Wednesday, July 22, 2020

{Christmas In The Air} Christmas Inspiration By Nancy And Monika

Happy Wednesday, STAMPlorations friends! Crafting is keeping us all sane right now. Should you be looking for some festive inspiration, our Christmas in the Air blog feature with STAMPgirls Nancy and Monika will hopefully get your creative mojo going.

We'll also randomly draw one lucky winner of a $15 gift code from all the comments left on this post, on Nancy's post and on Monika's post. Let's have a look at their festive makes.




Here is a more detailed look ...

Monika and I are continuing the Christmas in the Air Feature Projects:-)
Such a fun feature and great way to add to your Christmas stash!

We will have July, September and November feature projects to help inspire you to add to your Christmas Stash. 

I just discovered a new to me split-4 stamping technique, which gives you 4 cards. I changed it up a bit and used a stencil instead of stamps. I used the new ARTplorations stencil by Sanna, Christmas Wreaths, which worked out really well! 

I will be sharing several photos showing the split-4 stenciling technique using STAMPlorations products.

8 1/2" X 11" White 100# CS
Trim to 8" X 10 1/2"
Score at 4" and 5 1/4"

Step 2
Secured Sanna "Christmas Wreath" Stencil with masking tape.
Used Distress Oxide Inks and Make Up Brushes for ink blending.

Step 3
Christmas Wreaths stencil after using make up brushes and eye shadow applicators to blend inks.

Step 4
Removed stencil and loved the beautiful Christmas wreaths! You can see the scored lines.

Step 5
Cut scored lines with paper cutter for 4 card fronts. Then attached to red card stock and white card bases. Added clear stickers and outlined stickers. Traced the wreath images with black ultra fine sharpie and  added Wink of Stella for shimmer! All done!

Finished Cards! 

Sharing STAMPlorations Products:

Sanna Lippert Designs for ARTplorations Christmas Wreaths
CRAFTplorations Clear Stickers Good Tidings
CRAFTplorations Clear Stickers Simple Christmas
Hope you are inspired by my Clean and Simple Split-4 Stenciling Technique Christmas Cards. So fun getting 4 cards for my Christmas stash out of one play session:-)

The new STAMPlorations store is now fully open. You will LOVE the new easy search feature, the clean look, and easy navigating for all the stores and all in one place. There are so many awesome specials going on also that you will not want to miss. 

My STAMPGIRLNANCY is still available at checkout for 20% discount on your order unless specified. 

Happy shopping and checking out Shery's new beautiful store:-)

Love and Hugs...Nancy


Well, what can I say? Nancy and I like the Christmas In The Air Feature so much that we were eager to continue over the Summer too.

Did I just say Summer? It's been so cold in the UK recently that Christmas cards seemed to be a rather seasonal.

My first card features the new Good Tidings clear stickers and my favourite snowman from the Yuletide Cheer digital stamps. Here they are ... the jolly snowmen ...

My background was created using Turquoise, Purple and Ultra Marine Brusho crystals on photo paper/card. I started by sprinkling a bit of each colour on my photo paper/card and spritzed with water to activate the crystals. The purple looked a bit too dominant, and I added some Ultra Marine on top lightly misting until I got my desired effect.

Originally I had intended to use the background with the purple flecks toward the top, but after I had coloured and fussy cut the snowmen, I decided the purple flecks looked better towards the bottom.

I attached my elements in place added a doodled border and finished off with a sticker sentiment panel.

Here are the STAMPlorations products I used:

- from the Digital Store

- from the Main Store

Next up is a card using one of Sanna's new stencils, Christmas Wreaths ...

My little eye shadow brushes came out again to play. I used them to blend the following inks through my stencil: Cerise and Grenadine Izink inks for the berries and Verveine, Menthe and Emeraude Izink inks for the leaves

I rounded the corners of my square base card and edged my card with a gold pen. To finish I added a gold edged sticker sentiment panel and a couple of golden pearls.

Here are the STAMPlorations Products I used in my second card:

- from the Main Store
preview-christmaswreaths.png preview-simplechristmasstickers.png 

Hopefully Nancy and I have inspired you to add to your 2020 Christmas stash.
Wishing you lots of fun hopping along.
Monika xxx


For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on the designers' blogs (Nancy's blog here and Monika's blog here) by August 8. We'll announce the winner in the July winners post on August 10.

If you enjoyed today's Christmas In The Air feature post, Nancy and Monika will be back in September and November with more festive inspiration. Keep your eyes peeled!

Our new store is fully up and running and we are celebrating the move with a special sale. For details check out the graphic below.


  1. All are so very beautiful. I always like to work with stencils.

  2. Absolutely adorable cards! Very creative ideas!

  3. Awesome cards! I love the Christmas Wreaths designs, and the snowmen are just adorable!

  4. Thanks for sharing these Christmas cards...the shared techniques and supply info is a great help for trying these inspirations. Stay well.

  5. Beautiful cards ladies! I really love the wreath stencil, great colors.

  6. Awesome cards ladies...what a great idea Nancy cutting the cardstock with the wreath and making 4 cards....
    Monika I love those cute snowman.......TFS

  7. Love the wreath cards and the cute snowmen.

  8. love the cards and that wreath stencil is great :)

  9. Both of you have used the wreath stencil beautifully! Love those snow people with that vivid background too!

  10. Absolutely love these beautiful & creative cards!

  11. Awesome cards! Love Nancy's idea with the wreath; kinda genius! lol

  12. Loads of inspiration and fabulous cards and thank you for the step by steps x.

  13. Great inspiration and loved the wreath one especially!

  14. I like the outlined wreath. It looks wonderful. I also like that it is only a partial wreath. It is different

  15. Cute snowmen card,
    love the background.
    The second card looks
    so neat.
    Carla from Utah

  16. Wonderful inspiration from Nancy and Monika! Nancy's Split-4 cards have beautiful designs and she showed us another useful way of using the clear sentiment stickers (black outlining). Monika's snowmen are so cute and the brusho background is amazing!
    Both Nancy and Monika did a great job of showcasing the pretty wreath stencil and the clear stickers!
    Hideko xx

  17. These are all such great Christmas cards!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. These are all fabulous! I love Christmas in July! Thanks for inspiring!

  19. These cards are fantastic, an inspiration overload!! Love the snowmen, but the 1/4cut is brilliant! Better get started on Christmas for sure!! Love these examples!