Same But Different Christmas Card Series 2020 – BIG Sentiments + Video!

Do you want a modern fun way to use sentiments on your Christmas cards? Today I share SIX different ideas to do just that! Welcome back to my Same But Different Christmas Card Series for 2020! Let’s get started…..

Idea No. 1 – Design Paper: I used My Favorite Things Candy Lane paper pad (this Very Merry is similar) and this actually gave me the colour palette for todays card designs.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

I used the Bold Alphabet Dies and heat embossed the rest of the sentiment. It needed something else so I added a Fine Frame from Altenew.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

Idea No. 2 – Image for a Letter: this is a fun technique and I replaced the ‘O’ with an EBE Holiday Character.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

This die is the Wreath of Joy from Reverse Confetti and I love the 2 layers of letters.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

Idea No. 3 – Add Texture: There are so many ways to add ‘texture’ but I chose some of this fabulous felt.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

I die cut it with the Tall Alpha dies and added a sub sentiment topped with some holly.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

Idea No. 4 – Add a Shadow: it’s really easy to layer up die cuts to create the look of dimension or a ‘shadow’.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

This time I used the Essentials By Ellen Classic Block Alpha, and they are cool!

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

Idea No. 5 – Negative Space: I stamped multiple Merry’s in the background using the Lawn Fawn Simply Winter Sentiments.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

And my ‘negative’ space was created using Altenew’s Mega Alphabet M Die.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

Idea No. 6 – Repeated Sentiment: This technique could be done with dies or stamps but today I couldn’t help but use these ‘layering’ dies from Altenew.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

They are the Linear Pathway Alpha Solid and Outline sets….. mmmm what can I say!

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

The colours of the paper pad were such fun to play with.

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

here they are together,

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

and more….

Lostinpaper - Same But Different Christmas 2020 - Die Cut Sentiments 1

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.


I hope that you were inspired to use BIG Sentiments on your Christmas cards and if you try some of these ideas I love it if you’d tag me so that I can see what you create!

and yes there is still more to come!  Big Christmassy hugs,

Therese signature 2

Other Supplies: Cardstock – Pink Copics – E00,11 / 0 / R05,14,27 / T2 / YG03,17,21.

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26 thoughts on “Same But Different Christmas Card Series 2020 – BIG Sentiments + Video!

  1. Oh wow! You always have a bit of a surprise. LOVE all the designs and the fun, happy colors for Christmas.

  2. What can I say? You’ve really excelled yourself here Therese. These cards are incredible and all so different. The alphas are on their way, I couldn’t resist, along with too many other Altenew goodies. Can a crafter have too many? I think not. Thank you for once again creating beautiful cards using amazing techniques to inspire us. Enjoy your weekend❤️

    1. Those Alphas are wonderful I agree, I know you will play with them lots so in fact that makes them an investment (wink). I’m so happy that you liked these cards too Delia!

  3. Fabulous, Therese! I just purchased the M initial from Altenew and I never thought to use it like you did. You rock!

    1. I have the ‘T’ myself lol. The mega alphas are so versatile and I would love the whole ‘set’ but settled for a few go to letters to mix and match, my fave one is the ampersand. thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment Marisela!

  4. How do you come up with so many new and fabulous ideas Therese? These are stunning cards – and mmmm I have so many alphabet dies, I’d love to try out some of your ideas, because i do love making Christmas cards!

  5. These are all so fresh, festive and fun, Therese … fabulous inspiration for contemporary Christmas cards … love that your ideas can be used for other occasions too! I’m especially taken with the middle two … Santa inside one of my favourite words … and that lovely soft cosy-ness of the felt … yum! Hugs, Anita 🙂

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