Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Christmas Card and Gift Set by Ellen Haxelmans

Santa Coffee Card & Gift!
Today Ellen has created a beautiful holiday gift set with Santa and coffee themes!

First, she created an adorable christmas card featuring our new Dear Santa Stamp Set:

For this card she colored the image of Santa from the Dear Santa Stamp Set for the main image. She added in the north pole sign and little mouse from the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set. The images were cut out using the coordinating Dear Santa Die Set and Santa Paws Newton Die Set to layer onto her card. For the background she used our Cloudy Sky Stencil with gritty white texture paste to create a cloudy sky over a blue inked background. To complete the scene she used our Land Borders Die Set and Sea Borders Die Set to create snow banks. The finishing touch is the sentiment "A Christmas Hello" from our A Kitten Christmas Stamp Set, embossed in gold onto a banner that was cut out with our Banner Trio Die Set. The red scalloped frame was cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set

Next, she decorated a gift box with a coffee theme:

She again used a Santa image from our Dear Santa Stamp Set, coloring it and trimming it out with the coordinating Dear Santa Die Set. This time she layered the image over a fun coffee cup background that was created using our Mugs Stencil with distress inks. She also added in some peppermints from the Dear Santa Stamp Set and a coffee mug from the  Pumpkin Latte Stamp Set, colored to match the holiday theme. Again, she cut a banner using our Banner Trio Die Set and embossed the sentiment onto it. The sentiment "have a cup of cheer" is from our Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set. This whole panel was framed with a red scalloped edge using our Framework Die Set

Here is what is inside the box:

Doesn't it look yummy? Coffee and tea treats for someone sweet! She also added the die cut "Cheers!" from our Cocktail Mixer Die Set

Tips on creating this card

Below we have some tips from Ellen on how this card was created:

  1. (left photo) First I colored the images from the Dear Santa Stamp Set and Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set with copic markers 

  2. (center photo) I created the backgrounds for the two projects. On a rectangle I created a blue distress ink background. The mug background was created with the Mugs Stencil and darker ink. The cloudy background was created with grit texture paste and the Cloudy Sky Stencil. A stencil pal helps to apply the grit paste.

  3. (right photo) I added the hills (made with the Land Borders Die Set and Sea Borders Die Set). Next I stamped the text in gold on a banner using gold embossing powder and a heat gun.

This card would be a perfect addition to the Coffee Lovers blog Hop, going on this week! You can head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along -- There are a TON of prizes, including one from us at Newton's Nook Designs

We hope you enjoyed this fun project today and tips from Ellen! To see more unique creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen!


  1. Love them both Ellen. I've shared the caffeinated one in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group!