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Holiday Card Series 2018 – Day 4 – Critter Sweater Cards

For those who are are new to my blog and videos, the Holiday Card Series consists of 25 holiday card inspiration videos. I’ll be sharing holiday inspiration every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until December 20. Today is Day 4, and I created a bunch of cards using the new Critter Sweaters stamp set and coordinating dies from Simon Says Stamp.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Going into this, I knew I would be creating multiples of the same card design. So I took my time positioning all the sweater design stamps from the Critter Sweaters stamp set on my MISTI. I stamped the sweater pattern on white cardstock using three colors of ink (all from Simon): Lipstick Red, Spring Rain, and Soft Navy. I made sure to clean the stamps extra well between colors using Ultra Clean stamp cleaner.

I then used the Critter Sweaters dies to diecut the three animal shapes. After the animals were cut out, I stamped the animal faces.

To finished off the cards, I selected two different cardstock colors to go behind the animals. I used Taffy cardstock from Bazzill, and Sea Glass cardstock from Simon. To add a subtle pattern to the Taffy cardstock, I used white pigment ink and the Extra Large Dots Stencil.

All that was left to finish the cards, was to create card bases out of thick white cardstock and adhere everything together using foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards! Thanks for stopping by :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters…
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*Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters dies
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Simon Says Stamp Large Dots Stencil
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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T-Square Ruler
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White…
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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*Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink
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*Simon Says Stamp Spring Rain Ink
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*Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Ink
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*Simon Says Stamp Teeny Bikini ink
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
*Simon Says Stamp White Pigment ink
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Simon Says Stamp Ultra Clean stamp…
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Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
3M Micropore Tape
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Bazzill Taffy cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool…
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Fiskars Craft Knife
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Diane Loughrey October 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    These may be my favorite yet!

  • Reply Carla Hundley October 12, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    That’s a great way to
    do the sweaters and
    then die cut the shapes.
    Super cute.
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Barbara Smith October 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Super adorable!

  • Reply Sandy October 13, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Love this series…and these cards are so cute

  • Reply Debbie P October 13, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Cute cards. Love the new release.

  • Reply Carmen October 13, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Love the series and cute cards!

  • Reply Teresa Doyle October 13, 2018 at 7:06 am

    These are so sweet Kristina and I agree, whenever you can get multiples (especially for Christmas cards) it is ALWAYS a good idea. Sweet cards indeed.

  • Reply Jackie October 13, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Thanks so much for sharing – I look forward to the days of Christmas card series every year! I learn so much from you!

  • Reply Anne Akridge October 13, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Theses sweater critters really tug at my heart strings!! So adorable.

  • Reply Henriëtte October 13, 2018 at 11:15 am

    They are so cute Kristina, gorgeous cards.
    thank you for the tips and the how-to-video.

  • Reply Maureen Reiss October 13, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Super Cute cards!!!

  • Reply Tanya Lochridge October 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    These little guys are the cutest. Your video was fun. As you loaded up the red ink I thought “oh-oh!” Thinking I might do a version of these for my holiday cards this year. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Debbie Corker October 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I look forward to your Holiday Card Series every year!! You always inspire. Thanks so much, you look fantastic and I look forward to the rest of the series!!

  • Reply Suzi Metcalfe October 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Those sweaters! Those critters! What a great set! Love it all! And 6 at a setting is quite an accomplishment!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Patt H. October 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Super cute cards, Kristina!!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard October 13, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Adorable cards. I love making cards for Christmas in batches like this. Assembly line fashion is the best way. Thanks for sharing these sweet cards with us.

  • Reply Andrea Hastilow October 14, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Super Super cute, thank you.

  • Reply Charlotte C October 16, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Such fun adorable cards. Thank you so much, Kristina.

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