Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I used the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set with the Christmas Trees dies and elegant Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper to make a CAS (clean and simple) Christmas card in grays and white with silver foil. I did this during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was also inspired by the layout in Freshly Made Sketches #510:

Here is the video of my Facebook Live from yesterday afternoon. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I adhered a panel of the pretty Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper on a Thick Basic White card base. I adhered another panel of the DSP, with Smoky Slate diamonds on top.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a vellum cardstock panel. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and cut it out with the third largest Layering Circle die.

I put some adhesive sheets on the back of silver foil panels and cut out two trees using the Christmas Trees dies. I peeled off the adhesive sheets and adhered the trees to the vellum die cut circle. I adhered the die cut circle to the card front with glue dots placed behind the trees and in places where I would add some enamel shapes. I adhered three clear enamel diamond shapes over the glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on the inside of the card base. I cut out another tree from the Peaceful Place specialty DSP and adhered it next to the sentiment.

The Peaceful Place specialty DSP is so elegant and perfect for Christmas cards. I love the contrast of the shiny silver foil with the matte vellum and the simple font in the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set is perfect with the modern, clean elegance of this design.

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Silver Metallic – 3/4″ x 3″ (light tree die cut), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (dark tree die cut)
  • Vellum – 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle)
  • Peaceful Place specialty DSP – 3″ x 4″ (front background), 1-3/4″ x 4″ (front stripe), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (inside tree die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Christmas Card Video Tutorial

  1. What a stunning and elegant CAS design! I just love this classy color palette. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

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