Clean and Simple Holiday Card for PP459

Looking for a clean and simple holiday card that will make the recipient say “WOW”? It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! (Brody update at end of post.)

clean and simple holiday cardThis week the super talented Anne Marie is hosting a Clean and Simple challenge. The goal is to feature metallics on your clean and simple card.  Because I am always scrambling in December to come up with cards to send out, I opted to create a clean and simple holiday card.  I can see myself creating a few more of these using a variety of background papers!

clean and simple holiday cardRemember, The Paper Players defines clean and simple as having the following characteristics:

  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka “white” space
  • Simple and uncluttered
I had so much fun creating this “Metallic Marvel”. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!
Colors of the Day
clean and simple holiday card
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
With its combination of  metallic shimmer and simplicity, today’s clean and simple holiday card definitely packs a punch.  Champagne Foil, which was used to create the pine cone overlays, is a beautiful contrast to the Gold Foil pine boughs.
clean and simple holiday cardThe new Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink was used to stamp the simple sentiment, which is part of the So Many Stars stamp set. It has a very subtle sheen which is gorgeous in person. Icy blue Coastal Cabana Holiday Rhinestones add a touch of color and sparkle.

Clean and Simple Holiday cardDownload the tutorial! If you would like the complete details on how to create this clean and simple holiday card, including paper measurements,  just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

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Brody Update

Brody after surgeryBrody made it through surgery this past Wednesday. They were able to remove all of the tumor on his side. As for the tumor on the bottom of his foot, they removed all they could, but there was no room to assure clean margins. He did have to have his foot rebandaged on Thursday, and the new bandage does have more padding. He was checked out again on Saturday, and hopefully will be bandage free on Monday. This is definitely not the easiest place to have a surgery! His spirits are great, and he is eating, drinking, and even trying to play a little!

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…siggy-1


  1. Your CAS is stunning!!!

    Thank you for the update on Brody. Harry and I wish him all the best.

  2. Ann, what can I say? This is truly gorgeous! The champagne and gold foils are truly a dynamic duo. I also love that pop of color in the rhinestones. Love it!! So happy to hear that Brody is feeling more like himself again. Hugs!!

  3. Love the two foils here. You made a beautiful Joy card!

  4. Wow Ann – your metallics combo is utterly fabulous!! Love the polka dot frame but that layered die cut is just stunning – I love it!

  5. Just WOWZER!!!!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the metallic and leaves! Anything with polka dots rocks with me, too! You made this challenge shine, My Friend! Continued prayers for you and Brody! XXXX

  6. Beautiful card Ann. I am particularly drawn to cards with metallic themes.

  7. Ann, those gorgeous pinecones and leaves in metallic are fabulous. And I am obsessed with that polka dot paper. Another gorgeous card.

  8. LOVING this card! going to be trying to case it for myself … sorry to hear about brody ….. hoping and praying for you all …

  9. Gorgeous foil embellishments, Ann! Such a simple sentiment but equally as gorgeous! Thinking about you & Brody!!

  10. Love your metallic take on this set! Gorgeous! Glad to hear Brody seems to be doing well!

  11. Hoping Brody is feeling better soon.

  12. How beautiful!! The foil ads such an elegant touch. Hope Brody keeps feeling better!

  13. Ann, my heart just aches for Brody and what he is going through. He can’t tell you what he is feeling. I will keep you and Brody in my prayers. God Bless you both.

  14. Really pretty card. I love the simple JOY on it with the bit of whimsy with the rhinestone.

    Thank you for the update on Brody. I was getting anxious wondering. Such a handsome boy.

  15. This card is stunning! Absolutely beautiful!
    Glad to hear the wonderful news about Brody! ? Thank you so much for the update.

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