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Christmas Card: Love and Joy

Make it Monday Blog Circle image‘Tis the season… for creating Christmas cards!


If you are hopping along the Make it Monday Blog Circle you’ll have arrived from Kristie Sloan’s where she was creating a festive holiday mini-album from envelopes! Did you miss it? Click here!

I’ll share your next stop at the end of this post.

Did you know?

Creating handmade Christmas cards became popular back in 1910-20? They were often made into unusual shapes and included details like foil and ribbon. These intricate details made them difficult to mail and they were often hand delivered.

Does this seem familiar to you? I know that every year I hand make a few extra special cards for people that really enjoy the time and detail that is added to them. When they become large and bulky I end up hand delivering my cards. It’s been 100 years, and some things never change!

Love and Joy Card

The card I’m sharing today is not thick and bulky, although I did add some depth using foam tape. If you are really concerned about the thickness of the card this could easily be omitted.

Love and Joy Christmas Card using CTMH products.

Techniques used on this card:

  • Embossing with a Big Shot
  • Stamping
  • Fussy cutting
  • Distress inking using the stamp pad directly on the project
Love and Joy Christmas card created using CTMH products (detail image)

I’ve included a complete listing of the supplies used at the end of this post.

Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Create a simple and elegant Christmas card easily with this video tutorial and directions.You can see the Christmas card and envelope I shared on the blog yesterday, including a video tutorial HERE.

Make it Monday

Your next stop on the Make it Monday Blog Circle will have Connie from Clicky Chick Creates showing you Christmas crafts to deck the halls and beautify the walls. Click here!

Class: Scrapbook Christmas… in January

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, until you have to cook, clean, go to parties, shop, wrap, and don’t forget… scrapbook your precious memories! Trying to do it all is exhausting.
Why not make Christmas as stress free as possible? Scrapbook Christmas in January!
This new class will teach you how to easily record the important moments and capture the photos you need, so you can scrapbook Christmas in January, after the kids have gone back to school, the decorations have been put away, and you finally have time to relax.

My Question for YOU!

Do you make Christmas cards? How many do you make? Do you make all the cards that you mail? Leave your answer in the comments. I usually make anywhere from 40-60 cards each year, although getting them into the mail is a whole separate story! 😉


Alice Digital Signature 2013







Supplies Used:

All from CTMH (Link for Canadians only! Ask me if you need a Consultant in the USA.)

  • Yuletide Carol paper package
  • To You and Yours stamp set
  • New England Ivy cardstock
  • Champagne cardstock
  • Ruby cardstock
  • New England Ivy ink
  • Champagne ink
  • Black ink
  • Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
  • Carmine alcohol ink marker
  • Circles cut with Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Non – CTMH products:

  • Embossing template: from Darice.

* Information about Christmas cards was found HERE.

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  • Kristie 8 December, 2014, 7:42 pm

    Alice, that is a gorgeous card! The embossing and stamping on the background is a great touch. That cardinal looks so cute all fussy cut out of the full page of paper! Thanks for sharing with us!