Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Hello! It’s been to long. I have made lots of cards but posting… not so much. Here is a quick Christmas card I made for the Build You Stash Cardmakers hop and monthly challenge. You can find the hop here. I was hoping to get more done but I got creating some other cards.

Straightforward and simple. I used several pieces from a paper pad and followed the sketch for July in the Build Your Stash group. The paper pad is by DCWV. I love the pad but I have trouble finding things to go with it for some reason. So.. stick with all things from the pad and you are good. The brown mat is from my stash. The base is some kraft paper from my stash. I inked around all the edges with Distress Oxide ink.


  • DCWV Winter in the Woods paper stack
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Frayed Burlap

Spellbinders Coffee Brewing Christmas

Hello I have another coffee card for you today! This may be a brief post since WordPress is making it difficult to get back to classic editor.


I created another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop.


I created my card using a DCWV paper pad and the Spellbinders Coffee Brewing die set. Such fun coffee making devices. I just die cut the 4 different coffee makers using the paper from the paper pad.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Spellbinders Coffee Brewing die set
  • DCWV Christmas paper pad
  • Hero Arts Christmas Folks stamp set


Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch Christmas Card

Here is another one of my Christmas cards. Slowly building up the stash.

Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon

For the background I did some Distress ink smooshing on Distress Cracked Leather paper with a couple of Distress inks including Crackling Campfire. I also added in a little gold metallic ink.
I used the Sizzix Pine Branch die set to cut out the pine cones and branches. I colored the pine cones and branches with Distress Oxide ink and Distress inks. I then glued the pine cones on to some brown paper and hand cut around them.  Each pine branch is cut in two.
I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon die and some Distress Kraft-Stock metallic paper to die cut the sentiment.
Entered over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the February Challenge.
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die
  • Distress ink
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Hero Arts Gold Metallic ink
  • Distress Cracked Leather paper

Rubber Stampede Poinsettia Christmas Card

I have a Christmas card for you today! I am happy to get a few done this month. I used the sketch from the Build Your Stash card group in Facebook.

I stamped the poinsettia using a good old wood block stamp. I colored it with Copics and used Nuvo drops in the center. The flower I cut out by hand.

I mounted it with foam tape on shiny gold paper. I stamped the sentiment with Archival ink.

All the rest of the paper is from a paper pad.


  • Rubber Stampede Poinsettia stamp
  • Copic markers
  • Nuvo Drops
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Art Impression Holly Jolly Set – sentiment
  • Black Archival Ink


Simon Says Stamp Brutus Monroe Bounty of Wreaths

And now.. a Christmas card. Slowly adding to my Christmas card stash.

For my card today I used some papers from my stash that I was lucky to win from the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook. I used a corner rounder on the two layers.

I stamped the wreath and colored with Copics, Glaze pens and metallic pens. I die cut the wreath with the die that goes with the set. The wreath has foam tape behind it to add some dimension.

I stamped the greeting that was also in the stamp set and heat embossed in black.


  • Simon Says Stamp Brutus Monroe Bounty of Wreaths
  • Copic pens
  • Metallic pens
  • Glaze pens
  • Black embossing powder

Christmas Cards Using Dies and Paper Pad

Today I have a couple more cards I made in January. For these I used a paper pad and die cut. No stamping or ink. It’s nice to do something a little different for me.

I used the sketch for January from the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook. I am loving that it is opening my mind to using my paper pads way more.

So for both of these, as you can see, I just used the designs on the paper and cut out various areas to make up the cards.


  • DCWV Winter in the Woods paper stack
  • Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die set
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles
  • Spellbinders Standard Circles die set
  • Avery Elle Dotted Die set
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Charming Christmas Stanzbogen

I created this card using a sheet of paper cutouts that you layer. I am not sure if that is what Stanzbogen is but I found some by the same company online. I got mine over 4 years ago in a cool scrapbook store called Scrap Tree in Wyoming while going through Laramie. Unfortunately it is no longer open.

So to create this you take 4 pieces and layer the snowman scene. The first image has the whole scene then as you go along the images are smaller than the first image and you layer them on with foam tape. It is kind of hard to see in the photo and hard to explain. Maybe it makes sense and maybe you have done this before and there is a name for it.

The fancy squares under the scene are die cut using Spellbinders dies.

The sentiment is is stamped on a die cut piece. The frame under it was also die cut.


  • Find It Media Charming Xmas Stanzbogen
  • Woodgrain paper from my stash
  • Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
  • Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two
  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero set – sentiment

Heat Embossing With Hero Arts Happy Holly Days

Here’s a card I made at the last minute, ok past the last minute, for the Hero Arts Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge. I am a little annoyed with myself since I was so close but didn’t make it. When will I learn.

Anyway… on the positive side I got a Christmas card done which helps with the holiday scramble in December. I also have a couple other ideas using this same set.

I like to participate in Hero Arts challenges since they are one of my very favorite stamp companies. They are nice to come up with challenges to keep us in touch with making cards during this crazy time.

I have had this set for quite some time and have not used it that much. The images in this set stamp with really nice detail. For this card I heat embossed all the images with gold embossing powder. I die cut them with the matching die set. I colored them in with Copic markers except the berries which I did with a red Glaze pen. The sentiment is from this set also stamped with a dark brown ink.


  • Hero Arts Happy Holly Days stamp set
  • Hero Arts Happy Holly Days die set
  • Judikins Gold Detail Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers
  • Red Glaze Pen
  • Versafine Clair Ink – Pinecone

Stenciling With the Hero Arts Poinsettia Stencil

Hello! During Christmas I was wanting to make some Christmas cards but I was busy doing other things and I had enough cards. So now it is time to start building up the stash. Out came the Hero Arts Poinsettia stencil which I have had quite awhile.

Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia Die

When I finally got this stencil out I made several panels with different combinations of ink and paper. Here is the first completed card. I used the stencil and white pigment ink to make the background.

The poinsettia is die cut and enhanced with Copics. In the middle of the flowers is little tiny gold balls.

The sentiment is die cut twice and glued together for a bit more dimension.


  • Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia die set
  • Hero Arts Poinsettia Stencil
  • Hero Art Unicorn Pigment ink
  • Copic Pens
  • Bo Bunny Christmas Cards Die Set

a2z Scrapbooking October Challenge

Unfortunately this is our last challenge but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time.  So let’s make this a fun one. I hope you all can join us so we can see your nice holiday creations. I made a Christmas card. Hero Arts Home for the Holidays

To start off my card I stamped all of the images using the Hero Arts Home for the Holidays stamp set. I colored most of them with Copics except 3 of the trees. On the bottom house it is hard to see but I used a Glaze pen for the snowy roof. I also did that for the snowy parts on the top house. I cut them out using the matching dies. This is a fun set and could be used for other things.

I heat embossed the greeting with red embossing powder before gluing things down.

My original thought was just randomly put the images on the card but I don’t think this assortment of images works great for that. And my linear thinking mind took over and they got lined up. What I was trying not to do is make a scene but just images on the card.

Also before gluing things down I stamped most of the snowflakes with Frost Versamark ink. After I glued everything down I stamped a few more snowflakes.

The layered snowflakes by the sentiment are die cuts. I used the Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die to cut them out. I have a whole bunch more to use for something else. Truth be told they are hiding something I put on the card that I did not like. You know we all figure out little tricks.

There is a nice sale going on over in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop. Check it out!