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Holiday Card Making Recipes

We are so excited about the goodies we have to make oh, so special cards! Rubber stamping, collage, layering, and of course, glitter. It's all such fun!

Snowflake Card

Snowflake Card

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp the shimmer silver paper with the Happy Holidays stamp in Versamark ink. Coat with red embossing powder and heat set. Punch out the message with the 2 1/4" circle punch. Stamp the A2 folded card a few times with the snowflake stamp in Versamark ink (leave room to add in bigger snowflakes). Coat with silver embossing powder and heat set. Punch three snowflakes out of silver glitter paper with the snowflake punch. Adhere the snowflakes to the card with zots. Trim the snowflakes so there is no excess hanging over the edges of the card. Stick the silver circle to the card with foam squares. Embellish the center of the stamped snowflakes with silver stickles. Pair with the red envelope.

Holiday Llama Invitation

Holiday Llama Invitation

Materials

Recipe Tips

Print your invitation on paper bag text, 2-up. Cut each printed layer to 4 1/4" x 6". Stamp the llama in Versamark ink and coat with white embossing powder. Heat set. Mount the invitation layer to the superfine white A6 card with tape runner or Xyron. Embellish the llama with stickles and gel pens. Stick a santa hat sticker on the llama's head. Use a A6 liner template to trace and cut an envelope liner out. Insert the liner into the A6 clover envelope and adhere it with a tape runner.

Snow Globe Card

Snow Globe Card

Materials

Recipe Tips

Cut a piece of Persimmon text to 4" x 5 1/4". Stamp Joy and Cheer in the bottom center with Versamark ink. Coat with white embossing powder and heat set. Mount to the A2 folded card with xyron or tape runner. Stamp the jar stamp on peacock cover in Versamark ink. Coat with white embossing powder and heat set. Cut out the jar with scissors. Mount to the card with foam squares. Pair with a persimmon A2 envelope.

Pine Branches

Pine Branches

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp the center of the card with Peace, Joy, Love stamp in Versamark ink. Coat with gold embossing powder. Fill in the rest of the card with pine branches stamped in Versamark ink. Coat with green embossing powder. Heat set. Embellish the berries and stars with gold stickles. Pair with a spruce A2 envelope.

Snowman Hang Tag

Snowman Hang Tag

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp the snowman and Merry Christmas stamp in Versamark ink. Coat with red embossing powder and heat set. Embellish the carrot nose and the scarf with quickie glue and glitter. Cut some baker's twine and thread it through the hole in the tag.

Peace, Joy, Cheer Wreath

Peace, Joy, Cheer Wreath

Materials

Recipe Tips

Cut the slate paper to 3 1/4" x 4 5/8". Stamp the adornment wreath in Versamark ink. Coat with gold embossing powder and heat set. Adhere a sticker to the center. Mount to the 4 bar folded card with xryon or tape runner. Embellish the wreath with gold stickles. Pair with an antique gold envelope.

Holiday Flower Card

Holiday Flower Card

Materials

Recipe Tips

Cut the quartz paper into 4" x 5 1/4" rectangles. Stamp season's greetings in the upper right corner of the quartz paper in Versamark ink. Coat with red embossing powder. Stamp a bunch of 3 holiday flowers on the left with Versamark ink. Coat with gold embossing powder. Heat set. Mount the stamped paper to the antique gold card with tape runner or Xyron. Embellish the holly berries with red liquid pearls. Trace and cut a liner out of the holiday floral glitter wrap with an A2 envelope liner template. Insert the liner into the quartz envelope and adhere with tape runner.

Merriest Wishes Wreath

Merriest Wishes Wreath

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp the center of the card with the merry christmas stamp in versamark ink. Coat with red embossing powder. Stamp the holiday flower around the perimeter of the card (overlapping the edges) in Versamark ink. Coat with white embossing powder heat set. Accent the holly berries with red liquid pearls pair with a persimmon envelope.

Merriest Wishes Wreath

Merriest Wishes Wreath

Materials

Recipe Tips

Trim Peacock card to measure 4 1/4" x 6". Mix 2 parts white embossing powder with 1 part glitter and sprinkle over stamped images. Use scissors to snip corners of stamped card at an angle before mounting layer onto red folded card.

Reindeer Ornament

Reindeer Ornament

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp trees and heat set using embossing heat tool. Cut snowdrift shapes from Pool cover. Drag glue pad across shapes and over stamped trees and sprinkle with glitter. Adhere snowdrift shapes and reindeer in place as shown using foam squares.

Joy & Cheer Fox

Joy & Cheer Fox

Materials

Recipe Tips:

Stamp and emboss message and fox then use pencil eraser to create snow and heat set using embossing heat tool, being careful not to overheat embossed images. Fill in fox using white pen.

Merry Christmas Pine Branch Garland

Merry Christmas Pine Branch Garland

Materials

Recipe Tips

Trim Superfine White card to measure 4 1/4" x 6". Stamp and heat set pine branches and message. Cut out message and adhere to card using foam squares.

Christmas Sweater Party Invite

Christmas Sweater Party Invite

Materials

Recipe Tips

Print text onto Superfine White text and trim to 5" x 3 3/4". Adhere to card using washi tape. Cut sweater shape from Persimmon cover and stamp and emboss images onto front and sleeves. Use washi tape and red jute cord to accent sweater.

Twine Wreath

Twine Wreath

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp and emboss message. Create circle shape by looping cord several times using stamped message as a guide for size. Secure loops with another small length of twine. Adhere in place using glue dots. Embellish with a red jute cord bow. If desired, trim corners as shown. Mount layer to folded card using foam squares.

Mistletoe

Mistletoe

Materials

Recipe Tips

Trim Persimmon flat card to 4" x 5 1/2". Adhere a small length of twine to top of stamped mistletoe and secure to back of card. Make a twine bow and adhere in place as shown. Fill in berries with white pen.

Glittery Winter Tree

Glittery Winter Tree

Materials

Recipe Tips

Trim Silver card to 5" x 3 3/4". Stamp and emboss tree onto silver layer and mount onto folded card. Round corners. Apply Super Tape to all sides of the tree layer and peel up tape liner. Sprinkle with glitter and tap off excess. Fill in corners with PVA and sprinkle with more glitter. Embellish tree with Stickles and allow to dry.

Sock Monkey Santas

Sock Monkey Santas

Materials

Recipe Tips

Use Prima Press stamp holder and letters to stamp "ho, ho, ho" below monkeys. Embellish monkeys with Stickles and adhere washi tape to bottom of card.

Christmas Manger Scene

Christmas Manger Scene

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp and emboss message and manger. Using a paper towel, dab ink onto card and smudge creating night sky. From top to bottom, use Robin’s Egg, Harbor and Midnight. Stamp, emboss and cut out star. Adhere star in place with a foam square. Embellish star and card with Stickles.

Holiday Bike

Holiday Bike

Materials

Recipe Tips

Trim Eco-White card to 5 1/4" x 4". Stamp Confetti at all corners in the three ink color, shifting stamp slightly with each color to achieve slightly overlapped effect. Stamp bike and heat set all images using embossing heat tool. Cut banner shape and write message adhere in place using foam squares. Fill in bike using soufflé and silver pens.

Photo Ornaments

Photo Ornaments

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp and emboss pine branches. Cut out photos and adhere to large metal rim tags. Adhere sticker on small metal rim tag. Cut off existing strings on tags and replace with baker’s twine. Tie bows and adhere tags in place using foam squares. Accent tags with a small piece of silver tape to create top of ornament. Adhere bows in place with small glue dots and fill in berries with stickles.

Snow Globe Jars

Snow Globe Jars

Materials

Recipe Tips

Trim Stardream Quartz Card to 6" x 4 1/4". To create a shape for masking, stamp jar onto sticky note along adhesive edge and cut out. Stamp front jar and emboss. Adhere jar shaped sticky note over embossed jar and stamp and emboss a second jar. Fill in circles using red pen. Use PVA to fill in snow and sprinkle with glitter. Adhere twine bow in place with a small glue dot.

Elegant Shimmery Layered Tree

Elegant Shimmery Layered Tree

Materials

Recipe Tips

Use the 1/2" corner rounder for a softer edge on your chocolate layering card. Use the foam squares to lift the chocolate card off the cement for a layered look. Accent trees with diamond stickles.

Merriest Wishes Photo

Merriest Wishes Photo

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp and emboss message onto black cover paper and cut out. Adhere to card with foam squares to create dimension.

Chevron Wreath - Joy & Cheer

Chevron Wreath - Joy & Cheer

Materials

Recipe Tips

Cut peacock chevron paper into 1 3/8" x 12" strips. Use the Martha Stewart scoreboard and bone folder to help create the perfect fold lines for your wreath. Use super tacky tape to adhere accordion to card and use bone folder to secure.

Star of David Hanukkah

Star of David Hanukkah

Materials

Recipe Tips

Use heat tool to set the ink on the chevron lines stamp. Stamp, emboss and cut out Star of David shapes. Adhere to card using foam squares.

Picture Frame Stamp & Washi Tape

Picture Frame Stamp & Washi Tape

Materials

Recipe Tips

Emboss and cut out photo frames. Adhere photos in place within frame.

Pine Bough - Merry Christmas with Stickles

Pine Bough - Merry Christmas with Stickles

Materials

Recipe Tips

Score and fold A9 card in half to create an A2 folded card. Mix together the bridal and gold embossing powders for the boughs. Use red stickles to embellish the berries on the pine bough.

Winter Scene with Cardinal

Winter Scene with Cardinal

Materials

Recipe Tips

Adhere stamped layer to card using foam squares for a layered effect. Accent cardinal with red stickles.

Happy Holidays Ornament Tag

Happy Holidays Ornament Tag

Materials

Recipe Tips

Punch out 3 circles of each size from both of the patterned 12 x 12's. Fold circles in half. Adhere sides of circles to one another to form ornament shape and adhere to sides flat onto card.

Neon Happy Owlidays Greeting

Neon Happy Owlidays Greeting

Materials

Recipe Tips

Use the foam squares to elevate the owl to give it some depth. Use the souffle pens to add some extra color to the owl's accessories.

Merry Christmas Santa and Snowman

Merry Christmas Santa and Snowman

Materials

Recipe Tips

Create a mask by stamping oval onto an adhesive note and cutting out. Stamp and emboss oval onto card. Cover oval with cut out oval shape and stamp Santa and Snowman.

Merry Christmas & New Year Gnome

Merry Christmas & New Year Gnome

Materials

Recipe Tips

Stamp mushrooms onto card before cutting and adhering snow shape. Use white pen and stickles to accent gnomes.

PS Tree with Watercolor Look

PS Tree with Watercolor Look

Materials

Recipe Tips

Heat set Decorated Christmas Tree and Merry Christmas stamped ink with heat embossing tool.

Silver Foil Mittens

Silver Foil Mittens

Materials

Recipe Tips

Use zip dry glue to attach the baker's twine. It is quick drying and great where only a tiny dab is needed.

Fuchsia Silver Tree

Fuchsia Silver Tree

Materials

Recipe Tips

Precut your small fuchsia paper and stamp tree with VersaMark. Sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat emboss. Layer using tape runners onto your other precut pieces.

Reindeer Photo

Reindeer Photo

Materials

Recipe Tips

Apply photo after embossing card to avoid any damage from heat embossing tool.