Joy of Noel Making Spirits Bright

Joy of Noel Making Spirits Bright

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! Joy of Noel

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″
  • Linen Thread
  • 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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By the Dock Summer

Read below to see the details about my By the Dock Summer card.

By the Dock Summer Header

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s June Blog Hop. We’re featuring cards and projects for summer and the Fourth of July. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. See the list of bloggers below, after the card details. Comment on each blog with the hashtag #stampitcontest for a chance to win a free Looking Up Card Kit.

By the Dock Summer

By the Dock Summer

Some families camped. Some families visited Disneyland. Other families traveled to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore during summer vacation. Our family lived at the lake in Minnesota. A weekend stretched to a week, which became a month, and turned into spending three glorious months enjoying the lake life. We loved water skiing, floating on air mattresses, and seeing brilliant sunsets. (We try to forget battling those giant mosquitoes at night!)

Each morning, my sisters and I awoke and immediately dressed in our swimsuits. We spent the entire day on the dock, listening to music and reading what seemed like hundreds of books.

Stampin’ Up!’s By the Dock stamp set and coordinating dies bring back memories of those long, lazy days soaking up the sun and enjoying the water. I tried to recreate that scene with rubber stamps, ink, paper, and accessories.

Products I Used

I pulled together a few current Stampin’ Up! products to create this scene that takes me back to those idyllic Minnesota summers:

  • By the Dock stamp set
  • Dockside Dies
  • Under My Umbrella stamp set
  • Stitched Nested Labels
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
  • Shimmery White card stock water colored with Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight

What summer memories do you have? Share them in the comments. I’d love to hear.

Again, hop along to all of the blogs and comment on them all.


Congratulations to last month’s winner: Nancy Cox.



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