Welcome to Team Stamp It’s Holiday Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us! For this hop, we feature handmade cards and projects with a holiday and Christmas theme. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Leave a comment on each for your chance to win a Forever Friends all-inclusive card kit.
Card-making inspiration comes from many places: other stampers, Pinterest, home decor, paint colors, and retail offerings. My holiday card share today stems from some holiday tableware I spotted at World Market. When I saw the dinner plate, I knew it would make a great card. See my inspiration below.
Making Spirits Bright Christmas Card
For this card, I used the fun tree die from the Reindeer Dies. Find this set of dies on page 166 of Stampin’ Up’s Annual Catalog. I die cut the tree from each of the sheets included in the 2022-2024 In Color 12 x 12 Textured Specialty Paper. The colors include: Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide, and Sweet Sorbet. The paper has a bit of shimmer and makes this card so fun and festive.
Here are a few other details about this card to help you make it at home:
Thick Basic White Cardstock measuring 8 1/2 x 4 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/2
Basic White Cardstock panel measuring 5 1/4 x 4
Die cut tress from the 2022-2024 In Color Specialty Paper
Sentiment from Joy of Noel stamp set (September-December 2023 Mini Catalog) in Sweet Sorbet. (Note: The Joy of Noel Stamp set is being retired and won’t be available after January 3, or while supplies last.)
Parakeet Party 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
2022-2024 In Color Pearls
I hope you enjoyed this festive, handmade holiday card using some non-traditional colors. Please let me know if you have questions about any of the Stampin’ Up! products used here.
Be sure to visit all of the stampers participating in today’s blog hop. You’re sure to gain inspiration for your holiday crafting. Leave a comment for an opportunity to win the Forever Friends card kit.
When you don’t know what to get someone for Christmas, the go-to is usually to purchase gift cards. So it’s nice to have a fun and festive way to “wrap” those gift cards.
Today, I share a fun fold gift card holder that uses Stampin’ Up!’s Cheers to the Season stamp set and the A Walk in the Forest 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. (Just a couple of quick notes: The Cheers to the Season stamp set is being retired and is on sale for $17.20. The A Walk in the Forest DSP is also being retired, and is available while supplies last. Click here to visit Stampin’ Up!’s online store to see what’s being retired and what’s discounted from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. Be sure to grab what you want before it’s gone. I don’t want you to be disappointed if something goes out of stock.)
Cheers to the Season Gift Card Holder
Here are a few measurements to help you create this fun fold gift card holder.
Cherry Cobbler card stock base measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/4 x 4, 4 1/4 x 3, and 4 1/4 x 2
Cherry Cobbler card stock measuring 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 scored at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2
Very Vanilla measuring 4 1/4 x 3
Very Vanilla circle die cut with Stylish Shapes Die
Linen Thread colors with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend
The inside of the card looks like this. (See above.)
Below, I created the same card using Stampin’ Up!’s Joy of Noel stamp set and the Joyful 12 x 12 Specialty Paper. (Both of these products appear on the retiring list, as well.)
And, here’s another one (below) using Stampin’ Up! Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper and the Joy to You stamp set (both retiring).
And, I have a video with step-by-step instructions from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, where I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Be sure to catch the Facebook live replay below.
How to Video
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I hope you’re inspired to make some fun holders for those gift cards you purchase this year. Please let me know if you have any questions about the stamping technique or products used.
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When you sit down to create a handmade greeting card, do you feature just one stamp set? Or do you mix and match? Normally, I like to work with just one set. I love seeing all of the different ways I can use the images and the sentiments. But, other times, it’s fun to dig into the stamp stash and have some fun.
Today, I show a card created using Stampin’ Up!’s Joy of Noel stamp set from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog in conjunction with the Brewed for You stamp set and coordinating Brewed Dies found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. (Please note: The Joy of Noel stamp set is retiring and is available while supplies last. If you like it, purchase it sooner rather than later. I don’t want you to be disappointed if it sells out. Click here to visit Stampin’ Up!’s online store to see which products from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog are being retired. Some are discounted up to 60 percent off.)
I think it’s fun to pair the drink glasses in Brewed for You with the Joy of Noel’s sentiment “Making Spirits Bright.”
Brewed for You Holiday Spirits
Here are a few details about the card shown at the top of this post.
Cherry Cobbler card base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
Basic White layer measuring 5 1/4 x 4, emboss three-quarters of the sheet with Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder
Sentiment from Joy of Noel stamped in Cherry Cobbler
Outside of glass image stamped in Black Memento
Glass contents stamped with Cherry Cobbler
Ink glass contents stamp with Versamark and stamp on top the Cherry Cobbler image, apply Clear Embossing Powder, and heat with heat gun
Die cut with coordinating die from Brewed Dies
Dotted design from Regals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack
White Baker’s Twine
Here’s another card using the same concept but with just a little different design.
Looking for other ways to use the Joy of Noel Bundle? Click on the links below to read the blog posts:
Do you love to color your stamped images? Or do you prefer not to color stamped images? I’m usually in a hurry to make a stack of quick and easy cards, so I stay away from coloring. But, today, I show you a fun and beautiful coloring technique perfect for use with Stampin’ Up!’s Joy of Noel Bundle. Find it in Stampin’ Up!’s September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. If you love this bundle, be sure to grab it. It’s being retired and won’t be available much longer.
Stampin’ Up! offers so many ways to color images — from Stampin’ Blends to Watercolor Pencils to Blender Pens and more. But did you know you can watercolor with the Wink of Stella pen? This accessory is generally used to sparkle and shine to projects. Be sure to watch the video below to see exactly how I watercolor with Wink of Stella to create this gorgeous handmade Christmas card. (The picture doesn’t adequately show the shimmer of this beautiful card, so be sure to try it yourself.)
Joy of Noel Making Spirits Bright
Here are some details about this card:
Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock base measuring 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/4 x 4
Very Vanilla Card Stock 4 1/4 x 3
Stamp image with Black Memento
Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, and Cherry Cobbler reinkers
Dip tip of Wink of Stella into reinkers and color image
Gold Foil accents measuring 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
Gold Festive Pearls
How to Video
Enjoy this Facebook live replay from November 21, 2023. From my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, I give step-by-step instructions for creating this card.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and fun coloring technique using Wink of Stella.
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I don’t mean to panic you, but the countdown to Christmas is ticking away. But there’s still time to create a few handmade Christmas cards. Especially with this quick and easy layout. It can be adapted to any stamp set and Designer Series Paper. For this card, I used elements from Stampin’ Up! Joy of Christmas Suite Collection including the Joy of Noel Bundle and Joy of Christmas 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. Find them in Stampin’ Up!’s September-December 2023 Mini Catalog.
Please enjoy this free Joy of Noel tutorial:
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
STAMPS – Joy of Noel Bundle (161967)
PAPER – Real Red Cardstock (102482), Shaded Spruce Cardstock (146981), Basic White Cardstock (159276), Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) (161958)
INK – Real Red (147084), Shaded Spruce (147088)
OTHER –Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder (156392), Stylish Shapes Dies (159183), Real Red 3/8” Ribbon (159577), Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels (158987), Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154899), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)
Cutting & Scoring:
Real Red Cardstock – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and folded
Shaded Spruce Cardstock – 5 ¼” x 4”
Basic White Cardstock – 3 x 3”, 5 ¼” x 4
DSP – 3 x 3” (2)
Ribbon – 16”
With the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies, die cut a circle from the 3 x 3” Basic White Cardstock. Stamp the “Noel” sentiment with Real Red ink.
Stamp the “Joyous” sentiment in the middle of the Noel sentiment with Shaded Spruce ink.
With the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies, die cut two circles from each of the DSP squares.
Emboss the 5 ¼” x 4” Shaded Spruce Cardstock with the Mery Melody 3D Embossing Folder.
Glue each DSP circle to Shaded Spruce – aligning one circle to the left and one circle to the right.
Wrap ribbon around this panel and tie a bow.
Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the greeting and place on card front, between the two DSP circles.
Color three Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels with Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack. Place on card front.
Adhere remaining 5 ¼” x 4” Basic White Cardstock to the center of the card.
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