Simon Says Stamp | Stretch Christmas Stamps. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Stretch Christmas Stamps into Birthday Cards. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In this video, I invite you to stretch your Holiday stamps beyond Christmas cardmaking.

One of my favorite Christmas stamp sets from 2021 is one called Gift Wrap. This set features several images of gifts along with some holiday sentiments and imagery such as poinsettias, candy canes, pine branches, and more. It is a great Holiday set, hoverer, the main images, the gifts, are evergreen and can be used all year round for Birthday cards.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretch Christmas Stamps. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

I stamped the gifts and the tags in Versafine Onyx Black ink on Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and heat set the ink with the help of clear embossing powder and my heat tool.

You can also stamp these gifts onto colored cardstock, or onto patterned paper, or even use some other pattern stamp from your stash and stamp a pattern onto the gifts to create your own unique wrapping paper. You can also stamp these onto scrap wrapping paper you might have after the holidays!

Simon Says Stamp | Stretch Christmas Stamps. Video

I used my Copic markers and did very simple coloring. The Gift Wrap stamp set has a set of coordinating dies. I used mine to cut these out – they even cut out the paper inside the loops on the gift tags. I highly recommend you get the dies as well, as these images aren’t that easy to fussy cut.

If you color your gifts with alcohol markers or maybe you use watercolors or some other coloring medium, you can add a simple pattern or a simple design on top by using a white or a black pen. I used a wide white pen and drew wonky diagonal lines on one of the gifts. For the other gift, I did large irregular dots.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretch Christmas Stamps. Video

With the gifts done I worked on a background for my cards. My plan was to make simple cards with a colored cardstock background. I used various cardstock colors from my stash. To add interest to the background, I didn’t want to have a blank background, I used Simon’s Halftone Circle Background stamp and stamped it in watermark ink for a tone-on-tone look.

Next, I stamped various birthday sentiments on each of the panels using stamps from Cathy Zielsky’s Stop, Drop, Party stamp set. I love the bold look of these, and the sentiments themselves, of course, are very unique.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretch Christmas Stamps. Video

Next, I foam mounted a gift onto each of the backgrounds, I placed the gifts at an angle. I didn’t want to add any embellishments to these cards, but I did stamp several stars around the gifts – the stars tie in nicely with the black stamped sentiments.

I also trimmed these background panels to 3 3/4 x 5” and foam mounted them onto A2 white side folding card bases.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretch Christmas Stamps. Video

So don’t put your Christmas stamps away just yet. Look through your stash and see which images can be used all year round. I’m sure you’ll find something fun!

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 Gift Wrap
Simon Says Clear Stamps Gift Wrap
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Gift Wrap
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Gift Wrap
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Simon Says Stamp Gift Wrap Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Gift Wrap Wafer Dies
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Stop Drop Party
CZ Design Clear Stamps Stop Drop Party
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Simon Says Cling Stamp Halftone Circle Background
Simon Says Cling Stamp Halftone Circle Background
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
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Neenah 80lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Peony
Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Peony
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Simon Says Stamp White A2 Side Fold Scored Cards
Simon Says Stamp White A2 Side Fold Scored Cards
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Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker B05 Process Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B05 Process Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
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Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Wagner Precision Heat Tool
Wagner Precision Heat Tool
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Spellbinders Jane Davenport Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen
Spellbinders Jane Davenport Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen
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3 Comments

    1. Beautiful, very crisp & clean. I dare not put my seasonal stamps away as I need to be making cards all year ready for this Christmas 2022 or I won’t get enough done .x

    1. Love these, Yana. I have eyed that gift set many times. I think now is the time to add it to my cart at SSS. I will see if I can afford the dies to match. You are always super-helpful in your videos and I appreciate you so much. Happy New Year!

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