Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!

Yippee for Yana

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Can you believe this is the last Sunday in November?! We’re in high gear on holiday planning, cardmaking, and crafting gifts! Please join me in welcoming back the super awesome and inventive Yana Smakula in her latest episode of our Yippee for Yana series where she is sharing FIVE unique one layer Christmas card ideas! Be sure to give her video a watch for more info and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!

Today I have not one, not 2, and even not 3, but 5 one layer Modern Christmas card ideas that you can make. These are very simple, they don’t require a ton of supplies or special skills and most important – they are one layer, so easy to pop in an envelope and mail to your friends or colleagues.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!

You will need just a handful of things for these cards starting with colored cardstock of your choice, I’m using various colors from Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder in gold and white (or some other color if you like), you’ll also need other supplies you usually use for heat embossing, a white pen to add accents, Nuvo Jewels drops in bright and cheerful colors (I used 6 different colors), you’ll also need Nuvo Drops in Gloss white to add dimensional white dots and finally – you’ll need clear stamps! I’m using 4 stamp sets for these cards starting with Critter Sweaters, Winter Scene, Tiny Words Christmas, and Festive Trees.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!

I started working on these cards by heat embossing selected images on colored cardstock. Less is more with these simple and modern Christmas cards, so try to add avoid adding a ton of stuff onto your cards. Go with a simple, but meaningful sentiments and one or three images to make a little scene. You can add in the rest using tools such as a white pen on Nuvo Drops to spice up the card design.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!

To make these cards your own you can try using another color of cardstock for your background and another color of embossing powder for the heat embossing. I also want to encourage you to always look at your stamps in a different way. Have a simple triangle image? How else can you use it besides it being just a triangle? Can it be used a mini Christmas Tree? Can you stamp 2 tier or even 3 tier trees by layering triangles one on top of the other and have different size trees for your cards?

Have fun stamping!

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!

SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Clear Stamps FESTIVE TREES…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps WINTER SCENE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps CRITTER…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SURF…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Hero Arts EMBOSS GOLD EMBOSSING…
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Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Tonic SEA BREEZE Nuvo Jewel Drops 646N
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Tonic ORANGE MARMALADE Nuvo Jewel…
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Tonic KEY LIME Nuvo Jewel Drops 645N
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Tonic STRAWBERRY COULIS Nuvo Jewel…
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Tonic PALE PERIWINKLE Nuvo Jewel…
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Tonic LIMONCELLO Nuvo Jewel Drops 644N
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Tonic GLOSS SIMPLY WHITE Nuvo Crystal…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. Yana, you are saving me this Christmas. I swear I need your videos every day to remind me that CAS works and is stunning in its own right. Thanks for sharing! This makes my Christmas list feel manageable.

  2. Oh Yana these look so fun! My favorite ( toss up between the circle tree ) is the red cardstock with the gold w/embossed deer !!

  3. Yana, Yana. My name was chosen!!!!!!! OMGosh I hope there’s not more than one Bev Page who loves watching you! If you chose me, thank you so much, if someone else did, then I thank them so much! I’m so excited – I’ve just emailed Reed so am praying I’m the right one. Many, many thanks, and please keep inspiring us! I need to calm down, hehehehehe. xxxx

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