Keisha Campbell continues to spread Christmas cheer with four more fun and original Christmas cards! She has transformed simple card stock into Christmas miracles using our Die-namics, stamps, stencils and more. And luckily for you, she is sharing her secrets!
This card has cold-weather charm thanks to the Snowflake Splendor set and a nice message for friends and family. The candy cane print and jeweled embellishments make this card a sweet treat for anyone who receives it!
When friends and family live far away, it gets difficult to connect with them over the holidays. Send them a heartfelt message in this unique Christmas card! The Cheerful Greetings stamp set spells out a simple but thoughtful message on the front, and it’s up to you to fill the card with words of love!
The perfect gift isn’t truly wrapped until you’ve topped it with the right bow. Keisha created this one using the Beautiful Bows Die-namics, with just the right amount of shine added in with a large gem. You can even customize images in the peek-a-boo cut outs using your favorite old holiday cards!
Let loved ones know, “Tag, you’re it!” with this joyous greeting! Using our Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics and Sunny Day Doodles Sweet Christmas stamp set, Keisha has created this lovely greeting that will be sure to please no matter who is listed under “To:”!
You can see more of Keisha’s wonderful work on her blog, A Bit of East-coast.
Kim O’Connell is back again today with a holiday project that is perfect for the whole family to participate in. Get your kids involved in creating these Christmas ornaments for their teachers, coaches, and friends. Making Christmas ornaments is a holiday tradition that your family will look forward to year after year.
Are you ready to start?
- Stamp small strips of card stock with the patterns from the Washi Patterns or More Washi Patterns stamp sets.
- Cut additional strips of solid card stock in coordinating colors.
- Curl the card stock by wrapping the strips of card stock around a pencil.
- Insert the curled card stock in the ornament.
- Finish off your ornament with a holiday greeting and a bright bow.
Now it’s your turn! Show us your hand stamped Christmas Ornaments on our Facebook page.
Keisha Campbell is back today with two more delightful Christmas cards. Her unique casual, elegant style shines through in these cards. We love the vintage, rustic touches.
The Mini Double Dot Border Die-namics is the star of the show on this card, cut from some interesting gold textured paper. It’s the platform for the snowflake and sets the tone for this merry creation.
Here, Keisha uses a combination of patterned paper, stamps, and Die-namics to create a quick card with glittered detail peeking through the Falling Snowflakes Die-namics. We believe you can mass-produce these cards in a snap, leaving more time to start shopping for gifts for everyone on your list. Can you believe that Christmas is only 60 days away?
You can see more of Keisha’s beautiful work on her blog, A Bit of East-coast.
Kim O’Connell is joining us today as our guest blogger. She combined many different techniques on her card, including sponging the background using Sweet Tooth ink (let it snow), gorgeous Copic coloring, and using glitter to accentuate the mounds of snow created using Circle STAX. Her adorable Christmas card left us grinning ear-to-ear.
The traditional red and green color combination for Christmas cards never goes out of style.
Kim’s coloring of the sweet Pure Innocence character is simply superb! She achieved a truly dimensional look by deeply shading some areas of the image. We love how she created texture on the tree with marker strokes.
We love the little extras on this card, like the festive ribbon treatment, the icicles, and the touches of glitter.
You can see more of Kim’s beautiful work on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.
Our next Guest Designer contest is already underway! The winner of this contest will win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and have the opportunity to play along with the design team for the next release, and all the Wednesday Stamp Club Challenges for the next month. The new releases at MFT are always amazing and getting the new release early is a special treat.
We’re looking for well-executed cards and great technical work. You’ll find all the specifics on the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers. Simply follow along with this month’s sketch and upload your entry into the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers using this month’s keyword, MFTGUESTDT0413, by Sunday, April 7 at NOON EST.
I have an adorable card from Jodi to share with you:
Just follow this sketch for your chance to win:
We look forward to your entry in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. The winner will be announced at the April Release Party at around 9:15 pm EST on Monday, April 8th.
You’ve got loads of time to work on your entry and here are some tips:
1.) Take a GREAT picture of your project.
2.) When posting on your blog, show us how YOU will represent MFT should you win the contest.
3.) Put effort into your card and show us your BEST work.
Most of all have FUN with this month’s sketch!