Want to know the secrets to how to make greeting only stamped cards?
Put on your crafting cap and get ready to embrace the holiday spirit! And together we’ll make a design to fill your loved ones with joy and appreciation.
Why Make Cards at Christmas?
The holiday season is a time of fun, togetherness, and giving!
And what better way to share the warmth of the season than with a hand crafted greeting only Christmas card?
In this blog post, I’ll share the secrets to what makes this “work” and guide you through creating a bold yet elegant design.
Let’s see the punch this card makes!
What Are the Secrets?
- bold lettering on a big bold shape (from the Nested Essential Dies)
- contrasting fonts for your two words
- beautiful colours (Pretty Peacock on the bright Basic White)
- shiny heat embossed words (the “wishes” is in silver) on dark Pretty Peacock
- a glistening piece of iridescent ribbon (Iridescent White 1/2″ Iridescent Ribbon) to make the words pop
Don’t you love how these two colours look together? They really do complement each other.
But if you wanted to try a couple others? Why not Night of Navy and Balmy Blue? Or Soft Sea Foam and Garden Green? Maybe even Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape for a different holiday combo?
Try to keep to colours within the same tone to get a WOW effect like this combo does.
Card Making is So Quick with Beautiful Specialty Paper
This stamp set is so…oh I dunno…happy!
I love the boldness of some of the words contrasted with the light and happy tone of the script words.
it’s made to mix and match just like on this design.
And how many different combinations are there? Almost limitless I’d say!
This stamp set is not only awesome in its own right though. It’s a match to the set Biggest Wish stamp set in the 2023-24 Annual Catalogue (item 155052). See how awesome it is in this post about how to Say hello with a handmade card.
If you had both of these you’d have tons of greeting options!
All you need is coordinating colours of ink and you have almost all your greeting card bases covered!
How to Make Greeting Only Stamped Cards
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Basic White Thick – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, large scrap
- Lost Lagoon – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Pretty Peacock – scrap
- White 1/2″ Iridescent Ribbon – about 6″
Let’s Make It!
- Emboss the piece of Lost Lagoon with the Snowflake Sky embossing folder and the Stampim’ Cut & Emboss machine. Lightly shadow the edges with some Lost Lagoon ink and your blending brush.
- Wrap the ribbon around the middle of the Lost Lagoon panel and affix in the back with tape. Glue to the front of the folded Basic White cardbase and set aside.
- Ink the “Christmas” with Pretty Peacock ink and stamp onto the large scrap of Basic White. Cut out with the larges “diamond” in the Nested Essentials die. Add dimensionals to the back and adhere to the front of the card over top of the ribbon.
- Stamp “wishes” with Versamark ink onto the scrap of Pretty Peacock. TIP: rub your Embossing Buddy over the top of the cardstock first before stamping. Sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat until shiny. Cut out with your Paper Snips leaving a border of Pretty Peacock showing. Add mini dimensionals to the back and adhere on the card so it overlaps the white.
- Add some Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems to finish.
To make this card with the exact same supplies I did, just click here to pin, print or order it. I do really appreciate when you shop with me as your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Canada!
Would YOU Make One Like This?
But I’m curious. Would YOU ever make a card with only greetings on it and no images? Let me know!
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Creating Christmas greeting-only stamped cards is a delightful way to share holiday love and warmth with friends and family.
With a few simple materials and a dash of creativity, you can craft unique and heartwarming cards that’ll be cherished by anyone who receives them.
This holiday season, come back to this post about how to make greeting only stamped cards to truly make a statement of love, cheer, and togetherness – happy crafting and happy holidays!