Here are some variations on a theme. I got the Christmas Postcard and Bells & Boughs stamp sets from Stampin' Up! along with their Deck the Halls decorative papers.
I used a sampling of the papers on this card and cut out the sentiment using Nestabilities.
More decorative papers here and the sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip.
The texture on the holly paper was made using the Square Lattice embossing folder.
I just love these papers. They really make the card special.
The poinsettias on this paper were so pretty, I just couldn't cover them up with a bow.
I actually cut the bells out of the top of the paper and pasted them here by the bottom left corner of the paper to make the card front.
Again, the paper is the highlight of the card. I added some holly embellishments by Anna Griffin that I found at Michaels for a little added dimension.
I really had a hard time getting into the spirit and making Christmas cards this year. Losing my Mom in October still aches in my heart, but my 17 year old daughter reminded me that nothing I do (or don't do) will change that, but making cards for others will cheer me and them up ... and she was right. These are only just going in the mail now, but I know the recipients will appreciate them nonetheless.
Merry Christmas to All!