Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas card using Fox and Friends

The Fox and Friends stamp set is such a great buy! You get seven individual little creatures which are brilliant for making all sorts of babies' and children's cards and it's easy to split the set to make gifts too (like this). But Fox and Friends isn't just for children's cards and it can be an all the year-round set too - including Christmas! Come and see the Christmas card I've made using the owl from the set:

This owl makes me giggle. He looks as if someone has just goosed him from behind! He's always very sweet but just look at him in that Santa hat! Isn't he ridiculously cute!

You may have noticed that I'm using the sentiment from Contempo Christmas - this is the best Christmas sentiment in the catalogue in my opinion; I love the shape it makes and the combination of fonts is gorgeous. You may also have noticed that I'm using my favourite colour scheme of the moment - neutrals with just a splash of colour.

How to make this card:

  • Make a 9cm square card base with Sahara Sand card stock
  • Use a Basic Black marker to colour a frame from the Gifted set and stamp it in the centre of the card front. Using a stamp-a-majig makes it easy to be accurate with this!
  • Stamp the sentiment from Contempo Christmas in Basic Black ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock. Cut it out with paper snips.
  • Load the owl stamp with versamark and Early Espresso and stamp it onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock. Use clear embossing powder to heat emboss it - this gives a nice shiny image.
  • Make a hat for your owl by cutting one of the points off a Real Red star punched with the large star punch. A 1/4" circle punched from Whisper White card stock makes a bobble for the hat and a snipped strip  provides the trim. Glue these together.
  • Cut out a few leaves - I used the two-step bird punch for mine - and a few berries using the 1/8" circle punch.
  • Now assemble your card: Glue the leaves to the bottom, left-hand corner of the frame and add the sentiment; make your owl stand on the A of Christmas with a dimensional; pop his hat on using a dimensional for the top of the hat and glue to attach it to the owl's ear. Finish with the berries and add highlights with a white gel pen.

Stamps: Fox and Friends, Contempo Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, versamark
Card stock: Garden Green, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Other: Various punches, clear embossing powder

I know that my US readers will be carrying on with their Thanksgiving celebrations this weekend, so I wish you all a very happy time. Here in the UK, we're stoking up our fires against the first snow of the winter and making plans for Christmas. Whatever you have arranged, have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with more Christmas inspiration. Hope to see you then,


  1. He's really cute Vicky, you're so imaginative. I have this set and would never have thought to use it for xmas so thanks for the inspiration
    Margaret x

  2. Such a cute card Vicky! I love his little red hat! I have been browsing your blog and love your style. Thanks so much for visiting me!

  3. Great card Vicky, I love the way you put a santa hat on the little owl!

  4. Too Cute! I love how you added a santa hat to the owl to make this a holiday card. Great CAS style.

  5. LOVE your Santa hat and the very sweet leaves and berries trim. What fabulous cards you make!!

  6. THis is such a CUTE card... love the clean lines.. and love the santa owly image :D

  7. So cute - a wonderful idea !

    Have a nice weekend.

  8. Vicky, this owl Christmas card is adorable! I think I giggled when it first came up. So, so, so cute!


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