Spa Coloured Christmas Card Hidden Message | Matching Gift Tag | Video Tutorial

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Hi, I’m popping in on a Sunday with some Christmas card inspiration. For today’s tutorial, I reach for the Spa collection of inks – Sea Glass and Bay Breeze. The Wrapped and Ready stamp set contains my favourite Christmas tree stamp and I use it to hide a message on this Christmas card. I also make matching gift tag with the same stamp set and same tag die set. And because it’s Christmas, I add glitter heat embossed baubles to the tree.


Watch the video tutorial below, and read on for the written tutorial. Head to the shop for all these great card making supplies. (There is currently a flash sale on all Christmas items – December 2021).




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Christmas Card

Card Base – 4.25×5.5”
White Card Panel – 4×5.5”
Large Tag – 2×3.5”
Small Tag – 1.5×3”

    Christmas Card

  • Die cut two tags from Layered Tag die set
  • Stamp the tree from Wrapped and Ready and sentiment from Cuddle Weather sentiments stamp sets
  • Ink blend both tags and card panel with Sea Glass and Bay Breeze ink pads
  • Colour the baubles with embossing pen and cover with Rockin Red and Halo embossing powders
  • Heat set the embossing powder
  • Stamp a sentiment from Winter Poinsettia stamp set on a white card panel
  • Make holes and thread the tags to the card with gold thread
  • Trim the long edges of the ink blended background panel and adhere to card base
  • Foam mount the card panel (with the tags) to the card base




Matching Gift Tag

Large Tag – 2×3.5”
Small Tag – 1.25×2.25”
  • Die cut two tags from the middle of the ink blended panel
  • Stamp the presents from Wrapped and Ready stamp onto Neenah 80lb card
  • Quickly colour with Copic markers and die cut
  • Stamp the pine sprig stamp in Sea Glass and Deck The Halls ink and die cut
  • Stamp “Open Dec 25th” on the small tag and the “to” “from” on the larger tag
  • Tie together with the same gold thread




I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will use the Spa collection of ink colours on your next card. It is so easy to add embossing ink to smaller areas with the Wow embossing pen. Share your makes with us in the Paper Tree Tribe and tag us on Facebook and Instagram with #thelittlepapertree

The basic card making supplies are listed as card and ink supplies here and basic craft supplies here


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