Make yourself a Merry Little Christmas Card

JOFY 04 Christmas Card by Clare Charvill

I'm just back from dropping Harry and Ella at the Airport.  They're heading off to Amsterdam for a few days, their first holiday away together and Ella's birthday present to Harry for his 18th. With Oli at work it's all quiet here for a Sunday morning.........but I'm sure  it won t last lol!! 

I've really enjoyed making  my Christmas cards this year listening to all the festive tunes on the radio.  I made two of the pictured above, Harry loved it and asked who it was for. they re for the boys but I didn't want to tell him so I said I was sharing it on the blog......  so here's the supply list and how to make it. 
Supply List 
JOFY stamp plates 04 & 28 
Black Archival Ink & Acrylic block 
White card 
Silver Mirri Card 
Distress inks - green blue brown, grey and red 
Ink Dusters 
Craft Mat 
Tacky Glue 
Idea-ology Tinsel Twine
Foam tape 
Red Glitter 
Crystal Decoart Glitter 
Starting with the snowman stamp and black archival ink stamp one snowman in the centre of 5" x 5" piece of white card and a tree either side, the left hand one runs off the card. 
Mask off the bottom of the card bottom of the card under the pots and base of the snowman and using Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink duster brush the blue ink onto the card using a circular motion and then mask off the blue area and ink to lower section of the card with Crushed Olive distress ink and ink duster.
Use an ink blender or distress pen to edge the stamps card and then mount on a 5 1/4" x 6 1/2" piece of white card.  Mat on silver Mirri card and trim edge to 1/16" using a perfect layer ruler 
Stamp five stars onto a piece of white card, spread glue over the stars with your finger and cover in crystal glitter. When dry cut out the stars, cutting just outside the black edge.  Stamp two trees and two snowmen onto another piece of white card.  
Colour the trees with Crushed Olive distress ink, the pots with Gathered Twigs and use distress pens to colour in the red baubles on the trees, the band and bobble on the snowman hat on one image, and the eyes, nose and buttons on the other.  Cut out pieces (see below) 
Shape the trees length ways on a pen, on reverse put a little glue along the edges and stick in place on your are over the original stamped images.  Put a strip of double sided foam tape on the reverse of the snowman, stick him in place over the image on your card and then stick the hat band and bobble in place.  Add the stars using a little glue and a strip of tinsel along the line where the green and blue inked areas meet.  
Cover the red areas with glossy accents and sprinkle red glitter over them to add a little festive sparkle to your card.  Mount onto a 6 3/4" wide x 5 3/4" deep card base (I cut down and 8 x 8 one) once the glue and glitter has dried. 
Stamp your sentiment inside the card, colour in with a red distress pen, cover in glossy accents and sprinkle with glitter.  Leave open to dry before writing your card :-) 

I hope you enjoyed the walk through, I'll be back with another Christmas make tomorrow.  Enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again soon :-)


  1. Evening Clare, I love every card you make with the JOFY stamps, this one is fabulous !! thank you for the tutorial, I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. So cute as always Clare!! I actually got a few cards made this year!! Sent them to special people!!! Keep up the good work and always looks forward to your next creation!! Thanks for the inspiration, tutorials, etc.
    Judy in Arizona

  3. Cool card with those fab Jofy stamps. Brilliant tutorial too, thank you! xxx

  4. Hi Clare
    Love the little snowman card, and super tutorial.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  5. Hi Clare, these are totally gorgeous! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas
    All the best steph xxx