clean & simple sunday #19

So, by now you may be well into your holiday card-making and if you are, bravo! You are well ahead of schedule and probably will have no trouble getting those cards finished and in the mail. I have barely scratched the surface of my own card-making, however, not for lack of ideas and I know I will be able to get them made and in the mail even if its a week later than I usually do.

I know that some of you may be overwhelmed or struggling to come up with a cute, simple, card design that is easy to reproduce. If that’s you, I actually have TWO ideas for you today…

The first is this cute tree card featuring the Cool Yule stamp set from A Muse Studio. I chose a more contemporary color scheme of lichen, sky, french roast, fern ink for the trees and a dash of cranberry ink for the stars.  The scallop along the bottom of the main panel was made using the medium scallop die from the little scallop set.

The second idea features the Naughty or Nice stamp set from A|S. In this sample, I chose a sage base card, stamped the image on white and colored in the santa suit with my Copic markers. I cut out the santa suit and used foam squares to pop it off the card panel. I then embellished with a bit of cherry and white bakers twine. The black mat on this panel helps it to pop of the sage panel and gives it a more finished look.

I hope these cards help to inspire your creativity and get you on the right path toward your handmade holiday cards!


  1. I love the cards Kris! I am planning to try the Christmas tree one. If my daughter had not seen the Santa one, it might have been attached to the gift from Santa – drat!

  2. Thanks Lisa!! Sorry about the spoiler!! LOL

  3. Oh, I just LOVE Sundays and the beautiful creations you share with us!! Thanks Kris. XXOO

  4. Thank you for your encouragement, Auntie!! xoxo

  5. Helen Moard says:

    Your designs are always so simple and easy to re-create, which I do, often, sometimes changing the color schemes. I absolutely love them! I’m working on my Xmas cards now, and using some of your earlier creations but changing them up to Xmas designs and colors. Thank you so much for posting these so we can use them in our own cards! You’re so creative!