Sharing a card using Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas Gleaming stamp set and #simplestamping.
Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge. In September, it calls for stamps, ink, paper, and punches with a holiday theme to create a card that’s easily made with just a few products. The idea is to go back to the very basics of making handmade greeting cards. Hand-stamped cards don’t have to have a trillion layers with a ton of embellishments to be beautiful and heartfelt.
By nature, I see myself as a #simplestamper. I love to make clean and simple cards that anyone can re-create on their own at home. When I attended my first stamping presentation more than 22 years ago, we could only watch as the demonstrator showed us how to use the products. It looked like so much fun. But, I seriously questioned my skill level.
Not at all crafty, I was the kid who rushed through every art project just to be the first one finished. Surely, the projects weren’t quite refrigerator worthy. I was the kid who sat under the table at a craft show, not allowed to touch anything. I didn’t think rubber stamping and crafting were meant for me. But, the demonstrator was so kind. She said: “It’s handmade. It doesn’t have to be perfect.” From that day, I’ve taken her words to heart. That’s how I craft and teach my classes. I love the joy I see when someone makes their first handmade card, and it was easy peasy.
Christmas Gleaming #simplestamping card
Stampin’ Up! first introduced the Christmas Gleaming Bundle in its 2019 Holiday Card. The suite of products was so popular, they brought it back for another year. That doesn’t happen very often. You now get a second chance to get your hands on this fun products.
This card uses the following Stampin’ Up!’ products:
- Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
- Christmas Gleaming stamp set
- Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack
- 2 1/4-inch Circle Punch
- Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper
- Very Vanilla scraps
- Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Brushed Metallic Card Stock
Thanks for stopping by today and reading my story! I hope you find joy in your crafting journey!