Christmas cards are definitely a popular part of the holiday tradition. Use it to your advantage and show off your paper crafting skills. Create a handmade card for everyone special in your life. When you create a ton, you’ll need somewhere to save them while you make more right? We have the answer for that too!
Note: Need an item before Christmas Day? We highly recommend ordering it before 11am Central, Monday, December 13th. Mail gets busy during the holiday season, so be sure to plan ahead.
Let’s craft! First, let’s make the card holder.
Our treat bags are perfect for this! Grab one and decorate it for the holidays. Make it fun with Silver Tinsel and an Advent Button.
It’s also a fantastic opportunity to use the Night Star Stamp & Die Set. These are Host Exclusive items in the Journey Holidays Trends Mini Catalog. We die cut the Night Star in Mirror Gold Cardstock and then stamped in with Clear Pigment Ink and Journey Gold Embossing Powder. We repeated this step for the small star too. It really gives a shimmery glossy texture to these beautiful traditional stars. See more projects using Night Star here.
Supply List: Night Star Stamp Set SS-0518 *Host Exclusive only| Night Star Die DI-0364 *Host Exclusive only| Timeless Foliage Steel Rule Die SR-0036| Clear Pigment Ink Pad IP-0102| Journey Gold Embossing Powder| Journey Silver Embossing Powder| Journey Color Splash JM-0076| Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils JM-0078| Spring Treat Bag ST-0010| Advent Buttons AC-0294| Mirror Gold Cardstock| Mirror Silver Cardstock| Journey Brush Gold Cardstock| Silver Tinsel AC-0341| Outline Clips AC-0198| Journey Heat Gun TO-0083
Now create cards to fill your bag with. You can keep it simple, or you can dare yourself to get messy!
It’s the perfect time to play with Liquid Color!! You may see more Liquid Color options in our upcoming Bloom This Way Trends Mini Catalog *wink wink*. So practice now with your holiday cards and you’ll become an expert.
First, grab the Vintage Notes Stamp Set. The music notes let us hear our favorite Christmas songs. Stamp the images in Clear Pigment Ink and emboss in Journey Clear Embossing Powder. Allow it to heat set with the Journey Heat Gun.
Then add Rich Coral and Candy Apple Liquid Colors to your background. This will highlight the embossed Vintage Notes. Make it sparkle with dashes of Sparkle Silk and Bubble Gum Silk.
Next, choose your favorite holiday sentiment. The Merry Christmas from the Merry Words Stamp Set is whimsical and perfectly coordinates with the Vintage Notes. Stamp it in Clear Pigment Ink with Journey Black Embossing Powder on a piece of Journey Vellum. The clear Vellum will make sure that your background stays visible. Adhere the Vellum to the project with Silver Sparkle Tape.
Supply List: Vintage Notes Stamp Set SS-0303| Merry Words Stamp Set SS-0451| Clear Pigment Embossing Ink IP-0102| Journey Clear Embossing Powder IP-0097| Journey Black Embossing Powder IP-0099| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Candy Apple Cardstock CS-0007| Journey Vellum PP-0044| Rich Coral Liquid Color IP-0137| Candy Apple Liquid Color IP-0129| Sparkle Silk IP-0126| Bubble Gum Silk IP-0092| Journey Sequins Special Celebrations AC-0115| Licorice Twist Journey Twine AC-0267| Paper Clip Elements AC-0102| Sparkle Drops AC-0022| Silver Sparkle Tape AC-0259| Journey Heat Gun TO-0083
For both of our projects we used a variety of embossing powders. If you love embossing as much as we do, mark Saturday December 16th on your calendars. On that day – as part of our 12 Days of Deals – you’ll be able to grab an Embossing Essentials Bundle that includes Clear Pigment Ink, our Journey Heat Gun and all 5 Embossing Powders at 40% off retail. Learn more about 12 Days of Deals here.