Simply Elegant Christmas

Happy Monday!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday shared with family and friends.  Ours was a happy day spent with both family and friends.  The bonus being that I didn’t have to cook or host.  My oldest daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, James hosted a magnificent dinner.  Elizabeth is a superb cook and pulled out all the stops.  James deep-fried the turkey.  This was the first time I’ve had a turkey cooked this way and it was very tasty.  However, they live in downtown Philadelphia and the frying was done on the sidewalk in front of their house with all the neighbors applauding when it came out of the fryer!

Today’s card is a simple yet classic Christmas card.  I really like the clean lines with the added shine of gold.

Stampin Up Quilt Builder Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details

  • The Very Vanilla thick card stock card base measures 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.  I love a square card every now and again!
  • The next layer of Gold Foil measures 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ with a mat of Very Vanilla card stock cut 1/4″ smaller and adhered directly to the Gold Foil.  The whole panel is then popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The last layer of Gold Foil measures 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ with a Very Vanilla mat cut 1/4″ smaller.
  • Before gluing the Very Vanilla panel, I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Hang Your Stocking photopolymer stamp set, in Versa Mark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
  • Again, this panel is popped with Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Quilt Builder Christmas Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I’m completely in love with these little flowers and have so many more ideas on how to use them.  They were created using the Quilt Builder Framelits using Gold Foil sheets and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  A couple of Metallic Enamel Shapes complete the center.
  • These, too, are popped on the sentiment panel with Dimensionals.   Creating a lot of dimension on such a simple layout makes a difference.

Stampin Up Quilt Builder Christmas Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside panel is framed with Gold Foil also.  However, before adhering it to the card base, I cut out a few flowers from the center to conserve paper.  I was able to cut four flowers from it before adding the Very Vanilla panel on top.  This is a great tip, especially when using specialty paper like the foil…just a way to get more bang for your buck!
  • This sentiment is also from Hang Your Stocking stamp set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Stampin Up Quilt Builder Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The envelope was created using the Envelope Punch Board and simply embellished with a bit of Cherry Cobbler card stock and a thin strip of Gold Foil sheet.

Sometimes simple is simply prettier and I think this card is a good example of that!

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that today is…..

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Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope that this is the start of a wonderful week for you!

Take care,


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  1. What an elegant, most beautiful card! I Love it.

  2. An absolutely gorgeous card, Rosanne!

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