Winter Greeting Cards – Perfect Timing!

It looks like it’s perfect timing for some more winter greeting cards! With some parts of our country getting lots of snow, I thought it would be appropriate to create a snowy winter scene, broken up with some refreshing green and a few pops of red. 

For my project I used Rubbernecker Stamps Tree in Oval, Deer Family, Deckle Hills, Cardinals, Greenery #1 and Splatter Background

Click through to check out the lastest of my winter greeting cards!

The Scene Elements

  • Use white cardstock to cut the deer, snow layers and card base.
  • Cut the tree in oval and greenery using green cardstock and the cardinals using red cardstock
  • Use the tree in oval die as a template to draw a cutting line on the snow layer and hand cut to fit over the front of the oval frame.
  • Use the birch tree embossing folder to emboss the card base.
  • Stamp the falling snow on the embossed card base, tree in oval, snow layer , greenery and deer using the Splatter Background and white pigment ink.
  • Sprinkle all the parts with white embossing powder and heat with the heat gun.
  • Color the beaks of the cardinals using a black marker.

It's perfect timing for some more winter greeting cards - click through to learn how to make this beauty!

Assemble the Scene

  • Attach the birch tree embossed layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply small strips of mounting tape around the back of the oval frame and tree and attach to the embossed card base.
  • Add strips of mounting tape to the back of the snow layer and attach it to the front of the frame.
  • Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the deer to the card base.
  • Tuck pieces of greenery in behind the snow layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cardinals and attach to the card base, tree and snow layer.

It looks like we might all need a lot of winter greeting cards! Come see how to make my latest version!

Watch the forecast so you can send out some winter greeting cards to those people you know who are getting buried in snow – Winter birthdays, get well wishes, thinking of you, etc.  Check out this Pinterest link for more winter greeting card inspiration.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Rubbernecker stamp and dies used for this project.

 
5165D Tree in Oval
[ RBB ]
Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
[ RBB ]
5218-01D Tree Panel #3 Die
[ RBB ]
5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
[ RBB ]
5217-02D Cardinals Die
[ RBB ]
1231 Splatter Background
[ RBB ]
 

Tools and supplies.

 
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
[ SBC ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Clear Acrylic Block 4.78″ X 6.125″…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
 

Winter greeting cards are fun to make.

Unique Handmade Christmas Ornaments with Supplies from Your Craft Room

Every year I look forward to making unique handmade Christmas ornaments for gifts and to add to my own Christmas tree decorations.  I love windows,  snowmen and birdhouse dies and thought it would be fun to use all these elements to create my unique ornaments.  I’m sure if you picked out a few of your favorite crafting supplies you could come up with some unique ornaments of your own. 

For my ornaments I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Window 4 Pane, Snowman, Holly, Tiny Leaves, Birdhouse Set, Cardinals, Greenery #1 and Wreath Set.

Come see how I made two unique handmade Christmas ornaments with supplies in my craftroom stash.

The Windows

I layered three windows together to create a substantial ornament base.

  • Cut three windows and two window boxes for each ornament.
  • Glue two windows together using glossy accents.
  • Turn the windows over and apply glossy accents to the back. 
  • Tuck the embroidery floss hanger to the back of the attached windows and attach the third window facing out.   Note:  I wanted both sides of the window ornament to have a nice finished appearance.
  • Attach a window box to the front and back of each ornament using glossy accents.

 

Click thru to see this unique handmade Christmas ornament with Frosty the snowman.

The Snowman and Holly Window

  • Cut the snowman parts using white, black, red, woodgran and orange cardstock.
  • Assemble the snowman parts using glossy accents.  I only used two sections of the snowman body and cut the lower section off in the middle to fit on the window sill. 
  • Apply glossy accents to the bottom of the snowman and a strip of mounting tape to the top portion of the snowman body and attach it to the window.
  • Cut the holly using green and red cardstock.
  • Place the holly branches and leaves on the molding pad and score and form the leaves using the leaf tool from the Garden Tool Kit. 
  • Use glossy accents to attach the red holly berries to the holly branches.
  • Apply glossy accents to the holly branches and attach them to the window. 
  • Attach two tiny holly leaves and a berry to the snowman hat using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching a ribbon scarf to the snowman neck using glue dots.

The Birdhouse and Cardinals Window

  • Cut the birdhouse sections using red and white cardstock and attach them together using a rolled up strip of 1/8″ double stick tape.
  • Apply glossy accents to the lower base of the house and a strip of mounting tape to the upper portion of the house and attach it to the window.
  • Use green and red cardstock to cut the greenery and holly.
  • Attach the red berries to the holly branches using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the greenery and holly and arrange and attach them to the window and birdhouse.
  • Cut the cardinals using red cardstock, color the beaks using a black marker and attach to the birdhouse and greenery using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish by attaching a single loop bow to the greenery using glue dots.

Click thru to see this unique handmade Christmas ornament with cardinals and birdhouse.

I might be prejudiced but I think these unique handmade Christmas ornaments are as cute as they can be.  They will be wrapped together with a nice gift card for one of my favorite people.  If you want to see more unique handmade Christmas ornament ideas you can see lots and lots on this Pinterest link. I sure would love to see links to what you come up with.  Please feel free to come back to this post or any of my posts and leave a link in the comments sections.  I would love to get ideas from you for my next unique handmade Christmas ornaments. 

The dies I used.

 
5157D window 4 pane
[ RBB ]
5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
[ RBB ]
Bird House Die Cut 5147-11D
[ RBB ]
Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
[ RBB ]
Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
[ RBB ]
5217-02D Cardinals Die
[ RBB ]
5217-03D Wreath Set Die
[ RBB ]
5162-04D Tiny Leaves
[ RBB ]
 

The tools and supplies used for my project.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Circus…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH | ELZ ]
Mcgill Rubber Paper Blossoms Molding…
[ AMZUS ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
 

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
[ RBB ]
Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
[ RBB ]
Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
[ RBB ]
Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
[ RBB ]
Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
[ RBB ]
Nested Oval Die Cut Set 5004D
[ RBB ]
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
[ RBB ]
3013 KKCS Moose
[ RBB ]
1231 Splatter Background
[ RBB ]
 

Tools and Supplies

 
English Brick Wall Stencil
[ MFT ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
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
[ RBB ]
 

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
[ RBB ]
3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
[ RBB ]
 

 
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
[ RBB ]
Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
[ RBB ]
5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
[ RBB ]
5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
[ RBB ]
Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
[ RBB ]
Small Birds Die 5147-06D
[ RBB ]
 

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.