Simon Says Stamp | Caring Hearts Drive - Stamped Christmas Tree Patterns. Card & Video Tutorial by Yana Smakula

Caring Hearts Card Drive – Stamped Christmas Tree Pattern. Video

Hello everyone! Today I am participating in a Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop (more about this great cause and hop below). I created several simple to mass produce and easy to replicate Holiday cards. I have also filmed a video tutorial to walk you through the creative process and explain everything in detail.

Simon Says Stamp | Caring Hearts Drive - Stamped Christmas Tree Patterns. Card & Video Tutorial by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve created a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

I wanted to stamp a modern looking pattern featuring several Christmas trees. I started going through my stash looking for images I could use and I ended up picking trees from 3 different stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp.

I practiced my stamping on a piece of printer paper (when I do test stamping I always use cheap printer paper and never my good quality cardstock). Once I was happy with my idea, design and colors of ink I picked I moved onto stamping actual pattern onto card fronts.

Simon Says Stamp | Caring Hearts Drive - Stamped Christmas Tree Patterns. Card & Video Tutorial by Yana Smakula

I wanted to make multiple cards so I used my mini MISTI stamp positioner to make it easier to do my stamping. I also double stamped all images to have the most vibrant and smooth ink coverage. I used 2 Christmas Trees from the Gifts of Love stamp set (its a set from one of Simon’s Card Kits), one tree from a last year Christmas Graphic set and one last tree image from this year Color Me Trees stamp set (I’m linking to all supplies I used at the end of my post).

Simon Says Stamp | Caring Hearts Drive - Stamped Christmas Tree Patterns. Card & Video Tutorial by Yana Smakula

For my color combination I went with Green Apple, Willow and Evergreen. I also used my Simon’s Intense Black ink to stamp the outline trees and blended Fog as well as Lake Shores and Scuba.

To dress these trees up a bit I heat embossed several dashed swirls from the Cute Snowflakes stamp set (this is another card kit stamp set) in Antique Gold embossing powder.

Simon Says Stamp | Caring Hearts Drive - Stamped Christmas Tree Patterns. Card & Video Tutorial by Yana Smakula

The sentiment for these cards, Thinking of you at Christmas, came from yet another set, Christmas Essentials. I wanted these cards to say more than just Merry Christmas and I think the sentiment I picked it very suitable for this occasion.

Simon Says Stamp | Caring Hearts Drive - Stamped Christmas Tree Patterns. Card & Video Tutorial by Yana Smakula

My stamped panels were adhered onto A2 top folding white card bases, I also foam mounted my sentiments and adhered several clear droplets.

Simon Says Stamp | Caring Hearts Drive - Stamped Christmas Tree Patterns. Card & Video Tutorial by Yana Smakula

CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE

CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE

Today we are celebrating the 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive with a fun blog hop! The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010 we have been bringing joy to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And this year, we are branching out to the UK! What better way to share our love of card making than to bring joy to others, right?

We hope you’ll join us in supporting the card drive. Details for the card drive can be found at: Vera Yates Blog & Jennifer McGuire’s Blog.

CARING HEARTS BLOG HOP

Join us for an inspirational blog hop!

Vera Yates
Jennifer McGuire 
Laura Bassen
Shari Carroll
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Julie Ebersole
May Sukyong Park
Yana Smakula – you are here!
Ruby Ianigro
Jessie Frost Ballas
Wendy Ramlakhan
Kathy Racoosin
Amy Lee
Simon Says Stamp

GIVEAWAY

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No hop is complete without fun giveaway, right? Simon Says Stamp has generously offering $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave comment on each blog. Winner will be randomly selected from one of the participant blog. You have till midnight Thursday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. Winner will be announced on Vera’s blog on Friday, 11/18/2016.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Gifts of Love
Simon Says Clear Stamps Gifts of Love
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Cute Snowflakes
Simon Says Clear Stamps Cute Snowflakes
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Essentials
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Essentials
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Color Me Trees
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Color Me Trees
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Simon Says Stamp Color Me Trees Wafer Die
Simon Says Stamp Color Me Trees Wafer Die
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Color Me Trees
Simon Says Clear Stamps Color Me Trees
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Graphic
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Graphic
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Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Scuba Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Scuba Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Lipstick Red
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Lipstick Red
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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535 Comments

    1. So I love this card. I’m going to dig out all of my tree stamps and give er a go!

    1. I adore your cards – this is so creative! And thank you for creating a video as well.

    1. Love the placement of your evergreens. Modern and fun. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Can’t get enough of your designs. Love, love, love them. This one is no exception. Thank you so much for sharing all your different techniques.

    1. Thanks for supporting the card drive. I like the red sentiment and the bright trees on your card.

    1. Love this card and would love to give this technique a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Love your clean, graphic style for these cards, Yana! Great idea to use different shades of green for your trees, and add pops of blue & grey with the ink blending. Tfs! 🙂 ~ Andrea

    1. This is a fun card design, and a reminder that mixing stamp sets can yield great results!

    1. I like mixing stamp sets but you do it so awesome. On your video, how you masked was so cool. Thanks

    1. What a great cause and beautiful, colourful cards. Thank you for taking the time to make a video!

    1. These cards are beautiful!!! So unique and fun!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I always look forward to your cards and videos!!

    1. Yana, these are beautiful tree cards. Love how you thought “out of the box” with these cards. Now you have my brain thinking of many ways I can use my stamp sets, too. Thank you so much!

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