Christmas Series · Making Cards


Happy weekend! Now that it’s November, Christmas card creating really gets going! I hope this series of post has helped you out this year.

I really wanted to continue this series through the end of November, but I’m having surgery the week of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately that is usually the week I make my desk calendars for next year. Since I’ve lost that time, I need to start working on them on the weekends. There is no way I can make enough cards for each post, and the desk calendars. I will keep making Christmas cards, and sharing them here and on Instagram.

Ok, now that I have broken the bad news, let’s get back on track. Concord & 9th’s Ornamentals stamps and dies. Sorry about the pictures, between day light savings and the rainy weekend, I had no luck.


I’m starting with the new cards I made.

Background: Concord & 9th Dotted Fill in stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White with Altenew Ruby Red ink

Sentiment: C&9th Lets Be Jolly Dies, die cut from Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust cardstock and MFT Wild Cherry cardstock.

Embellishment: White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops, the top of the ornament is from scraps of silver foil cardstock.

Card Base: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs cardstock, die cut to match the ornament shape.

Background: MFT Wild Cherry cardstock stamped with C&9th Woven Stripes stamped with Altenew Ruby Red.

Sentiment: C&9th Merry, cut from Wild Cherry 4 times and adhered with liquid adhesive. I added Versamark ink to the bottom of the sentiment, and heat embossed it 4 times with Hero Arts gold embossing powder

Embellishment: Ornament die cut from a panel of Neenah stamped with C&9th Gingham Background and Ruby Red ink. The stitches were added with Versamark and Gold embossing powder. The deer is from C&9th Furry Friends, with Kraft cardstock, and C&9th Gold glitter cardstock (the ornament topper too).

Background: Neenah stamped with Ruby Red and Delicata Golden Glitz ink using the stamp from C&9th Peek Through Patterns.

Sentiment: C&9th Happy Holiday’s Labels die, cut from C&9th Holiday Foil pack.

Embellishment: Ornament die cut from a laminator pouch, heated with glitter inside. The ornament topper was cut from a scrap of gold glitter cardstock.

Card Base: MFT Wild Cherry.

Background: C&9th Holly Berry turnabout, stamped on Neenah with Altenew’s Green Valley ink set, the berries with Delicata Ruby Red, then covered with Ruby Slippers Nuvo Glitter drops.

Sentiment: C&9th Ornamental, stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Red powder.

Card Base: MFT Wild Cherry.

Background: Ornamental stamps, stamped with Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment in, then colored with Wink of Stella markers.

Sentiment: C&9th Mistletoe Messages, stamped with Versamark ink, embossed with Wow Opaque white power on Wild Cherry cardstock. Added with foam tape.

Embellishment: Ruby Slipper, Honey Gold and White Blizzard Glitter Nuvo drops.

Card Base: Neenah.

Background: C&9th Snowflakes Turnabout stamped on MFT Tickled Pink cardstock, using Altenew Pink Diamond ink.

Sentiment: C&9th Merry die, cut from C&9th Tutu glitter cardstock. Christmas from Mistletoe Messages stamped with Delicata Pink Shimmer on a Neenah

Embellishment: Ornament, cut from MFT’s Candy Land patterned paper. Ornament topper from scrap silver foil cardstock.

Card Base: MFT Tickled Pink.

Now, lets look at some older cards, starting with this cardI shared last week, the Mistletoe Messages post.

Older cards:

I made a bunch of these in different color combinations.
I made a ton of these for a friend.
Alcohol ink!
From last year.

This set was the base for my 2017 Christmas cards. I didn’t buy a whole lot of sets my first year, and this set was so versatile. I hope these help you! It’s neat to see how my card making has changed over time with these post (as well as my photography skills lol). I’m sorry I won’t be able to continue these post like I had hoped. Time just got away from me.

Thanks for stopping by, and sticking with me through these long post!



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