Quick and easy Christmas cards using Patterned Paper (Merriest Moments / Peaceful Place DSP)

by Kylie

Hi, when making Christmas cards it is sometimes fun to create really elaborate and detailed cards. Other times we want to make quick and easy cards. Gorgeous patterned paper makes this process so simple. Today I am sharing three Christmas cards where the Peaceful Place 12×12 Specialty Designer Series Paper is the focus. The sentiment is from the Merriest Moments stamp set.

To start, pick out some of the different patterned papers from the Peaceful Place 12×12 Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and cut them to the size you want. Pay particular attention as to where you are cutting so you make the most of the designs. You will also need to pay attention to the orientation. Some patterns will look better in portrait orientation whilst others will look better in landscape orientation.

The next step really depends on how much you want to step up your card. For all of my examples, I added a border of Silver Foil cardstock. For the first two cards, I tied Silver Trim around some of the panels before popping them up on the Basic Gray card front. The final card was adhered directly onto the card base.

The sentiment, from the Merriest Moments stamp set, was stamped in Versamark ink on Silver Foil cardstock. Be very careful not to smudge this ink as the foil paper has quite a slick surface. If you have an Embossing Buddy, I also recommend using this before you stamp. Add your embossing powder and heat. You can then die cut the sentiment, or trim with your Paper Trimmer and Paper Snips.

For two of my cards, I also added a Vellum die cut circle and positioned the sentiment strips on top. This helped to add a little more interest.

The cards don’t really need much more than that. You could add some of the Subtle Shimmer Sequins, Rhinestones or the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials if you felt it needed something extra.

Here’s the first card…

Here’s the second card…

Here’s the third card…

The cards look way better in person. I’m having trouble with my lighting at the moment. They are so lovely and the Peaceful Place 12×12 Specialty Designer Series Paper is so beautiful. This, and all other items used to create the above cards, can be found in my online store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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