Good Morning! I really want to be done with Christmas cards because it’s almost time to send them out, but I keep getting ideas. I really wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Alphabest bundle to make a Christmas card and so I pulled this one together really quick using the beautiful Boughs of Holly designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I adhered a strip of mottled green Boughs of Holly designer series paper to the pretty small Poinsettia pattern paper and adhered the layered panel to a Garden Green mat. I wrapped a length of Parakeet Party metallic ribbon around the panel securing it in the back with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the panel to the front of a Real Red card base.
I stamped the little frame from the Stampin’ Up! Alphabest photopolymer stamp set several times using Garden Green ink on Basic White card stock. I stamped the letters for ‘merry‘ using Real Red ink inside the Garden Green frames and punched them out with the little Best Label punch that comes in the bundle. I did this really quickly and if you stare hard, you can see where the letters aren’t lined up absolutely perfectly. But I think it looks pretty good for being quick. If you take your time, you can stamp multiple versions and choose the best ones. The stamping goes pretty quick and it takes up so little paper – those 1″ basic white scraps are perfect for punching these letters! I lined up the letters starting from the ‘y’ and adhered them with dimensionals over the green DSP and ribbon.
I cut two of the pine sprig dies from the Christmas Banners dies from Old Olive and adhered them to the card with liquid glue. I adhered three little gold holly leaves with glue dots and cut the large flower die from the Pretty Pillow Box dies from Real Red glimmer paper. I adhered the flower with a glue dot and added a Crushed Curry glossy dot in the center.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes cling stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the panel with a strip of Boughs of Holly DSP and adhered it to a Garden Green mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.
The Stampin’ Up! Alphabest bundle is so cute and great for customizing cards with names as well as sentiments. It’s casual and fun and can be used for any occasion. So be sure to check it out!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
- Garden Green – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats)
- Old Olive – 2″ x 3″ (die cut pine sprigs)
- Real Red 6″ x 6″ glimmer – 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower)
- Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (punched letters)
- Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (front stripe), 1″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Alphabest Christmas Card”
Thank you so much!! 😊
Such a cute card Akiko! Love the layering and the sentiment is perfect! 🙂
Thanks Amy!! 😊
I Love this so much Akiko 🙂 The sentiment just pops out on that DSP, it’s perfect.
Thanks so much Karen! 😊
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