Yippee for Yana: One Layer Christmas Ideas to Try!
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!
Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Sweet and adorable cards! Lovely and inspiring ideas!
I enjoyed the video! The Snow globe has to my favorite!
Gorgeous cards and dimension, I love the Crystal drops!
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.
Love the video and your ideas are so great!! I think I can get my cards done a lot faster now. nicely done.
Wonderful cards Yana and they are not difficult nor time consuming to make. I love the modern look of these cards, thank you for showing.
Perfectly gorgeous and wonderfully festive cards Yana!
Oh Yana these look so fun! My favorite ( toss up between the circle tree ) is the red cardstock with the gold w/embossed deer !!
Thanks for all the great simple ideas Yana! They are great for mass production for sure.
Super CAS cards! I always feel a bit happier adter seeing your colourful cards! :)
Thanks for sharing your tips and video for creating these elegant cards.
Love the simple, modern look of these cards.
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