Heat emboss a pretty Christmas card using a stamp set you probably would never have thought of! What an awesome way to get more bang for your buck with your crafting dollars!

Do you get bored with your stamp sets fairly quickly?

Maybe you use them in the same way every time…is this you?

What if I could show you a way to take a piece from a masculine, outdoorsy stamp set and turn it into an elegant Christmas design?

Would that get your creative juices flowing?

This project is one we made together in my Facebook live this week – one everyone loved and most couldn’t imagine having used this stamp in this way! If you’d love to come play with us, here’s where you can catch the action!

Here’s the card…

An elegant Christmas card for the holidays 5 months from now!

Now you might wonder which stamp set I used for this card? The bauble is the bobber from the Gone Fishing stamps!

A truly masculine set I used in this clean and simple Fathers Day card (but you could use it for so many other sentiments too!)

Heat Emboss a Pretty Christmas Card

How to Save Money Card Making!

This is one of the BEST and EASIEST ways I know to save some moola paper crafting. Look at your stamp set with fresh eyes.

I learned this about 22 years ago when I attended my very first Stampi’ Up! convention in Las Vegas. It was the first time Canadians had been part of SU! and we had a wonderful contingent attend. In those days, the big reveal of the catalogue came when you got your loot bag when the doors opened. It was a madhouse!!

There were ladies everywhere! Sitting on the floor, standing at tables, leaning together flipping through the new catalogue! What excitement!

But something else I noticed were a few demonstrators who were turning their catalogue every which way and looking at the images from every angle. When I stopped to ask what they were doing, they told me they were looking for other shapes that jumped out at them.

So they could get more use from the set!

Isn’t that spectacular?

I’ve been doing that ever since!

And now you can do it too!

Heat Emboss a Pretty Christmas Card

You’ll want to check out the replay of the Facebook Live in the video I edited and put up on YouTube.

In it you’ll find lots of other tips and tricks I shared as I was crafting, so be sure to have a paper and pencil handy to take notes!

It wasn’t only the set I used to fancy up this card.

You can see in the photo below the dry embossed decorative edge. That’s the longer die from the Gone Fishing Dies (currently unavailable as I write this post) pulled in to emboss and cut the shiny piece of Rose Gold specialty paper.

Pssst…Take a peek at the video to see what I did for the inside of the card too!

One thing to note about this card? The bottom Brushed Metallic cardstock is retired. I sure hope you were able to pick some up before they retired since they’re so elegant!

Get Busy with Your Festive Ideas!

Thanks so much for popping onto my site today. And I would be so appreciative if you were to check out my online store where you can purchase all of the items I showcase in my designs.

Now it’s time to take a second…and third or fourth…look at your stamp sets. What other cool and unique ways can you use them?

Maybe you have a Christmas design just lurking in a most unlikely set!

If you’d like to copy my card (almost) exactly, click here to see the supplies I used that you can pin, print or order from!

The Sample Design

For my live videos, I always prepare a card, then go out to my Design with Jo Facebook Group, the VIPeeps, and ask for their input on what we should play with in the live. (Hence the copper today rather than another metallic.)

Here’s the sample. (Plus don’t miss watching the video where I share a couple differences we made in the live version you’ll want to know about.)

It’s hard to pick a fave, but the folks on my live thought the copper one was more dynamic!

So grab your heat tool and Versamark and pick a metallic embossing powder, then heat emboss a pretty Christmas card in July!