Good Morning! I have had no ideas for Christmas cards, so I cased today’s card from the new July-December Mini Catalog using the new Stampin’ Up! Decorated with Happiness bundle. It was fun to play with new products and this is a neat bundle with a modern take on Christmas ornaments and tree boughs. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
And the catalog card was similar to the sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #545, so I made adaptations to match the sketch here:
But I just noticed that my sentiment is in the wrong place! Ugh!! Oh Well, that’s what the week’s been like. Check out the cards that are entered in this challenge anyway because this sketch is really nice and the cards are pretty.
I started by adhering a panel of the pretty Snowflake Specialty Vellum to a Granny Apple Green card base. This vellum is the perfect background for any snowy scene you want make because the snowflakes are flocked!! it’s so pretty. I used liquid glue behind the panels and behind the larger snowflakes on the exposed left side. Then I stamped the Basic White panels with the bough stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Boughs of Happiness photopolymer stamp set. I used Garden Green for the line images and stamped off Granny Apple Green for the lighter backgrounds.
I adhered the stamped bough panels to the card front with Stampin’ Seal, using a lot to make sure the panels adhered to the flocked background. I stamped the ornaments from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Versamark ink, sprinkled them with Gold embossing powder and heat set them with my heat tool until they were shiny. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the filler stamps over the ornaments in Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and stamped off Tahitian Tide, and wiped the ink off the embossing with a tissue. Then I did the round ornament again and fussy cut the middle circle and adhered it with liquid glue so it would have a white background (I should have masked it off before stamping the Tahitian Tide – next time!).
I adhered the ornaments to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Versamark ink on Granny Apple Green card stock. I sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and shook off the excess. I heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny and punched it out with the Label Me Fancy punch. I made a loopy bow from gold trim and adhered it to the back and popped the label on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with sparkle gems.
For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Real Red on Basic White. I stamped boughs around the corners in Garden Green and stamped off Granny Apple Green like the front and added an ornament in Tahitian Tide.
That’s my second Christmas card for the season!! I’m happy to have played with the Stampin’ Up! Decorated with Happiness bundle – it’s a really nice set! It’s got both ornaments and boughs and you have die cut versions as well as stamped versions, so it’s really versatile. Plus you’ve got inside and outside holiday sentiments in that fun casual font. And don’t forget that flocked snow fall vellum – I’ll definitely be using it again.
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With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Granny Apple Green – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), (3) 1-1/2″ x 3″ panels (stamped boughs), 1″ x 3″ (long ornament), (2) 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (shorter ornaments)
- Snowflake Specialty Vellum – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)