Saturday, November 15, 2014

Simple Christmas BANNER Card & Christmas Envelopes

Happy Saturday!

It's fun making cards, but how about customizing some envelopes?
After I show you my card, I have a couple of envelopes I stamped on to show you too.

I've been using the Inspiration Sheet that came with the 
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit which has 6 card ideas on it.
THANK YOU, SSS, for including that!
I see the CAS cards on there and think they are so pretty.
Then when I make them I think, I need to add more STUFF.
LOL  But I don't. I'm just not used to the CAS (clean and simple) style.
I'll adjust.

Here's my card for today following one of the samples on the inspiration sheet:

The banners were created by cutting strips of the pattern paper, and using my square punch to flag the ends except for the large banner - that flagged end was cut by hand.

The Christmas tree was stamped and cut out leaving a white border.
I also hand cut the tree stem.

The large banner, stamped tree, and stamped sentiment are all adhered with foam squares for dimension.

I'm mailing a couple of packages out and didn't want the card to get lost in the padded envelope of goodies, so I decided to stamp an envelope for the card to put inside the padded envelope.
It's so simple to add a little personal touch to envelopes with stamping, don't you think?

Here are a couple of the envelopes I stamped.
Just wanted to share them with you.

They make me smile.
Hopefully, they will make the people receiving them smile too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See you tomorrow.
:) Janis

Tag Your It - (love the banners from the photo)
PDE Linky Party - banners on cards or walls
Crafty Catz - Christmas is coming
Jingle Bells - the great outdoors
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
Sparkle Creations - Christmas Card
My Perfect Life - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas


  1. I love all the cards you make!! You have such great ideas and it just WOWS me every time! The card and envelopes are beautiful!!! I have family that lives far away....will keep the envelope idea in mind! Thanks!

  2. I love CAS cards Janis, they just always grab my eye before anything else. Doesn't mean I don't love the other cards because I do, but CAS just seems to grab my attention first. lol Love your card and love the way you have decorated your envies. In my stamp group I go too the ladies always stamp their envies to match the card. I always forget and need to get into that habit because it is very nice to do. Hugs, Brenda

  3. Love those banners ... so pretty ... so very glad you joined us at in the Great Outdoors at Jingle Belles.

  4. Love how you used the kit!!! The envelopes are perfect!!

  5. So very elegant Janis, a lovely Christmas card and envelopes as well, how lovely.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. What a fantastic design - it looks great and the envelopes are gorgeous too. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48.

  7. très mignonne et charmante création Janis, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

  8. A lovely christmas card and fabulous envelopes. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Decorations' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  9. oh my gosh, that is so clever and so pretty, what a happy, vibrant holiday card! thanks for joining us JINGLE BELLES in "the great outdoors"! ♥

  10. Oh, this is so sweet! I love it! Wonderful take on Lynn's card!

  11. Really beautiful card and lovey envelopes. Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  12. A gorgeous card and such a perfect design! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!

  13. That card is beautiful! Love the banners. And those envelopes are so pretty; now the card definitely won't get lots in the shuffle. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  14. A great card - thank you for sharing it with us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

    Helen x