Here’s a beautiful and easy Christmas Card for you! We made this as part of the October Christmas Card Class. Participants received a full package of Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels along with all their other class supplies. We used some rhinestones for our projects and then they took the rest home. Or they chose not to put them on their projects and reserved the right to do so later! LOL

beautiful and easy Christmas Card

I love the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue. It’s featured on this quick card, which is blinged up a little to give it a little more glamour. (More glamour optional, of course).

According to the paper description, the green colour used is Mossy Meadow, so I used Mossy Meadow Cardstock and Mossy Meadow Ink to coordinate. I also used Very Vanilla Cardstock for the main card and sentiment. I like using Vanilla or White as the cardbase because it’s light enough to write on for the inside of the card, and it’s pretty neutral. I tend to use Whisper White more often than not, so have to “remind” myself to use Very Vanilla too! It’s appropriate for this card, I thought, since the Mossy Meadow has more warm/yellow tones. (Plus Very Vanilla is one of the colours also used in these patterns!)

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The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas – not all the images are itty bitty…and then it’s die cut with the Layering Ovals Dies. Frugal Friday Fanatics will probably realize that the backing oval of Mellow Moss is cut from the centre of the backing cardstock. If I was totally clever, I would have cut that belt strip from the centre of the backing cardstock, but I know my limits…so cut that from a scrap of Mellow Moss Cardstock instead.

I actually went a little overboard with the rhinestone accents and ended up removing some…and when I posted this picture I realized I hadn’t managed to scrape the glue dot off along with one of the rhinestones. Can you find the spot I missed? (Well at least the one spot I can see right now, who knows, there may be more). I’ll be sure to remove it before I put the card in a matching Very Vanilla envelope….otherwise the recipient won’t be able to get it out!

If you’d like to join me – there’s ONE more Christmas Card Class coming up – November 27th, in Burlington ON. See the YamStamps Events Page for details, and contact me to register. Otherwise, if you’re on the YamStamps Mailing List, you’ll be receiving the next installment of the Twelve Weeks of Christmas project emails next Wednesday – starting on 3D projects/gifts and packaging! Of course, I will also still be sharing other beautiful and easy Christmas Cards here on the YamStamps blog – because we’ve got a bit more time before Christmas arrives!

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