Simple Saturday Holiday Card with Watercolor Christmas

How to Create Simple Holiday Cards Using Watercolor Christmas - Mary Fish - stampinpretty.comNeed to mass produce a holiday card and would love a WOW! look in minimal time?  Today’s simple Saturday Christmas card shows how pretty paper and a bold message can do exactly that!

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  • Mad about plaid.  The beautiful paper is from Stampin’ Up! Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper, one of My Favorite Things from the holiday catalog.  For a close-up look at ALL the NEW holiday paper, click here.

Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • The perfect combination.  Watercolor Christmas stamp set provides both the bold “oh joy” and interior sentiment.  

    Watercolor Christmas – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Basics training.  Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares Dies are excellent paper crafting basics.  I used them to crop layers for both the sentiment and scallop square (in real red).

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  • Even the interior gets a little layering love.

How to Create a Simple Holiday Card Interior Using Watercolor Christmas - Mary Fish - stampinpretty

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  1. Nancy Farrell

    Hi Mary, Love this card! Love how the Oh Joy pops! The layers and the special surprise on the inside are great too.

  2. Thanks so much, Nancy, for leaving a kind comment early on a Saturday morning. It’s just 4 a.m. in Tucson!

  3. Love the plaid.

  4. Judy L. Tuttle

    I so love this hidden gem in the holiday catty! I demo-ed this set at my stamp clubs last week and every single person bought it. Simple elegance at its best! Your card is lovely!

  5. Maria Rodriguez

    Hello Mary: This is a beautiful and classy card, love how you framed the sentiment with the scalloped dies, allowing just a little bit of the design to peek out.
    Lovely paper in front, beautifully finished inside too.

  6. Kadie in Arizona

    Oh So FUN!

  7. Love reading your comments. Thanks for sharing your sweetness!

  8. Great card, Mary. I love the font of the outside and the verse inside is so perfect. Enjoy your day!

  9. Such a great card, Mary! I love that you let this sentiment be front-and-center and accented it with this gorgeous paper.

  10. Oh such a simple and classy card , love it MsMary ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

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