Holiday Houses Pattern

This post is also available in: Russian

Hi there! Quickly popping in to share simple cards made using Wplus9 Holiday Houses stamp set.

I’m not a very big fan of houses. Not like I hate them. It’s just not something I would buy in the first place. Or second place. But these ones I liked so much that got them right after they were released. The sentiment I took from Wplus9 Merry and Bright set.
Simple card design with Wplus9 Holiday Houses stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichA three cards are made with the same design. My MISTI stamping tool helped me here a lot. Although with this design you don’t need to be extremely precise. Just regular acrylic block would work here as well.

So the design is very simple. Two tone stamping, one layer (except of one card). I made several masks for houses, but it didn’t take much time to cut them out, so I still consider this design simple and quick.

I chose different color combos for these cards. Traditional red and green, a bit less traditional brown and blue and kind of unusual pink and blue (I’ve seen many Christmas cards using this combo recently and wanted to try it as well).Simple card design with Wplus9 Holiday Houses stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichFor this card I took a step further by stamping aside several houses, cutting them out and foam mounting on top of the corresponding stamped one.
Simple card design with Wplus9 Holiday Houses stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichI should confess, this “step further” wasn’t my original design. I just forgot to apply mask on some houses haha. So needed to solve this problem somehow 😉 Almost always working with masking I have this problem – forgetting to apply it. Which sucks especially when a card is almost finished.

I rare making several cards at a time, with similar design. And here I’m glad I went this way 😉


If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), (SC), Amazon (AZ), etc.
I truly appreciate your support!

Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
Wplus9 Holiday Houses Stamp Set
Wplus9 Merry And Bright Stamp Set
Wplus9 Holiday Houses Die Set
Wplus9 Holiday Houses Stamp and Die Combo
Hero Arts Forever Green Shadow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Dye Ink Pad
Ranger Manganese Blue Archival Ink Pad
3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Small White
3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Regular White
3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Mix White
Scotch Atg Adhesive Applicator Gun Pink
Scotch Adhesive Refill For Pink Atg Applicator Gun 1/4
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
SSS | AZ | SC | DB
MISTI Precision Stamper Stamping Tool
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Machine
Tonic Studios 12 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer

This post is also available in: Russian



  1. Reply

    Izzy Scrap

    November 23, 2016

    Very beautiful and sweet cards Svitlana ! For someone who is not a fan of houses, you did a wonderful array of cards with them ! I love them, and I must admit that these one are particularly awesome ! I love your colours combo and your design is just perfect for mass production (above all with the MISTI !)! I’m like you, each time I make a card with masking, if there is too much to mask, you can be sure that at one moment (as you say, almost at the end !) I forgot to put the mask ! You perfectly solved the problem by foam mounting them ! It gives another dimension which is great ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring. Have a Happy Thanksgiving !

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      December 1, 2016

      Thank you, Izzy!
      It’s good to know I’m not the only one who can screw up a card by not placing the final mask lol