Warm Wishes

Today and Always


12/12/20232 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

Red Border: 5.25 x 4

Card Face: 5 x 3.75

Card Face:

  • I sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray, waited about 30 seconds and then laid it in place on the card face.

  • Using a small brayer I went over the entire surface thoroughly, ensuring good contact between the stencil and the card face.

  • I used medium blue ink over the entire surface of the stencil.

  • I used a corner chomper to create a fun shape in each corner.


  • I had previously stamped, coloured and fussy cut the two tea cups: they were in my Ready to Go Binder*** so I simply had to pull them out.

  • I used the corner chomper on each corner of the red border layer.

  • I had also stamped the sentiment ahead of time, so it was also retrieved from the Ready to Go Binder.***

*** see Ready to Go Binder under the Techniques tab in the header for an explanation of how I use this to increase efficiency.


  • I glued the red border layer to the card base, and then glued the card face onto this, centering each layer carefully.

  • I experimented with the placement of the tea cups, ultimately deciding on having them on the card face.

  • I cut a small, narrow piece of red cardstock slightly longer than the sentiment.

  • I glued these two together, added foam tape to the back and put them in place as shown.

Final Thoughts

This is such a simple card, but appealing none the less. The red and blue combination works very well in this design.

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: Mixed Bars: A Colorful Life Designs


Warm Christmas Wishes: Your Next Stamp

Sentiment: Simple Strips, Coffee- Tailored Expressions

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

Copics: Wallacks

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Pixie Spray: ICraft -Michaels

Corner Chomper: Crop-a- dile - Amazon

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Foam Tape: Dollarama

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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