Saturday, September 23, 2023

Festive Art Card File

Hello Friends,

Glad to be here sharing my Festive Art Card File. My Card File is all about ideas for the the new Festive Art stencil pack. I challenged myself to only use the Festive Art Stencil Pack + new Mini Stencils pack + new Christmas stamps from Stampers Anonymous. It wasn't much of a challenge because these products work so perfectly together! Follow along and I'll show you what I created.
Lets start with the Card File itself.  I used Christmas Backdrops paper to cover the box. I painted the metal pull with Candied Apple Distress Paint, then after it was dry, I sanded it with steel wool to distress the metal.
The fun dotted tape comes from the Design Tape Trims pack.
I decide to use the Festive Prints stamp set to stamp simple images on the sides of the Card File. I had already adhered the paper to the box and added a layer of Collage Medium over the top, so to stamp, I needed to use Staz-On ink. If I had stamped before I added the Collage Medium, I could have just used Archival Ink.  After the ink was dry, I went over the box with Sparkle Texture Paste to give it a bit of shine.  I cannot stop using this stuff!
I used the File Card pack for this project.
The pack come with:
4 tabbed cards
4 folded cards
4 pockets
4 flat cards
I kept the tabbed card very simple - using the stamp sets CMS473 Christmas Cartoons + CMS472 Festive Prints.
As I said, the pack comes with 4 flat cards.  I wanted a total of 12 so I could have one for each stencil. So I cut eight more cards (3 x 4") from Distress Mixed Media Cardstock.
I used a variety of Distress Inks and a few Oxide Inks along with the new "Festive Art" Element Stencils. There are 12 mini stencils in the pack so you can create a huge range of images!

Distress Ink used: Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness, Candied Apple, Saltwater Taffy, Kitsch Flamingo, Evergreen Bough, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage

All the splatter in the background is various colors of Mica Stains. 
Unfortunately, the gold embossing does not show up in the photos (it just looks flat), but things like stars on top of the trees, the top of the ornament, the bow on the present, have all been embossed with gold.

4 folded cards - more sewing, more embossing...
4 pockets - each have the pattern of one of the new Mini Stencil (3 pack)
These three fold at the top (I cut them myself).  Lots of pink to go with the red.  The pink on the two cards on the right is Spun Sugar Oxide.
Then just for fun I made some little cards from the Backdrops Christmas paper + transparency that has been stamped (Festive Prints stamp set).

Hope you will give the Festive Art a go! So many ways to use the stencils to create some fun art!

Now carry on,


  1. Just love everything about this make. Love how you’ve used all the elements, the colours. Thought I could resist this release until I saw your make. 🤣 Thanks! (I mean it!)

  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE it!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  3. all your makes from the live were awesome. love them. I had to go back and watch the halloween idea-ology live just to get back to halloween! unrelated question: do you know anyone who can help me with instagram? my account must have been hacked and they locked me out. They say I can appeal the decision, but I can't figure out how to do that, nor can I figure out how to make a new account. I am not a fan of instagram so I get frustrated easily, plus cancer brain slows me down some. thanks as always for sharing and all your inspiration.

  4. Fun stuff....Looks like it would be a blast to stamp and stencil to your hearts content. Loving the new stencils...

  5. I love how you've used the stencils and thought I wouldn't need to buy them - how wrong I was!
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Best wishes