watercolor and tempera

Stamping Around Christmas Cards


  • green paint
  • kraft card stock
  • paint brush
  • optional: beads, ribbon, stickers and whatever you have to add some cute detail to the tree

some paper to keep the paint from getting everywhere.


Paint the tree. I just dabbled the paint until the stamp is covered. I added a little more paint to certain areas to get the effect I wanted. The tree by the way is a felt ornament that I got for 20 cents at a Target After Christmas sale.   I love doing crafts and so when I saw them for 20 cents I had to get them. Today this idea came to me and here it is.

So after you paint the stamp, quickly and carefully place the stamp on the front of the card. Make sure you stamp on the right side.  Press down hard but not too hard that the stamp moves.


That’s it release and let dry.


The great thing is that each card will come out different and that’s  what gives the cards a vintage feel. Like I said you just dab the paint and some spots will have more paint than others. I did take the paint brush and I filled in a few spots very carefully.  Want to try this? You can probably go to Target and get a similar ornament for $1.00. Or you can make a stamp from a sponge, use a cookie cutter to get an outline shape, or what do you think? You can have the kids make these. Oh they could make a set of four cards for different occasions and wrap a ribbon around them and what a cute gift idea! If you like this idea click on the link below or comment too.

Life’s Peachy

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