This is a quick and easy Christmas card – or really a card for any occasion.  You need some Designer Paper, a coordinating ribbon, matching card stock and ink, a stamp set with the appropriate greeting and then a set that has something like a swirl or spray of foliage.  Here is what I am talking about –


For this card I used the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper – the colors in it are Soft Suede (my card base), Cherry Cobbler (mat layer), Gumball Green (ribbon and ink), Whisper White (stamped layer), plus Primrose Petals and Baja Breeze.  Cut a piece of designer paper for the bottom, stamp a greeting and the little spray of leaves on the top, tie the ribbon around.  Add the layer to the front of the card base and ta-da a quick card.

Don’t need a Christmas card – then change the designer paper and the greeting – I made this same card layout with several other papers and color combinations and used it as a birthday and a thank you.  The Just Believe stamp set isn’t Christmas but it worked on this card – but you could look through your stash and see what else you had to add some color right there.  Or if you have a larger/longer greeting you wouldn’t even need anything else stamped on there.  Another thought is to use a punch – a flower or something else that coordinates with the feel of your card.

I originally received a card with this layout as a swap and thought it was so simple and versatile that I have used it several times throughout the last 6 months.  So get busy making some quick last minute Christmas cards.

I ordered cards that I created in My Digital Studio – that will go to our family mostly – it has updates on what the boys have done this year along with photos.  It looks like those will be here at the end of this week so I’ll be getting those in the mail on Saturday (that’s the plan).  I better go buy some more stamps so I can send out hand stamped cards too.

Have a great day!