Handmade Christmas Card with Hearts Come Home

The Hearts Come Home Bundle, and the Card Front Builder Thinlits came together to create a beautiful handmade Christmas Card. I finally got to sit down this weekend to play with these wonderful products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, and here’s the outcome:

Handmade Christmas Card from Stamping Madly with Hearts Come Home Bundle

The focal point reminds me of a snow globe, and I thought about making it into a Shaker Card. But I decided I liked it without anything covering up the trees and houses. Maybe I’m make a simpler one as a Shaker. Who knows what I’ll get up to when I spend an afternoon in my studio!

I used the Sponged Background Technique for the sky, and you can see the video on how to do that farther down in the post. The colors I used are Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, and Soft Sky. The trees are from the Card Front Builder Thinlits (144674), which is part of the Carols of Christmas Bundle (146037). The little houses just cry out for some Gold Foil to look like warm lights inside. The circle was cut from the card front with the largest of the Layering Circles Framelits.

The white stars are tiny cutouts from the Hometown Greetings Dies in the Hearts Come Home Bundle. The little rectangular die under the card sample cuts out stars and little circles, which could be snow.

Oh what a fun Bundle this is! You’ll love how versatile it is. Bundles are often pricey, because so many dies and stamps are included. But when you think about how many ways you can use a Bundle, you’ll realize they’re worth the price! Especially if they’re stamps and dies you love!

Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Hearts Come Home Bundle (wood-mount 146065, clear-mount 146068)

Here’s the video on the Sponged Background Technique. The only thing different about how I used it in this card is that I sponged the layers in a circle with Soft Sky in the center, and the darker colors around the edges.

I hope you’ll try your hand at a handmade Christmas Card using the Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

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7 Responses to Handmade Christmas Card with Hearts Come Home

  1. Kathy Beemer September 6, 2017 at 6:57 am #

    This is adorable. (I simply love Christmas!)

    • Sage September 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

      Thanks, Kathy! I love making Christmas cards, so you’re likely to find more on all my sites. Soon.

  2. bernice thompson September 7, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

    This is simply beautiful. Can’t wait to get my hands on these. You are an excellent instructor. Thank you for all the time you spend with all of us.

    • Sage September 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

      Thanks Bernice. I hope you enjoy the stamps and dies when they arrive. 🙂

  3. HJ September 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    Love your videos, Sage. Not only do I learn something, but your instructions are so clear it makes it easy to follow them. Thanks so much.

    • Sage September 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

      Thank you, HJ. My aim is to make things simple, and keep my videos short and sweet. I love the feedback that I’m on target!

  4. Joanne Vargas September 25, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    Your cards are simply beautiful Sage. We all benefit from your skills you so readly share with us. ♡

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