December 2018 Card Kit - Easy Holiday Cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp | December Card Kit – Easy Holiday Cards

Hello friends! I’m back home from our quick impromptu vacation last week and I’m already packing for another trip tomorrow (work trip). I love to travel, but sometimes it’s just too much. I’m hoping to be home by the end of the week and go back to my usual everyday routine.

Today I have 3 very simple and quick to make cards featuring Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit – Holiday Cheer. The kit is sold out, if you are a subscriber hopefully you’ll find this post useful as I share some inspiration; if you are not a subscriber and didn’t receive this kit but do like the projects I’ve made – many of the kit contents are available separately in the Simon Says Stamp store and I’ll link those below.

December 2018 Card Kit - Easy Holiday Cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

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All of my projects today feature the same concept – patterned paper + chipboard embellishments from the kit. I used the stamp set that was included in the kit (also sold separately) on one of my cards to add a snowflake layer and mute the candy cane stipe pattern. I also incorporated some vellum from my stash and white embossing powder to white heat emboss the snowflakes.

December 2018 Card Kit - Easy Holiday Cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

I trimmed patterned paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ and adhered onto an A2 white side folding card base. Next, I cut vellum to 4 x 5 1/4″ and white heat embossed 2 snowflake clusters coming in from them top right and bottom left corners (I mounted the snowflake stamps onto my clear block and stamped identical images on both corners on my vellum panel). After adhering the chipboard stickers onto the vellum panel I adhered it onto the card and called this project done.

December 2018 Card Kit - Easy Holiday Cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

I was a bit pressed for time (once again!), so I kept this card along with the other cards simple without any additional embellishments. But I can see myself decorating the centers of the snowflakes with some jewels or sequins or something else for a touch of sparkle.

December 2018 Card Kit - Easy Holiday Cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

My next 2 cards both use the same candy cane diagonal stripe paper along with one sheet depicting Santa’s village. I really loved that specific paper and had my heart set on using it for 2 cards. I trimmed it using my paper trimmer so that I had two about equal sheets for each card. I also used bits of other patterned paper from my kit to complete the background.

December 2018 Card Kit - Easy Holiday Cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

I only added “Santa’s Workshop” and “25th” chipboard stickers along with some snowflakes in various sizes to finish this card.

December 2018 Card Kit - Easy Holiday Cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

The last project for today, Jolly, features the other half of the Santa’s Village paper and once again some chipboard stickers from my kit. I did use a solid layer of foam adhesive under the Santa’s Village paper to pop it up on my card – I always love to add dimension to my projects where it is called for.

December 2018 Card Kit - Easy Holiday Cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

This is all from me for today. I hope you enjoyed these simple card ideas. I’m going back to packing and will see you later this week!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2018
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2018
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Cheer
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Cheer
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Carta Bella Santa
Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop 6 X 6 Paper Pad
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Carta Bella Santa
Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop 6 X 13 Chipboard Phrases
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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5 Comments

    1. These are adorable Yana, the candy cane stripes are so festive. Have a safe trip.

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