Stars and Stripes Card – Christmas Style

My mantra is it’s never too early to get a start on holiday cards! So why not combine the iconic stars and stripes associated with the Fourth of July and the colors of Christmas to make a Stars and Stripes card – Christmas style! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Stars and Stripes Card - Christmas Style

This week,  the talented Anne Marie is hosting our monthly theme challenge.  What a timely theme she has selected for us! Stars and/or Stripes! While I opted to create a Christmas card, I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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Sometimes we tend to overlook the Christmas items that are in the Annual Catalog, and that may be the case with the Tidings of Christmas of Christmas Suite.  What sold me on this suite were the fabulous dies! The stars are absolutely stunning.  Follow that up with amazing  sentiments.  After all, who doesn’t hear Bing Crosby crooning White Christmas when they see the words, “May your days be merry and bright”.  And can’t we all use a simple “Season’s Greetings” now and then?  Combine these things with awesome designer series paper (which happens to be 15% off this month), and I was sold the moment I saw the suite.

With minimal stamping, creating this “Stars and Stripes” Christmas card is just a matter of layering.  Add an Evening Evergreen bow for texture and Gilded Gems for bling, and you are good to go!

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12 Comments

  1. Really festive card. I love the star dies in that set. You used them well along with the dp.

  2. Love your “Christmas in July” card, Ann! This was just the inspiration i needed to see to get started on my own cards. I always seem to run out of time. Why do I not have this DSP or bundle yet either? I just love the detail in the star and of course your awesome layer always sells me on adding more DSP to my stash. Fa-la-la-la-FABULOUS!

  3. And now I need to write “start Christmas cards” on my to do list! This is so lovely and what a great card to show off this suite. The colors are so cozy as well! Hope you have fun planned for the weekend!

  4. Ann, this is absolutely beautiful. I don’t know where to start, but I keep going back to the star! I didn’t get this, but you sure are pulling at my heart strings with this card. Just perfect! I hope you’re enjoying your week.

  5. Oh Ann, this is so beautiful! You are so smart to start you Christmas cards this early! I love the DSP, the layers and the ribbon!!!
    Such a creative idea for the challenge!

  6. My mind didn’t even go towards Christmas, and I kinda wish I would have as I am way behind where I like to be at this time of year. As for your card…Love all the layers, the pop of gold, and the evergreen ribbon! Pretty Christmas card! I hope you have a great week!

  7. These stars look so much better on your card than they do in the catalog, LOL!! This is one awesome card, love the colors! I am so thrilled you chose to do Christmas for our challenge this week! Have a great week!

  8. Gorgeous Christmas card…love the pretty layers and design!

  9. Music to my ears Ann – I love that you used this set this week, those dies totally sold me too! Fabulous layering and you’re so right, it’s never to soon to start on those Christmas cards! Happy 4th July to you and your family!

  10. Only you would hear “stars and stripes” on the 4th of July and think of Christmas! I think of heard of Christmas in July. Maybe that’s where it came from – YOU!

  11. Great card! I love this DSP and ribbon.

  12. Neat way to use stars.

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