Cool Yule Christmas cards


Cool Yule Christmas Cards with Sizzix Thinlits dies


Sharing with you a set of Christmas cards I made with the cute 'Cool Yule' Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlits die set. The main images I had cut and put together already a while back, and for finishing the cards quickly I created simple backgrounds by layering some die-cut and ink-splashed elements. Utilized also the die-cut leftovers: on the below card I used the positive oval shape and on the above card the striped negative.

Cool Yule Christmas Cards with Sizzix Thinlits dies

Finnish word 'Jouluiloa' means 'Christmas joy'.

Hopefully your Christmas will be a joyful one despite of the lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing. 

Cool Yule Christmas Cards with Sizzix Thinlits dies

Cool Yule Christmas Cards with Sizzix Thinlits dies

Wishing you a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by in my blog!

Winter scenery cards for Christmas


Hi and happy Sunday!

Every year I plan to create my Christmas cards early enough, and every year I end up making them on the very last minute. Well, not this year!

Maybe it is the 'new normal' that apparently gives me more free time on evenings and impacts also my cardmaking routines 😀. My cards were ready already a while back, so today I'll just write the addresses on the envelopes and drop the cards in the mailbox. 10 days before Christmas! Woohoo!

Here are two card designs I made. Using the beautiful Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlits Die set 'Snowscape Colorize' I made two versions of the same winter scenery. One in daylight and one in night.

Quite a different look by just changing the cardstock colours!

The layered scenery was easy to put together, as the dies hold the instructions on the backside. Numbers in the dies indicate in which order the layers are to be stacked. Simple and fun!

Wishing you a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!

Cross-stitch Christmas cards in Scandinavian style


Hello my Crafty Friend,

Last weekend I took out my Cross-stitch Rectangle Die-namics die (MFT-1288) and decided to use it for Christmas cards. I browsed through Pinterest boards looking for patterns I could use for my cards, but as I wanted the design to fit perfectly on the die-cut panel I ended up designing the pattern myself. 

The die-cut grid has a cross-stitch count of 25 x 35 which allowed me to design a simple symmetrical pattern in Scandinavian style. I'm so happy with the design!

For stitching I used three strings of embroidery yarn. Three strings did not make the tiny crosses too bulky, but yet covered the background color nicely. While stitching I put my headset on and listened to a good audio book. Time flew by and I finished both cards in a few hours.


My Favorite Things has published many wonderful cross stitch designs to be used with this die-cut panel. You can find them in their blog *here*

I also wanted to share with you my design pattern; feel free to use it for your projects!
The grey squares mark the center of the grid (both horizontal and vertical)

Happy stitching! Hope you like my cards and the cross-stitch pattern!