Quick & Easy Holiday Card

Since Christmas is less than a month away, I thought I would share a quick & easy holiday card. It’s a great card for utilizing mass production technique as well which means you can created a lot of cards really quickly. Simply do all of each step from start to finish for all the cards before moving on to the next step. For example, cut all the paper, then do all the stamping, then do all the die cutting, and so on.

I recorded a video as I was putting the card together, so I’ll start by sharing that. If you can’t watch the video right now or prefer written instructions, I’ll have those following the video. You can also find a full supply list of all the products I used at the bottom of this post.

Here are the cut sizes for all the paper used to make this card:

  • Whisper White card base (cut 4-1/4 x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″)
  • Two pieces Real Red cardstock – one cut 4 x 5-1/4″ and another cut 3 x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock cut to 3 x 4″
  • Be Merry DSP cut to 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″

Start by stamping the Be Merry image from the Every Good Wish stamp set from Stampin’ Up!® on the 3 x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock using Real Red ink. Once the ink is dry, die cut the stamped image using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. At the same time, die cut the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies from the 3 x 4″ piece of Real Red card stock.

Mel's Card Corner | Quick & Easy Holiday Card

To assemble the card, adhered the stamped oval to the scalloped oval using tape runner. Adhere the DSP layer to the 4 x 5-1/4″ layer of Real Red, also using tape runner. Tie a length of the Garden Green ribbon around the matted DSP layer and tie off in a flat know. Adhere the matted oval to the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals then adhere to the card base using tape runner.

Mel's Card Corner | Quick & Easy Holiday Card

I thought it would be fun to show the same card design using some non-traditional colors and non-holiday DSP. For the first one, I did a monochromatic card using Lemon Lime Twist. The DSP is from the Fresh Florals DSP Stack from the annual catalog. Since it’s a large pack, it’s a great value and I thought this particular pattern worked well for a holiday card. I’ve also linked to the additional supplies I used for these alternative card ideas in the product list at the end of this post.

Mel's Card Corner | Quick & Easy Holiday Card

For the second alternative card, I used the same Lemon Lime Twist ink, card stock, and ribbon. However, I used a different DSP which added a LOT of shine. I used the polka dot Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP. I think this may actually be my favorite of the three cards.

Which is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know!

Until next time …

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