Hi, I’m Henriëtte! I’m very excited to be the guest designer for November and because Christmas is approaching us very fast, I’m sharing two Christmas themed projects with you this month.

But let me first introduce myself.

 My full name is Henriëtte van Mierlo. I’m 47 years. I live in The Netherlands with my boyfriend Robert and I have a 15 year old daughter. I work 4 days a week in financial administration and in my sparetime I love to craft, especially card making.

I’ve been making cards for many years, starting with 3d cards (learning by watching my mother make those). Nowadays I like to make clean and simple style cards using all kinds of cardmaking techniques. I color my stamps not only with alcohol markers and watercoloring inks but also digital in Photoshop (a magical tool).

Other creative hobbies I like are making cute things with polymer clay or felt (kawaii style), watercoloring, making nylon flowers and wire bending.

To stay fit I go to the gym 2 times a weeks and I also like to read books from as long as I can remember (mostly travel stories).

If you like to see more of my creations, here are the links to my blog, facebook and instragram.

Blog: http://hmier.blogspot.nl/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/henriette.vanmierlo.3

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/henriette_van_mierlo/

 Now for my first post as the November guest designer I’m sharing three Christmas cards I’ve made using the Sugar & Spice Set and the Mason jars set. The mason jars are filled with sweets, so you get kind of shaker card.

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 First I stamped all the little sweets in different colors and cut out the panel with a die-namic.

Then I made the mason jar by stamping the mason jar and cover, cutting out a rectangular piece in the middle of the jar. I covered it with vellum. Then I stamped some more sweets and cut them all out by hand. I placed these behind the vellum, put some dimensional foam around the edges of the jar and added a backpiece.

I also stamped two sentiments in matching colors, one for the inside of the card and one for the jar label. I repeated this process in different color combinations.

  Inspired by Stamping, Henriette van Mierlo, Sugar & Spice stamp set, Mason Jars stamp set, Christmas Cards

Inspired by Stamping, Henriette van Mierlo, Sugar & Spice stamp set, Mason Jars stamp set, Christmas Cards

This card is made in more traditional Christmas colors.

The other two cards have more funky color combinations.

Inspired by Stamping, Henriette van Mierlo, Sugar & Spice stamp set, Mason Jars stamp set, Christmas Cards

Inspired by Stamping, Henriette van Mierlo, Sugar & Spice stamp set, Mason Jars stamp set, Christmas Cards

I hope you are inspired by my creations. I’ll be back later this month with more Christmas jars, not stamped but as a Christmas present.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

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2 thoughts on “GDT Henriette – Nontraditional Christmas Cards

  1. Patti J. says:

    What fun to see you here, Henriette!!! Congratulations on your guest spot – IBS is lucky to have you! Love your cards, my friend – beautiful, as always!!! Hugs…

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