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.
It’s now August 1 and I’m sad to say Christmas in July over. But I have one last card for you. It features the tree image from Stampin’ Up!’s Regal Reindeer stamp set and coordinating Reindeer Dies. I also use the sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set.
Each month, my team of Kim’s Paper Krafters hosts a challenge. This month, Theresa challenged us to create a card using the below sketch. I created this card for that challenge.
Regal Reindeer in Gold
Here are a few details about the featured card:
Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Very Vanilla layer measuring 5 1/4 x 4 embossed with Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
Image embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and die cut with tree die from Reindeer Dies
Sentiment from Brightest Glow Stamp Set heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and die cut with Labels Aglow Dies
Die cut circle from Stylish Shapes Dies with Very Vanilla Card Stock
Gems from Festive Pearls
I’ve created a variety of cards with the Regal Reindeer Stamp Set and coordinating Reindeer Dies. Click on the links below to visit the blog entries.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. As I write, Stampin Up! demonstrators just got the first look at the September-December Mini Catalog (Holiday Catalog). It’s filled with so many brand-new products for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter, and more. Customers can begin ordering September 6. Want to get your hands on these products earlier than that? Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit and add items from the brand-new catalog beginning August 2. You get to choose $125 worth of ANY product you choose. It costs you just $99 + tax (shipping is free). Then, you receive a minimum 20 percent discount on future Stampin’ Up! purchases. It’s a win-win! Click here to get started. (Demonstrators can begin preordering August 2.) Or contact me for more information.
I use the same layout for each card, but I change the color combination. Which of the colors do you like best? I used the smaller tree die from the set to die cut images from the gorgeous Soft Shimmer 12 x 12 Combo Package. The colors include: Berry Burst, Bubble Bath, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, and Pretty Peacock.
Regal Reindeer Christmas Cards
Here are a few details about this card. Be sure to watch the video below to see step-by-step instructions for creating this handmade Christmas In July holiday card.
Lost Lagoon card stock base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Pretty Peacock card stock layer: 5 1/4″ x 4″
Crumb Cake card stock layer: 5″ x 3 3/4″ embossed with Timber 3D Embossing Folder
Vellum card stock die cut with Stylish Shape circle
Three trees die cut with Reindeer Dies from the Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock Shimmer Paper
Merry Christmas sentiment stamped in Pretty Peacock
Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper measuring 5″ x 3/4″
Pretty Peacock gems from Tinsel Gems Four Pack
See other examples below using the different colors of shimmer available in that package.
The Night of Navy and Gray Granite are striking in the above card.
Do you love this combination of Berry Burst and Bubble Bath?
How to Video
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