Unique Handmade Christmas Cards That Are Giftable

I love coming up with unique handmade Christmas cards and when I saw this fireplace die all I could see was a brick hearth and sweet little stockings. Yes, this is a detailed card but it’s not difficult. And it’s so special that it could easily serve as a gift on its own.  It would be so pretty mounted inside a glass covered shadowbox frame. 

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Fireplace, Greenery #1, Mixable Flower Stack, Tall Terracotta Pots, Cats, Nested Oval Set, Rectangle Combo #2, Splatter Background and Moose Set.

Today I am sharing one of my more unique handmade Christmas cards - detailed yes, but not hard to make!

Brick Card Base

  • Secure the brick stencil to a piece of cream cardstock using masking tape.  I find the Scotch Safe Release Tape holds the stencil perfectly in place and yet releases easily from the cardstock when finished.
  • Begin applying the base color to the brick using Antique Linen ink and a blender brush.  I love my Life Changing Blender Brushes for applying color with stencils.
  • Continue applying darker shades of color using the blender brushes and Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo inks.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply darker shades of color randomly over the whole brick base to create a more natural looking brick wall.
  • Remove the stencil and use a blender brush to apply Antique Linen ink over the grout lines.

The Fireplace Elements

  • Cut the fireplace elements using white, black, woodgrain and yellow cardstock.  Note:  I cut the top part of the mantle in black to use as the base for the hearth.
  • Use strips of mounting tape to attach the fireplace and hearth to the card base.
  • Apply Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge ink to to the flame pieces and apply sparkle using yellow Stickles.
  • Attach the flames and logs to the grate using glossy accents and attach the whole piece to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.

I love unique handmade Christmas cards and today I am sharing this giftable scene with you - click through to learn more!

The Decorative Pieces

  • Create a mini scene on a small oval using using the tiny tree stamps from the Moose set and Shady Lane ink. Apply Tumbled Glass ink to the sky area and then heat set the scene with a heat gun.
  • Stamp the Splatter Background on the scene using white pigment ink, and paint touches of white pigment ink on the ground area using a brush and then heat emboss using white embossing powder. 
  • Use two oval dies to cut a frame for the scene, attach it to the picture using small pieces of mounting tape and then attach it to the card base using double stick tape.
  • Arrange the pots of poinsettias and evergreen and attach them on both sides of the fireplace using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Create the fireplace decoration with a few branches of evergreen branches and a single poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.
  • Make the tiny stockings using colorful designer paper and attach them to the fireplace using glossy accents at the tip and small pieces of mounting tape near the heels.
  • Finish the scene by adding a curious cat on the mantle and another on the hearth. 

I love unique handmade Christmas cards and today I am sharing this giftable scene with you - click through to learn more!

Do you enjoy making unique handmade Christmas cards as much as I do?  Although this card is detailed there is really nothing about it that is hard. It just takes time to create the scene one step at a time.  Here is a link to a fireplace card I made earlier this fall.  Check out this Pinterest link for more fireplace card inspiration.  I want to thank you for all of your supportive comments on my posts yesterday.  I really appreciated all of your input.  And I must apologize for sending a second post out.  It was an accident.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a good day.

 
5220D Fire Place Die
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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Nested Oval Die Cut Set 5004D
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Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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3013 KKCS Moose
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1231 Splatter Background
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Tools and Supplies

 
English Brick Wall Stencil
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Classic Cream – 25 pk, Neenah Classic…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush – 2 Pack,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Mini…
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
Scotch Safe-Release Masking Painter’s…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
 

Unique handmade Christmas cards are perfect to send to family and friends.

Make an Easy Wine Glass Light Using Your Stamps!

What on earth is a “wine glass light”? Only the cutest way to dress up a table, serve as an elegant version of night light or to serve as a super cute gift. And the best part? They are easy to make, use things you probably already have on hand and you can raid the dollar store for the glasses and tea lights making this one of those don’t-tell-anyone inexpensive but oh-so-gorgeous gifts.

A wine glass light makes a gorgeous and easy gift - click through to learn how to make your own!

Vellum_Votive_Shade

I downloaded this template from Splitcoaststampers and used it to cut my vellum.  I used deckle scissors to cut around the bottom of the shade to give a more natural look.

Come learn how to make a wine glass light using items from the dollar store and stamps and ink!

I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Moose cabin and trees images to create my scene.  I stamped the trees all the way around the shade using olive pigment ink, leaving a space open to stamp the cabin, and embossed with clear embossing powder. When stamping the tree images I had to keep turning the shade template slightly and keep the trees in line following the curve of the shade. If not the tree line would have been crooked. I masked the trees on  both side of the opening for the cabin and then stamped the cabin with brown pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I lightly painted the cabin with lighter brown pigment ink and the windows with yellow pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I painted a thin layer of white pigment ink on the roof of the cabin and along the ground area and embossed with white embossing powder.  The final step was to create the falling snow using a tiny brush and dotting the sky area white pigment ink and embossing with white embossing powder.  I finished the with the green ribbon and multi loop bow.  I don’t know if you can tell or not but I am in love with the Moose set.  The small trees are perfect for smaller scenes like this and they coordinate with the tree in the 3 Pine Tree set.  

Click through to learn how to make a wine glass light that you can use to to decorate your home or give as a gift!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this wine glass light.  I am very sorry that you received a second email today.  I accidentally published my post  while I was working on this instead of saving it.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun new Christmas card idea. 

 
3013 KKCS Moose
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Supplies

 
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Pinecone
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Acorn
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Ripe Avocado 3/8″ Twill Tape Ribbon…
[ PPR ]
 

You may want to share this wine glass light with your crafty friends.

A Cute DIY Greeting Card Storage Box

I wasn’t even sure if I was going to share this but I showed a friend and she lost her mind over this greeting card storage box I made from an old tin. Take a look:

Come see how I made this greeting card storage box from an old tin and some paint!

Before I get into details, I would love to know – do you want me to share ideas like these? I have been toying with the whole idea of “Anything But A Card” posts but I want to make sure you like the idea before I start bombarding you with non-card projects that shows different ways to use stamps and dies.  Please let me know in the comments section!

So, back to the project. If you are anything like me, you’ve got cards all. over. the place. I really needed yet another greeting card storage box and I unearthed this old tin from a Stampin’ Up! kit from years ago. The color totally did not go with my decor (because, you know, that’s our jam, right?) so I taped off the clear top, spray painted it white, knowing whatever I did would work with the white. And then one day when I was making this card or this card I looked at the tree and thought “A-HA!”. I stamped around the box with green pigment ink and embossed my little forest with clear embossing powder. Then I added the ribbon trim and a multi-loop bow and Voila! I love it!

Make a custom greeting card storage box by repurposing and old tin and stuff you have around your crafting space!

 

This would be so perfect as a gift for someone special – imagine, a beautiful greeting card storage box full of cards – is there anything better?

You too can make this pretty greeting card storage box using old containers, paint and some stamps!

So please be sure to let me know if you would like me to share more ideas like this with you! In the meantime, go ahead and see what sorts of things you have tucked away that you can convert into your own greeting card storage box – and be sure to save one for yourself!

 
3013 KKCS Moose
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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Krylon K05545007 COLORmaxx Spray…
[ AMZUS ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Ripe Avocado 3/8″ Twill Tape Ribbon…
[ PPR ]
Scotch Safe-Release Masking Painter’s…
[ ELH ]
 

Christmas Cards with Deer are Always Popular

Christmas cards with deer are always popular and I love using them on an all white background.   Adding a few colorful images creates interest that pops against the white background.  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Deer Family, Winter Tree, Nested Deckle Rectangles, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1 and Small Birds.  The polka dot embossed background was made using a retired folder made by Sizzix for Stampin’ Up!

Come see how I make Christmas cards with deer.

The Scene Base

  • Cut the deckle layer using white cardstock, insert in embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach the deckle layer to the red background layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the deckle layer and attach it to the white card base.
  • Cut the deckle hill layer using white cardstock and attach it to the deckle layer using strips of mounting tape.

Christmas cards with deer are always popular.

Create the Scene

  • Cut the deer and tree using white cardstock.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree, tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach to the scene base,  Note:  I added a few rolled up tiny glue dots to a few key spots to hold the upper branches in place.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen branches.
  • Cut tiny pieces off of a branch and attach them to the deer neck using glossy accents. I added a tiny red collar to the mamma dear just for fun even though we know deer don’t wear collars. LOL!
  • Punch out red 1/16″ circles and attach them to the necks of both deer using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the mamma and baby deer in behind the snow layer and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the green branches apart and attach them in behind the snow layer using glossy accents.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds and color their beaks with a black marker.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the birds to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.

Check out how I make Christmas cards with deer for family and friends.

Here are links to the dies I used for my card.

 
Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Here are links to the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 1/16 Inch Hand Punch, Circle
[ AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

So if you are looking for an idea to create your own Christmas cards with deer I welcome you to use mine as an inspiration.  You can find lots more Christmas cards with deer inspiration on this Pinterest link.   And check out this Pinterest link for white on white Christmas card inspiration.  I sure appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 

Handmade Paper Poinsettia

There is something so special about a bright red handmade paper poinsettia arranged with holly on an all white card base and paired with a simple gold embossed sentiment.  This is such an elegant card and was easy to make and would be perfect to make several at a time for family and friends.  I used  the Poinsettia #2 paired with Holly, Deckle Frame and May the Joys sentiment. 

Rubbernecker Cyber Monday Sale

Did you miss the Rubbernecker Stamps Black Friday Sale?  If so, you are in luck.  Rubbernecker has a special Cyber Monday Sale section on the site as well as additional discounts available.   

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 right

The Card Base and Sentiment

  • Use the Deckle Frame and white cardstock to cut the sentiment layer.
  • Secure the sentiment stamp and cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Apply Versamark to the stamp and stamp the white deckle layer.
  • Apply super fine gold embossing powder and heat with heat gun.
  • Attach strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base.

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 center

The Handmade Paper Poinsettia and Holly

  • Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia sections. Note:  I like to create one or two green poinsettia sections for the main base of the flower.
  • Cut the holly sections using green and red cardstock. Attach the red berries to the holly using glossy accents.
  • Lay the holly sections on a molding pad and use the leaf tool. 
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face down on a molding pad and use a large round stylus to shape the flower petals.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face up on a molding pad and use a small tipped stylus to push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents. 
  • Form one tiny yellow flower using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach it to the flower center using glossy accents.  Note:  I love to use my reverse tweezers when working with tiny die cut parts and pieces.

Arrange the Poinsettia and Holly

  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the corner of the sentiment layer.
  • Tuck the holly branches under the poinsettia and attach them using glossy accents.

 

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 left

Here are links to the dies and stamp used for my project.

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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May the Joys 980-08
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Here links to the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaMark Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH | ELZ ]
Molding Pad
[ ELZ ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my handmade paper poinsettia card.  The poinsettia is certainly an iconic Christmas symbol and are perfect on holiday cards and projects.  You can see lots of handmade paper poinsettia inspiration on this Pinterest link.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Felt Ornaments Look So Cozy On the Christmas Tree

Felt ornaments looks so cozy on the Christmas tree and adds a homespun feel for the holidays.  I’ve been having fun using felt to make Christmas ornaments.  The poinsettia mug ornaments I shared a few days ago were made on a flat felt surface.  For today’s ornament I created a soft fiber filled pillow background for my winter cabin scene.

For my project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Snow Globe Set, Cabin Set, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Small Birds, Tiny Leaves and the star from the Globe Tree Set..

Click thru to see how I made pretty felt ornaments.

The Die Cut Felt Parts

  • Cut two white circle sections and a white deckle hill section. Use the circle die to cut the deckle hill section.
  • Use gray and white felt to cut the cabin sections and attach them together using Crafter’s Pick tacky glue.
  • Cut one set of evergreen trees and tiny leaves using green felt.
  • Punch out 1/8″ circles and cut small birds using red felt.
  • Use yellow felt to cut the tiny star.

 

Click thru to see how I made winter scene felt ornaments.

Create the Scene

  • Apply tacky glue to the back of the trees and attach to the front white felt circle.
  • Use tacky glue to attach the cabin to the trees and the circle base.
  • Attach the tiny green leaves, red circle, red birds and yellow star to the scene using tacky glue.
  • Secure the two round felt circles and the snow layer together using straight pins.
  • Thread an embroidery needle with white embroidery floss and sew the pieces together using an overcast whip stitch and leave a small section open to use to add fiber fill.  Note:  Check out this American Felt and Craft link to see several different stitch options.  Please don’t  take a close look at my stitching.  My needle point was not sharp enough and made it difficult for me to get through the felt to create even stitches. 
  • Insert fiber fill to the inside of the white circles to create a soft pillow appearance and then compete stitching to close the opening.
  • Create the thread hanger by inserting the needle in between the top layers, pulling the thread up through , create the loop and secure with a couple french knots.

Click thru to see how I made cozy felt ornaments

Here are the dies I used to create my ornament.

 
5177-01D Snow Globe Die Cut
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Medium Tinsel, Essentials By Ellen…
[ ELH ]
Avocado, Essentials By Ellen Wool…
[ ELH ]
Ruby, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt 9…
[ ELH ]
Winter White, Essentials By Ellen…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Outus Large-Eye Blunt Needles Steel…
[ AMZUS ]
Winter White, DMC Embroidery Floss,…
[ ELH ]
Fairfield FAIPFT12 Fiber Poly Fil…
[ AMZUS ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
 

Have you made handmade felt ornaments for your own tree or to give as gifts?They are so fun to make and go together quite easily.  Here is a Pinterest link to handmade felt Christmas ornaments for more inspiration.  Please feel free to add links to your felt ornaments in the comment section.  I would love to see what you come up with.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.