I usually make a large batch of Christmas cards over the summer, which give me plenty of time to make many different designs as I methodically craft enough to check off names on my Christmas card list. This year that didn’t happen. I spent a lot of time painting around the house instead. Since I was short on time, it was way more efficient to batch prep a few designs rather than coming up with bunches of card layouts. I finally finished my Christmas cards for this year and wanted to share the 3 styles I’m sending out.
Rustic Christmas Tree Wishes
There’s a lovely sentiment Christmas tree stamp in the Peaceful Pines Set (Stampin Up) that I built this card around. A few layers of festive prints help frame out the tree. Of the three card styles I made for this year, this one has the least amount of stamping, but the most die cut shapes. The shapes are simple, common shapes that are pretty standard in cardmaking.
This card was so simple to assemble and is centered around snowflake stamps. A few quick mats and some stamping is all it takes. I wanted a navy mat, but was out of that color. The dark teal I used instead adds a brightness that perks things up. And it’s a nice break from all of the red and green that run rampant this time of year. I’m normally not into white card bases, but these came out so classy and clean that I’m okay with it.
Clean Modern Christmas Trees
This is my favorite card of the three designs I sent out this year. I love that it’s festive but still minimal. The trees pop against a banner with some dotted stamping. If you have a different tree die or stamp, they would swap out very well here, as would a different sentiment. This layout is so lovely that I might try to adapt it for other types of cards as well.