The last three cards I made using Tim Holtz blueprint stamp for two of them.

Snowman Blueprint

I do like to keep a record of my Christmas Card making each year and this blog is a great way to showcase them and let me see how I’ve changed over the years. To make things a little different this year I’ve put the cards in collage format.

You’ll need to click on the thumbnails to read the descriptions.

Merry Christmas!


Card in a Box

Card in a Box

Twirly cards

Twirly cards

Ink blending

Ink blending

My new ornament dies were used with gilding flakes on the flip-its.

Flip-its & Pop-ups

A lovely die which cuts the outline only but then embosses really deeply. I added heat-embossing for shine and some are on a card with an aperture (with gold holly paper behind) while others are on pre-bought cards with wintry scenes.

O Christmas Tree

Mainly embossed and/or stencilled.

Random makes

A variety of techniques - stamping, die-cutting, stencilling,....

More random

The 3 kraft-coloured were sent to MS group members' the tall one in the middle has gilded ornaments on acetate ovals; the other three...I was playing with the Bokeh technique.

Michael Strong & Bokeh

The black and white one has a removable magnetic bookmark, bottom left is 'Caught in Crystal' and right - gilded tree.

More Christmas Trees

This big die is a joy! The top right is an 8x8 card with the die cut from Coredination card, sanded and matted/layered several times. The others are all of just 2 cards (see centre piccy) which are easel cards. I cut the middle of the die several times, glued them and stacked them to hold the easel up - didn't work! I had to add a brad/snowflake to assist. Could be the weight? The cards have a domed acetate piece over the top with the snowflakes adhered to that, nice idea but just wouldn't fit in the envelopes by the time I'd finished!

Card Creator

The townscape die is fun to play with and I used masking fluid splatters for the snowfall. The big one was for a sketch challenge, the others are pretty self-explanatory I think.

Yet more random

I've had this pack of 'kit cards' for several years! Decided it was time to use them :)


This was a pre-purchased card with the snowy village scene on it. I die-cut the large piece from the front with a smaller die inset - that's adhered back into place on an acetate panel. Inside, I glued the 'frame' in place so closed - it looks complete. Didn't leave a lot of space for a greeting inside though but Peace was enough to say to the person who got this one.


Sorry - this is really bad photography! The card was cut from silver shine card and one side had designer papers glued on. Various die-cuts used on both sides and an 'On the Edge' die added snowflakes at each end.

3D Accordian

These were given at Stamp Club .

Stamp Club

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