Quilty Christmas Tree Cards!

Hi friends! Want to get an early start on your Christmas cards and have some craft fun? Try this faux quilt technique!


This will work with any shape to create a homespun handmade card. No Christmas tree stencil? Trace a printed clip art or a cookie cutter! Watch the video to see how to make these!

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Project tips!

  1. When using blending brushes I recommending having about 6 brushes, 1 for all greens, 1 for reds, 1 for yellows etc so you don’t have to wash them and you conserve your ink.
  2. I used heavy-duty scissors with serrated bladed I bought at the dollar tree to cut through all of the trees at once. Be sure to hold the trees together tightly as you cut so they don’t slide.
  3. If you don’t have stamps you can try this technique with scrapbook paper, it would be really cute and you can use up what you have!

I hope this project inspired you and til next time happy crafting!


Pretty Winter Scene Card! LEARN Partial Embossing & Masking

Hi friends! I really enjoyed making this card and it is very easy too! It used limited supplies and you probably have nearly everything you need to make it!


I love the partial embossing technique, it really gets that “How’d you do that!?!” response which is always fun! I just realized that I would be a lousy magician because I love to give away my secrets LOL! Watch the video and yu can learn how to do this technique too!


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You can adapt this idea to other seasons as well. Experiment with inks and stamps to create sensational scenes! If you liked this video please consider sharing it with a friend using one of the handy sharing buttons below or pin it on Pinterst! That helps other like-minded crafters find my blog. Sharing is caring! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Stamp School: Poinsettia Christmas Card & Removable Ornament!

Hi friends! Today I have another early Christmas card you can add to your stash. But first I want to announce the winner of last weeks stamp giveaway from ArtNeko, the winner of the fall stamps is Cheryl Singer Check your email to claim your prize! Now on to today’s project!


This card has a removable ornament that can be cherished year after year. I think having a reusable ornament makes the card worth a little extra time. Remember to “assembly line” the card making process if you are making more than one because it drastically cuts down on time. Watch the video to see how it’s done!


Feel free to switch up the design with the supplies you already have on hand. If you don’t have a die cutter why not fold a 4″ circle of white cardstock and make the snowflake base old school? Don’t let your lack of resources limit your resourcefulness! If you were interested in the 20 free personalized greeting cards from our sponsor Printer Pix you can snag them here, they have fun photo gifts you can buy too but it is nice to try a service for free first I think. I hope you enjoyed today’s project and til next time happy crafting!

Kids can mail their letters to Santa at Macy’s!

And the really cool part is that for every letter that gets put into the mailbox Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make a Wish Foundation. So we all went to the mall to mail our letters to Santa today, I cut envelopes (I used my freebie from yesterday of course) out of festive paper and let them write and draw what they wanted for Christmas inside. The set up there was really cute with a big red mailbox and a desk with paper for kids to make their letters if they hadn’t already, then we were off to see the Jolly Old Elf himself! What a day!

I realized I was a few cards short as I mailed my cards yesterday so here is another quick design I came up with:


Stamps: All Night Media, Inque Boutique, PP: DCWV, Chipboard ATB, Tag: HOTP

Directions: Stamp image on a pre-folded cream card. Trim PP slightly smaller than card front and rip out a window for the stamped image to show through. Adhere to card. Scallop edge of card and ink. Stamp the flourish with white acrylic paint onto PP and sprinkle on red glitter white paint is wet. Add chipboard candy cane with a tagger, silver tag with foam tape  and confetti stars with glue.

Don’t forget to visit Macy’s for a memorable moment and a good deed, our trip to the mall was fun and we only spent $2 (that was for the two rides on the carousel!) Talk about frugal! Until next time happy crafting!

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