Clean & Simple Christmas Cards

Tami Mayberry here today. It’s no secret that I love making Clean & Simple cards.  It’s also no secret that I love using Sizzix products for those cards.  One of may favorite things to use on my cards is embossing folders. They are a great way to add texture and interest while remaining clean and simple.  Today I am going to show you three examples using the Be Merry embossing folder from Brenda Walton.

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Be Merry Card by Tami Mayberry

First up a simple white panel with a few gems added for sparkle and interest.  First, I embossed a piece of smooth white cardstock. The panel was then attached with adhesive foam squares for extra interest. Finally I added some matching self-adhesive gems.


Want a little more color? Try a darker panel with some bright and festive gem colors. The placement is simple using the embossed snowflakes as a guide.



Maybe you’re not a fan of white. This design works great with any color combination.  Here are used two shades of blue. Instead of gems I decided to use pearls. For a more distressed look you could even sand the embossed image.

Be sure to check out all of the embossing folders from Sizzix, you’re sure to find one that will make a Clean and Simple card  perfect for any occasion!



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My name is Tami Mayberry. I am a wife and homeschooling mom of five from the state of Missouri. My paper crafting interest began with scrapbooking in 2007; from there I moved on to card making in 2004 and rubber stamping in 2007. While I enjoy a variety of crafts, my favorite things to make are clean and simple cards that can be easily be recreated by others. In addition to being a 2013 Sizzix Brand Ambassador, I am also a designer, writer and technical editor for CardMaker magazine (Annie’s publishing) and a stamp illustrator for Gina K. Designs. Along with my regular design work, which you can find a list of on my blog, I have published three books with Annie’s and have a fourth due out later this year. While cleverly disguised as a responsible adult, I refuse to grow up and sometimes have a strange sense of humor that only a teenager can appreciate. In my “free time” I enjoy playing with paper, finding new ideas on Pinterest, bargain shopping and spending time with my friends and family. I love Jesus, color, coffee, desserts, Americana, snowmen, Sunday afternoon naps, texting and anything craft related. I look forward to what 2013 has to offer and I’m excited to work with such a great company, amazing group of artists and talented designers.


  1. says

    tami, you truly showcased the embossing folders so well, i am running to the store to get this folder, my mind wants to make 20 of these cards as soon as possible. thanks for the share

  2. Jacquelene L says

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards. My favourite is the blue with the pearls. This embossing folder set is already on my list. These would also make beautiful tags for gifts, or for decorating gift bags, or fancy wrapping paper for gifts. Oh, the creative inspiration your cards have given me. The merry creative ideas are whirling around in my mind. I love Christmas and making beautiful Christmas projects.
    Jacquelene L

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