Every year, my list of Christmas cards to make needs to include a few retro-themed designs. I’ve always been a fan of the aluminum trees and tinsel and festive starbursts of the 1950s. I can always count on Tim Holtz to come out with something that fits the bill. Today’s project was made with the versatile Ornamental Birds die set from Sizzix/Tim Holtz.
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.
Tiered trays decorated with seasonal items are a fun way to display crafted projects throughout the year!
It is still wintertime with the possibility of snow for many of us. These lovely quilled snowflakes are a fun activity for cozy winter days.
By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Make a sweet ornament for your Christmas tree with this simple project.