Wishing You


I hope if you celebrate Thanksgiving that you had a wonderful time of eating and celebrating your blessings.  We are so blessed that we got to be with my elderly parents who live 500 miles away.  My husband and I did the cooking.  We thought  everything was delicious.   

When I eat breakfast, most mornings I watch Cards and Coffee Time on YouTube.  Tina has great creative ideas and is such an inspiration to me.  One such card caught my attention when she was making it using the latest Hero Arts Card Kit.  I don’t have the card kit, so the hard part in making this card was finding similar stamps that would work for the card I wanted to make.  To see Tina’s magic with design, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZblEFpVJxJM   .


I had to find a tree that was about the same size and shape as the tree Tina used.  The only one I had that fit the category was the color layering tree.  Of course, it had to be more complicated than it was meant to be.



But I DO love the look of this evergreen tree.


  • Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree Stamps and Dies
  • MISTI Stamping Tool – You can use an acrylic block instead.
  • My Favorite Things Ink Pad, Gumdrop Green – layer 1
  • Simon Says Stamp Ink Pad, Fern – layer 2
  • Simon Says Stamp Ink Pad, Midnight Green – layer 3                                                                                                                                                                                                           IMG_2767Die cut the tree using a die cutting machine, such as the Cuttlebug, as seen here, or use scissors.  Use Post-It Tape to hold the die in place.






I didn’t want the tree trunk showing, so I didn’t stamp it.  After I die cut the tree, I trimmed off the trunk.  


The front and background panels were prepared to fit an A2 size card that was 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I like top-folding cards.

  • Cuttlebug
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die, 3.25 x 4.5 inches
  • 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die, 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • Bazzill Basics Paper, Gumdrop



I wanted to trim around the perimeter of the white panel with a string of something with gold ink.  I found Christmas lights that worked for me.  I kept the string within the boundary of the stitched lines.

Please excuse the ink-stained washi tape covering the magnets.  

IMG_2774          IMG_2775

  • MISTI 
  • http://www.momenta.com LOT 0005026 Stamp Set
  • Delicato Ink Pad, Golden Glitz
  • Post-It Tape – The stamp is too long when placing it horizontally, so I masked off the ends of the stamp to keep it within the border of the stitched lines.

IMG_2776          IMG_2779

I wanted to add a little bit of green to the trim, so I used the holly branch in the stamp set, even though it was too long.  I masked off the section I didn’t want stamped.

IMG_2781          IMG_2782        After stamping bits of holly around the perimeter, adhere the front panel to the background panel.  

  • Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape
  • measuring gage

The tree was attached in the bottom left corner.  My husband was slicing potatoes for my scalloped potatoes dish, so we were talking about it.  I almost typed “bottom left potato.”

I needed five stars to go on the tree.  To make them, I spread the ink pad across the cardstock before die cutting the stars. 

  • 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock
  • Delicato Ink Pad, Golden Glitz
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree Die Set
  • Cuttlebug
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue

It was now time to stamp the sentiment.

  • Momenta Stamps, LOT 0005026
  • Simon Says Stamp Ink Pad, Midnight Green


I stamped the inside of the card, too.  I wanted the tree image to be light so it could be written over.

  • Momenta Stamps, LOT 0005026
  • Simon Says Stamp Ink Pad, Midnight Green
  • Delicato Ink Pad, Golden Glitz
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree Stamp Set
  • VersaMark Clear Sticky Ink Pad 


I let this dry a bit, then adhered the front panels to the card base.

  • Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape


Now for the embellishing, which is always the fun part.  At first, I wasn’t going to use the red.  But “do more” took over and I added the red berries.  I’m glad I did.  They made things pop.


  • Ranger Stickles, Gold
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops, Glitter Drops White Blizzard
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss – Red Berry
  • Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings Hemp Cord, Mistletoe
  • Zots Clear Adhesive Dots, small


Honestly, the pictures don’t do this card justice.  I hope you give it a try.  It’s really very basic with the most difficult part being finding the stamps to use from your stockpile.

I’m actually thinking about mailing some cards.  It will be early for me, but I have 32 Christmas cards made, all different.  Yeah, I think I’m going to do it.  Thanks for stopping by.




Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Star Light Star Bright  http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=742327

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes – Challenge #310 – #311   http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes  http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=738171

Simon Says Stamp National Christmas Card Day Challenge  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/page/2/

Paper Sweeties December Challenge, Christmas   https://papersweeties.com/category/blog/  https://ltsqldb.com/v2_thumbnail_linky_enter.aspx?id=282975

52 Christmas Card Throwdown, December – Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012 or 2013; My pick is August 2013, Holly.   http://52cct.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-pick-previous-challenge-from.html

6 thoughts on “Wishing You

  1. Lucinda says:

    What a lovely card! The border looks amazing, you’d never think it has been pieced together from stamps not designed to go together. Thank you for joining us at the Christmas Card Throwdown.


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