Christmas Card Ideas for Peaceful Nativity


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Christmas card ideas using Peaceful Nativity and a neutral color palette (with no coloring in!) were on the docket for my Simple and Stepped Up Facebook Live last week.  Each Thursday I feature a #simplestamping project and then step it up.  While today's projects do utilize a set of die cuts (Layering Ovals Dies) to be used with the Stampin' Cut & Emboss (aka Big Boss) machine or other die-cutting machine, everything else is super simple and quick–perfect for mass-producing Christmas cards.  If you like to let your light shine and share your faith during the holidays, Peaceful Nativity stamp set is a great fit! peacefulnativitystampinupcandyrattrayreligiouschristmascard

Using all browns along with the woodgrain DSP and textured ribbon gives this card a very simple, earthy vibe.  These elements perfectly depict the simplicity of the Christmas story, the birth of the Christ Child.  Jesus was born in a stable and placed in a manger–simple, approachable, available for all mankind. Inspirational Christmas cards–#reasonfortheseason

For my stepped up version of the above card, I thought I would add gold heat embossing.  But I just could not get that to match what was in my head for a slightly stepped up version of my original card.  So I added a gold scalloped oval frame and it was just the ticket!  Because I had that double oval, I opted for a simple flag for the greeting.  

Stepped up elements:

  • Gold Foil frame
  • Gold Edged Ribbon–colored with Stampin' Blends for a rich brown!

You can watch the design process in my video shared below.  Please head to and like my page so you will get notifications for my twice weekly Facebook Live stamping demonstrations.  I would love to have you join us!

  1. Tuesday's @ 2PM (CT) Teach Me Tuesday
  2. Thursday's @ 2PM (CT) Simple & Stepped Up Stamping

All products used on these 2 cards are listed and linked below for your convenience.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now head to the next link for more awesome, creative inspiration!




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