Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Celebrate the Season

Good Morning! Today I have another Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set and Beautiful Boughs dies.

It’s in blue and gold and uses the design from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches #408. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by dusting a panel of Seaside Spray card stock with with my embossing buddy and randomly stamping the 3 branch stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set in VersaMark ink. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I matted it with gold foil paper and adhered it to a Seaside Spray card base with dimensionals.

I cut 2 of the small branches using the Beautiful Boughs dies in gold foil. I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in VersaMark ink on a strip of Seaside Spray cardstock, sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the end and backed it with a strip of gold foil and arranged it on the card with the two gold foil branches.

I finished the card front with a gold satin bow and gold glitter dots, both from the upcoming Christmastime is Here suite (available Nov 1).

On a panel of Whisper White, I stamped the corners with branches from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set with VersaMark ink. I also stamped the sentiment from the Merry Christmas to all photopolymer stamp set in the middle. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I adhered it to the inside of the card.

Embossed cards at Christmas are so elegant. And this one is a simple design that easy to make. That’s a double bonus!!


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Gold foil – 3 9/16″ x 4 5/8″, 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, 2″ x 3″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Christmas Card

Good Morning! Here’s a cute little snowman Christmas Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season photopolymer stamp set. I also used the Let It Snow Speciality Designer Paper to create a layered look. This is is such a happy color combination, sure to make Christmas merry! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Here’s the card:

I started building the background by cutting the Let It Snow DSP pieces. I matted the large panel on Basic Black and the smaller layering pieces on Real Red. I adhered it all together with liquid glue.

I then stamped the snowman from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Panel of Whisper White. I colored it with Real Red, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I then cut it out with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. I added some Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and heat set it. It is so amazing to watch it puff up!! Be careful though as it will start to turn brown if heated too much.

I used the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies to cut a Real Red mat and adhered it to the back of the circle. I created the label by stamping the Christmas Cheer sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on a strip of Real Red and trimmed the end. I adhered this to the layered background with liquid glue and then tied the curly ribbon around it and made a bow. I adhered the Snowman Circle to the background with dimensionals and used dimensionals to attach it all to a Real Red card base.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Whisper White. I added some snowflakes in Coastal Cabana ink and added a strip of the little snowmen paper to the bottom. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

Snowmen are great themes for Christmas cards and for Winter cards afterwards. The snowmen in the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set are happy and whimsical and the Let It Snow Specialty Designer paper is a winner too! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1 5/8″ x 4 5/8″, 1/2″ x 3″, 2 1/8″ x 2 7/8″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Let It Snow DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3/4″ x 3 5/8″, 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, 2″ x 2 3/4″

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Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Plaid Trees Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Christmas card with a greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas cling stamp set and a forest of plaid Christmas trees. The trees are all punched from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper using the Pine Tree punch! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started with a panel of Shaded Spruce cardstock that I ran through the Winter Knit embossing folder. I then adhered it to the front of a Shaded Spruce card base. I selected 7 plaids from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP. I punched out a tree from each using the Pine Tree punch.

Then I die cut 7 stars from gold foil using one of the stars in the star spray die cut in the Stitched Stars dies. The large star in the Twinkle Builder punch would also work well or gold star shaped faceted gems. These would probably take less time, but I didn’t have them, so I improvised and found that this star die cut was a good size. I adhered a star to the top of each tree with liquid glue.

I then arranged the trees and adhered them to the card front. I used liquid glue to attach the back trees and dimensionals to attach the ones in front. I stamped the Celebrate the Season sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Cherry Cobbler. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it off with a gold glitter dot from the upcoming Christmastime is Here limited release suite next month.

I punched part of another plaid tree and attached it to a Whisper White panel with liquid glue. It’s hard to see, but I embossed a strip of Cherry Cobbler with the Winter Knit embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom. I then adhered the panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

This is an elegant Christmas Card that sparkles with the gold foil touches in the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper and stars. But it also has a flannel and knit sweater kind of look with the embossed background coupled with the DSP. Best of all, it comes together pretty quickly. I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Shaded Spruce – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 5/8″ x 3 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold Foil – (7) 1″ x 1″ scraps
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – (7) 2 1/4 x 3″, 1 3/4″ x 3″

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Believe Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a Christmas Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer stamp set and the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Cling stamp set. I teamed these up with the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper to make a light and cheerful Christmas Card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired by the sketch in the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 426 – TSOT426.

I started with a strip of Sparkle Glimmer paper that I used the die cut from the Budding Blooms dies to cut a scalloped edge. I cut a strip of the striped Let It Snow DSP and adhered a strip of Coastal Cabana to the back and edged it with the Sparkle Glimmer paper scalloped edge. I tied a piece of Real Red curly ribbon around the bottom and attached it to a Real Red card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the open leaf tree image from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set on a piece of Coastal Cabana using VersaMark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder on it and heat set it. Then I punched it out it out with the Pine Tree punch. I punched another pine tree from Sparkle Glimmer paper and attached the trees to the card with liquid glue and dimensionals.

I stamped the believe sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas on a strip of Coastal Cabana in VersaMark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the ends and attached it to a strip of Real Red and attached it to the card. I finished off the card front with three read glittered enamel dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped the tree image again in Coastal Cabana in the lower left of the inside panel. I added a strip of the same designer paper that I used on the front of the card to the bottom of the inside panel an adhered it to a Coastal Cabana mat before attaching it to the inside of the card. I also stamped the tree image on the lower left of a white envelope.

Coastal Cabana and Real Red make a cheerful and happy Christmas card. And I guess that this shows how to make a non-plaid Christmas card with the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid bundle. On Sunday I will be on Facebook Live making a Plaid Christmas card using this bundle on my business page at 1:00 PM Eastern time. I welcome you to tune in. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1/2″ x 2″
  • Coastal Cabana – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2″ x 5 1/2″, 2 1/2″ x 3″, 1/2″ x 2″
  • Let it Snow DSP – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″,
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2 1/2″ x 3″

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