Holiday Card Backgrounds Preclass

Welcome to Holiday Card Backgrounds class! I’m glad you’re here to get some ideas for your Christmas cards – reminder, these are all public videos on YouTube, but simply gathered here in groups that make sense; you may find products that are no longer in stock, and a range of video quality (since I’ve changed and grown over the years!), but hopefully you’ll still get lots of great ideas along the way.

Supplies for each video lesson are not included within these class lessons, to keep them from becoming cluttered; if you’d like to see the full supply list for the specific card, click on the text link ABOVE the video and see the supply list in the YouTube description. Blog posts are also linked in those descriptions if you need those.


The following are used in these videos but none are required for the class. This is the combined list for all 16 videos.

Stamps used:
Merry Kisses, Neat and Tangled, no longer available
Christmas Tug of War, Stamping Bella
Christmas Wishes, Penny Black Cling Stamps
Christmas Dreams, Lawn Fawn
Bethlehem’s Light, Colorado Craft Company 
Christmas Bug, Stamping Bella
Snoopy’s Christmas Doghouse, no longer available.
Santa is Stuck, Stamping Bella
Nativity Silhouettes, Technique Tuesday
Chill Holidays and Treemendous Santa, Darcies, no longer available
Polar Bear Pals, My Favorite Things
Cold Hands, Waffle Flower
North Pole Treasures, Penny Black
Santa is Coming, The Cats Pajamas
Fox Hollow, Newton’s Nook, no longer available
Happy Howlidays, Darcies

Things to make snow:
Ranger Distress Spray Stain, Picket Fence
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
Sharpie Paint Pen, Extra Fine Point White
White Prismacolor Pencil

Paper, Neenah Cardstock:
Solar White, Ream of 250 sheets or 25-pack
Neenah Environment Desert Storm, 25-pack

Copic Markers:
Sketch markers: Ellen Hutson (always 25% off) | Blick
Copic Colorless Blender Solution:  Ellen Hutson | Blick
Ranger Mini Misters

Craft Assistant, Essentials by Ellen
Tonic Glass Mat

Jet Black , Lawn Fawn Ink Pad

Copic airbrush:

  1. Compressor try in-store and see if they sell it $20 cheaper without the kit. If you’re getting the Copic airbrush gun, you don’t need the kit – but you could use the kit for alcohol inks without the Copic airbrush too. It’s just a little harder to control.
  2. Cord, $8
  3. Copic airbrush gun, $35