How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Today I’ll show you How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps. I got the idea because I’ve been doing so many Christmas cards and had the stamps already on my desk. But it is time to switch gears and make non Christmas cards.

Looking at the Sketched Holiday Christmas Stamps from Brutus|Monroe. Which right now are offered in a limited edition card set. I saw that the pine branches and pine cones would make a great card.

How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Pulling some supplies from my stash I knew I could make a great Thinking of You card with these Christmas Stamps. I used the Script embossing folder from Cuttlebug, the embossing diffuser from Tim Hotz, gold and metallic green embossing powder, Versa Mark ink, Tim Hotlz Distressed ink and Tattered Angels Glimmer  Mists – Cork, Coffee Shop and Blarney.

The paper used was bright white cardstock and some textured green cardstock that was in my stash. I have so much paper that I have no idea where the green came from. My goal this past year was to use up as much of my stash has I can. I’ve been making progress, but I still have lots of stuff to use!

The top piece is cut at 3 inches square and then a green layer 3.25 inches. The next white layer was 4 inches by 5.25 inches. The last green layer was just shy of 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches. This last layer I like to make just a tad smaller than my standard A2 card (8.5 x 5.5 card folded in half).

How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Not sure where I got the Thinking of you stamp. Wish that stamp companies would print their names on the sheets of acrylic stamps. When the packaging is gone you don’t know where it came from unless you were smart and remembered to write it down or place the items in a notebook. Silly me forgot to do that. lol

There is a video of the whole process, please watch and let me know if you have any questions.

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How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Now that you know How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps, what will you make?

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How to make Tiny Christmas Packages

Small and simple is what I’m going for this Christmas. This post is all about how to make tiny Christmas packages. Christmas around our house will be small and simple this year. There are not a lot of big fancy decorations. Henry and I decided that we wanted to keep things small and simple.

To help with this idea I pulled down a milk glass sleigh that my mother gave me. This sleigh had belonged to her mother. It may have even belonged to my great grand mother. That will be something I’ll ask her at our next gathering. The sleigh is small enough to display on a table and not get in the way of conversations. It will be a perfect centerpiece.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

Now the challenge was to fill this little sleigh. It is small. Not much bigger than my hand. When I went looking in my craft supplies I didn’t have any tiny boxes that I could cover with paper. I know this is a shocker to many of you. If you have seen the inside of my room you would think that I own a craft supply store!

Putting my thinking cap on I decided I would make faux little boxes. Taking a few pieces of cardboard I cut it down to one and half inch squares. Using a glue gun I stacked three together. Then choosing paper I covered the squares.

How to Make Tiny Packages

The papers I choose: Rinea Foil and Canvas Corp Brands Cardstock. The Rinea foil is a pretty metallic paper, some have embossed stars some is plain. I used a little of both. A couple pieces of the Rinea foil I ran through my Tim Hotlz Vagabond and a Cuttle Bug snowflake embossing folder. I had to be careful to not over handle the foil as it is thin. But it did take the texture nicely. Colors of Rinea foil used, embossed Copper, green, red and plain gold.

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For the Canvas Corp Brands Cardstock, it has a pretty damask pattern, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. After each faux gift was wrapped with the CCB paper I placed the package in my spray box and chose a Glimmer Mist that I thought would work the best. Colors such as: Crimson, Coffee Shop, Moss Leap Frog and Red Chillies were used.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

Once all of the faux packages were made it was time to embellish. A paper punch from Punch Bunch in the shape of a Holy Leaf was used. Punching several of the leaves out of the green Rinea embossed foil I set those aside.

Various colors of ribbon were used to wrap the gifts. Tied tiny bows and glued with hot glue to hold them in place. Once the ribbon bow was in place a tiny amount of glue was placed on the holy leaf and then small red rhinestones were put in place.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

There is a video showing the whole process.

This little milk glass sleigh will remind me of all the tiny blessings in my life. Hopefully this project will inspire you. Now that you know how to make tiny Christmas packages, how many will you make?

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

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Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

For this project I bring you Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The challenge this week was to use bright green and red.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Looking through my stash of paper I found the perfect sheet of green and red card stock. Next I decided that I wanted to cut the word Joy with my New Silhouette CAMEO® 3. I’m really loving this cutter! I used the Samantha Font in Italic and cut at 1.75 in. tall.

Knowing that I wanted texture I dug through my embossing folders and found the large Cuttlebug swiss dot folder. Ranger Holographic Glitter embossing powder will help the dots stand out on the green. Next I found a wonderful diamond stamp from B-Line stamps and my VersaMark stamp pad.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

I had a huge role of black and white ribbon so I knew that would be perfect accent. This would be attached to a white strip of paper that had a boarder punch from Martha Stewart.

Self adhesive rhinestones are the perfect final touch to add a little bling.

Of course there must be a saying on the inside. I used a stamp from Stampendous: May Your Family Enjoy a Special Season filled with Love Joy and Peace. I really like that sentiment, don’t you?

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This was a quick card to make, in fact I have enough supplies from the two 12 x 12 card stock pieces of red and green and the one 8.5 x 11 sheet of white that I went ahead and made ten.

My hope is that you are inspired to create. That it doesn’t take a lot of fancy work to create cards. Although I may have used fancy tools, there are other things that could be used instead.  Anyone can create beautiful cards, you just need to know how.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Have questions? Feel free to ask, I have a plethora of useless knowledge that I’m willing to share.

Here is a video of the whole process.

I got listed in the Honourable Mentions for this card.

Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #3

Continuing on with the Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #3 project. The supplies were already on the work table and again the Butterfly stamp from the Tim Hotlz Collection from Stampers Anonymous is the focal stamp.

Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly

For this project I decided that it was time to have some texture. The old Sizzix Big Kick is a great tool, I’m glad I purchased this a few years back. There are so many texture folder now it is fun to go shopping to see what is new. The one I used for this project is Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder, Textile Texture this is one of my favorite folders. It gets used a lot and I’ll be sad if I ever loose it or if it breaks. Maybe I should buy another one? If anyone is ever in a mood to go shopping feel free to check out my Amazon wish list. 😉

Pulling from the stash of scrap paper in my studio I got busy making a new card. I think this one went together rather easy, it did take almost the whole ten minutes, but I think I was taking my time on some of the parts. lol Sometimes I get lost in the card making and forget that I’m on a mission. Does that ever happen to you?

There was a video made so you can see all of the steps.

 

If you have questions make sure to leave a comment on the youtube channel, I’ll reply and others will see your questions too. Make sure to share and give the video a thumbs up. The more you share the videos the more it will be seen. Every thumbs up and share helps.

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