Handmade Christmas Card in 3 Color Combinations?! Can it really be time to start thinking about making Christmas cards? It seems like we wait and wait for summer….it comes, and BOOM, it’s gone!  And with fall, comes the time to start thinking about making Christmas cards.

I like to keep my Christmas cards quick and easy so that I can enjoy making them and ensure that I can make enough to send to family and friends.  Today’s card design is one that you could easily copy and make quite a few cards in a relatively quick time frame.  But, the dilemma is–what is your favorite color combinations?  We now have so many great “reds” and “greens” I just did not know what I liked the best as my combination.  So I made this handmade Christmas card in 3 color combinations all with the same card design but I just changed the colors.

What is Your Favorite Color Combinations?

Unique Christmas Cards with different color combinations.

Quick Tip Video

As long as I am sharing lots of different colors of cardstock with you, I thought it was the perfect day to also share how I store my cardstock with you.  I have a quick tip video showing my filing cabinet and how my Cardstock is stored.  I hope this helps you if you are struggling with what to do with yours

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Fun Fold Video using Picture Perfect Birthday

Now let’s get back to the cards I have for you today!

The first card I made I used Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green.  These colors are fun and bright.  Honestly, this might be MY favorite!

Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Color Combinations Featured on homemade Christmas card.

Next I wanted the colors to be a little more rich looking.  So I picked Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide.  hhmmmm….really like these too!

Unique Christmas Cards with Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide color combinations

And finally, wanted to go for a more traditional Christmas red and green, so I used Real Red and Call Me Clover.  Definitely a great traditional color combination.

Christmas Cards with Real Red and Call Me Clover color combinations

Card Recipe

(the same for each card, just a different red & green)

  • “Red” Card Base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score & fold at 4 1/4
  • “Green” Layer:  4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Whisper White:  4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (+ scraps)

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards with varied color combinations by Jackie Bolhuis

Card Tips

  • I stamped both the “greetings” first in Black so I could ensure placement
  • Next I stamped the “red” flower and then added some “green” leaves
  • After stamping the flowers, I added a few yellow swirls to fill it all in
  • A second flower was stamped on scrap cardstock and cut out with a scissors and added to the card with dimensionals
  • Super easy card!
  • See bottom of post for a list of all supplies used

Beautiful Promenade Stamps-in-the-Mail

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Free Card Kit using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Promenade by Jackie Bolhuis, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

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Supplies Used for Today’s Cards

Here are all the items I used to make today’s card.  If you’d like to make them, just click on any of the pictures to go to my online store and place your order.  I listed all the “reds” and “greens” so you can pick YOUR favorite!  Don’t forget to use my Rewards Code (or SITM Code)

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