These rustic mixed media Christmas cards add a fabulous element of country style to classic motifs. As lovely as ornate, classic, traditionally designed holiday cards are, there is a true simple beauty to this idea for rustic mixed media Christmas cards made for us today by Natasha. We love her all natural color story and the way she’s built up her details in her layers is just gorgeous. Natasha says “Using my Color Fuse inks made creating the fun background […]Continue Reading
Super Cute Handmade Die Cut Christmas Cards!
Now for some cute and charming handmade die cut Christmas cards – let the dies do the work for you! As we’ve mentioned, we have tons of Christmas stamps, dies and more in the store ranging from vintage style to contemporary motifs, from faith based to whimsical – and everything in between. Today, we’ve got an idea for handmade die cut Christmas cards from Jean that is so cute and so, well, almost goofy, it is sure to make anyone […]Continue Reading
Handmade Poinsettia Christmas Cards That Wow!
These handmade poinsettia Christmas cards are very easy to make and the little extra details take them to a whole new level! Every year we show off beautiful handmade poinsettia Christmas cards and this first 2022 project of this type kicks us off in gorgeous style! Carol created this for us today and we just love how she combined a few very easy techniques together to make a card that has a beautiful, frosted look that is totally on trend […]Continue Reading
Right on Trend – a “Frosty Nature” Card!
Learn why this frosty nature card is perfectly on trend this year! Later this month we are going to share some of the trends for 2022 for Christmas cards – one of them is creating a frosty nature card and this project is a perfect example of this lovely look. These cards are idea as Christmas cards, non-denominational holiday cards and as all occasion cards for the whole winter season. A bonus is that when Kittie shared this card on […]Continue Reading
Versatile Handmade Christmas Cards
This idea for versatile handmade Christmas cards just might be your perfect solution! There are tons of ideas out there for versatile handmade Christmas cards that you can change up and many of them require lots of additional thinking and designing to adapt the design. This card might just the perfect antidote to that and still let you add your own creative twists. What makes this card so easily adaptable is that you use a simple cluster of stamped images […]Continue Reading
A Cute Handmade Gnome Christmas Card!
Put a new “spin” on a cute handmade gnome Christmas card! Today we have this very cute handmade gnome Christmas card from Annie and we just love the way she’s set him against our pin wheel die cut to put a whole new “spin” on the most adorable holiday greetings! Annie says “When I saw the Offset Pinwheel Cover Die, I knew I wanted to turn it into a fun peppermint candy background for a Christmas card.” Honestly, the way […]Continue Reading
A Good Christmas Card to Mass Produce!
If you are looking for an idea for a cute Christmas card to mass produce you will want to bookmark this one! Having a few ideas for a quick and easy Christmas card to mass produce is like having a few bucks in the bank. And this one is easy to create but doesn’t lack any of the spirit of the season thanks to the touches of gold and a classic wreath shape. Jamie, who created this for us, says […]Continue Reading
A Cool Handmade Contemporary Poinsettia Card
This handmade contemporary poinsettia card uses some metallic accents and touches of bright color to create a fresh and modern look. This year one of the Christmas card trends that you will see everywhere is a contemporary look using colors of stone with bright, random touches combined with brilliant metallics. This card has all of that and more. Colleen created this handmade contemporary poinsettia card for us today and we can’t wait to get the inside scoop. Start by stamping […]Continue Reading
VERY Last Minute Gift Ideas from Crafters!
Our suggestions for last minute gift ideas – from crafters, it’s a little easier! We happen to this last minute gift ideas from crafters are a little easier than “mere mortals” because we’ve got a stash of goodies we can use to pull something together. We thought we would share some ideas here so you can breathe a little! First, we recently saw Kittie take an empty cookie tin and turn it into something special. This is absolutely do-able in […]Continue Reading
Winter Card Making Ideas from Christmas Cards
Adapt holiday cards into winter card making ideas – like with this beauty! Around this time of year we start to think about how to use holiday cards we see to come up with winter card making ideas we can use for the rest of the season. This stunner from Melinda is a perfect example! All you have to do to extend the use of this card for months is to change out the greeting and you’ve got a truly […]Continue Reading
DIY Christmas Gift Tags – Quick and Easy!
These DIY Christmas gift tags might save the day! We are closing in on the holiday and we think this idea for some quick and easy DIY Christmas gift tags might just end up being a lifesaver! How many times have you run out of those stick-on ones or, worse, discovered they won’t STICK to your wrapping paper! ARGH, right? One of the best things about making your own gift tags is that there will be no question which gifts […]Continue Reading
Quick and Easy Christmas Cards
Quick and easy Christmas cards you can make in minutes! No matter how well you plan, it’s always such a huge relief to have ideas for some quick and easy Christmas cards you can make in a flash. Kittie recently shared this idea on her blog and we just loved the simplicity of the design but how pretty it turned out. You can get all her details on her post here – below are some highlights we want to point […]Continue Reading
Handmade Fox Christmas Cards!
Who knew how cute fox Christmas cards could be? Well, Allie did for sure, based on this idea she came up with for fox Christmas cards that has us totally captivated! We love how she combined two dies you would never suspect would work together so well and did a whole “peanut butter and jelly” thing on this card. Shall we see how she did it? Annie started by stamping one of the foxy friends from our Fox stamp set, […]Continue Reading
A Christmas Edition of Throwback Thursday!
How about a Christmas edition of Throwback Thursday? Like many of you, many of our Design Team members are in their own holiday crunch, doing all the Holiday Things. We wanted to make sure these generous ladies didn’t feel crazed so Jamie jumped in to help us pop in a couple of fun Throwback Thursdays, revisiting some previous posted projects that have endure the test of time and are still just so adorable! Let’s take a look… First is this […]Continue Reading
Looking For Cute Christmas Card Ideas?
Add this to your cute Christmas ideas card ideas file because it’s SERIOUSLY adorable! There are so many different styles of Christmas cards and one of our faves are cute Christmas card ideas because you can really put so much personality into something that’s both festive and whimsical. Today’s card from Annie totally fits that bill and just love what she did with one of our new background stamps. Annie said “When I saw the new Twas The Night Background […]Continue Reading
Beautiful Handmade Christmas Cards With Poinsettias
And today, some handmade Christmas cards WITH poinsettias! Yesterday in this post we showed a non-poinsettia floral Christmas card and today we are flipping the coin and sharing an idea for handmade Christmas cards with poinsettias that is such a fabulous showstopper! Thanks to one of our easy-to-use die sets, making these gorgeous, realistic paper poinsettias is easier than the final project looks. What is extra fun about this card is that Natasha, who is already an AMAZING card maker, […]Continue Reading
Easy Masked Backgrounds With Stamps!
Making masked backgrounds with stamps is super easy with these tips! One of the fun things about creating masked backgrounds with stamps is that you can truly create a whole scene with lots of details, depth and dimension using a simple masking technique. Today Carol is showing us just how to do that with this adorable, festive card just perfect for the holidays and even further into the winter with a simple greeting swap! Let’s check out all her details. […]Continue Reading
Stunning Handmade Poinsettia Christmas Cards!
These poinsettia Christmas cards are so lavish and real looking! Poinsettia Christmas cards are a popular theme and these cards take that theme and go full on luxury with it! We cannot get over how real these flowers look and are sure that anyone to whom you send one of these cards will be speechless! Let’s take a look at how Lisa created these for us today. Lisa started by making her background, which you can’t really see in the […]Continue Reading
Fun Handmade Southwestern Christmas Cards!
If you’ve been searching for ideas for southwestern Christmas cards you are going to love this project! We’ve talked a bit about how there’s one section of our country that doesn’t seem to get too much crafting love and today we addressing that with this idea for detailed and fun southwestern Christmas cards that highlight the features that make that area so beautiful. This card was made by Julie and she says that it’s actually pretty easy to make thanks […]Continue Reading
Easy Yet Stunning Heat Embossed Christmas Cards
You won’t believe how quickly you can make a whole stack of these gorgeous heat embossed Christmas cards! There are lots of different designs for heat embossed Christmas cards on our site with everything from entire backgrounds to tiny detail elements using this technique. Today we are going gaga for Jamie’s beautiful shades-of-green Christmas card that, with just a swap of a greeting, can step in for any occasion throughout the winter season. Her artful use of crisp white against […]Continue Reading
Super Cute Handmade Reindeer Cards!
These handmade reindeer Christmas cards are cute for anyone! When we saw this idea for handmade reindeer Christmas cards that Kittie shared on her blog, we asked her if we could share it here. Doesn’t this card just instantly make you smile? Those die cut reindeer look like they can’t WAIT to get to work! Kittie says she used some polka dotted paper for her “reverse” snowy background and we checked and our Splatter Background stamp (that Kittie used for […]Continue Reading