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Merry Christmas Clean and Simple Cards and Give Away

Hey card making friends, welcome back.  Today I’m Sharing Merry Christmas Clean and Simple Cards with you as part of the Alex Syberia Christmas In July Instagram Hop.  AND, here on my blog, I’m also doing  a giveaway.

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Merry Christmas Clean and Simple Cards


You can start the Instagram Hop over on my channel SANDI MACIVER. <<<<click here

Giveaway #1  Leave a comment at each stop along the hop (over on Instagram) for a chance to win 3 x £20. Gift Cards to the Alex Syberia Designs Store.

Giveaway #2 – I have a Large Merry Christmas Glimmer Plate to give away to one lucky reader.  Just leave a comment on this blog post telling us what your two favorite colors are to use on Christmas Cards.  Winner Will be announced in my Saturday Newsletter and Sunday blog post.

two clean and simple hand made christmas cards with glimmer foil and die cuts using new cardmaking supplies from Alex Syberia Designs

I’m going for super Clean and Simple for today’s cards.  Sometimes we have so many holiday cards to make it’s a good idea.  Both of these cards are super easy with nothing but die cutting and 1 Hot Foiled Sentiment.  I used up left over pieces from last week’s card extravaganza (5 cards in one day), yep, I cut that many extra pieces, haha, and I still have more.  Here are the brief instructions for making them.

gold and white hand made christmas cards with a striped background and glimmer foiled large Merry Christmas sentiment

Merry Christmas Clean and Simple Cards – Card #1:

Start with the Large Merry Christmas Hot Foil Plate.  Hot foil it in Polished Brass Foil and cut it out with the coordinating die.

Next, use the Elegant Stripes Hot Foil Plate, also foiled in Polished Brass onto a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ white card stock.

Then, cut a piece of mirror gold cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and attach it to a top folding A2 sized white card base.

Next, use foam squares (man  I love foam squares), to attach the sentiment to the center of the card, on a slight angle.

Finally, add a couple of foliage pieces cut with the Winter Foliage Die Set and Mirror Gold cardstock.

NOTE – this also looks pretty in any color cardstock.

hand made green christmas cards with tone on tone die cut foliage and a gold sentiment created with new card making supplies from Alex Syberia Designs

Merry Christmas Clean and Simple Cards – Card #2

Start by cutting a card front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ from green card stock.  (I think this is Mint Macaron from Stampin Up card stock).  Attach it to a top folding A2 sized white card base.

Next, use the Winter Foliage Die set and cut out enough foliage to cover the card front.  Glue it all down with the fine tip on the Bearly Art Glue.

Then, use the Falala Die set, cutting the front in Mirror Gold, and the shadow from the same green cardstock.

Finally, attach it with foam squares to add a little depth.


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Card Making Supplies used for the Alex Syberia Merry Christmas Clean and Simple Cards:

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24 thoughts on “Merry Christmas Clean and Simple Cards and Give Away”

  1. I agree, clean and simple can really be the way to go with Christmas cards. Your cards are lovely Sandi, I love the gold strips and foiled one in particular. You must have almost made all your cards haha!

  2. Love your beautiful cards! I like to use unexpected colors on Christmas cards like jadeite green and light pinks with an accent of gold. I’m hoping ot get started making some Christmas cards here in a bit, thanks for all the great inspiration.
    Gin K.

  3. Sandi, your cards are clean, simple AND stunning! I’ll also add that they’re sophisticated and elegant. Because I don’t have glimmer products in my collection, I’m not eligible for your giveaway, but commenting regardless because your cards are inspiring!

  4. Magnificent cards, simple and beautiful!
    For my cards, I tend to go traditional in red and /or green plus some
    gold or silver! Recently I have tried the pink and turquoise combo!

  5. Gail Spresser

    My favorite Christmas Card colors are red and green when I do traditional. I also like various shades of blues ! Thanks for your generosity and kindness! Love all your cards! 🌺

  6. Carrie Sheridan

    What a gorgeous background you created with that tone on tone look of all those die cuts on your first card! Both cards are so lovely and festive! This is such a great release with so many awesome crafty goodies!

  7. Love clean and simple. Great for multiple cards. Very elegant!!!
    My favorite colors for Christmas is gold centiments foiled or heat embossed on red or even pastels.

  8. Susan Pessolano

    Such lovely intricate cards, yet simple and elegant. Hoping to emulate your abilities with time and practice.

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