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Two Super Simple Holiday Cards

Create a simple Christmas card using Stampin Up Warm Hearted & Detailed Deer Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp duoI know that many of us need to create a lot of Christmas and winter holiday cards.  Today’s simple Saturday cards couldn’t get much easier for “mass production” but still deliver lots of WOW! 

Create a simple Christmas card using Stampin Up Warm Hearted & Detailed Deer Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

CARD #1 BLUE:  MY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base using Thick Whisper White card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer. The trimmer cuts and scores!

Adhere a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper to the card base with Snail Adhesive.

Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock to 3 3/4 x 5.  Run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the deer die from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  TIP: I used Thick Whisper White for the top layer.  It is sturdier when adding a layer with negative space (in this case the deer).

Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool, stamp the “Cheers to the New Year” sentiment (Warm Hearted)  in Blueberry Bushel Ink onto the Thick Whisper White layer, angled with the deer. 

Create a simple Christmas card using Stampin Up Warm Hearted & Detailed Deer Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Garden Impressions

Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: When using the negative space of a die, use Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals generously, especially around the die cut area. This really takes advantage of the 3-D effect. 

Create a simple Christmas card using Stampin Up Warm Hearted & Detailed Deer Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Stampin Dimensionals

Free PDF Tutorial and Supplies Graphic

Create a simple Christmas card using Stampin Up Warm Hearted & Detailed Deer Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp

CARD #2 GOLD:  MY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

Create a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base using Thick Whisper White card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer. 

Adhere a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Gold Foil to the card base with Snail Adhesive.

Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock to 5 x 3 3/4.  Run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the deer die from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  Tip: I used Thick Whisper White for the top layer.  It is sturdier when adding a layer with negative space (in this case the deer).

Using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool, stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment (Warm Hearted) in Versamark Ink.  Cover with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Flick the card stock to remove the excess powder, then set with a Heat Tool. 

Create a simple Christmas card using Stampin Up Warm Hearted & Detailed Deer Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Stampin DimensionalsAdhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: When using the negative space of a die, use Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals generously, especially around the die cut area. This really takes advantage of the 3-D effect. 

Create a bow using Stampin’ Up! Real Red 1/8 Solid Ribbon.  Adhere with a Mini Glue Dot. 

 

Free PDF Tutorial and Supplies Graphic

Create a fold holiday card and belly band using Stampin Up Detailed Deer - Mary Fish StampinUp woodcutMORE IDEAS!  I used the Detailed Deer Dies and coordinating Dashing Deer stamp set for my gatefold card last Wednesday.  You can find a supply list and step-by-step tutorial here.

Warm Hearted Hostess Set – Images © Stampin’ Up!

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31 thoughts on “Two Super Simple Holiday Cards”

  1. Hello Mary, just want to say, BEAUTIFUL cards! You have a great eye for style and colour and through yoyr creativity warmth and much kindness shines through. Have a fabulous creative day ?hugs Maria .

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  2. As a hobby stamper I made 12 cards each of Dashing Deer with gold foil and Merry Christmas Snowflake card. I am thrilled with tbe way they turned out. Thank you for your tutorials, they are awesome..

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  3. Ooooh, MsMary, BEAUITFUL BEAUITFUL, I love it , that my bundle for Christmas, soon ?
    Tfs on how to use the dementions on it ?
    Have a lovely Sunday ♥️

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  4. Both of these cards are gorgeous, Mary. I love the die cut reindeer as the focal point. So pretty! I think I could CASE these. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Simple but so gorgeous! I particularly like how the deer works so well jumping over the new year sentiment. Clever design 🙂

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  6. Yes! SPOT ON with the New Years card. There are “those” years I don’t get around to making all the Christmas cards I would like. Therefore, I make more New Years cards and use them for “Thank You” cards as a win/win card. How can you “go wrong” there? LOL. Bless you for being a wonderful teacher of the art of stamping. Also, your sharing of your talent(s) is a gift to the world. Have a wonderful weekend. I don’t need to tell you to stay warm in AZ, here in WA it is really feeling like Fall. Gorgeous colors all around, to absorb and appreciate, with the eyes. ?

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    • That makes my heart sing, Gigi. Thank you. Temperatures have cooled here. Nice to have windows open and wear long sleeves on my morning walk. Raining today but we always welcome rain in Tucson!

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  7. Bold…..Beautiful……And an added layer of FUN makes both of these cards KEEPERS for the upcoming holidays. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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  8. Mary, Love the reindeer cards you have made. Each are so elegant, classy and timeless. Absolutely enjoy each of your posts.

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  9. Love all three cards, especially the leaping deer ones. What a great way to make a classy card that would be fairly simple when you need to make a bunch. I really love the pdf that you offer with cards also. Thank you so much for doing that.

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  10. WOW!! Mary, what a gorgeous and elegant pair of cards, both are amazing, but if I must pick a favorite, it would be the golden one, I love the pop of red and the beautifully embossed sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing the dimensions for both cards.
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    XO
    Maria.

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  11. Good Morning Mary, These are beautiful cards, a beautiful decoration too.
    Have a blessed day.
    🙂

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