Monday, December 8, 2014

A Joyeaux Noel & Just for Fun

Hello everyone.  This month, we have another wonderful sponsor here at Altered Pages.  This time, it is with Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.  They have been around for quite awhile, and I have been collecting and using their stamps for years.  I love making Christmas cards with my rubber stamps, and this one is a combination of stamping and collage. 

Print out Collage Backgrounds I collage sheet and cut out solid background image.  Ink up the Holly Background stamp with Forest Moss and stamp over the background.  Trim background to measure 3-3/4" x 4-3/4", distressing and inking edges with brown ink.

Add red Pico Embellisher to holly berries.  Let dry.

Cut beige card stock to 6"x12", fold in half to make  top-folded card.  Layer Glitz red print paper (5-3/4" x 5-3/4"), then Glitz solid brown (4"x5") with distressed and inked edges, then holly stamped background paper, also distressed and inked.

Print Blue Santas collage sheet and cut out Santa, donkey and child image.  Die cut with Nesting Frames 2 dies to fit the image.

I added some pretty shimmer with my clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush around the child's halo, the candle halos, and even on Santa's beard, after all, he IS magical, too!
I cut a bit larger metallic gold card stock layer and adhered these together, then used my adhesive dimensionals to lift it up for dimension, after laying a strip of the seam binding ribbon along the center.
I made a three loop bow and adhered it to the left, along with the Christmas Wishes banner I fussy cut from a second image on the Blue Santas collage sheet.

Lastly, I inked a chipboard Snowflakes with Stormy Sky ink, patted on Snow Cap paint dabber, dried, then added Salty Ocean to give it that extra pop of color.  This was then adhered over the center of the bow.


Altered Pages:  Collage Backgrounds I collage sheet; Blue Santas collage sheetGlitz Designs Joyeax Noel 6x6 Paper Pad; Tags Assortment; Nesting Frames 2 dies; Seam Binding Ribbons; Bazzill Paper FlowersSnowflakes; Wink of Stella Glitter BrushScore TapeAdhesive Dimensionals

Just for Fun Rubber Stamps: Holly Background
Other:  Forest Moss, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Frayed Burlap distress inks; gold metallic card stock; Beige card stock; Snow Cap paint dabber; IMAGINE Crafts Love Letter Pico Embellisher

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card today, and I just want to remind you to 
 head over  here  to check out the Altered Pages December special on ALL DIGITAL collages.  This month any  *DIGITAL*  collage sheet is only $1.00!  Yes, $1.00!!!  Stock up now for all your crafting and collage needs for the entire year of 2015, for only a buck a piece!  This is only during December though!

And while you are checking out all of the fabulous products at Altered Pages, I hope you will also stop by the Just for Fun shop and cheek out their wonderful stamps, as well.  They have quite a selection… something for everyone!

Have a wonderful and creative week!!!



  1. This is a beautiful holiday card, Barbara! I love the romantic feel of it.

  2. What a beautiful card Barbara! I love that background stamp as well as the blue Santa! ")

  3. Very elegant card! Great job!

  4. wow - you just keep churning out beautiful piece after beautiful piece! This is so refined and elegant - and one that I am definitely inspired to recreate LOL. Thanks for sharing your talent with us all!

  5. The 3 D effect with the label is awesome! It all comes together so beautifully when you create!

  6. Oh my Barbara - this is just so lovely! I LOVE that image - it is one of my very favorite Christmas images that AP has. I especially love how you inked and painted the snowflake to match the Santa.

  7. Lovely card, nice blend of colors!

  8. Beautiful card Barbara, I love the sketch and layers.

  9. I love the layers on the card♥ Beautiful and I like the blue color!

  10. Gorgeous card! Love the all the layers and beautiful details!

  11. This is so beautiful, love how you die cut the collage! What a great idea!