Holiday Cards with Simple Stories’ Claus & Co.

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Hi, Danielle here, and I’ve got several fun holiday cards for you today made with Simple Stories’ Claus & Co. line!

Supplies I’ll be using today are: Simple Stories – Claus & Co. 31 Chipboard Stickers, Chipboard Frames, Wood Veneer, Washi Paper Tape, Interactive Elements. Other: Super Star Borders die by Papertrey Ink, Wet Paint Holiday stamps and dies by Papertrey Ink, twine by the Twinery, clear 6 MM sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and gray cardstock from the craft store. Let’s get started!

Card #1 – Oh Joy:

First, I started with an A2 size card base in white. I trimmed a paper out from the Interactive Elements to use behind the chipboard frame, added a piece of paper washi tape (the red stripe) above and below the frame. I die cut a star border from white cardstock. The chipboard snowman and holly are from the Chipboard Stickers.

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I layered the star borders behind the snowman, adhered the snowman, and the chipboard holly over the top.

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The bottom corners of the card were rounded.

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Last, I added a piece of twine wrapped around the front of the card. I did end up trimming the sides of the card down a bit. With the dimension of the chipboard, I wanted the card to fit into an A2 sized envelope. This one is done!

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Card #2 – Merry card:

Here I have a white card base. I’ve adhered a strip of the polkadot washi tape at the top and the bottom under the Interactive Element (the pre-made pocket).

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The chipboard stocking and holly were attached to the front of the pocket, and I left room to stamp “& bright” with the Wet Paint Holiday stamps.

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Very simple and easy! The bottom corners were rounded again. I wanted to keep all of the cards in the set very similar. The slide out tag in the pocket has a cute mini tag attached that came with it.

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Card #3 – Peace card:

I began with an A2 sized white card base trimmed down slightly. I found two chipboard frames that I liked together, another chipboard holly, and I’ve die cut a “peace” word out of gray cardstock with the Wet Paint Holiday dies. The bottom corners of the card are rounded once again.

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Two strips of the plaid washi tape were adhered toward the top and bottom of the card.

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The chipboard frames were nestled together and adhered to the card. A chipboard holly is attached over the top, along with the “peace” die cut word. Last, I’ve adhered some clear sequins with Glossy Accents and wrapped a piece of twine around the front of the card.

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Card #4 – Joy card:

This cute layered piece is an Interactive Element and came this way with many cute pages. I thought it would be a fun Christmas card to add a few pictures inside on each of the pages, maybe Instagram pics? I grabbed a black and white polkadot frame and wrapped some twine around it. I also have a Claus & Co. chipboard piece.

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All I did on this card was attach the chipboard pieces and stamped “cheer” on the tab with Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint Holiday stamps.

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Card #5 – Merry Christmas card:

On this card, I’ve rounded the bottom corners of my card base again. I cut a piece of one of the Interactive Elements to use as the background (lined paper). I added two skinny strips of the paper washi tape (green stripe), the twine tied around it into a knot and attached the paper to the card. A chipboard bike was attached from the Chipboard Elements.

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I’ve die cut a “merry” and “Christmas” from the Wet Paint Holiday dies in gray cardstock, adhered them and a green chipboard star on top.

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There you have five simple and super cute cards for the holidays! Or you can assemble them and use them on scrapbook layouts! Here are a few more photos of the cards.

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Are you getting a head start on your holiday cards?

Danielle

by Danielle Flanders

6 thoughts on “Holiday Cards with Simple Stories’ Claus & Co.

  1. Patti says:

    Just purchased this line to make an album but maybe with the left over papers, I can make cards, too – love all these card inspirations. Thank you.

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