Slimline Modern Christmas Card + Hero Arts Blog Hop

If the video does not display, please click here to watch on my YouTube channel. This video is also part of a blog hop for Hero Arts’ Winter release; you should have arrived from Nichol Spohr’s blog.

Just because you’re creating a Christmas card, doesn’t mean it can’t be colorful and outside the box! I used the Hero Arts Tri-Fold Edge Village die to make a modern Christmas card that has a lot of unique character! Did you notice that this is also a slimline card? I’ve been having so much fun creating these!

I decorated my colorful village die cuts with Hero Arts Icicle glitter and paired up some greetings from the Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design Clean Line Christmas set.

When I go to mail this card, I’ll use a Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red slimline envelope. These envelopes are so classy – and you don’t need extra postage if your card isn’t bulky!

Be sure to watch the video to see how I made this fun Christmas card! Do you love getting a head start on your holiday cards?


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Simon Says Stamp Stencil FALLING SNOW…
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CZ Design Stamps and Dies CLEAN LINE…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps CLEAN LINE…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies CLEAN LINE…
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Hero Arts ICICLE PURE WHITE Glitter…
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE Opaque Matte 4oz…
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes SLIMLINE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Lawn Fawn MERMAID Cardstock LF1121
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Scor-Tape 0.25 Inch Crafting Tape
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Do you want to see more inspiration? I’m one of the stops in this hop, but there is so much more to see! Be sure to visit everyone else’s blog for additional Hero Arts Winter release ideas!

Your next stop… Teri Anderson! You can also stop by the Hero Arts blog for the entire hop list.

Want to win a prize? Her Arts is giving away three $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by leaving a comment between now and Sunday, September 6th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

112 Responses

  1. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply amazing! SO creative!

  2. Jan says:

    Fabulous, bright and cheery Christmas card. Thanks for a great video.

  3. Julie Wexler says:

    I love the fun city silhouette colors and snips of snow on the rooftops- so fun and clever, Nina!

  4. Wendy Falk says:

    Oh my gosh!! I love love love this card!! From the stenciling to the stacked dies, colors, glitter and beautiful narrowness!! It is just SO PRETTY!!!

  5. Kerry G. says:

    I love your slimline holiday card!! Great inspiration for my fist slimline cards! I am excited to make some and holiday cards would be a great way to start! Thank you Ninamarie!!

  6. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such a lovely Christmas card! Love the colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Scraporcraft says:

    Nice use of the texture for the background. Good layers and color.

  8. Nancy Knapp says:

    Love your colorful neighborhood!

  9. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Cute card! I love all the colorful layers on your slimline card! The chunky glitter gives such a festive touch!

  10. April Aguinaga says:

    Love that it’s slimline and the colors of the buildings.

  11. Karin Adkins says:

    Fun, colorful card. Very nice

  12. CraftyDesertGirl says:

    This card is amazing – loved how colorful it is! So much talent!

  13. Dorothy A says:

    I enjoyed your video. Love the little details about each step- the snow, the layered houses on a hillside (like San Francisco), and the glitter! Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Betty Giles says:

    Love those colors!

  15. Bonnie King says:

    I think this Tri-Fold Village die is my favorite thing from this new release. I love how you’ve used it here on a slimline card.

  16. Helen F says:

    This slimline card is stunning with that wonderful Tri-fold Village die! The colour combinations really brings it to life and certainly does give it a modern feel!Thanks for sharing this great inspiration! Take care! :)

  17. Cy Lee says:

    What an amazing card!

  18. Rhonda Sarcone says:

    I was just wondering what Hero Arts was up to.

  19. Nancy T. says:

    This new slim line card in intriguing.

  20. Carol Jones says:

    Fabulous card Nina! What a great idea for a Christmas card. And I love that you gave us a little tidbit of your life! ♥️

  21. Fun card & so colorful. I like the slim-line look.

  22. Cherry Robinson says:

    I got very excited when I saw your slimline card Nina and the village set which is my fave. I really have to add that to my collection. Thank you so much for the inspiration! 💗

  23. Elena says:

    Nina-Marie, you have used the house dies so cleverly. I love your cards :)

  24. Patti says:

    Your slender card and color arrangement is terrific.

  25. Patti says:

    Great color arrangement, and I like the slender format, too.

    • Patti says:

      sorry for the double comments, when I tried the first tie it said “you already said that” but I didn’t see it posted, so I rewrote it a different way and then they both showed up. Opps!

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