Every year my Monday tennis lesson group gives our tennis pro Charlie a little something for Christmas and I make a card to hold it. Charlie is the best pro ever. He is not only an awesome teacher but he is also very kind and patient. He seems to read whether we are having a good day or a bad one, so much so that I once told him that, if he ever decided to quit tennis, he could have a stellar career as a psychologist ;).
Today I’m sharing a bunch of tags that I made with Concord & 9th’s Christmas Cheer Tags stamp set. I used my new Sizzix Sidekick, which is a small die-cutting machine that is great to keep on your desk, and the dies that came with it. Some of the tags are made with nothing but stamping while others have die-cut shapes and some layering. I did not want to to any heat embossing for the video but the green tag with the gold doily does have white embossing.
Do you use planner stamps? Even if you don’t, you might want to get some to make cards with. Many planner stamp sets have images for the main holidays so you can make cards for most holidays or occasions with one stamp set. For these cards, I used the Holiday Planner Icons stamp set from Hero Arts. I paired it with MFT’s Handwritten Holidays stamps. Since they are large and bold, I thought they complimented the small stamps well.
Happy Saturday! How cute are the critters in this Avery Elle stamp and die set called A Merry Little Christmas? I couldn’t wait to make a card with it. I stamped all the animals onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then colored them with Arteza Real Brush Markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies. You could also use colored pencils or Copic markers for this simple coloring.