Tags & Tidings – Quick Christmas Card

Last night, I wrote out quite a few of the Christmas cards that my husband (Bruce) and I will be sending to friends and family this year.  And, as usual, I need to make a few more cards 🙂  I’m going to go out on a limb and believe that some of you are probably in the same situation that I’m in.  Well, here’s a great, quick card that will help you make some last minute Christmas cards.

Quick Christmas Card using the Tags and Tidings bundle

The Tags and Tidings bundle in the Holiday Catalog is one that I overlooked the first few times I went through the catalog.  Thankfully, I finally saw the bundle and was intrigued by the single stamp and single die that were pictured.

Above is a quick card that I made with the bundle.  The instructions are very straight forward, and the result is a fun, colorful card that you’ll be proud to send to family and friends.

  • Start with a card base using Call Me Clover card stock.  The base is cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  • Use Versamark ink and your Stamparatus to stamp the entire Tags & Tidings stamp onto the front of the card base.  All the images shown above come from one stamp!  How fun is that!?
  • Grab some pieces of your favorite holiday DSP (scraps work well here), and use Memento black ink to stamp the Tags & Tidings stamp onto the DSP.
  • Use the Christmas Tags Thinlits Die to cut out the stamped images from the DSP.  Yes – this single die cuts out all the shapes with one pass through your Big Shot.  Again – How fun is that!?
  • Use your favorite metallic thread or ribbon to decorate the die cut images that you’ll adhere to your card.
  • Make sure that you use dimensionals to pop-up at least one die cut image to give your card some depth.
  • That’s it!  You’ll have your Christmas cards made in no time!

Shown below are the main products that I used to create the Tags & Tidings card.  Click on any picture, and you’ll go directly to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!  And, happy Christmas card making.





Christmas Tags Thinlits Die




Versamark Pad







Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad




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