Bright Holiday Cards

Your holiday cards don’t need to look like everyone else’s; That’s the beauty of making your own! Consider making a stack of Bright Holiday Cards in bright non-traditional colors!

Picture it: My craft desk, July 2020. (Did you hear that Golden Girls reference? Ha ha) The temperature is nearing 90 degrees, and I’m sitting down to create a few holiday cards. As you can imagine, these conditions were not conducive for making the usual snowy cards with warm colors and hot cocoa.

What do you do in this situation? I decided to pull out colors I was feeling at the moment, so down came the Brights! Consequently, the holiday cards I made are with non-traditional colors!

While I used my favorite card stocks from the Brights collection, if your favorites are the Regals or even the Pastels — make your stack of cards using those!!

How do you feel about starting a few holiday cards now? Excited? Overwhelmed? Something else, perhaps? Let me know in the comments!

See below for how fast and easy it is to create these bright holiday cards!

Recipe for Bright Holiday Cards:

Cut your Cardstock:

  • Whisper White: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” and scored at 4 1/4” for card bases. 5” x 3 3/4” for the top layer.
  • Bright cardstock: 5 1/4” x 4”, plus either scrap (for one card) or 5 1/4” x 4” (for a stack of 6) trees

Stamp your sentiment:

  • Using the coordinating ink of your cardstock, stamp your holiday sentiment at the bottom center of your white layer.

Create the trees:

  • Using either the coordinating ink or versamark (this ink will work for every color!), stamp the trees. I try to get as many trees out of my paper as possible! You’ll need 5 trees per card.
  • Next, use your Pine Tree Punch and punch out all of your trees. Honestly, I did this while watching TV!
  • Now you should have a stack of different colored trees!

Adhere it together!

  • I would suggest glueing the top white layer (with your sentiment) to your bright layer first.
  • Next, adhere this bright layer to your cardbase.
  • Lastly, after arranging which trees you want where, glue your trees down to your layer.

Tip: For spacing the trees, center your first tree, and each tree is 1” away, with the outside trees being 1/2” from their respective edges.

Supplies for Bright Holiday Cards:

Brights 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set (En)
Brights Classic Stampin' Pad Assortment
Versamark Pad
Pine Tree Punch

The holidays may be a few months away, but how great would it feel to be prepared? Making a short stack like this at a time makes it easier. I am a big supporter of making cards in duplicates primarily because it is faster, but also because it can be more cost effective as well.

Want more holiday inspiration? Check out these other ideas below!

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