Friday, September 27, 2013

Quick and Easy Trendy Christmas Cards

It is my turn again on the Couture Creations Blog. Today I am sharing a few "trendy" Christmas cards with you. I am on a kick to create a stack of Christmas cards that are: quick to create, use only basic supplies, and are easy to mail. (Both cards for today are standard size - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 or A2.) 

I am not sure I would call myself a "trendy girl" but I thought that these two cards had that "vibe."

For this card, I made a  black card base. I then embossed a piece of dark red Core'dinations cardstock with the Jolly Christmas folder.

I used the Sanding Block to sand the raised areas so that the pale paper core could show. I chose a trendy hexagon print paper to add some extra interest to the card, and I created an icicle border with a punch.

I added a very trendy chalkboard sentiment to the front of the card and finished it all off with a little bell and bow. 

Clean and simple cards are all the rage these days. I confess that this is a style that I am not very good at, but I think this next card is my own version of CAS.

I embossed some textured glossy paper (NEW WorldWin Paper Kromekote) with the Peaceful Ornaments folder. I trimmed off the bottom portion of the embossed image and added Self-Adhesive Gemstones to each of the embossed ornaments.

I added a sentiment, which is one of my very own stamp designs, put out by Hampton Art. I cut out the sentiment with the Victorian Rectangle Nesting Dies. I rubbed the edges of the rectangle with green ink.

I hope you are inspired to create some quick and easy and trendy Christmas cards! Thanks for joining me today! 

Couture Creations Supplies Used:
Wrapped in Joy Embossing Folder Jolly Christmas (CO723595)
Wrapped in Joy Embossing Folder Peaceful Ornaments (CO723604)
Nesting Die Victorian Rectangle (CO723049)
Self-Adhesive Gemstones

Couture Creations Tools Used:
Craft Scissors
Foam Mounting Tape
Craft Mat
Precision Trimmer

Other Supplies:

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers ColorMates Original Deep Berry Red, Heritage Black, Heritage White; WorldWin Papers Kremekote White; Core'dinations Graphic 45 Triumphant Red
Designer paper: Heidi Swapp Believe
Stamps: Hampton Art/Gloria Stengel Designs Merry Little Christmas
Stamping ink:Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Tree Frog, Red Devil
Border punch: Martha Stewart
Seam binding: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine: May Arts


  1. Love the card and ADORE that stamp!!!

  2. Love the embossing backgrounds! Great cards, Gloria! Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. love the embossing :)

  4. Great cards! Love the embossing folders. Your CAS card is gorgeous!