Thursday, September 15, 2016

Paper craft project no. 461: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts


It's release time at STAMPlorations and this time around, we're doing the first CUTplorations Christmas release blog hop and linky party! For 3 days (starting yesterday), the STAMPlorations girls are sharing projects that showcase 2 brand new Christmas stamp sets with coordinating dies, 15 word/phrase dies, a set of border/edge dies, and an ATC/gift card holder die.

Yesterday, the spotlight was on Shirley's super fun Christmas Reindeer set in this post. Today' the spotlight is on the stamp set and coordinating dies that I designed, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts, in this post.

I went clean and simple for my two cards because I need Christmas cards that are easy and fast to reproduce. Christmas is right around the corner and I need to really get going on my Christmas card stash.

Meet easy and quick card #1. 
No guesswork on how I made this card. It's straightforward stamp, color, and done! It took me less than 3 minutes from start to finish. I know my MIL needs close to 100 Christmas cards every year so I figure I can easily squeeze in some cardmaking for her and create 20 to 25 of this design, and color the gifts on the sleigh while I watch Netflix with the hubby :o)

Meet easy and quick card #2.
This one took a bit longer than card #1 to make (about 7 minutes), but it's still relatively simple to do. I used the large Christmas gift to create my background and then stamped and colored one before die-cutting it and adhering to the card base. I added interest by stamping some splatters, coffee rings, and stars (from Art Marks) in Delicata gold. I left off the sentiment because I didn't think it needed one. But I'll probably stamp the "Ho! Ho! Ho!" sentiment in the batch of cards I'll make following this design.

I hope you'll check out the cards that Deepti, Shirley, Vicki, and Kim made using the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts stamps and dies. 

Leave a comment here, on the participating designers blogs, and on the STAMPlorations post here by Tuesday, September 20 at 11:55 p.m. for a shot at snagging one of 3 gift certificates. And if you create a project featuring diecuts/dies (any brand) and link it up to our flash stencil linky party, you get a chance to win one of 2 prizes: your choice of 3 holiday-themed word/phrase dies, or your choice of Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies. 

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


  1. What fun new releases! Your cards are fun and creative!

  2. Love the CAS card and the self background on the present card is really fun. HUgz

  3. Congrats on the new set! Love the two cards you created! The sleigh and presents look great and I love that it is a quick and easy card to make! And I love the second card with the presents background and one colored-in, die cut package!

  4. Mass producing heaven...that's where you're going. Both of these are perfect when you need bunches of cards.

  5. Very pretty cards. Love the 2nd more graphic card; it's unique.

  6. Wonderful looking
    cards, simple but
    really capture the
    Carla from Utah

  7. Love the idea of using the present both as background and foreground. The added splatters give something extra, modern and dynamic, I think, good choice.

  8. A sleigh, gifts, stockings, mittens...the festive spirit is ramping up with this marvelous new stamp/die set! So many possibilities! Your showcases: completely smitten!

  9. These are wonderful! The second one is my fave cool!

  10. Wonder CAS cards. Love the bold colors of your packages. TFS

  11. Wow, these bright colors really stand out against the white background. Superb CAS card! Love your repetitive stamping on the second card as well.

  12. I love both your cards, Shery for your very versatile stamp and die sets. Christmas or fun to color and keep CAS. TFS and for your designing talents my friend. Hugs, nancy

  13. CONGRATULATIONS on your SUPER CUTE stamps Shery!!!
    LOVE the images and sentiments!!!
    LOVE the cards you have shared to INSPIRE too, your CAS sleigh is so CHEERY, as for your 2nd card, the repeat stamping of the Christmas gift on the background looks FABULOUS with the POP of colour with the die cut gift on top - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANKYOU for sharing :)

  14. wonderful cards! I love the background of presents!


  15. Beautiful cards. Love the images and sentiment.
    Valerija xx

  16. Wonderful cards! I love the greyed out background you made on the second card!

  17. Fabulous cards Shery, super inspiring ideas with the new stamps/dies

  18. Love the card with the background
    paper of gift boxes.
    The cards are simple and so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  19. Gorgeous set and such wonderful cards! xxx

  20. I love your cards and thank you for quick and easy ideas.


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