Today’s project is a clean and simple Christmas card in nontraditional colors.

By Su Mohr for LIM381 and tgifc180; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Merry Christmas to All, Star of Light, Swirls & Curls, Stampin' Up; #Christmascards #nontraditionalcolors #handmadecards #staroflight #swirlsandcurls #stampinup #tgifc180 #lim381

Merry Christmas Swirls


My inspiration for this card was the combination of two challenges:



The TGIF challenge required these three, bright colors and black. I’m into Christmas card making mode, so that’s what the theme would be.


The layout was determined by Rebecca’s clean and simple card at Less Is More. I like using a large amount of white with bright colors, so this design was a good solution for me.


I first embossed the right side of my Thick Whisper White card base with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder. Then, I cut “Merry” from Coastal Cabana cardstock with a die from the Merry Christmas die set. I layered “Merry” for thickness.

Next, I stamped “Christmas” from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set in Black ink, and cut it with the label die from the Merry Christmas die set. I HAD to pop it up on top of the Swirls & Curls!

Lastly, the stars from the Star of Light stamp set were stamped in Mango Melody and Melon Mambo. Say those names three times fast! The stars have a die in the Starlight die set to cut them out perfectly. I placed them on mini-dimensionals, and my nontraditional  Christmas card was complete.


I rarely make a card without a layer on my base card, but the Thick Whisper White cardstock seems to work well on its own. I hope you were inspired by today’s project. Keep scrolling to see my Product List. 

Have a great day!


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