Good Tidings…

So today I guess I’ll jump in like Hobby Lobby and Michaels who have had their Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations up since the middle of June and show you a few Christmas card ideas…

Hope you don’t mind.

Love the traditional look of this one.

Lots going on with this single layered card.

and a peek inside!

I haven’t done this technique in quite a while and really enjoyed putting this card together in these traditional holiday colors.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Powder Pink, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Baked Brown Sugar (retired, you could substitute Crumb Cake)
  • Stamps:  Good Tidings and Sheet Music Background
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Black Micron Pen or Journaling Pen, Post It Notes, sponge


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The top front layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add Post It Notes to create border.  Stamp holly in Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive.  Stamp berries in Powder Pink and Real Red.
  • Using sponge create background color.  Add music notes in Soft Suede.
  • Remove Post It Notes and stamp sentiment in Early Espresso in top left corner.
  • Add freestyle border with Micron or Journaling Pen.
  • Inside the technique was repeated using the smaller holly stamps.

This is a flat card with a lot of interest…but no extra postage!

I love the look of this technique and if you have never tried it, I hope you’ll give it a go.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep, so go for it!

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!



  1. I LOVE this!! Sold on the stamp set and I want to try your ideas and technique. Thanks for an early Christmas design!

    • So glad you like it Margaret…this is a classic stamp set you can enjoy for a long time…B!

  2. Fabulous, gorgeous card! This is right up my alley. Distressed and vintage look. Enjoy your card making. Thanks for sharing.

    • That’s exactly why I have this blog Kathy…so I can share! I’m glad you like this card and appreciate your sweet comments!…B!

  3. Billie, this is the prettiest Christmas card I’ve seen this year. I L.O.V.E. it!! This set is going to the top of my “Must Have” list. You are amazing to have a post even though you are busy with your daughter. Enjoy your day!

    • Thank you HJ…I really like the way this one turned out too! We are making great progress getting Kelly settled in this area which is beautiful by the way!…B!

  4. Billie, this card is stunning! Love the simplicity and yet vintage feel to it. This is the only stamp set I have ordered so far from the preorder, and I love your example! Have a lovely weekend.