Simple Christmas Cards

Here are two simple Christmas cards I made in multiples of five to send. My daughter and one year old grandson had been visiting for 10 days which left little time in my craft room to play and be fussy with cards this year. They have few embellishments so they can go for the regular postage rate.

The first one uses a new die by Impression Obsession  DIE-079-U.  There are four birch trees and two birds posing in opposite directions.  When I first cut the tree from vanilla cardstock, I thought they looked too plain. So using a few Tim Holtz distress inks (tea dye; brushed corduroy; pumice stone; antique linen) swiped randomly across the trees, with some accents of a white gel pen and black Micro pen, I think the trees now look like they have birch bark on them.

I stamped some snowflakes with Versamark and coated with Wow platinum embossing powder. Tied some red string around the panel and stamped the greeting on the bottom.
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The second card has a tree die by Memory Box #98405. I cut it out of green shimmery cardstock and added gold stickles to the stars. The white triangle behind the tree is a Spellbinders pennant die.  Verse is stamped on white c/s, cut & embossed with a Just Rite label die, and blended TH Evergreen Bough around the edges.
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Dec. 10, 2013


  1. Such a lovely elegance to them.
    Adorn @

  2. Pretty cards! Good idea to make them in multiples.

  3. Beautiful cards love the 1st card the trees really do look like birch trees .