Want to make your own Christmas cards this year? Get started now with the limited edition Yuletide Joy stamp set by Close to My Heart.
Tis the Season
Pumpkins and harvest may be the theme of October, but at Close to My Heart we’re all about making Christmas cards. Why? Because we know that handmade, heartfelt Christmas cards take time to make. By the time December rolls around, most of us are so busy with baking, shopping, decorating, and parties that making Christmas cards get pushed to the back burner. Bottom line, if you want to make your own Christmas cards, you’ve got to get an early start. October is the perfect time!
Make Your Own Christmas Cards with Yuletide Joy
To inspire you to make your own Christmas cards, Close to My Heart is offering the festive “Yuletide Joy” stamp set for just $5 this month with your $50 order! To qualify, you can stock up on the other important supplies you need to make your own Christmas cards, like cardstock, patterned papers and envelopes. Alternately, purchase the set alone for just $17.95.
Yuletide Joy is a clear acrylic stamp set. It features four iconic Christmas images filled with gorgeous scrollwork, as well as three cheery, coordinating sentiments. Each image measures between two and three inches in height and width.
TIP: I recommend using our 1-x-3-1/2-inch acrylic block with the sentiments, and our 3-x-3-inch acrylic block with the images.
This Close to My Heart stamp set comes conveniently packaged in a durable, protective 6-x-6-inch snap-closure envelope. The stamps are nestled against a square of foam that both protects them and doubles as a mat that you can put under your paper when stamping to get the crispest, clearest images.
Ways to Use the Yuletide Joy Stamp Set
To Make Your Own Christmas Cards
I love how versatile this set is! The detailed line work of this set makes it perfect to make your own Christmas cards with both heat embossing and hand coloring techniques. You can also stamp the images onto patterned paper to save yourself some time. How fun!
By the way, if you purchased the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge before it retired, you can cut out the star and stocking images out with your Cricut machine. Pretty cool, huh?
I was poking around Pinterest this morning, and a few crafters are already having fun getting creative with this new set. Take a peek at my October Stamp of the Month board there for inspiration!
Not Just for Cards
The stunning imagery of the “Yuletide Joy” stamp set can be used for far more than to make your own Christmas cards! Each image measures about 2 to 2.5 inches tall, so these stamps are perfect for many other Christmas crafts:
- Stamp them on cardstock and then cut them out to use as gift tags
- Attach a stamped image to a pick for decorating Christmas cupcakes
- Stamp them into sugar cookie dough rounds before baking to make your cookies more festive
- String up several stamped images to make a gorgeous garland for your mantel
- Create stunning seasonal accents for your Christmas scrapbook pages
- Decorate Christmas dinner place cards and napkin holders
- Heat emboss the images on vellum to make lovely wraps for Christmas candles
These are just a few ideas that come to mind. I’m sure that with your amazing creativity, you can come up with many more ways to use Yuletide Joy!
Only Available Until October 31st
“Yuletide Joy” is only available until October 31st, so please be sure to order before then. In my experience, Close to My Heart doesn’t add retired Stamp of the Month sets to future catalogues, so October is your one chance to get this gorgeous set.
Want More Information?
You can find more info about this and other Close to My Heart offerings info by clicking on one the Close to My Heart button on the menu bar at the top of this page. Also, I’m always happy to chat with your directly. If I can be of help to you in your paper crafting in any way, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check messages several times daily, and will respond ASAP.