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Christmas Card Prep Week 3-MFT Handwritten Holiday

Hello and welcome back to my Christmas card prep series. Today’s post features cards I made with MFT’s Handwritten Holiday’s. This stamp set includes several large sentiments, written in a beautiful script.


Several ideas popped into my head when I first saw this set. Let me share what I did as far as “mass production,” goes.

I used the tag shape from Concord and 9th’s Sprinkle Turnabout bundle and cut out two tags for each card. I stamped the sentiment “Joyful,” on one of the tags  with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white on 4 of the tags. I used silver on the card in the middle of the top row.

I stamped the snowflake images on the second tags, and embossed to match. On the red tag I used an ornament image from CZ Design’s Coolest Yulest.

The tags were adhered to cards with foam tape. I added matching ribbon, and accented the cards with Lucy’s cards Jewels. For the two cards on the bottom row I used Simply White Nuvo drops to change things up. I used the following cardstocks,  in order starting at the top, MFT Wild Cherry and Neenah Solar White Classic Crest, MFT Sno-Cone and Neenah White Silver, MFT Sno-Cone and Neenah Solar White Classic Crest, Gina K Christmas Pine and Neenah Solar White Classic Crest, MFT Kraft and Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.

I did play around with some other designs with the tags.

The top card uses Concord and 9th’s Sprinkle Turnabout stamp for the background, with Candied Apple and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink, along with Versamark and Gold embossing powder. I used MFT’s Mod Rectangles to cut the panel out.

The second card is the tag, along with reindeer from CZ Design’s Coolest Yulest, stamped, embossed and die cut. Lucy’s Cards jewels finish off that card. The third card was describe in a previous post.

Now for the other idea I had for this sentiment set. I have several Christmas sets that feature cute images, such as fairies and lambs. They are sweet, but seem to require scene building to use them. My idea was to take a large sentiment, and then add one of the images.

I haven’t had the chance to play with this idea too much, but I did get to make 2 cards. I used Distress Mica Spray for the background of the lamb card, and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. The little lamb is from Mama Elephant’s Wooly Winter. The second card is more plain, with white heat embossing, and the trees from CZ Design’s Coolest Yulest. Silver confetti sequins finish it off (the cardstock on both cards is MFT’s Wild Cherry).

The last card I made with this set is a one off. This was for a previous MFT Sketch Challenge.


The description for this card is include in this post.

I hope to make some more cards with this set, once I’m no longer overwhelmed with ideas for the Hero Arts October kit. There is so much inspiration in that kit, but none of it really lends itself to mass production. I think I will write a post featuring the kit at the end of this series, as a bonus post. And, I haven’t even gotten my hands on the Hero Arts November kit yet!!! That will definitely be a good mass production kit.

Thanks for stopping by, and hanging out through this long post.


P.S. There is an item in MFT’s November release that I just ordered, that would be awesome for mass producing cards. It’s a large die cut call Mesmerizing Mandala. I don’t want to delay this post any longer, but I’m sure you’ll see if used in upcoming post. Not only would it make a great snowflake, but I can see it being used all year long.

I was able to order it when the release went live Tuesday night, but it has sold out sense then. Here is the link to the item. I highly recommend signing up for email notification when they restock it. I already had my eye on it, but then I saw a sneak peak of what Jennifer McGuire did with alcohol inks and was totally sold. Here is a link to Jennifer’s post. I can see a card with this die cut, maybe from glitter paper, and a sentiment from Handwritten Holiday heat embossed on vellum and layered over top of the die. Stay tuned!



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