Classic Red, Green Christmas Card

A classic red and green Christmas card! If you are a stamper who can’t resist the appeal of a traditional red and green Christmas card, this card may be the one for you! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

classic red and green Christmas card

This week, the talented and lovely LeAnne is hosting a sketch challenge for  us.  I absolutely LOVE this sketch! It allows me to showcase some of the beautiful Christmas designer papers, like these patterns from the ‘Tis the Season collection, that Stampin’ Up! offers.  The result is a classic red and green Christmas card, with some elegant touches of gold. I can’t wait to see what you create!

Colors of the Day

classic red and green Christmas card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s sketch is a perfect one for not only using coordinating patterns from the same package of paper, but it is also perfect for using up scraps. These classic red and green patterns are from a collection of papers known as ‘Tis the Season.  If you are “mad about plaid” like me, you’ll love this beautiful plaid I used as my main layer.  Doesn’t it look great with Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock? Of course, a few gold accents and this magnificent gold stag die cut (from the North Pole Wonder die set) add a touch of elegance. And the sentiment? It’s heat embossed in gold onto Mint Macaron cardstock. It brings out the hint of Mint Macaron which is incorporated in the green patterns of paper. The end result is a classic red and green Christmas card with a touch of elegance.

classic red, green Christmas card

To download a free tutorial for today’s classic red, green Christmas card, which includes all the paper measurements, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

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  1. Ann, no-one does layers quite the way you do! What a wonderful layering of those rich green, red and gold papers. Just gorgeous, my friend. You made this sketch shine.

  2. Gorgeous, Ann! The gold details really make this card pop!

  3. Oh, Ann I absolutely LOVE how you used this sketch with all the gold, gorgeous dsp and that glorious stag! You always inspire me, my friend! Like Joanne, I may end up casing your version as it is just stunning!

  4. Amazing Ann – I loved this sketch but struggled to go beyond the ‘clean and simple’ with it. Your card is beautifully stepped up, with all those accents of gold to the festive red and green combo that I love. I do not have that deer die, but I am definitely going to CASE this card with an alternative – I love it! So elegant – just fabulous!

  5. Oh my goodness! I love this card, Ann – so perfectly “Christmas”! Great design and mix of papers – and the touch of Gold is perfect! 🙂

  6. You did a stunning job with this sketch, Ann! LOVE all the patterns you used, and the gold reindeer is a perfect focal point! Just gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

  7. Your cards never disappoint…always so elegant and striking!

  8. Absolutely stunning! Love the gold accents.

  9. Wow, gorgeous, gorgeous card!!

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