Simple Saturday Merry Christmas Card

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I hope everyone survived Black Friday and those that ventured out scored amazing deals.  My family and I stayed far away from the crowds, leaving the comfort of home only to attend a movie (our tradition).  For a little weekend fun, please be sure to participate in my Black Friday Stampin’ Up! Blog Candy Giveaway.  It closes Sunday, Nov. 25 at 6:00 p.m. central time.

I whipped up a Merry Christmas card for you today.  For those of you who are running short on time to create your handmade cards this season, it may be the perfect fit.  You can easily change the patterned paper.


  • This card is defined by the flocking pattern (Stampin’ Up! Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper) so the rest of the elements are kept simple.

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  • The red flocking is on a window sheet.  It produces a rich shine and allows you to layer it over any color. I loved it layered over Pool Party but it would look amazing over greens, grays . . . experiment!

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  • A simple Designer Printed Brad (also in Pool Party) dresses up the black polka dot ribbon.
  • I used a 3/16″ Corner Punch to add a few quick curves.

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Stamp Set:  Greetings of the Season (Wood-Mount 128030, Clear-Mount 128033)
Paper:  Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (126901), Pool Party (122924), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  3/16″ Corner Punch (119871)
The Perfect Touch:  3/8″ In Color Designer Printed Brads (122940), Basic Black 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (124145), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. I LOVE it! It’s clean & simple yet elegant. Thanks for the great idea for a quicker card that will make a great impression.

  2. It may be simple, but it packs a huge “Wow!”
    Love it, Mary!

  3. Ingrid Blackburn

    Elegant and Pretty! I love it. 🙂

  4. Thank You Mary for creating and sharing this fast and pretty Christmas card with us. LOVE the Pool Party brad – NICE TOUCH on black ribbon.

  5. Beautiful, elegant, fast and easy!! Great to mass produce at this busy time of the year. Thank you, Mary.

  6. Mary, I absolutely love that background. It reminds me so much of wall paper in an old house that my sister owned. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us.

  7. Simply elegant.

  8. kathy/NorthCarolina

    This is so elegant, Mary! And I love how simple it is to make. Thank you!

  9. Mary,
    My friend and I, (both your customers) are getting together to make our Christmas cards on Dec. 8th. I’ve been collecting ideas from your posts and gallery. This one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Carol Carriveau

    Beautiful, Mary! Loving rpthe blue background!

  11. Wow, Mary, that. Is a FABULOUS card! I will definitely have to CASE it. Your creativity is never ending – I wish I had a fraction of it. Thanks again for keeping us inspired!

  12. Love how elegant this is!!!

  13. I love that color combination. I would not have thought to put them together. Beautiful.

  14. Such an elegant card for Christmas and the big thing is it looks sooo difficult to make. Lovin’ it. Hugs, Becky

  15. This is so weird because I made a card today almost exactly like this! Great minds think alike. lol

  16. Mary,
    I love the crispness of this card yet it is so elegant! Beautiful job and Merry Christmas to you dear.

  17. What an elegant card; love the brad and black scallop dotted ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

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