Monday, December 8, 2014

Joyeaux Noel Christmas Card & Just For Fun Rubber Stamps

Hello everyone.  This month, we have another wonderful sponsor over at Altered Pages.  This time, it is with Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.  They have been around for quite awhile, and I have been collecting and using their stamps for years.  I love making Christmas cards with my rubber stamps, and this one is a combination of stamping and collage. 

Print out Collage Backgrounds I collage sheet and cut out solid background image.  Ink up the Holly Background stamp with Forest Moss and stamp over the background.  Trim background to measure 3-3/4" x 4-3/4", distressing and inking edges with brown ink.
Add red Pico Embellisher to holly berries.  Let dry.

Cut beige card stock to 6"x12", fold in half to make  top-folded card.  Layer Glitz red print paper (5-3/4" x 5-3/4"), then Glitz solid brown (4"x5") with distressed and inked edges, then holly stamped background paper, also distressed and inked.

Print Blue Santas collage sheet and cut out Santa, donkey and child image.  Die cut with Nesting Frames 2 dies to fit the image.
I added some pretty shimmer with my clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush around the child's halo, the candle halos, and even on Santa's beard, after all, he IS magical, too!
I wanted to mat this with a piece of gold metallic card stock, but the next larger die was just too big, so I used this little tool called Magic Matters disk set.  I've had this tool for years, and pull it out whenever I need to mat shapes. So I turned the gold card stock over and, using the 1/8" tool, made an exact replica of my original die cut.  Pretty cool, huh?
I layered these together, then used my adhesive dimensionals to lift it up for dimension, after laying a strip of the seam binding ribbon along the center.
I made a three loop bow and adhered it to the left, along with the Christmas Wishes banner I fussy cut from a second image on the Blue Santas collage sheet.

Lastly, I inked a chipboard Snowflakes with Stormy Sky ink, patted on Snow Cap paint dabber, dried, then added Salty Ocean to give it that extra pop of color.  This was then adhered over the center of the bow.

Altered Pages:  Collage Backgrounds I collage sheet; Blue Santas collage sheetGlitz Designs Joyeax Noel 6x6 Paper Pad; Tags Assortment; Nesting Frames 2 dies; Seam Binding RibbonsSnowflakes; Wink of Stella Glitter BrushScore TapeAdhesive Dimensionals

Just for Fun Rubber Stamps: Holly Background
Other:  Forest Moss, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Frayed Burlap distress inks; gold metallic card stock; Beige card stock; Snow Cap paint dabber; Tsukineko Love Letter Pico Embellisher

I am also linking this project with the Unruly Paper Arts 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party.  

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card today, and I just want to remind you to 
 head over  here  to check out the Altered Pages December special on ALL DIGITAL collages.  This month any  *DIGITAL*  collage sheet is only $1.00!  Yes, $1.00!!!  Stock up now for all your crafting and collage needs for the entire year of 2015, for only a buck a piece!  This is only during December though!

And while you are checking out all of the fabulous products at Altered Pages, I hope you will also stop by the Just for Fun shop and cheek out their wonderful stamps, as well.  They have quite a selection… something for everyone!

Have a wonderful and creative week!!!



  1. Barbara-another gorgeous project! I've never heard of that Magic Matter-seems to work well! Hope your getting a lot done this Christmas season.

  2. Beautiful card Barbara! It is magical all the way around! The Magic Matter tool looks so fascinating, have to check it out! Thank you for visiting my blog too:)

  3. Thank you for your lovely visits to my blog and kind comments! This is such a beautiful card. The Santa image is beautifully vintage and everything is perfectly co-ordinated and well chosen. xxx

  4. Beautiful Barbara! That image is one of my favorite Christmas images at AP and what you did with it is lovely. TFS!

  5. Gorgeous card!! Love the Santa image!