I love sweet-and-simple cards. If the white space on a card is appropriately honored, it can be powerful and beautiful. This simple card has six layers of cardstock (including the little die-cut tree), but the overall feel of the card couldn’t be more simple. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Sweet Sentiment. “May the simple joys of the season be yours.” A perfect saying for a simple card, right? Could this sweet sentiment from Christmas Pines photopolymer stamp set be sweeter? I love the sentiment and the gorgeous mix of fonts. I even adore the size of the sentiment – it’s large enough to play an important part on a card (like the one above) but not too big to overwhelm a project. Even if you don’t plan to create projects with pine branches (and why wouldn’t you want pine branches on everything this season?), you’ll want to grab up the amazing sentiments in this set.
- A Simple Cutout. Ever since I started playing with Adventure Awaits bundle this past summer, I’ve known I’d be using one of the sweet trees for a Christmas card. I didn’t know, at that time, that the tree would have a similar shape to the trees in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper. When I made that connection, I had to make the card!
- An Earthy Christmas Colors. The combinations of colors in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack are perfect for this time of year (except that it’s still in the 80’s in Atlanta). The page of trees I selected only features Crumb Cake and Basic Black. I added a Garden Green tree to the front, so I framed my layers with Garden Green, too. If you like this combination, feel free to save this for inspiration:
Stamp Sets: Christmas Pines Papers: Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Outdoor Adventure Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
New Today! Don’t forget – today is the first day to order Stampin’ Up!’s Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies – you can read more about these amazing, new dies here. It’s also the first day to order select stamp sets at a 25% discount. What fun! Click on the flyer below for a .pdf of the November promotion.
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LAST CHANCE TO JOIN MY ONE-FOR-ONE SWAP. Did you wait? If you still want to join my Holiday One-for-One Swap, click on the picture below. As long as your card (and corresponding self-addressed, stamped envelope) is received by Wednesday, November 9, you will be included in the swap.