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Magical Christmas with Marika

July 16, 2015

Click HERE to view today’s new SIMPLICITY creation.


And don’t forget to scroll down to enjoy our extravaganza


Throughout the month of July, we’ve invited some fabulous guest designers to visit here on our blog. They are sure to inspire us all to get a jumpstart on our Christmas creations. Join us over the next several weeks as these wonderful guests feature our classic Christmas stamps and dies. And just when your Christmas crafting mojo is kicking in, we will be here in August to share with you all of our NEW Christmas products!


Marika’s cards today are 100% MAGICAL! White inking on kraft cardstock is the perfect backdrop for our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-352 Festive Florals.



Take a closer look at Marika’s divine monochromatic coloring.


Watch directly on YouTube HERE.

More magic? Yes please!



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41 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2015 12:32 am

    Love the cards they are so nice.

  2. July 16, 2015 3:09 am

    These cards are beautiful! Wonderful video too! xxx

    • July 19, 2015 10:56 am

      Thanks, Christine! Glad that you liked the video too! So good to know.

  3. July 16, 2015 4:12 am

    These cards are beautiful — I’m grabbing a cup of coffee to watch the video – then try it myself! Fantastic

    • July 19, 2015 10:57 am

      Thank you, Carol! Yey! It would be so lovely to see your take on it!

  4. July 16, 2015 4:34 am

    Reblogged this on Spreading Sunshine with Paper & Ink and commented:
    Look at the gorgeous Christimas in July cards Marika has for our viewing pleasure…and a video!

  5. July 16, 2015 5:04 am

    Incredible! Love the monochromatic and very dimensional style. Each project is more awesome than the last. Thanks, Marika for an amazing week.

    • July 19, 2015 10:58 am

      Thank you so much! I’m glad that you’ve liked what you’ve seen all week. This makes my day.

  6. Jan D., FL permalink
    July 16, 2015 6:12 am

    Really beautiful…you make it look so easy, but I fear it’s not. Love the technique and will give it a try.

    • July 19, 2015 10:58 am

      Hello Jan, yey!! So glad to hear that you’re gonna give it a go. Thanks for you kind words.

  7. mjmarmo permalink
    July 16, 2015 8:06 am


  8. Angelina permalink
    July 16, 2015 9:05 am

    Wow they look so elegant!! Really loved them! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. July 16, 2015 10:36 am

    BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOVE the tone on tone & the coloring….It doesn’t look stamped at all!!! 😉

  10. Laura Jane permalink
    July 16, 2015 11:38 am

    Simply Stunning Marika! I must give this technique a try:) LOVE the video:)

    • July 19, 2015 11:01 am

      Hi LauraJane! Yey!! I want to see your take on it! It’s going to be stunning!

  11. barbara lassiter permalink
    July 16, 2015 12:08 pm

    These are really gorgeous.

  12. cherylquilts permalink
    July 16, 2015 1:44 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous technique and results, and I loved the video! Thank you!!

    • July 19, 2015 11:01 am

      Thank you, Cheryl! Good to know that you liked the video too.

      • cherylquilts permalink
        July 19, 2015 3:42 pm

        I really did, and thank you for doing the video!

  13. Harriet permalink
    July 16, 2015 2:05 pm

    So beautiful………..I would never have imagined this card.

  14. July 16, 2015 5:22 pm

    So stunning!! I love the technique she used!!

    • July 19, 2015 11:02 am

      Thank you, Nora! Do you have Inktense Pencils? Would you give it a try?

  15. bdengler4 permalink
    July 16, 2015 6:24 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! Amazing effect with this awesome technique! Such gorgeous cards, Marika!

    • July 19, 2015 11:03 am

      Thank you so much! You’re always so supportive and kind.

  16. July 16, 2015 7:46 pm

    WOW! Love your cards! TFS!

  17. July 17, 2015 5:08 am

    Ditto all of the above times 1 million, Marika! Penny Black would be crazy not to snag you onto one of their design teams – or payroll!!!
    =] Michele

    • July 19, 2015 11:06 am

      Michele, thank you so much for your incredibly kind words. So touched by your words.

  18. Susan Gould permalink
    July 18, 2015 6:40 am

    The effect is so mystical looking. I love it. It gives the effect of being in a blowing snowy outside place. Beautiful!

  19. Donna Whitten permalink
    July 19, 2015 6:17 am

    Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for the video, enjoyed it.

    • July 19, 2015 11:08 am

      Thanks, Donna! You’re welcome and you made my day by enjoying yourself!

  20. Maria permalink
    July 20, 2015 3:54 pm

    I have enjoyed all your works but I think this one is the best.
    Love the video too and if time comes I might have a go(one day)
    TFS !

  21. swanlady21 permalink
    August 3, 2015 1:10 pm

    This tone on tone colouring gives such a beautiful effect. So chic.

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