Christmas Love

all sparkly and wrapped with a bow


10/11/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face:5.25 x 4

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Reindeer

Small pieces of red and white cardstock for Love Edger

Card Face:

  • Using 1/4" washi tape, I created a diamond pattern across the entire card face .

  • I secured the stencil to the card face directly over this, and applied a bright red ink.

  • I removed the stencil and then the washi tape and was left with tiny hearts inside an uninked diamond grid.

  • I put the card face into my stamp positioner and stamped 'Christmas' in black pigment ink. I used versa mark and clear embossing powder to make this really stand out against the bright. patterned background.


  • I had already stamped the reindeer with memento ink and coloured him with copics. I cut him out at this point, using my fine pointed snips.

  • I diecut the Love out of red cardstock, and the edger out of the same paper I had used for the card face.


  • I glued the card face to the card base, centering on all sides.

  • I glued the white edger piece to the card face, aligning along the bottom.

  • I glued the red "love" in the appropriate spot, using the edger outline as a guide.

  • I glued the reindeer in place, standing atop the E of "love".

  • I glued three tiny red glitter hearts under the "love" - these were waiting for me in my Ready To Use binder. ***

  • I decided that the card face needed to be a bit more distinct from the base, so I created a fine border with a red marker.

*** information on my Ready to Use binder can be found under the Techniques tab in the header.

Final thoughts:

I love this Edger die, and the way that wee reindeer perches on top of the E ... he's a cutie!

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Bitty Hearts, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamp: Spread Love, A Colorful Life Designs

Dies: Love Edger, Penny Black -

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!


Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!

Copics, DeSerres

Paper Snips: Stampin' Up!

Stamping Platform::Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Red Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Red Marker: Stampin' Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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