As we know Christmas in the crafting world starts in April ;) This means we have plenty of time to enjoy all the wonderful stamps and dies, plus playing with different effects, especially glitter and sparkle.

Peace on Earth
Peace on earth
Lamp Light
Art Deco Christmas Tree
Art Deco Tree

Snowy Park
Snowy Park
Snow Globe
Snow Globe
Snowy Snowman
White Wishes
White Wishes

Here are some Christmas projects that just have a brief explanation.

I swiped an ink pad over the surface of a snowflake embossing folder to get a fantastic background. it is better debossed. Top with a single silver snowflake to the centre and an apt quote. Brrr!

Again, a debossed card with the Christmas tree as the central feature. A stamped greeting on a die cut label to the bottom.Very quick and simple.

I used the inked embossing folder technique to make a swirly snow background. The houses are stamped, coloured and fussy cut. then positioned around the torn paper snowbanks. Inkylicious 'T'was the night' stamp takes up one panel. The red screen card sets it off beautifully.

For the brave! I cut the gazebo from a file from Sihouette. The Christmas tree is constructed from a slot together tree and then covered with carefully placed punched fir branches. The outside of the gazebo is decorated with various die cuts in white and silver - added glitter of course!

This stylized christmas tree from Tonic studios is quick and easy! Simply die cut and use sticky pads to adhere the tree to a kraftcard base. A white gel pen border round the edge and a white stamped greeting to finish.

My own .svg of a Bethlehem skyline. Layered onto an inked sky and framed in white. The base card is A5 folded lengthwise.

A basic side stepper card with seasonal critters and a greeting. The critters are stamped and cut out - but not fussy cut - a narrow white border is left around the images.

Tim Holtz Tall Pines embossing folder in the background. A torn paper snowbank edged in glitter added to the bottom. Topped with a leaping deer and add a simple greeting with a rough curled edge to make a very effective, quick card.

The Xcut Filagree Christmas star is die cut into the top layer which is stuck onto a big double sided label. The gilding flakes are then applied through the gaps. Layered onto gold card and mounted onto a white card base.

This card uses masking fluid spattered on the background to create a snow effect. Apply an ink wash and when dry rub away the masking fluid to reveal the snowflakes. Die cut Impression Obsession wide bare tree in white, on top of a torn paper snowbank. Finished with a frame raised on foam pads and a suitable greeting.

Memory box Gothic scrollwork window and a die cut poinsettia floral arrangement. I put parchment paper behind the window and finished it with a die cut 'Joy' in gold.

Another screen card with a festive snow scene. Make snowbanks with Stormy sky distress ink and the moonhills mask. Deer scattered about the snowy hills add interest. Going over the snowlines with a Gelly Roll clear sparkle pen adds a bit of glitz. Finished with a PaperArtsy greeting with distressed edges.