September 19, 2016

My Favorite Things Christmas Die in a Non Christmas Way


This is my second card for My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest!! I wanted to use MFT's Christmas Tree Cut Out die, but not for a Christmas card!!  I hope you like what I came up with!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
First, I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit a card base. Then I used the Christmas Tree die multiple times on the panel. The die has a square tree trunk, but I didn;t want this to be cut, so it either hung over the panel or I made sure that cutting plate did not cover the trunk!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

Next, I collected all the pieces and placed them on my craft mat. I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, Blossom, Moss, Sunset and Kingfisher with some water to splatter the ink randomly over all the pieces.  I let each color dry before adding a new color!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

While the splatter was drying I stamped and die cut the bear and sign from MFT's Cool Day. Then I used my Aqua Markers to color them. I used the colors I mentioned above along with Charcoal and Slake.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
When everything was dry I added tree cut out panel to a black card base with foam tape. Then I randomly added the splatter tree pieces into some of the cut outs. These were adhered directly to the card base. I added a black strip of card stock to the card and then added the bear and sign. Last I added a few sequins and a snowflake!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: My Favorite Things - Cool Day
Dies: My Favorite Things - Cool Day, Christmas Tree Cut Out
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Sequins: Lawn Fawn Ornaments


  1. Ingenious, Dana! The colourful background for Mr. Bear (looking most dapper in his stylish sweater, I might add!) is amazing! I agree with Shelly: awesome!

  2. Love, love, love that background die cut panel!