Beautiful Christmas scenes from the “Days of Yore” make such pretty card fronts. Tim Holtz has a gorgeous stamp set called Scenic Holiday that is just perfect for this kind of project. I’ll show you both a modern and vintage way I used the set. First, the vintage:
In past posts, I have talked about stretching your stamps or thinking “outside the box” when it comes to theme. For today’s post, I will show you how to turn a simple floral stamp into a Christmas stamp. This is great when you don’t have or want to get a huge collection of holiday stamps but still want to create some festive greetings. It is helpful to have one or two holiday sentiments though. I will be using Avery Elle’s Modern Floral stamp and die set as my focal point along with a floral themed embossing folder whose flowers have a bit of a poinsettia look. Even better, would be to use a Christmas-themed embossing folder if you have it. The terrarium around the floral stamp reminds me of a Christmas ornament which is a plus.
If you like to create hand made cards for the holidays, an easy tip to prepare is to make a variety of backgrounds on blank notecards. You can then add a quick sentiment and you have a card ready to hand out or mail.
Halloween and shaker cards go hand in hand in my opinion. Glittery sequins bouncing around in the background do have a candy quality. For my project today, I will be using a new to me product that makes your shaker windows a little more interesting—and easier to make.
If you’ve ever had a difficult time coloring with colored pencils and getting a smooth finish, you may want to try watercolor pencils. In today’s post, I’ll be using the Art Advantage watercolor pencil set to color a pretty wreath of sunflowers and fall foliage.
Even though getting together with friends looks a little different right now, there are ways we can stay connected. Sending cards is an easy way to do this and even easier using a scrapbook kit. I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, I love using scrapbooking supplies to make easy cards. You make the most of your supplies and it’s so easy because everything is pre-cut and patterned. All you need are some card bases and a little foam tape.