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Extra Christmas crafting inspiration

27th September 2018

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Extra Christmas crafting inspiration

It’s that time of year again and our Christmas crafting is in full flow. We want to help you design the best Christmas cards possible, so here’s a little extra inspiration using the Christmas Icons stamp set!

Just look at this adorable collection. Over 30 fun Christmas characters including reindeers, gingerbreads, stockings, a sleigh and so much more!

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Need a little help coming up with Christmas ideas for the whole family? Check out the fun designs below, there’s sure to be something that takes your festive fancy!

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***30 mins

You’ll need

Christmas Icons stamp set

white 10.5×13.5cm card blank

white & red Bazzill Basics cardstock

Crystal Kaisercraft Glitter Card

X-Press It Blender Card

Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad

VersaMark inkpad

Tumbled Glass Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Copic markers

Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder

Uniquely Creative Circles & Stitched Circle dies

Memory Box Fresh Pine Forest die

Sizzix Texture Fades Tim Holtz Swirls embossing folder

3D foam pads

manual die-cutting machine

MISTI stamping tool

heat tool

Step by step

1 Stamp Tumbled Glass ink over the inside front of the embossing folder. Open the card and emboss just the front cover with the inked folder.

2 Die-cut a Fresh Pine Forest from glitter card and attach across the bottom of the card front, trimming any excess.

3 Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using VersaMark ink, then heat-emboss using Princess Gold embossing powder.

4 Die-cut the sentiment into a stitched circle and matt with a circle die-cut from red cardstock. Attach to the top-left corner of the card front.

5 Stamp a Santa, Christmas tree and two small presents onto Blender Card, colour using Copic markers and fussy-cut.

6 Arrange the images on the bottom-right corner of the card front using 3D foam pads to finish.

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happy-Christmas-WP

***45 mins

You’ll need

Christmas Icons stamp set

patterned paper

kraft, white & red cardstock

X-Press It Blender Card

Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad

Copic markers

silver Kaisercraft rhinestones

Uniquely Creative Stitched Rolling Hills dies

Kaisercraft Decorative Labels dies

3D foam pads

manual die-cutting machine

MISTI stamping tool

 Step by step

1 Cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 15x25cm. Place landscape on a scoring board and score at 5cm and 7.5cm from each end to create a card blank. Trim an additional 4x20cm piece of kraft cardstock for the bridge piece.

2 Cut two 4.5×14.5cm pieces of white cardstock and two 4.2×14.2cm pieces of green dot paper. Layer one of each together and adhere onto the outer panels of the card blank.

3 Cut a 9.5×14.5cm piece of dot patterned paper and attach to the centre panel of the card, then fold along the score lines to create the box shape.

4 Die-cut stitched hills into a 6x20cm piece of glitter card, then layer over the bridge piece, with the hills slightly above and trimming off any excess. Attach the hills to the card, adhering to the bottom of the outer panels only.

5 Stamp Santa, a tree, reindeer, sleigh, two presents, two stockings and lights onto Blender Card, colour using Copic markers and fussy-cut.

6 Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and attach to the top of the centre panel with a red frame, then arrange all the images to create a scene. Finish with some silver rhinestones.

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Christmas-wishes-WP

***30 mins

You’ll need

Christmas Icons stamp set

X-Press It Blender Card

VersaMark inkpad

Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad

gold embossing powder

heat tool

Copic markers

clear glitter pen

Step by step

1 Cut Blender Card to 13x20cm, then score and fold in half to make a card blank. Stamp a row of gingerbread men down the left side as shown using Memento ink.

2 Colour in the gingerbread men using Copics, then add highlights with the glitter pen.

3 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment in place using VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder.

4 Cut a strip of candy cane patterned paper to 1.5x14cm and adhere down the left side of the card front, then draw a line down each side using a glitter pen.

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Christmas-squares-WP

***25 mins

You’ll need

Christmas Icons stamp set

white, green & red cardstock

X-Press It Blender Card

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

clear embossing powder

heat tool

Copic markers

3D foam pads

Step by step

1 Cut white cardstock to 14.5x29cm, then score and fold in half to make a top fold card base. Cut green cardstock to 12.5cm square and patterned paper to 13.8cm square, then layer together and adhere to the centre of the card front.

2 Cut four pieces of Blender Card to 5cm square, then stamp and heat-emboss the images and greeting onto the centre of each as shown using VersaFine ink and clear embossing powder.

3 Colour the images then adhere each square to a 5.5cm square of red cardstock and fix in place using 3D foam pads to add the greeting.

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December-25-WP

***30 mins

You’ll need

Christmas Icons stamp set

white, blue & red cardstock

X-Press It Blender Card

clear embossing powder

Copic markers

heat tool

Ranger Glossy Accents

gems

3D foam pads

Step by step

1 Cut white cardstock to 16×26.4cm, then score and fold in half to make a side-fold card base. Cut blue cardstock to 9.8×14.8cm and adhere to the left side of the card front. Cut patterned paper to 11.5x14cm and adhere to the card front as shown.

2 Cut a piece of Blender Card to 8.5×10.8cm, then stamp and heat-emboss the image in the centre using VersaFine ink and clear embossing powder. Make a mask, then sponge and colour the image using Copic markers.

3 Stamp and heat-emboss the large present onto Blender Card three times using VersaFine ink and clear embossing powder. Colour with Copic Markers, then fussy-cut leaving a narrow border all around the edges.

4 Stamp the greeting across the bottom of the image panel using VersaFine ink, then arrange the presents under the tree as shown, fixing the middle one in place using 3D foam pads.

5 Layer the panel onto a slightly larger piece of red cardstock, then onto a larger piece of blue cardstock before adhering to the centre of the patterned panel.

6 Add Glossy Accents to the baubles and a star gem to the top of the tree, then sprinkle with glitter and set aside to dry.

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We hope we’ve been able to inspire you with our extra Christmas ideas. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to let us know what you think, or head to the Papercraft Magazines Facebook page to find out more about our brand-new Christmas issues.

Happy Christmas crafting!

Ria

2 Comments
  1. Claire King

    Hi there, where can I get the Christmas Icons stamp set? Many thanks 😀

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi Claire, the Christmas Icons stamps set comes with issue 165 of Papercraft Essentials when you buy your copy in stores. Thanks, Ria

  2. Shirley Hurst

    Brought mine from Sainsburys - very generous to give the extra gift! Thank you!

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