Hello!  My tutorial today is a set of 3 winter and holiday cards made using dies from Simon Says Stamp and Marianne Design paired with sentiments from Honey Bee Stamps and Altenew.  I used the puppy, body, outfits and candy canes from the Big Picture Book Puppy, Big Picture Book Little BodyKim’s Buddies, and Tiny Candy Canes die sets.  For the sentiments, I use Warm Wishes and Holiday Wishes stamp sets.  I then cut a piece of 1″x1″ cardstock to create the tiny folded card for the puppy to hold.

    This post is also part of my Cards for Little Hearts’ Winter-Theme & Holiday Cards CollectionThis collection runs from October 1st – November 1st.  Please consider sending in a card or two and help us bring joy and comfort to heart patients this holiday season.   For the complete guidelines, please check out Cards for Little Hearts’ website.

    Big Picture Book Puppy Winter & Holiday Wishes

    I absolutely love the Big Picture Book Puppy and Big Picture Book Little Body wafer die sets!  The sets are so versatile.  You can make cards for any occasion as well as use them on other papercraft projects.   Like decoration for party favor bags or scrapbooking.  The possibility is endless!

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    DIRECTION: 

    1.   Create 3 card bases using Lemon Chiffon cardstock.
    2.   Stamp sentiment from the Warm Wishes and Holiday Wishes set to the card front.
    3.   For each card, die cut the Puppy, twice.  First in white.  The second in color of Sour AppleSummer Splash and Black for the ears and eyes.  Then, color the nose black.
    4.   Die-cut out the outfits using Electric Red and Red Hot cardstock.  Tip: decorate the hat with the snowflake from the Warm Wishes stamp set. For a longer scarf, create your own with leftover cardstock (ex: blue ear puppy card).
    5.   Adhere the body to the card front with foam tape.
    6.   Adhere the puppy on with foam tape.
    7.   Color the tongue and tug into the puppy’s mouth.
    8.   Adhere on the outfit.
    9.   Die-cut candy canes and color them with Copic or any color medium of your choice.
    10.   Create a tiny folded card.  Then stamp on the snowflake and write in a sentiment.
    11.   Tug candy canes and tiny card into puppy’s hand.
    12.   Carefully add drops of enamel accent-white on puppy’s eyes

    Christina Hor

    Christina is a mother of three, a card maker and a self-taught artist who loves to spread joy and kindness to others through handmade cards and arts. In 2015, Christina joined a group of Heart Center nurses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) to bring comfort to bereaved parents with personalized, handmade sympathy cards and discovered the deep impact a handmade card can have on the babies’ families, helping them to grieve in a healthy way. Wanting to spread smiles and hope to other heart patients and their families at NCH, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, with the assistance of several fellow crafters, Christina launched the first winter-themed holiday card drive on her hobby blog Christina Hor Designs and Cards for Little Hearts (formerly known as Hug a Heart) was founded. Christina resides in Ohio with her husband Kan (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital), two daughters and son.

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