7 DIY Watercolor Christmas Cards

'Tis the Season to Get Crafty!

Can you believe just how close we are to Christmas already? It's time to get those Christmas cards ready to send out! We've collected an array of handmade watercolor Christmas cards to help inspire your crafting. Whether you're looking to expand your card making style and try out some easy watercolor Christmas card ideas, or you already love watercolors and are just looking for tips and inspiration, then these cards are just what you need!


1. Shedding Light On Homemade Watercolor Christmas Cards

The lights and colors of Christmas decorations are so joyful! I love how Norine uses watercolor in this card to capture the feel of colorful glows reflecting on the Christmas tree. 


Norine created this lovely card with the String of Lights stamp set and some skillful watercoloring. This card largely shows off the beautiful freehanded blending that one can accomplish with watercolors, but Norine also used embossing powder to help with some detailed work in the light bulbs. By embossing the stamped image, she was able to easily corral the watercolor in order to create a more intense color in the light bulbs themselves. She finished the card off with the sentiment from the stamp set and heat embossed it as well.

Want to read more about Norine's cards? Then check out this one and more over on Norine's Blog. And to see more from the rest of our designers, keep reading below!

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Five Handmade Christmas Tree Cards to Make

When I was a child, my mother always told me that the reason we used evergreen trees as Christmas trees was because their year-round greenery is a symbol of hope and life even at the darkest of times. I've always loved the evergreen trees for this reason, and I'm excited to share some of our newest pine tree projects alongside a few classics! The Winter Pine Tree Stamps and Dies are designed to fit into your winter and Christmas cards of all types, so if you've been looking for different ways to make Christmas tree cards, you're in the right spot!


1. Stand Out With Your Homemade Christmas Tree Cards

Shana created these trees of varying shades of green and grey. Don't you just love how the green tree pops against the brown and grey?


The warm wishes Shana's sending are sure to make the recipient feel warm and fuzzy. Want to make a similar card? You can layer and create a gradient with distress oxide inks using an acrylic block as a pallet from which to ink your stamps.

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It's Christmas in the Animal House! 5 DIY Christmas Cards

Looking for some cute and creative handmade Christmas cards? Our design team has got you covered! No matter who your favorite furry friend is, we're sure you'll find plenty here to inspire your upcoming crafting projects for Christmas and year round!


1. Some Very Cute DIY Christmas Cards Featuring Lisa's Llamas!

Lisa created such a bright and cheerful card with Lorenzo the Llama, and we just can't get enough of this guy! 

The first of the cute diy Christmas Cards shows a Llama on a bright pink background and sentiments reading Fa La La Llama.

Lorenzo the Llama, like all of the Animal House stamp sets featured here, make some darn cute homemade Christmas cards, but are also perfect for projects year-round! Lisa used the tassels that come with Lorenzo as a festive holiday garland in the background of her card, and along the bottom she placed a bright green ribbon for Lorenzo the stand on. She colored in our llama friend with watercolors, first wetting down Lorenzo with clean water, then just tapping some pink pigment onto his front. With watercolors, shading is as easy as just one tap!

Want to read more about Lisa's process? Check this project out on her blog!

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Spring Cards & Garden Scrapbook Projects

Hi Crafty Friends! This is Toph and this is my very first blog post here at Technique Tuesday. I am so excited to share my garden scrapbook page with you. And some of my favorite spring card ideas from our creative team!


My Garden Scrapbook Layout

Drive southeast from Portland on Highway 224, and you'll see a little yellow farmhouse sitting across from the Barton store. Every time I drive that road it takes me back to simpler times. In the 90s, this little farmhouse was nestled into acres of bright petunias, foxgloves, sunflowers, and zinnias. This was my kingdom, and I ran through it barefoot and wild.

The garden was one of my dad’s passions. I wish I could say I picked up his gardening skills, but I can barely keep houseplants alive. Instead of growing flowers of my own, I make handmade spring cards and scrapbook pages about gardening to capture my fond memories of these times gone by.

Example of simple scrapbook ideas. Three photos of Toph as a child are arranged on a green and yellow background. The sentiment stamps Remember your Roots and Cultivate a good life are used in this spring scrapbook layout

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14 Handmade Valentine's Day Cards and Love Cards for All Year Long

Hey card makers... it's that time of year when we all are looking for handmade Valentine card ideas. You'll find lots of stamped Valentines projects here. Plus we're sharing projects to celebrate your loved-ones during the other 364 days of the year too!


We hope these projects will inspire you to make birthday and thank you cards for the people you love, wedding and anniversary cards for friends and family members, thinking of you cards for your sweetheart, and projects for love-themed occasions all year long. And we hope you enjoy seeing all these projects featuring stamps and dies from our 2020 Love Collection!

For the next 4 days the stamps and dies used to make these projects are 20% off. The coupon code is included below!

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14 Stamped Lotus Flower Cards and Project Ideas

Did you know lotus flowers come in many different colors and are often multi-hued? I used to think of them as having very light-colored centers with delicate-pink flower tips. But when we started thinking about adding a lotus to our Greenhouse Society Collection of flower stamps and dies, we did some research. Now I know you can use nearly any color to create life-like stamped lotus flower projects. Here are 14 stamped lotus cards showing some amazing ways to use this month's Lotus stamps and matching dies!

Plus don't miss Julie's video tutorial featuring the Lotus Stamps and the Bubbles on the Border Dies!


Clean and Simple Stamped Lotus Card...


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Handmade Sloth Gift Tag

Hello, all! Julie here with a tutorial from Allison Arbour. She's showing us how she made this adorable handmade gift tag using alcohol markers. Allison used both the Sloane and Slater the Sloths stamps and dies and the Hello Hollyhocks stamps and dies on her project.  I would never have imagined using this stamp sets together but it works really well for such a unique combination. I hope you enjoy seeing Allison's stamped sloth gift tag and her tutorial!



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3 Stamped Watercolor Greeting Cards - Tutorials

Hello again! Today we have a tutorial for three beautiful, stamped, watercolor cards from Norine. She used the Hello Hollyhock stamps and dies. The watercoloring techniques she uses are simple but so gorgeous!


Hello Technique Tuesday friends, Norine here, back with you today to share some cards that I made using the Hello Hollyhocks stamps and dies.


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