Happy Holidays Christmas Cards Two Ways

Christmas Cards Set

From CAS (clean and simple) to just a little more fancy, whichever you prefer, this card has you covered.

Simple Christmas card

Clean and Simple Christmas Card
First I made a simple card by drawing a rectangle and giving it a ducktail (ribbon) end. I duplicated and then resized them, giving me a step effect. I  cut out the banners in simple red and green paper. I then cut a piece of white to fit the front of my card and used my Pazzles Pen Tool to add Happy Holidays with the Alex Brush font.  I added it all to a premade card base to create a very simple, and easily duplicated holiday card, which comes in handy if you have to make a lot of them.

Christmas Card

Fancy Embossed Christmas Card
To fancy up my card, I used the same basic file I made,  but before I cut all the elements I used my Pazzles Pen Tool with a gold fat tip marker to outline all of the pieces using the same cut lines. When I cut them out, it gave me a gold border around all the pieces. I then embossed the white layer with snowflakes. This time,  instead of using plain red and green paper I used DCWV Homemade Holidays paper for my elements also using the gold pen outline trick. Since I embossed the white base layer, I cut a separate piece to put my sentiment on and popped it up. Then I added Pazzles Red Rhinestones to the snowflakes and the “i” in Holiday.  I then popped up the whole layer on my premade card base.
Whichever way you go, CAS or fancy, handmade holiday cards are so fun to make and give.

Recollections Large White Card Bases
Stampin Up Cardstock
DCWV Homemade Holiday paper stack
SRX Metallic Colorsharp Marker
Pazzles Red Rhinestones 16ss
Pazzles Pen Tool
Snowflake Embossing Folder




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6 thoughts on “Happy Holidays Christmas Cards Two Ways

  • meader420

    I just haven’t made the leap to print & cut yet…I love the paper piecing and the different layers…I would use p & c for tags/labels first…

  • elliott37

    I love both versions! I’d never thought about outlining a cut with the pen tool using a wide marker. That gives such a finished look and this is something I just have to try. Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards and the ideas.

  • meheidie

    I love both versions too! I really love the embossing on the fancier card. But the simple card still looks so polished and complete. Both are very nice!

  • Mary755

    Love both–and inspires me to get out the embossing folders, gotta to play with all the crafting toys right! 🙂 Thank you for sharing