Oct 11 2014

Day 12/Sharon Johnson – The 12 Days of a Clean & Simple Christmas

Welcome to the FINAL post of this 12 Days of a CAS Christmas Series. It is coming to you about 24 hours late, and I do apologize for that! But better late than never, right? I have six VERY quick and easy cards to share with you today, using stamps from a variety of manufacturers. My personal mission for this post was to make them flat for mailing, use just a few supplies on each card, and to use NO ribbon or flowers that create bulk, and to have just a little bit of that required “glitz” on each card. But before we get to the cards, I just want to THANK YOU ALL for hanging around each day!† We LOVE when you visit!!! And just so you know we are by no means finished with Christmas cards — you’ll be seeing them popping up for the next couple months, interspersed with other seasonal projects and our standard projects needed everyday.† Hope you’ll continue to keep checking us out! Now, here are my quick and easy cards for today:


Pretty paper -† LOVE the colors in this pad (and the patterns!).

The glitz here is from gold embossed sentiments and a few rhinestones.

Paper: Mistletoe by Kaiserscraft;† Core’dinations Smooth White Cardstock

The light and dark teal cardstock are from Core’dinations ColorCore Graphic 45 Signature 12×12 – Lights

Stamps: Yuletide by Kaisercraft

Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink; Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder

Dies: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Lippy Red

Adhesives: 3L Tape Runner, 1/8″ Scor Tape,† Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares (these are thicker than the 3L)


For the strips on the sentiment panel, I cut the strips 1/4″, then applied 1/8″ Scor Tape to the back.


Love how the Core’dinations cardstock in those teal shades matches this paper pad so perfectly.


These stamps are both by Penny Black and the glitz here is from glitter applied with glue, plus a few rhinestones.

Find all Penny Black Stamps heremany reduced.

Paper: Mistletoe by Kaisercraft; Core’dinations Smooth White Cardstock (plus SU Real Red)

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fired Brick, Vintage Photo

Glitz: Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter applied with narrow tip of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Lippy Red and Red

Adhesives: 3L Tape Runner and 3D Foam Squares


Stamps: Berry Merry Christmas by Penny Black (cling)

Dies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangles; JustRite Custom Vintage Labels Seven (for sentiment)

The pierced dies in the Celebrations line by Spellbinders are wonderful! Find all the basic pierced shapes here.


This card is 5.5″ square. All others today are standard A2 at 5.5 x 4.25″.

This stamp has been around a few years and it’s one of our best sellers during the holidays, so I brought it back again, along with Starlit and Snow Dust. I typically emboss all these images and adorn with rhinestones, but just wanted to try something different this year, so I stamped the wreath in red and added glitter. It’s nice and sparkly in real life, but not showing that so much in the photo.

Stamp: Adornment by Penny Black (wood mount)

Merry Christmas Small by Verses Rubber Stampsindividual cling stamps very affordably priced!

Die: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Squares


These are a bit more natural/earthy with the deer! They are gold embossed with some sparkly enamel dots for glitz.

Paper: Basecoat Christmas by Kaisercraft; Core’dinations Smooth White Cardstock

Stamps: Dancing Deer by Penny Black (cling)

Elegant Christmas Swirls by JustRite (both sentiments)

Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink; Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder

Embellishments: Simple Stories Enamel DotsCozy Christmas


Love all the barnwood in this paper pad.

Dies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circles; JustRite Custom Vintage Labels Seven (for sentiment)


LOVE this elegant deer!

Dies: Dies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circles and Pierced Rectangles

Again, you can find all the basic pierced shape dies here.

And that is it for my cards today – hope you found something to inspire you!

I won’t show any product photos today as this post is long enough already. Everything is linked if you are interested.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


Organized links for your convenience in browsing:

Find all the NEW Christmas paper collections for 2014 on this blog post.

Find all the NEW 2014 Christmas stamps by JustRite here.

Find ALL Christmas stamps by JustRite here.

Find ALL the Christmas themed dies and embossing folders by Spellbinders here.

Find Christmas themed embossing folders by Darice here.

Find Christmas stamps by these manufacturers here:

IndigoBlu, LaBlanche, Penny Black, Wordsworth, Stampavie, Kaisercraft, Verses Rubber Stamps

Find ALL Christmas themed items in stock here.

We added a NEW CATEGORY to the store called RIBBON ON SALE Ė items will come and go, so keep your eyes opened!

We added another NEW CATEGORY under Ribbon called 1 ONLY LEFT. One left,when itís gone, itís gone for good!

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


†Thank you SO MUCH for stopping in.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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