Ok, I give up! What types of felt can I use?

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Bear in stocking
Bear in stocking

I started using felt to die cut Christmas stockings for my cards but I didn’t know that you could:

stamp on it

create your own felt trim using border dies

use it when paper piercing to add extra dimension.

The best kind of felt to useĀ  depends on what you plan to do with it. If you are looking to create your own embellishments, you’ll want to use wool felt rather than acrylic. Some craft stores sell felt by the sheet or on a roll. Some felt has adhesive which helps enormously. This is the type I used in the card above.

‘Til next time,



What to write in a holiday card

Dear Fellow Crafters,

In my past life, I was stymied by the blank page in a greeting card. I mean, what the heck should I write??!! I solved my problem by writing down sentiments in a journal which then expanded into typing and printing them for future cards. Now, when I am pressed to write something witty or sentimental or funny, for that matter, I just refer to my Sentiment Journal. Here are some greetings for your holiday cards. Please feel free to share:


  • May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with love and warmth.
  • Wishing you all the joys of Christmas and happiness through the new year.
  • May you be blessed with love, peace, and laughter.
  • May God bless you and your loved ones this Christmas season.
  • Wishing your family peace and love at Christmas and always.
  • May beautiful moments and happy memories joyfully surround you this Christmas.
  • Wishing you a very jolly Christmas.
  • Wishing you a festive holiday.
  • May your stocking be full of wonderful presents!
  • Love and joy come to you this Christmas!