Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sweet Christmas Wishes for You

Every time we get to the middle of the month posting for Jan's Digital Stamp Design Team, I have to just stop and wonder where has the month gone.  This month and the next will surely fly by for all of us!  While most of us can easily agree that we won't miss 2020 and all of the issues it has brought with it, we will sure be cautious as we head into another year of unknowns going into 2021. 

I hope you are like me as we prepare for the best time of each year - preparing for the Christmas Season and the honoring of the birth of our Savior's birth, the Christ Child.  I for one, love to decorate my home and prepare for additional family time and church festivities.  I love the extra time I spend making over 50 handmade Christmas cards and around 35-40 handmade Christmas ornaments.  What kind of traditions do you do during this time of year?

For my Design Team card today on Jan's Digitial Stamp Shop, I have selected her new release Candy Cane Basket.  This package contains  4 color drawings, 5 B/W drawings, and 11 sentiments.  

Here's my completed project card ~ 

To make this card, I enlarged the image of the basket to about 3" square and printed it on Neenah 110# card stock.  I printed the sentiment in a separate area, making it about 1" tall x about 1 1/2" long.  

I die cut the sentiment using a small tag die and set it to the side.  I also die cut the curved scalloped edge piece using a solid green strip and set to the side.

  • I colored the Candy Canes in the basket with my Copic markers using 3 shades of red ( R05, R27, R46) and 3 shades of green, YG67, YG65, YG63.  For the basket, I used Copic colors E21, E23, E25, E27, E18, E19, & E07. 

When complete, I die cut the edges using Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Booklet Square Die.  I selected a striped background matting that was the same shades of red and green that I'd selected for the card front, and covered the front of the white card base.  I secured to the A2 size card front,  Next I added the colored image slightly to the right side of the base.

Next I added the Copic colored image to the right edging end of the card base, and overlapped with the green die cut strip of solid edge binding paper.   I secured the sentiment tag over the decorative edge and glued it in place so that the tag punched end is toward the basket handle. Once secured, then I added the tiny green enameled dot over the tag 'hole' to complete the card design. 

Jan has TWO specials for November - first there is a TURKEY coupon ~ $1 off your Digi Purchase 

To use this coupon:

* Sales Starts NOW, Ends 12~31~20, Ends 12-31-2020, 

Good for one stamp/purchase per person

*USE Coupon Code: Turkey$1

But wait  ....  There's MORE!!!

Jan is also offering a FREEBIE to all her readers and blog players!

Visit the Shop (Click HERE) and get your FREE Christmas Ornaments Image!

Be sure to add your card to Jan's Challenge this month - Here's the link for her Blog Challenge:  HERE  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I'll be entering this card on the following challenges: 

Tuesday Taggers ~ Traditional Christmas Colors 

Tuesday Throwdown ~ #469 & #470 

Creative Craft Cottage ~ Challenge #135 

CCC Digi Creations ~ Challenge #120 

12 Months of Christmas ~ Challenge #71  

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge ~ #11 

52 Christmas Card Throwdown ~ November Colour Challenge

Serving a Risen Savior,


Products Used:

Candy Cane Basket



  1. A lovely festive card. That's a great cjhoice of papers with this image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Avril x

  2. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Throwdown!

  3. Fantastic Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at 52CCT. Goga