Man Made Christmas Card

Man Made Christmas Card

It's Monday and Donny has a beautiful Christmas card using our Vintage Christmas Peg Stamp set and lovely metallic cardstock.

Stamps Used

Supplies Used

Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – Specked Grey
  • Cardstock – Burgundy
  • Cardstock – Gold Metallic (Gold Metallic, Recollections Metallic Foil Pack)
  • Cardstock – White
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Die – Momenta Snowflake Set (2 largest dies)
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabalities Curved Rectangles (2nd and 3rd smallest)
  • Die – Spellbinders Variety Tag (Christmas Ornament)
  • Die – CottageCutz Stitched Circles (3rd smallest)
  • Embossing Folder – Paper Studio Dot Pattern
  • Pencil


The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in speckled gray cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!

For the other cuts you’ll need:

  • Cardstock – Burgundy, cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Cardstock – Gold Metallic, 1 sheet
  • Cardstock – White, 2 sheets

Place the smaller curved rectangle die on the sheet of white cardstock and roughly trace the outside edge.

Stamp the Tiny Poinsettia in red geranium and again in plum (cleaning between inks), stamp just inside the border of the rectangular outline. You’ll want  your stamped area to be about two flower widths wide.

Stamp the Tiny Holly leaf in leaf green ink, rotating the stems toward the flowers. In black ink, stamp the Tiny Flying Bird in the upper left corner and then stamp the Tiny Perching Bird in the lower right corner on a holly leaf.

Place the curvy rectangular die on the cardstock you just stamped and tape in place. On that same piece of cardstock tape down the circle die. On the other piece of white cardstock tape down the two snowflake dies. On the metallic cardstock, place the larger of the curved rectangle and the ornament die (you’ll need a 2″ x 2″ section of this paper for something later one, so keep that in mind). Run all three sheets through the die cutting machine.

Cut out a 2″ x 2″ piece of the gold cardstock and emboss with the dots embossing folder. Cut on the diagonal to give you two triangles.

On the stitched rectangle die stamp the Tiny Bell in orange blossom ink twice at the bottom of the circle. Stamp the Tiny Poinsettia in red geranium in between the bells and in plum on either side of the bells. Mount and stamp the, “Merry Wishes” sentiment at the top of the circle. Stamp the Tiny Holly Leaves (pointing the stems off the paper) all around the outside edge of the circle. Edge the circle in plum ink.

Edge the first stamped panel in plum ink.

Glue one of the snowflake dies in the upper left of the burgundy card panel. Glue the other snowflake die below the first and to the right. Glue the gold triangles to the lower left and upper right corners. Glue the stamped curvy panel to the gold curvy panel and glue that horizontally and centered over the snowflake dies and between the gold corners. Glue the stamped sentiment circle to the gold ornament die (with the ornament hole toward the right of the sentiment). Place a strip of foam tape to the back and adhere to the center of the stamped panel.

Glue this panel to the card base.

For the envelope stamp the Tiny Bell in orange blossom ink in the corner of the envelope flap. Stamp the Tiny Poinsettia at the top of the bells in red geranium ink and on either side of the bells in plum ink. Stamp the Tiny Holly Leaf in leaf green ink, rotating the stems toward the flowers (along their top) and a leaf between the bells (at their bottom). Stamp the Tiny Birds as well.

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