Making Spirits Bright Christmas Card


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

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. 

Stampin' Up! Reindeer Dies

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.

Congrats to last month’s winner: Joan Ballanger.

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Joy of Noel Free Tutorial

Joy of Noel Free Tutorial

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.

Stampin' Up! Joy of Noel

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.

Stampin' Up! Joy of Noel

I hope you enjoy this free card-making tutorial using Stampin’ Up!’s Joy of Noel Bundle. Get more inspiration by subscribing to my free, email newsletter. I send two to three newsletters each month that include a free card making tutorial, a paper crafting video, and updates to Stampin’ Up! news and specials. Click here

Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if you have any paper crafting questions. 


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