Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing a Not-So- Traditional Christmas Card featuring the “Christmas Bee” Stamp set by Art Impressions and the “Let’s Talk Bees” pattern paper by Scrapping for Less.
As usual, I first stamped out all the images from the stamp set using the Gina K Black Amalgam Ink. I then colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut the images. I then used the Uchida Snow Marker to add texture to the “furry” parts of the bee.
Once my image was set, I trimmed down 2 pieces of pattern paper. One with a stitched rectangle die and the other with a small scalloped stitched die. I found some yellow ribbon in my stash to add to my card for even dimension and interest. I stamped the sentiment with versamark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat embossed.
Once everything was all set, I put it all together! I used 110lb black card stock for my card base – used some foam adhesive to add the oval panel and an action wobbler for my image. To finish the card I added some Wink of Stella to the hat and shoes and White Blizzard Glitter Nuvo Drops to the wings.
Thank You So Much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy and get inspired.
Hey everybody! If you enjoy making Christmas cards then it’s never too early to get a start and if you enjoy sending a lot of Christmas cards then the earlier you start the less stressed you’ll be. This Sloth Christmas stamp by Stampendous is all about taking it easy through the holiday season. So here’s a run down of my card with this cute little sloth:
patterned paper from Carta Bella’s Christmas collection
stamped in memento ink Rich Cocoa
colored with Copic markers as follows: For the sloth’s body E79, E59, E29, E34 (also used E34 for his face and nose.) Hat R24, R29. String of lights R46, R24, Y13, Y15, YR04, YR18, G09, G05, B21, B29, BG99 for tops of lights. Leaves YG23, YG13
the sentiment is stamped in versa mark ink and then used Wow! Embossing powder in black fine detail and hit it with a heat gun
The circle that slot figure and leaves are adhered to is a 3″ circle and the fishtailed flag is 2.5″x 4″
filled in the white parts of the hat with Stickles Frosted Lace
added glossy accents to the Christmas lights and his little nose
So that’s this week’s card with Christmas Sloth by Stampendous. Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what we have in store for you. Don’t forget about the big sale going on now while Teresa is off visiting her sweet Grandbabies! Have a great weekend and I hope you get to do something fun!
Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a couple of Christmas cards using the wonderful Great Joy stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio. I love a great wreath stamp and this one is just too cute!
I knew that I wanted to use Kraft card stock with white embossing, but I couldn’t decide if I should color the images in the wreath or not. So, I made two cards!! Let me know in the comments which one you like better. I like both… there’s something about that clean pop of white and then there’s also something about those sweet colored images. I really can’t pick!
I stamped the wreath on the Kraft card stock using my Stamp Platform so that I could easily make two cards. I stamped them with VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed them with a fine white embossing powder. I then stamped the bow using a red ink and then I stamped it again with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed a fine clear embossing powder. That gives it that pretty shine, but also gives it that touch of color that I wanted. I colored a few of the images in one of the wreaths with a few Prismacolor Pencils. I fussy cut the wreaths and blended on some Forest Moss Distress Oxide inks around the inner and outer edges. I set the wreaths aside to start on the card bases.
I chose the beautiful Christmas Wishes papers by Amy Design to pair up with these cards. I die cut two pieces of the pretty plaid paper with a large stitched rectangle die and adhered them to kraft card bases. I then trimmed two pieces of kraft card stock down to 4-1/4 x 2″. I stamped the sentiments using the Stamp Platform again so that I could stamp with the red ink and then the VersaMark watermark ink. I heat embossed the fine clear embossing powder again to make the sentiments shine.
I then adhered the wide sentiment strips to the card and popped up the wreaths with foam tape. To finish off the cards, I added a few red enamel dots. I just love the touches of red with kraft and white! So… which card do you like better? Leave a comment with your thoughts… I’d love to hear!
Hi Everyone! Luci here with a few cards using the Picket Fence Studios “String of Lights” stamp set.
I love how simple yet lovely these cards were!
To start I picked out A2 size card bases from my stash, cut down white cardstock panels to 4 X 5 1/4 inches. Then I stamped the images and sentiment together using my Mini Misti and Brutus Monroe embossing ink. I picked red, silver, gold, and green embossing powders and heat embossed them. I adhered the card panels to the card bases. Then I simply added some embellishments for one I used sequins from an old SFL FOTM card kit and the rest I used Nuvo Crystal Nuvo Drops, the colors I used were Autumn Red and Silver Lining. Easy Peasy right!
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here with a super quick Christmas card using just a few supplies and a fabulous sentiment stamp by Stampendous called Christmas Sky.
This card could be easily duplicated and with a slight change of colors, be made uniquely for each recipient. I stamped the wonderful sentiment from the Christmas Sky set using VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed a fine black embossing powder.
I blended over the card stock with Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks. I die cut the panel with the Eyelet Elegance Rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and set it aside.
I wanted to keep my card base simple so I ran a white cardfront measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ through my Big Shot with a snowflake embossing folder. I trimmed it down to 4 x 5-1/4″ and wrapped it with a pretty white ribbon. I adhered the snowflake layer to a white card base using Gina K. Connect liquid glue.
I then popped up the main panel using foam squares. To finish off the card I added a bunch of Simply White Nuvo drops. A simple card design just perfect for multiple cards! I think this would look lovely in purples and blues and even pinks. What do you think? The Christmas Sky set isn’t available in the Scrapping for Less shop, but I found a couple of cute scene building sets with fun sentiments that would work with this design… Here Comes Santa Claus by My Favorite Things and Merry Christmas Greeting by My Favorite Things.
Hey, everyone! It’s Lynnea! I know many of us find ourselves scrambling in November and December to create Christmas cards for friends and family. At Scrapping for Less we are celebrating Christmas all year long! Once a month we will be sharing inspiration for a Christmas card! I used the Photoplay Here Comes Santa paper pad and a sentiment from the Stocking Full of Joy stamp set from Your Next Stamp to create a set of 7 Christmas cards!
I used about 5 pieces of patterned paper to create these 7 cards! And in the end I only had 2 little strips left! And I created all 7 cards in about 20 minutes! Yay! I have a video tutorial at the end of this post so make sure you check it out!
I started by cutting up some pieces of patterned paper – some had little images (like pictured above) and some into strips of varying widths. I didn’t follow any sketches, but these are super basic layouts that can be easily replicated!
I needed a sentiment for some of the layouts and the “Happy Holidays” sentiment from the Stocking Full of Joy stamp set seemed perfect! I love the little script!
I had a bunch of strips of paper left over, so I decided to use them to create one more card! Plus I couldn’t let that little Santa image go unused!
Hi, Teresa here to introduce you to a whole new series: Christmas All Year Long! This past Christmas I actually ran out of Christmas cards. And then, unfortunately, I did not have the mojo to make the kind of cards I wanted to make to finish up. Well, not this year. I am going to make sure I have enough. And I think I am going to address them as well so they are all ready to go. So once a month I will have a video for you as I begin this series. Thanks so much for joining me today!
Hello! Crystal here with a few Foxy Christmas cards using the same sketch but changing it up with different papers and little foxes!! Oh my goodness, this Foxy Christmas set by Sunny Studios is so stinking cute! I just adore it! And it pairs up so well with the Sunny Studio Holiday Cheer papers!!
To start I chose my papers, pairing the patterned papers that I wanted for each card. I then trimmed each piece down and mat them on a pink card stock and then a green card stock. The strip of patterned paper in the center of the card is only mat on the pink card stock. I adhered all of my layers and then set them aside.
I decided to focus on just the images with a single fox. I chose the three foxes that looked festive with their cute reindeer headband, beanie, and Santa hat and then colored the images to coordinate with the patterned papers.
I stamped each of the foxes onto a piece of white card stock measuring 2 x 2-1/2″ using Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink. I colored the images with the following Copic markers:
Once I had all these cuties colored, I added some Snowy Marker across the bottom of the card stock and heat set it to make it puffy and that completed my simple scene with a bit of snow.
I then mat each of the foxy focal images onto pink card stock measuring 2-1/8 x 2-5/8″ and then mat those onto green card stock measuring 2-1/4 x 2-3/4″. I popped these pieces up on the three card fronts and then set them aside.
I stamped the sentiment and holly onto three scraps of white card stock and trimmed them down and fussy cut a flag on one end. I colored the holly using the following Copic markers ~ R000, R14, R27, YG13, YG17. I adhered the sentiment flags to each card front. I then adhered each of the card fronts to a white card base completing the three cards. I just adore how these turned out! This sweet Foxy Christmas set is available in the shop —> here!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.
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My name is Crystal. I’m a wife and SAHM to our four children whom I homeschool. Card making and paper crafts are my sanity and passion. [VISIT MY BLOG]
Hello Everyone!!! It’s Christine from Pattercrafts with a Peek a Boo Card featuring Sunny Studio’s “Happy Owlidays” stamp set! This set is super adorable and is great for Christmas and Winter cards. I made a peek a boo card using the September Scrapping for Less card kit and I was asked at that time if there was a video and long story short – that footage was lost and I thought I would make another!
There are lots of tutorials out there for this style card, but I will tell you what I did. First, I cut down 3 pieces of card stock.
Panel 1 we will call FRONT: Cut to 4 1/4 inches tall x 8 1/4 inches wide – this piece also gets scored at 2 3/4 inches.
Panel 2 we will call MIDDLE: Cut to 4 1/4 inches tall x 8 1/2 inches wide – this piece is scored at 4 1/4.
Panel 3 we will call BACK: Cut to 4 1/4 inches tall x 5 3/4 inches wide and scored at 5 1/2 inches.
I will try my best to describe the process in words, but I did make a video CLICK HERE if you’d like to see the process and be able to stop the video if you’d like to try to make one yourself.
Now the window portion of the card needs to be die cut. You can choose any shape dies you want or have.
Take your FRONT panel – Fold along the score line – decide where you want the window (somewhere towards the right) and die cut.
Take your MIDDLE panel – Fold along the score line – (this should look like a square card) – Scored Edge needs to be to the left – “Open” edges to the right – LINE UP the open edges to the right of the FRONT panel. The top, right and bottom should all line up. (It’s not the same width so the left side will not line up to the left side of the front panel)
Now that the FRONT and the MIDDLE are lined up – take the piece you die cut from the FRONT panel and place it back into the negative space. HOLD THERE – CAREFULLY move the front panel – LINE UP the die with the piece you are holding onto the MIDDLE – Once in place use washi (or piece of post it) to hold the die down so you can CAREFULLY remove the die cut piece.
The MIDDLE piece should be folded (like a card) and run that through your die cutting machine with the die taped down so it doesn’t move. This ensures that the 2 parts of the middle piece are lined up. IF you cannot cut through both parts of the middle piece, you’d have to repeat step 3 for the other part of the middle piece.
You can decorate your panels now or after.
I decorate the Front panel with a piece of pattern paper from the Sunny Studios Holiday Cheer paper pad. Cut the paper down to 4 1/4 x 51/2.
The window needs to be cut from the FRONT panel. You can either adhere, turn the panel around and use a craft knife OR you can use the same method when cutting the circle from the middle panel as explained in part 3 above.
The MIDDLE panel looks like a square card and just like a card – when this peek a boo card is open – the MIDDLE panel will look like the inside of any other card. (See picture below). I know a lot of people do not decorate the entire open part of a card but with a design like this I decorate both MIDDLE pieces. The process is the same as #2 right above. I trimmed the paper (4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and do the same as the front panel for MIDDLE pieces. You can choose to decorate both or just the right side. I decorated both.
I leave the rest of the decorating/embellishments after I attach all the Panels
Attaching the panels:
So your MIDDLE panel looks like a card – attach that “front” to the back of the FRONT panel – making sure the windows line up
Take the 1/4 inch piece that is scored on the BACK panel add a strip of scor-tape or another strong adhesive. This piece is attached to the right edge of the back portion of the MIDDLE panel. ***be careful the adhesive doesn’t go onto the other parts of the panels. When you open the card, the piece that moves into the window will stick on any sticky part – IF you do get adhesive and that piece does stick – use powder or an adhesive eraser and remove adhesive***
Your FRONT and MIDDLE panels are not attached to each other – they are attached only to the MIDDLE panel. (See picture above)
Decorating/Embellishing your card
Once I had the card all adhered I decorated the front and middle with a strip of paper from Sunny Studio’s Holiday Cheer Pattern Paper and several of the images from the Happy Owlidays stamp set. The images were stamped and cut out then colored with Copic Markers.
For the Peek a boo part… THE BACK panel is where the image that is seen when the card is closed. I close the card – draw an outline on the back panel where the window is and decorate that area. With this card, I chose to put down a piece of pattern paper and the owl with the Santa hat.
When you open the card – that folded edge from the front panel slides the other 2 3/4 part into the window space. I do the same thing, keep the card open – lightly draw where your window is and decorate. For this part I chose another piece of pattern paper, an owl and a gift.
So while the card is closed, you see one scene/image and when the card opens, the extra piece of the front slides into place displaying another scene/image. (You can also use sentiments)
Hello Everyone!!! Christine with Pattercrafts here to share this “summery” Christmas Card using the Deck the Palms stamp set by Pink and Main. I am a native Vermonter, therefore, my thoughts of Christmas involve jack frost nipping at my nose, the hope for a snowy Christmas morning, drinking hot chocolate while we search for the perfect Christmas tree. As some of you may or may not know, I am currently living in Florida and well… Christmas has a different feel!! There isn’t much of a scenery change, even during this festive time of year. We wear shorts on Christmas morning, our Christmas Trees are hauled down on a truck and hot cocoa might be traded in for a frappuccino. This stamp set is PERFECT for creating a different kind of Christmas card.
I made an A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches), landscape card today. I wanted to create a Florida Christmas scene using the palm tree with the stockings image and to frame it with pattern paper. I chose a piece of 6×6 pattern paper from the Really Rainbow Christmas paper pad by Lawn Fawn. Since a “summer” scene is non-traditional I thought it would be fun to bring in some non-traditional colors with the pattern paper.
I cut a card base from a piece of white 110lb card stock and the piece of pattern paper to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. I stamped out the palm tree image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used Copic markers to color the image.
Copic Colors Used:
Palm Tree and Grass: YG13, YG17, YG67, G28 (grass only) E21, E34 Ribbon (stockings hang from): R30, R32 Stockings: YG06, YG67, R27, V17, R30, B41, B28, “Sky area” E00
I decided to make the frame using the pattern paper that has various Christmas Greetings. I used a rectangle die to cut out where my scene would show through. I used foam tape around that frame to pop it up from the scene.
On the inside of the card, I stamped the flamingo stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black in and the greeting “Deck the Palms” with Delicata Silvery Shimmer pigment ink.
Lastly, I used a variety of Nuvo Crystal and Glitter drops for the lights around the trees. The colors I used (as written on the bottle): Sherbert Shimmer, Blue Lagoon, Crushed Grape, Gloss-Red Berry and Gloss Woodland Green.
Thank You for stopping by today, there is also a video up on the SFL YouTube Channel if you’d like to see the making of this card.