Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card

Blue Fern Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Photo 01

Blue Fern Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board

Hello, Friends!  I am loving the nostalgic vibe from this Blue Fern Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card. Warm woolen plaids and old barn boards take me back in time, how about you?  Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we are in full on Christmas mode here at Kathy by Design.  The little love birds  on this card make me feel very merry , indeed!

Blue Fern Yuletide Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If you are looking for a way to add visual interest to your Christmas cards, why not try adding some circular elements?  After I removed the white centers from this wreath die cut, I replaced them with small images from the 8×8 paper pad.  Then I heat embossed Reneabouquets Small Santa Clock and added it to the mix.  Now the card just needs to be embellished.

Evergreen Trees, Snowflakes and Christmas Roses

First I altered a small sisal tree with ivory paint and glitter.  Then I clustered up some beautiful Reneabouquets Christmas flowers, mini pine cones and greenery around the base of the tree to ground it.

This wonderful Beautiful Board Clock adds some brightness to these darker, vintage paper patterns.  Shell buttons add a bit of shine, and more flowers is always a good idea.  Spatter the card with white paint to simulate falling snow for the perfect wintry feel.

These snowflake corners shimmer with glittery embossing powder in real life.   I’ve dressed it up even more with some flat back pearls.

A Peek Inside

Nothing drives away winter’s chill like a cup of hot cocoa!  So I created a box pocket inside the card to hold a packet.  The pocket is actually embossed grey cardstock that I brushed with white paint and metallic glaze.  For some reason, it photographed blue.  The camera does strange things sometimes.

The pocket also holds a little postcard, peppermint stick, gift wrapped Biscoff cookies and a Ghiradelli Chocolate.  Now it’s the perfect little Secret Santa or office exchange gift.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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9 thoughts on “Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card

  1. Gena Krannig

    Wow, Kathy, this card is fantastic. You have managed to incorporate so many beautiful Christmas elements, that I could look at it all day long! Blue Fern always has some of the most beautiful papers out there. This is such a gorgeous collection and you have used it so perfectly. I really like the pocket cards as they make such wonderful gifts. Thank you for haring this lovely card! Hugs!

  2. lynn legge

    just when i thought the other card was my favorite…i change my mind i love the colors, the images and everything about this one…its elegant and your special touches make a gotgeous work of art…..sending hugs to you my friend

  3. Martie Rollin

    LOVE that plaid and image used on the inside of this lovely card! The color of the flowers makes me think of cranberry sauce…works beautifully on this card. Thanks for your tips on attaching jingle bells to cards…much appreciated!! I did add a few bells to my hot cocoa cup Christmas Countdown…worked great! I will definitely add more bells in future.

  4. Renea Harrison

    I was so tired today that I thought that I would look at your project tomorrow, but decided to open it up anyway and I am so glad I did!! You put a bit of pep back into my day with this stunning, old fashioned card!! I am always so blown away by how you use the RB products and I am most certainly not disappointed with this one. Thank you Kathy! You make me want to get going on my Christmas Tree which is done in traditional, old fashioned style.

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Stunning, Kathy!! This is one of the prettiest cards I’ve ever seen – that little birdhouse reminds me of some “mosquito houses” I had a few years back – absolutely love this card – thank you for sharing your amazing talent again!!

  6. Claire Gagne

    WOW, this one really packs a big punch Kathy. I love it very much. These are my type of cards. You just really have that knack to just put things together and it comes out amazing. I know I must step out of my comfort zone. Because all my friends are out of state, for me, postage is the issue. I just made 15 Christmas cards & had to make sure it would take a normal stamp. For birthday’s for a few very close friends I don’t mind the priority box. Those I can go over the top and know they love them when they open the box. Be well & TYFS

  7. soozyb2013

    Love the wee birdies! there is something about plaid at Christmas. Really lovely card Kathy. Enjoy your day Kathy!!!

  8. Isabel Gonzalez

    What a stunning and gorgeous card, Kathy! You never cease to amaze me. You did so much layering and not one thing takes away from the other, it just all compliments each other. The paper is so beautiful and you made it even more beautiful. God bless you, sweet friend! Hugs

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