clean & simple sunday #46

With all of the excitement surrounding the release of the A|S 2012 Holiday Catalog and the HOLIDAY HOOPLA! promotion, it got me thinking about holiday-themed workshops and Christmas cards in general, so with that— I designed today’s C&SS card using a combination of both the Cool Yule and Mini Holiday Messages stamp sets from the current A|S catalog…

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The card base is bermuda card stock with a strip of cherry polka dot. I stamped the tree in grass ink, the “joy” in cherry and the “from our home to yours” in bermuda (which may be a bit hard to see in the photo). I tied a piece of cherry polka dot organdy to a paper clip and clipped it to the top of the panel before adhering the panel to the base card with foam squares.

This is a great card for creating multiples…only three pieces to cut, easy stamping and assembly, this design is perfect if you make just a few or even several dozen handmade cards to send out at Christmas.  I have posted my stash of Christmas card samples in the GALLERY here on my blog in case you’re in the mood to start thinking about your holiday cards for this coming season, and need a little inspiration. Just go to the top of this post and click on the “A|S Gallery” tab…thanks for looking!



  1. What a joyful card! The colors are a refreshing surprise!

  2. Shannon says:

    Super cute!!

  3. what a great CAS card! love how you make a simple polka dot strip “pop” the image!