Snow Swirled Christmas Tree Card

Snow Swirled stamp set

Here are two variations of a Christmas card I made yesterday.  I made the blue/green version first and then asked my 4-year-old what he thought, if it looked Christmasy.  His response was that the colors weren’t very Christmasy.  I asked what colors are Christmas and he said red.  Thus, I made the second version.  Aren’t kids just too smart?!

Stampin' Blue Version

Here’s a closer look at the first card.  I used some retired Designer Series Paper that was recently available on the Clearance Rack of my online store (unfortunately it is now sold out.)  I stamped the Snow Swirled tree with Certainly Celery and used Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke cardstock with Whisper White grosgrain ribbon.

Christmas Card Red Version

Here’s the four-year-old preferred version.  Anyone agree with him?  This time I used the Jolly Holiday DSP.  The colors here are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. Actually, when I showed him both versions together he said he liked them both.  Doesn’t that figure?

We made this version at the Christmas Card class last night at the Mason-Dixon library.  Wow!  Were we ever hopping last night with 12 people each making 12 cards in 2 hours!

I guess it really depends on your style as to which card you’re going to prefer but I’m interested in hearing your opinion!  Please leave a comment and we’ll take a little pole!


  1. Your design is simple and elegant. The first version is very contemporary and the second is more traditional, which is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Like ’em both…can’t choose a favorite, I’m afraid!

  3. These are both beautiful in their own way. I think if I had to choose, I like your son’s version for Christmas. But, I like to send different cards to each person. I get many good ideas from your site. Thanks

  4. I like the subtlety of the first one, esp. with the bold dsp. But they are both very pretty.

  5. P. S. I’m wondering if you can come close to guessing which one most of us would choose? At least, of your “regulars.”

  6. I like them both, but I’m partial to the second.

  7. It’s not just 4 year olds. My husband doesn’t think it looks like a Christmas card unless it is the traditional red and green colors. Or is it just men? I like both cards.

  8. They’re both nice, but I think I lean towards the red & green one as well, sorry! 🙂

  9. I like them both…they both stand out in their own right, but a lot of people prefer the traditional colors for Christmas – myself – I prefer something different… Thanks for sharing your talent..

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