See How to Craft a Matching Trio of Christmas Tree Tags

by Lori Warren

Create a trio of fancy tags that will brighten the top of any Christmas gift or package.  A few randomly stamped red snowflake images onto a tag create the perfect backdrop for a Holiday tree focal point. Then, finish each tag with a sentiment such as “under the mistletoe” or “holiday cheers,” a bit of glitter, a golden star, and a Tulle ribbon bow.  Instant joy for this package upgrade!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes per tag


Art Supplies

  • Recollections – Christmas Noel Tag set
  • Hamption Art – Stamp and Die set SC0739
  • Hero Arts – Stamp set CL797
  • Fiskars – Stamp Set
  • Glitter
  • Small Bells – Gold
  • Tulle Fabric Roll – Red
  • Water-brush pen
  • Diecut machine

Quick and Easy Projects: Create a Marble Effect on Paper

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! I was watching YouTube and came across this shaving cream ink marbling technique from GinaK and just had to try it. This is a quick, fun card style to make, you can use any re-inkers you have in your stash and mix/match with plain colors and beautiful metallic tones as I did here. As I say in the video, the Golden Glitz really makes this card for me. This technique can also be used on all sorts of paper crafting projects.

Since it is the fall season, I focus on a warm color palette for an Autumn leaves look and stamped the sentiment with a rich brown to compliment the yellow, orange, and gold colors. This card design is a perfect way to spend an afternoon crafting and coming up with multiple card designs with a marble look. The shaving cream can be used to make several card panels until you run out of the medium.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes



use memento inkers to create marble paper

Other Art Supplies
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Joy Clair Fall Leaves Stamp Set
  • Paper Plate
  • Card Base
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Shaving Cream (Foam type)


How to Create Color Swatches for Handmade Christmas Cards

ink colors for christmas cards

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am showing you how I swatch out my favorite ink colors for my handmade Christmas cards. I usually choose the classic reds and greens for the holidays and then add some additional colors like a brown/green and purple/red color to compliment. These additional colors I used for stamping images like twigs and berries or shading tones. Another feature in this video, I show how these water-based inks can easily be used for watercolor effects. Each time I stamp with a color, I also lift the color with a paintbrush and color to create a soft finish.

These amazing Color Combo stamp & die sets from Waffle Flower Crafts are amazing and I can’t wait to get started on creating color swatches for all my ink pad families. Swatching colors helps generate more crafting ideas and helps you imagine how colors can be used together.

Skill: All levels
Time: Varies on the number of ink pads


Art Supplies

  • Waffle Flower Crafts Stamp & Die Combo set –
  • White cardstock
  • Stamp Press – Couture Creations
  • Guillotine – Tonic

How To Create A Shimmery Winter Background

by Nadine Carlier

Winter Wishes Card by Nadine Carlier IC

The metallic shimmer in Delicata inks is perfect to create a shimmery winter background. Watch my video below to see exactly how I did it.  Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes



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Learn How to Make a Card with Dewlets and Vellum

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Learn How to Make a Card with Dewlets and Vellum

Hello everyone! Today I am going to show you how to turn the Dewlet shape into a flower using vellum. Vellum is one of the most delicate and versatile papers. Not all inks work well on vellum and today I will share with you a complete card that I made using it with Memento Luxe ink.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Ink the vellum using two different colors of Memento Luxe ink in Danube Blue and Teal Zeal to create the background. Take a piece of vellum cardstock and apply the Memento Luxe ink directly with the ink pad. Do not mix the colors of the ink to avoid contaminating it with a mixture of colors. With an ink blusher distribute the ink over the vellum surface and fix the color with the heat tool or leave dry the piece very well. In my sample, I let the paper dry naturally.

Step 2

Take a different piece of vellum cardstock and cut eight petals or pieces from it using Dewlets. They are fantastic because you can use them to create different flowers or forms just like I made on my card.

Step 3

Ink all Dewlets with one single color directly with the Memento Luxe ink pad or with the ink blusher or sponge. When the ink is totally dry fold in a half each Dewlet as you can see on the above photo.

Step 4

To finalize the card resize the colored vellum layer with a die cut and stamp your sentiment using the same Memento Luxe Ink or Delicata Ink. This ink works great on vellum and you only need to set the ink with the heat tool. I stamped my message using the Delicata Ink Sapphire Blue and covered with Sparkle Embossing Powder. A tip that works well for me to heat emboss on vellum is head the paper for the back side and keeping a good distance.

Step 5

To create the base of the card I used whisper white cardstock and dry embossed the top of the card with the Softly Falling embossing folder. Then I arranged all the Dewlets and pasted it with glue dots. You can use any color of Memento Luxe to create this technique but for my experience with vellum is a good idea to mix clear and dark colors to keep the soft sensation of vellum.


  • Simon Says Stamps – Believe Stamp Set
  • Big Shot or any die cut machine
  • Vellum
  • Stampin Up – Whisper White cardstock, Softly Falling embossing folder
  • Glue Dots