How to make a Clean and Simple Christmas Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge. The inspiration sketch is shown below. I decided to show you how to make a Clean and Simple Christmas Card using the Stampin’ Up! Warm Hugs Bundle. This is such a cute and versatile bundle and I’m sure you’re going to love it as much as I do! To find out more about these challenges, see the other entries, or take part, click here.

Here is my card…

Clean and simple Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts using the Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Bundle

Let’s Make It…

Create a (standard A6) card base from Whisper White Thick cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Pool Party cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

Cut a layer of Whisper White cardstock to 10 x 14.4 cm and tear across to create the ‘snow line’. Stamp the ‘Happy Christmas’ sentiment at an angle using Cherry Cobbler ink.

Clean and simple Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts using the Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Bundle

Stamp and in-fill five trees onto Whisper White cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink. Cut out the trees using the coordinating die. Colour the tree stumps using the Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends marker.

Clean and simple Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts using the Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Bundle

Arrange two of the trees such that they are behind the ‘snow line’, adhered to the Pool Party layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Arrange the other three trees such that they are adhered to the ripped cardstock layer using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Clean and Simple Christmas Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make a Clean and Simple Christmas card! Don’t you think that this is a really stylish and subtle card? It’s perfect for recipients who don’t like ‘busy’ cards and would be relatively quick to batch make!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

SU Honey Bee Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for a AAA Cards challenge. You can find out more about these challenges, view the other entries or take part by clicking on the link provided. The challenge was a sketch with an optional twist, as shown below…

If you would prefer to watch me create the card simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

I decided to take on the optional twist and used the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Basic Black cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock.

I have used a Sponge Brayer to add Daffodil Delight ink to the bottom of the Whisper White layer.

The large bee image and the sentiment are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with the positions dictated by the sketch.

I love these Clean & Simple card challenges as they force me to think about every element on the card and follow the ‘less is more’ principle which I often struggle with!

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

SU Happy Tails Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I created for the AAA Cards CAS Challenge #161. If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in visit their website here. These challenges are all about Clean And Simple (CAS) and the requirements for Game #161 are ‘Along the edge’ with an optional twist of Cats & Dogs (well, I wasn’t going to miss out on that!)…

If you would prefer to watch me make the card, you can scroll to the end of this blog post and watch my video tutorial.

As you would expect I included the optional twist! Here is my entry…

Let’s make it…

Well, this isn’t going to take long is it?!

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and the card front is a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. I have stamped the paw image from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails Stamp Set repeatedly along the bottom of the card front in Early Espresso ink.

The dog image (or at least a bit of it!) is also stamped in Early Espresso ink and I have coloured it in using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. It is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the small label from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Labels Dies. This is adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

With these ‘Clean and Simple’ challenges the key is knowing when to stop!

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to make this card yourself? You can purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on any of the individual links below. These links take you straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®