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Holiday Cards – 1 Stamp, 5 Ways

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These images are from the Cosmo Cricket Jolly Days stamp set.



The challenge: To use just this 1 stamp set to create 5 cards in the themes: clean & simple, classic & elegant, cute & whimsical, shimmer & shine, and soft and subtle.

Clean & Simple


Classic & Elegant


Cute & Whimsical


Shimmer & Shine


Soft & Subtle


Holiday Cards – Classic and Elegant

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Hi all,

I’m back with another card for the online card class. Today’s theme is to focus on cards that are classic and elegant. There were so many variations of cards today. It was interesting to see how each designer envisions classic and elegant.

For this card I wanted to try a version of a card created by one of the guest designers.

First I sketched out the design of an ornament.


For this card I needed many small shaped stamps. Here are a few that I pulled from my stash.


I slowly began stamping and filling in my sketch. Here’s the finished project!


I also enjoyed a card made to look vintage and classic and wanted to try that version of cards as well.


I love that this class makes me think outside the box and create cards using schemes that normally wouldn’t occur to me. Super fun!

Holiday Cards – Soft & Subtle

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Hi all,

We’re in full swing of cards here on the blog and I wanted to share with you cards that I consider soft & subtle for the holiday season.

First, I have a watercolor card. I created the background using distress inks and ended up loving the painting so much that I created duplicates!WatercolorSentiment2

I heat embossed a snowflake design on some and left others with a simple sentiment. WatercolorSentiment1

Next, I went for a more classic theme. Here I have an illustrated image that I lightly colored using the same distress inks.Winterscape1

To add some shimmer and shine, I used a glitter brush on the roof of the church and on the trees. I tried to captuer this as best as possible in the photo. It looks so pretty in the light!


These cards were also created in bulk!


Holiday Cards – Shimmer and Shine

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Hi all,

I’m back with more cards for Holiday Style. Here are my versions of shinny, shimmery, and glittery cards! Enjoy!

Gold embossed and wood veneer.


12×12 glittery cardstock with an illustrated tag


Die-cuts, sequins and faux gold foiling (on bottom of letters).