Christmas Photo Card Holder

Sylvia’s Card

My Design using her idea


A few weeks ago, I got this lovely card idea in my mailbox from Sylvia. Thanks so much for sending your idea! Usually, we just get our Christmas photo card and unceremoniously dump  it into a plain old envelope and send it merrily on it’s way. Why not make something a little bit special with this fast and easy idea? You can get as fancy or as plain as you want with it, and I promise, it only takes minutes to make :).

Sylvia used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for that lovely wiseman scene. I used some peel-off silver ornament stickers for my card front along with a silver Merry Christmas sticker. Add to that a simple tape runner to put it all together, and you’re in business! (I forgot in the video below to show the back of her card. It has a lovely verse printed and stuck on the back along with a Christmas greeting from her family — adds the perfect touch!)


Double Flower and Pearls Handmade Card

This fun card was made with 3 different stamps: a flourish from Autumn Leaves, a small flower and a Thinking of You stamp. There are a lot of plain stamped cards out there when you go for a look around the net, but why not spend an extra minute and make your card exciting?

I stamped the small flowers on the card and then again on the patterned cardstock, cut them out, and used foam dots to place them above the flowers already stamped on the card. Then I added a few adhesive pearls to jazz it up a bit. I also added a little matching decorative flap to the envelope to make a fun matching duo :).

Shabby Window Handmade Birthday Card

I wanted to make a window card, and ended up getting a little bit destructive this week :). I used some nice bright cardstock from a kid’s collection. If I’m correct (since I’ve ripped most of my cardstock pads apart making various projects), this paper is from DCWV Nana’s Kids Stack. I chose a huge polka dot pattern and a striped pattern.

I used various stamps, a small swirl, a Happy Birthday and a Celebrate! stamp and also some Ranger Distress Ink Pads, Shabby Shutters & Dried Marigold, along with Tim Holtz’ paper distresser to add that nice rough edge to the window, corner, and mat for the Happy Birthday panel on the front.

View the video below for all the instructions:

Thanksgiving Card or Table Place Card


I have made this style of a card in the past, so it might be a bit familiar to some, but I was thinking about Thanksgiving and the tradition that many have of going around the table saying what they are thankful for. I thought it would be a neat idea to make place cards for the table and have a little space to tell each person why you are thankful for them! So off I went to my yard to grab some twigs and spent a good while trying to figure out how to put them on my card LOL!!

I also used metallic maple leaf brads, copper perfect pearls, stamped greeting, ribbon, border punch and a die-cut shape.

This card also works well to give to your hostess for Thanksgiving, or just as a thank you card. Of course with the branches, it wouldn’t be a good card to mail, but giving it in person works great! Enjoy!