I have always been fascinated by Tim Holtz’ fun vintage ephemera packs filled with scraps and pieces inspired by days gone by. There are so many things you can do with these packs and I thought they would be perfect for some masculine themed cards. I never seem to have enough of those.
One of my favorite tools in my crafty tool kit is my masking paper. It has so many fun uses with stamps, but you can also create some great backgrounds if you don’t have that perfect stencil. For today’s project, I’ll be using masking paper from Inkadinkado along with nesting circle dies to create a fun snowball background for this holiday card.
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.