Karen here today. Tis the season for me to finally get started on making some holiday cards. I usually make more than 100 and get started much sooner, but better later than never, right? Today’s batch uses the same basic card sketch. I used a few of Joset’s “critters” to create some fun cards.
I started by cutting that beautiful patterned paper at 3-3/4×5″ and a solid background for it at 4×5-1/4″. The ovals are cut using 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with the Stitched Ovals. The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Sentiments Set. Once I got these pieces done, the rest was just pure fun.
I used 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock and black cardstock for the Penguin. The hat is from the Santa die (red is Copic R35), the nose and feet are colored with YR14. As usual, I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make putting together the critter easier.
The Sheep is also wearing Santa’s hat. (Why not, right?) He is colored using Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress inks and a Copic R34 and W7.
Last and never least is Santa! I colored him with Copic W7, R27 and Y000 (for the skin). He’s so cute.
Well, Ho Ho Ho, that’s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned and plain cardstock, black ink, diamond dots and half-pearls
What can I say? I love everything about Christmas – all the lights, the smells, the snow, the cold, hot chocolate, rosy cheeks, childhood memories and being with all the ones I love! I feel like a kid every time I hear a Christmas song and I cry watching all the happy-ending Christmas movies on TV. I hope that the magic of the holidays will fill your heart and that you’ll remember to enjoy every minute of the time spent creating the most wonderful memories with your loved ones.
Hi, it’s Diana with the penguins *again.* I just think they are so adorable and this particular die set just won’t go back in the packaging. It’s a good thing that dies don’t get worn out! For my card today I stacked the penguins to form a Christmas tree while holding onto the words “Merry Christmas.” How cute are they? Read on to see how I created this card:
Hi Everyone! It’s Karen here. I’m absolutely loving the holiday release from Joset Designs! There are some adorable characters that make great Christmas cards. Like the ADORABLE penguin I used in today’s card.
Hi friends, it’s Sandy here and I have a cute ornament project for you. These little Christmas critters would be fun to make with the kids to give to their friends or family members. You could even add the year on the hat to make it a Christmas memory to be treasured for years to come. This new release from Joset Designs is full of festive fun for the holidays.
The number one item on my bucket list is to see the northern lights or the aurora borealis. It’s just too bad that I have to be somewhere really cold to do so. Until then, I attempted to make a sky inspired by the northern lights using alcohol inks. I couldn’t get it quite soft enough but it does have a cold nighttime vibe. I’ll have to play some more but it’s definitely something worth exploring – those penguins are too cute to not keep going. I think they pair quite well with the sentiment. Please read on for the instructions to replicate the card you see below.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Winter Wishes Christmas Card. The inspiration came from Joset Designs Penguin Die. With that element of my card figured out, I added more with dies from Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. By now you should have seen the new release from Joset Designs for Winter/Holiday. I am so excited with her new release. There are Classic Winter/Holiday dies along with 4 new Character dies!!! Today I am showcasing the Penguin Character die along with the Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Oval Die and ModaScrap Unconventional Christmas Patterned Paper. Below are the steps to replicate this card.
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Hello friends and welcome, it’s Sandy here with a fun project for you today. Although it is hotter than blue blazes here in Arizona I have been thinking about the holiday season. With all the great new dies from Joset’s recent release I just couldn’t stop thinking about Christmas and some cool snow flakes. If you like to incorporate photos in your cards for the holidays I have just the thing for you and would you believe it folds down flat for mailing?