card. The stamp set and thinlit dies come as a bundle with a 10% discount.   As always, use what you have, but the Pretty Pines framelits have 13 dies including pine branches and pine cones that make lots of beautiful greenery.  The coordinating Christmas Pines stamp set has 22 photopolymer stamps so if you’re looking for a versatile set for winter and Christmas, this is a good investment.  Just sayin’!

I’ve listed the supplies I used below.  If you need anything you can shop in my online store HERE or click on the product you need.  Thanks so much for dropping by for this Sweet and Simple Christmas card you can make in a jiffy!

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Happy Crafting!

Lynda Falconer, Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

www.crafterinspired.com

Supplies:

Bundle:  Christmas Pines Stamp Set and Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies  #143496  $54.75  (10% Savings

 

Christmas Pines Stamp Set  #142049  $35

Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies #141851  $26

 

Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine  #141983  $6

Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine

Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (has the red polka dot) #138434  $22

Note Cards and Envelopes #131527  $6

Real Red Ink #126949 $6.50

 

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