Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Tree – Holiday Wishes


  • Stamps – Hero Arts CL887 “Color Layering Christmas Tree”
  • Dies –
    • Hero Arts DI095 “Stylish Stars Fancy Dies”
    • Spellbinders JutRite Custom Dies “Nested Oval Medallion Labels
  • Border Punch – EK Success “Zig Zag Chain”
  • Patterned paper – Reminisce “Christmas Joy”
  • Metallic gold papers – Printworks Elegan Paper Sampler
  • Folded card – Hero Arts PS570 “Foliage Mixed Folded Cards”
  • Bling – Mark Richards Metal Nailheads – Cranberry 3mm
  • Inks –
    • Hero Arts “Lime to Forever Green Ombre” ink pad,
    • Memories “Unicorn” white pigment ink die ink pad
    • Tsukineko “Delicata Golden Glitz” pigment ink pad

I made this card over a period of time, continuing to play with the “ingredients” until I felt I got it right! I layered the tree with three different ink colors. I was inspired by the current Seasons Greetings sketch at the Fusion Card Challenge site for the card design. My secret Santa just received it so I now feel like I can post it! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Joyful, Merry and Bright Owl


  • Patterned paper – Carta Bella “Simple Gifts” (both sides)
  • Stamps – I’m pretty sure are Hero Arts sentiment stamps (I borrowed them!)
  • Bling – Clear and red rhinestones
  • Cardstock – WorldWin

This is a very simple card, made from patterned paper and the paper is the star. I focused on the owl image on the paper and stamped the sentiments around the owl, then added a border from the reverse side of the paper. I finished it up with some bling and that is it! I created this during some time spent doing demonstrations in our local paper arts store, Runaway Art and Craft Studio. Thanks for visiting.

Holiday Fox Card


  • Stamps and Dies – Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods”
  • Patterned paper – Carta Bella “Merry Alphabet”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Large Standard Circles
  • Red cardstock
  • Navy speckled cardstock
  • Copic Markers

I colored the stamped trees, fox, star and ornaments with Copic markers and created a Wintry little scene in the circular opening. The navy cardstock has specks that look a little like distant stars or SNOW as a backdrop for the large die-cut star. This is an entry for the Paper Players Challenge #274 “Let it Snow.” Thanks for stopping by.

Holiday Wishes – Hero Arts “Scramble”


  • Stamps: All Hero Arts
    • CL469 – Swirl Christmas
    • CL 887 Color Layering Christmas Tree
  • Gemstones – Hero Arts – Baby Blue and Clear
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Tags”
  • Distress Inks: Broken China and Tumbled Glass
  • Ombre Ink – Hero Arts – Pool to Navy
  • Neenah Solar White cardstock

I created this card for a 90-minute challenge I participated in with my Flickr Hero Arts group last weekend. The challenge, called a scramble, was to put together a holiday/Winter card using tiny stamps and it has to be completed and posted within 90 minutes. I’m pretty slow to complete my cards, so doing these are always very challenging for me! But I did it! I created the background by applying the two Distress Ink colors with an foam ink applicator and then spattered it with water. Once dry, I stamped the snowflakes and swirls (from two different clear stamp sets) with the ombre ink pad. I die-cut the label and stamped the sentiment from the CL887 set and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added a gemstone to the center of each snowflake for a little sparkle.

I was able to also play along in the Paper Players Challenge #273 with this card. This challenge is a TIC-TAC-TOE puzzle and I picked the three items from the top left to the bottom right diagonally shown on the puzzle board: Snowflake-Sparkle-Die-cut!  Perfect! Thanks for visiting.

Holiday Treat Box


  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
  • Patterned paper – S E I – Noel: Frigid Lights
  • Vellum – Silver – Paper Accents
  • Gemstone – Mark Richards Ltd.

Today for Black Friday I hosted a Make and Take at Runaway Art Studio. It was a little treat box made from fChristmasTreatBoxOpenour paper circles–very simple! I got the idea from the Hero Arts blog. When you use double-sided paper, it makes a nicely finished little box. I’ve had this paper in my stash for a while and Runaway had some left so we featured it and some other holiday papers from previous years for folks to choose from when they came to create the box. I’d had the snowflake die for a couple of years as well, but there’s nothing like a nice, intricate snowflake!

I am entering this in the Shopping our Stash Challenge #229, which is to create a project with materials from your stash with no stamping. This is just die-cuts and paper!

This would be a perfect favor for place settings or a nice little teacher or co-worker gift. And once the cutting is finished, it is very quick to put together. Thanks for stopping by.


White on White with a Touch of Blue


  • Dies all by Simon Says Stamp:
    • Stitched Rectangles
    • Merry Christmas
    • Melody Snowflake
    • Abby Snowflake
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White

I created this card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #25: White on White with a Touch of Color. I immediately thought of Winter cards for this color scheme. I applied some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with a foam applicator for a little contrast in the background for the snowflakes. I then added sequins and Wink of Stella sparkly ink around the snowflakes for a bit more frost. Finally, I layered the white “stitched” piece onto a white card. I really enjoyed making this card! Maybe it is because our normally mild Pacific Northwest weather was in the 90s once again today! Thanks for stopping by.


The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge 280 – Let It Snow


  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Candyland Christmas”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas CutUps “Holiday Toppers”, Memory Box “New Castle Snowflake” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Paper – Reminisce “Enchanted”
  • Kraft paper card base
  • Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens

It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a card! Whew! So here is a penguin card to make things right! This is a Cat’s Pajamas set I’ve had for a long time, but the snowflake topper is brand new, at least to me! The TCP Tuesday Challenge #280 is to use a color palette of red, black and Kraft. I embossed the penguin stamp and then colored the image with Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens. I popped up the sentiment, repeating the circle and the snowflake motifs.

Just for fun, this is also a stop on the Cat’s Pajamas’ Winter Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll try not to take so long for my next post!