Paper Players 413: Easy Elegant Christmas Card

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the lovely Sandy has planned a fun theme challenge for us: Trees and Leaves.   Any kind of leaf or tree is welcome, including Christmas trees.

easy elegant Christmas cardAs you can see, I opted to create an easy, elegant Christmas card.  I hope you enjoy today’s card. I’ll be anxious to hear what you think, so don’t forget to leave a comment!

easy elegant Christmas card

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If you love easy, elegant Christmas cards, then today’s card is the one for you.  The tree is from the Winter Woods stamp set.  It was heat embossed in gold and die cut with the coordinating In the Woods framelit.  The ovals were created with the Layering Ovals framelits.  Easy peasy! Tip:  To save on gold, cut the scalloped oval out of the bigger piece of gold foil.

easy elegant Christmas card

The textured panel (3-1/2″ 4-3/4″)  is courtesy of one of my favorite embossing folders, Softly Falling.  To continue with the elegant theme, it was layered onto a gold foil mat measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″.

easy elegant Christmas card

The sentiment, from the Dashing Deer stamp set, was stamped in Soft Suede ink.  Soft Suede is a great color to use for sentiments if you do not want to heat emboss in gold.  The “Happy” part of the image was trimmed off, and the ends were snipped to form a banner.  Mini-dimensionals were used to “pop” it up.  Of course, I just had to add pearls, so a  trio of gold ones were used as accents.

easy elegant Christmas card

If you are looking for a card to send to family and friends, this card may be the ticket.  The ovals are quick to create.  Since my husband loves to run the Big Shot, he will be on “Oval Duty” when I whip up several of these cards this week.  The larger borders are very forgiving, and  you save time by stamping the sentiment in Soft Suede instead of heat embossing it.

If you would like to create your own easy and elegant Christmas card to send out this holiday season,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

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I hope you will join us over at The Paper Players.  We can’t wait to see what you create!  The challenge is open until Friday,  October 12, 2018 at 12:00 Noon PST.

The Paper Players Design Team

Claire Broadwater
Anne Marie Hile
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Sandy Mathis
Annie Abrahamson
Jan Clothier
Elizabeth Stewart

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scurry on over and see what my fellow design team members have created.  Until next time…
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Price: $110.00


  1. C
    Beautiful card, simply beautiful.

  2. Ann, only you could make this kind of elegance look so easy peasy. I love al of your amazing details, as always!

  3. Ann, your card is so elegant! I love all the gold and the embossed background! Thanks for that wonderful tip on saving gold foil, too! Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend! XX

  4. Ann… WOW! What an elegant card! Love the embossed snow and the bits of gold foil lining… everything is perfect!

  5. Ann, I love the gold with the vanilla. The tree really pops and I love the snowfall embossing behind. Fabulous card

  6. Ann I love a Christmas card in gold and white, it’s so classically elegant. Yours is over the top with all the rich layers, embossing and foil. Thanks so much for rocking my challenge this week!

  7. So classy and elegant! I love the gold…how beautiful!

  8. Very pretty. I was surprised to see you used very vanilla as it looked so white but I guess it does have a softer look to it. Love all the luscious layers.

  9. Beautiful!
    Love the clean look of the large white space…. one simple tree
    REally loovvveee the snow background here and the touch of metallic sets this simple tree off just right Hugs.

  10. So opulent and stylish, Ann. This is such a lovely card.

  11. Gold and white make for a perfect classically elegant Christmas card combo Ann and add a real touch of luxury to your card. I love the embossed snow background too; a great card for easy mass production and flat enough to be post friendly – bonus!

  12. This will be a very elegant and rich looking card to make for Christmas. I know folks will love it as it’s so soft and gorgeous.

  13. Ann
    What a beautiful card! Elegant, clean and simple. Love it!
    Inky hugs,

  14. BEAUTIFUL!! Love the fact that to save on gold, the scalloped oval could be cut out of the bigger piece! Thanks for sharing…

  15. Very elegant indeed. Clean, simple and a card that can very easily be mass produced.
    Enjoy your day Ann

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