Simple One Layer Holiday Cards

Hi there.

How's your holiday season been so far? I spent the day shopping around some of my favorite stores like Anthropologie, Sephora, etc. so I'm definitely in the Christmas least in the present-buying spirit! Luckily, I was able to squeeze in some crafting time so I have three simple, one layer card designs for you today using a variety of my holiday stamps.

Simple One Layer Holiday Cards //

Before I explain the specific design of each card I thought I'd let you know how I constructed the card bases. Each card is made of a bright red cardstock cut to the standard A2 size. For my white panel, I used my largest stitched rectangle frame from my Find the Beauty die set. It's my favorite die for adding the finishing touch around the edges of my stamped piece.

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

This card has the simplest design that would be perfect to mass-produce. I started by stamping the large, rectangular sentiment from my Christmas Sentiments set in the center of my panel with a dark brown ink. Then I grabbed the leaf cluster from my Poinsettia stamp set and a little dot to make some holly. I created three clusters forming a triangle to make the design more visually appealing.

Simple One Layer Holiday Cards //

Wishing You Peace & Joy

This next card is kind of like the step up from the first. I decided to rotate my panel and fit my smaller sentiment in the bottom, right-hand corner. Then I used the same leaf cluster and dot stamp to create multiple holly clusters around the greeting. I turned the leaves in different directions to better fill the space and made sure to keep my cluster count to an odd number (I have seven holly clusters in total).

Simple One Layer Holiday Cards //

Merry & Bright

The last card is the most complex and uses a ton of different sets from my line. I started by using the pine leaves from my Christmas Foliage set to create the look of a branch at the top of my panel. Then I stamped my sentiment below it in the same brown ink. Next I chose three different sized dots from my Christmas Critters set to act as ornaments, and stamped them in a bright red ink. To make the look of strings, I grabbed the dashed line border from my Banner Alphabet Add-On set and stamped it from the top of the ornament. To add even more color, I grabbed a little star stamp and scattered them around the ornaments. A white gel pen helped me add accents to the ornament to make them look more dimensional.

On all three cards I added some glitter with my Wink of Stella brush pen. I added it to the berries on the first two cards and the stars on the last. It helped finish them off nicely!

I came up with these designs early one morning as I wanted to make sure I contributed some cards to the Caring Hearts Drive. I'm so glad I did! It's such a great cause.

Hope you have a great day!


DIY Gift Card Tags Using the Silhouette // Right at Home for the Hollydays

Everyone loves gift cards. When you receive one from your favorite store your mind instantly starts filling with different things you can buy. They're your best friend when you don't have cash or forget your credit card at home and give us a reason to buy something special for ourselves. That being said, they aren't really the easiest to "wrap". You can stick them in a card, but most of the time the fall out and it looks as though you didn't put much effort into it. 

Luckily, I have the perfect solution to help you spice up your gift card gift wrap using the Silhouette Cameo. 

DIY Gift Card Tags Using the Silhouette // Right at Home for the Hollydays - Day #3

While scrolling Pinterest I came across this pin and tutorial on one of my favorite bloggers. I realized that I didn't have the same supplies she used, but knew I could create a similar result using my Silhouette Cameo. I immediately set off to try and recreate it and I ended up being successful. I included a video below of my process if you are interested in watching how I created this folded tag. 

I cut this shape out three times from some kraft cardstock. I also cut the interior portion out of some patterned papers to adhere inside later. For the front, I used some off-white cardstock to do some stamping on. 

Tag #1 // Sending Warm Winter Wishes

I wanted to keep my first tag simple so I stamped my greeting in the bottom corner in a brown ink. I also stamped some leaves from my Poinsettia stamp set on to some cardstock and trimmed them out. I adhered them above the sentiment with some foam tape and added three red jewels. 

DIY Gift Card Tags Using the Silhouette // Right at Home for the Hollydays - Day #3

Tag #2 // Tis' the Season

One of my favorite elements from my Christmas Critters stamp is the solid tree image towards the top. There are seriously so many possibilities for it! I knew I wanted to use it for one of my tag designs, so I got started by stamping it in a light green ink. Next, I stamped my greeting from an Avery Elle stamp set so I would know where to place my ornaments which I stamped later in red. Lastly, I topped the tree off with a yellow star. Super cute, simple, and colorful!

DIY Gift Card Tags Using the Silhouette // Right at Home for the Hollydays - Day #3

Tag #3 // Ho Ho Ho

For my last tag I wanted to do something different. I searched through my stash for some holiday words and came across a stamp from MFT. I used the "ho ho ho" stamp to create a border at the bottom of my tag in a light green. I stamped my smallest poinsettia and center from my set, trimmed them out, and I was finished. 

DIY Gift Card Tags Using the Silhouette // Right at Home for the Hollydays - Day #3

I seriously couldn't believe how quickly these came together once I had all the pieces cut out. I guess because they are a much smaller scale than a card it is much easier to fill up the space! 

If you want to download all the finished cut files I used, you can click here, or you can recreate your own by watching the video above. 

Today marks the last day of my Right at Home for the Hollydays post series with Holly of Holly Beary Creations. Make sure to pop over to her blog to see her last post


P.S. Missed the past two days of the series? Click here and here to catch up. 

DIY Gift Tags Using Right at Home Holiday Stamps

Hi there!

One of my favorite things to do around the holiday season, besides shopping, is preparing my presents with homemade gift wrap. Every year I change my gift wrap up slightly, however, I always stick to the familiar tones of kraft, cream, read, and a lime green, and this year is no different. 

Today, I'm sharing three DIY gift tags with you that I created using my Right at Home Stamps Holiday collection. I may be a little biased, but I just love these stamps!

DIY Gift Tags Using Right at Home Holiday Stamps

All three tags measure 2 1/5 in wide by about 4 in tall and were cut using my Silhouette Cameo. 

Tag #1 // Sending Warm Winter Wishes

For my first tag, I knew I wanted to incorporate a paper bow so I grabbed some red paper and die-cut one using a My Favorite Things die. The die-set comes with two different sizes of bows and is seriously a must-have for holiday crafting. Below the tag I adhered some green striped paper to add a fun touch. Before I adhered the bow using Min Glue Dots, I stamped my greetings using my sentiments set in brown ink. Once I adhered the bow, I was finished!

Tag #2 // Poinsettia

This tag started with the idea to use my Poinsettia set to make a layered flower. I stamped both the smallest and largest poinsettia from my set in Lawn Fawn Lobster ink and trimmed them out with a slight border. I adhered them together and folded up the edges of the smallest flower to add depth and dimension. I also added a yellow button in the center to finish it off. For the rest of the tag, I stamped a piece of kraft paper with a background stamp with the Lawn Fawn Yeti Pigment Ink (seriously...this may be my new go-to pigment ink!) and added a green scalloped piece above. I stamped a "to" and "from" and I was finished!

Tag #3 // It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

This tag is perhaps my most complex tag, but I know you can easily re-create it. I started with a kraft rectangle that covered a good portion of my tag. I knew I wanted to add some texture so I used that same Yeti ink and a background stamp from MFT. Overtop I used one of my sentiments in a brown ink. I love the way the texture still peeks through the brown ink! Next, I used a cross-stitching die to add some faux stitches to the left side. I also used my leaves, berries, and cross-hatch stamp from my Poinsettia sets to create the little holly bundle. 

And those are my three tags! I hope you like what I created. 

If you are interested in any of the products, you can see them here

Let me know which tag is your favorite in the comments below!