De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas
Cardmaking,  Glimmer Hot Foil,  Step by Step Tutorials,  Wax Seals

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

Hello, dear friends! Marie here again from Marie Nicole Designs. I have a trio of festive, glimmery cards to share today. This new De-Light-Ful collection from Spellbinders has all the things for you to take your Christmas cards to the next level. Embossing folder, wax seal, and multiple glimmer plates.

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

I’ll also walk you through a step-by-step process for our first card. Let’s get started!


Here’s our first card out of our trio. The background is glimmered and then stenciled, and a wax seal is added for the sentiment. As promised, I have a handy step-by-step ready for you!

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

STEP 1- Glimmer the Background

We need to start by glimmering our background. I’m using the beautiful Glimmer Holly Background plate along with some gold foil. Heat up your plate, create your glimmer sandwich, and run it through your die machine.

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

The results are stunning!

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

STEP 2- Stencil the Background

Next, use the Layered Glimmer Holly Stencils to build up color on your background. These four stencils isolate different parts of the design, so you can add separate colors for each. I chose light green, dark green, dark blue, and red. Just line up each stencil and add your ink!

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

STEP 3- Add A Wax Seal

Once your background is beautifully stenciled, it’s time to add some pizazz. I tore some vellum and added it to the left side. Then, I wrapped some cord around the vellum a few times and knotted it. I’ll be adding the wax seal over the cord as my sentiment.

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

I like to add about 5 wax beads to my spoon for seals. I find this gives plenty of wax for the seal stamp. If you are adding a seal over items like die cuts or cord, feel free to add some extra beads, as you may need a bit more wax to cover the surface completely.


STEP 4 – Add Some Shine to Your Seal

After you are finished with your seal and the wax has dried, you can absolutely leave it as-is and call it a day. But if you are like me and love adding even more shine, grab one of the paint markers that Spellbinders has available and add just a bit over the seal design. This will make the sentiment and image stand out!

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

That finished card #1! Let’s look at the other two cards I created with this stunning collection.

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas


I started this card by embossing that gorgeous sentiment with the Joyful Glimmer plate. This plate set has two plates that fit together so that you can glimmer each individually which allows you to use multiple colors of foil. I used red for the JOYFUL, and gold for the leaves. You can even color in the leaf images if you choose.

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

Then, I used the Holly and Foliage 3D Embossing folder to add the design to the background. This step is not necessary, but I also give just a little mist of water to my cardstock before running it through my machine with an embossing folder. It helps the paper mold a bit to the design. Be careful not to add too much, though! You don’t want to completely warp your paper.

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

I layered the sentiment on top of the embossed background with some foam adhesive and also layered a few colored cardstock stripes behind it. These colors coordinate with the inked background I did in the first card so that my trio of cards has a coordinated look.


This final card is de-LIGHT-ful in every sense of the word! I used the De-light-ful Glimmer plate to add the string of lights with red foil. Then, I used the coordinating die to cut out shimmery pieces of cardstock for the light bulbs. How cute! I used green holographic paper for the lights, but you could use a variety of Christmas colors if you choose!

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

I then added the sentiment which is also glimmered, using the Merry Little Christmas Glimmer plate set and coordinating dies. Easy card, stunning results.

De-Light-Ful Christmas Card Ideas

And that’s it! I hope you are now in the mood to get some Christmas crafting done. Come December, you will be ready to send out all those Christmas greetings, right?

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie Nicole

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Cardstock, inks, ink blending tools, scissors, liquid glue, foam adhesive, gold cardstock, and green cardstock.

One Comment

  • Jan Nolte

    Love the simplicity of these cards. Would be a great way to use scraps of some of the “special” paper I’ve been saving. Wishing I had a foiling machine. Maybe next year.

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