Elegant and Easy Holiday Card

How to Make an Elegant and Easy Monochromatic Holiday Card.

When it comes to making cards for the Holidays, two words come to mind, elegant and easy.  This Merry little card is both.  With a few simple tricks and tips, this card is a snap to make.

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  • Choose several different shades of red cardstock.  (I used four.)  Cut into 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips.
  • To make assembly easy.  I used the Xyron Create a Sticker to add adhesive to the back of the strips of cardstock.
  • Trim the larger strips into 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ smaller strips.
  • Cut a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ piece of red cardstock to use as the base.  Starting at the top, add the strips of red cardstock to the base.
  • Die-cut two branches using the Winter Foliage Die Set and Gold Chrome Vinyl.
  • Die-cut small snowflakes using the gold chrome vinyl and the snowflakes found in the Snow Globe Die Set.
  • Die-cut the words “Be Merry” using gold chrome Vinyl and the Be Merry Die Set.
  • Remove the white protective backing from the vinyl and use as stickers to decorate the front of the card.  I used the edge of the cardstock strip to help me line up the words.
  • Add red metal nailhead sticker embellishments onto the branch.
  • Cut a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ piece of Chrome Adhesive Vinyl and adhere to a white 5″ x 7″ card.
  • Adhere the striped card front to the card base.

The Beautiful Monochromatic Colors of Colorways

If you love beautiful monochromatic colors and patterns…

then you’ll love the new paper collections from Paper House Productions called ColorWays.

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Today I’m sharing a couple of cards I made using the ColorWays collection for the Paper House

Productions Design Team.  My “beautiful Memories” patchwork card was made using the “Atlantis”

collection of lovely turquoise and blues.

Beautiful Memories Card:

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This next card is a birthday card I made for my niece using the “Flamingo” collection.

A fun loving pink collection.  It’s so easy to make cards with these perfectly coordinated patterns.

Tori’s Birthday Card:

Tori's Birthday Card 4337                                                                                                               (inside of Tori’s card. ↑)

Here’s a look at all eight ColorWays collections…

click on the thumbnail to check out the entire collection in each color.

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*These cards were created and sponsored by Paper House Productions.