Sending Wishes

for a TWEET Christmas


9/8/20232 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: 5.5x 4.25

Card Face: 5.5 x 3 7/8

Strip of Cardstock: 5.5 x 1/8

Card Face:

I sponged a light blue ink over the card face, allowing a variation in tone.

I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape, and applied a light blue grey ink to create the falling snow.

I put the card face into my stamp positioner, took two small, whimsical tree stamps and added the tree trunks using a soft brown ink.

Both stamps had an additional layer: I positioned the stamp and added the green layer to the pine tree, and I also added a crown to the deciduous tree using the same blue grey ink, to represent a snow covered tree top.


I had already prepared the focal image of the birds on the tree. It was stamped, coloured with alcohol markers and die cut : and then it went into my Ready To Go* binder to wait for the right card to come along.

I pulled that out of the binder, and added falling snow to the image with the same stencil.

I also pulled out a sentiment that had been prepared ahead of time.

  • for more information on the binder look under the Techniques tab in the header.


I glued the card face to the card base, alligning the left hand edges of both.

I glued the narrow strip of red cardstock snugly against the right hand edge of the card face.

I added the die cut birds, allowing them to extend beyond the edge of the card face on the right.

I glued the sentiment strip in place, as shown.

Final thoughts:

A fun, whimsical card. The die cut actually extended just a bit beyond the card stock on the right: if you look closely you can see that I cut a very small portion of the image off so it would fit in an envelope.

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: Falling Snow, A Colorful Life Designs

Birds and Branch Stamp and Die: Tweet Holiday, Your Next Stamp

Trees - From our House to Yours, Stampin' Up! (retired)

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!


Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!

Copics, DeSerres

Stamping Platform::Misti, Spellbinders

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

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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