For the first card I drew a circle around one of my little SU brads containers and stamped the image all the way around, then rubbed the pencil line out. I deliberately did it on white cardstock and the card is very clean and fresh looking. The real red card base is 4" square. I've stamped the sentiment, cut it out and propped it up on dimensionals. The word 'merry' is from the Pennant Parade set. Although Pines and Poinsettias is retired, there's probably something in the new catalogue that would work in a similar way.
Then I saw a video on Youtube here where a girl makes some lovely tags. I decided to have a go and then put them on a card with some of the Holly Berry dsp, like this:
Once I'd got this vintage feel into my system, I took it a step further:
The cardstock is: very vanilla, crumb cake, soft suede
Markers: chocolate chip, real red, wild wasabi and cherry cobbler.
Ribbon: chocolate chip.
I hope these cards have made you feel Christmassy and want to go into your craft space and start creating. Christmas is definitely coming, and at least now I feel a little bit more prepared for it.
Happy stamping, everyone!