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Peace (Christmas Quilt)

Hi, who’s ready for Christmas? Not me! lol I am, however, starting to think about it and all of the things I need to make. On my to-do list is make Christmas cards. I have three ‘similar but different’ cards inspired by a card featured in the current Holiday Catalogue. The catalogues produced by Stampin’ Up! offer a vast number of ideas to inspire. You are welcome to copy the ideas but make sure you give credit where credit is due, especially if you post the card online.

What I loved most about the Christmas Quilt bundle is that while it makes darling Christmas cards, you can use it all year round…how fun would it be to give to the seamstress or quilter in your life! However, first things first, let’s start with Christmas cards!

All three cards are very similar as you can see. I took a sheet of Designer Series Paper from the Quilted Christmas 6″x6″ paper pack and embossed it with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I tend to use the embossing folders with cardstock but, I’m sure you will agree, they create a fabulous look when used with patterned paper.

I stamped the image (TIP : The stripe pattern and the dots pattern stamps fit into the quilt shape in a particular way. Make sure you have the stamp lined up with the correct segment before you stamp it. Ask me how I know?) and then die cut them out before assembling all of the elements together.  (TIP: When adding the stitched felt embellishment be sure to use either glue dots or fast fuse (which I used directly on the paper and then stuck down the embellishment). Do not use a liquid glue.  It will just soak into the felt).

Here’s the first card…

For this card, I used the colours as shown in the example in the catalogue.  I like the brightness of the Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Sky inks.

Peace

For my second card, I returned to more traditional colours and played around with the location of the patterned paper.


Here’s the card…

Peace

For the final card, I, once again, varied the patterned paper element.  I also rotated the quilt design.


Here’s the card…

Peace

 

So there we have three ‘similar but different’ cards inspired by the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.  I’d love to know if you have a favourite of the three!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to them both.


Merry Christmas (Painted Harvest)

Hi, you all know I love the Painted Harvest stamp set but what makes it even more fabulous is that it is so versatile – you can create more than just flowers (although even if you only ever made flowers, you’d be creating amazing cards!).

Yesterday I was chatting with my friend (and Team Leader), Melissa, about the Painted Harvest set and she shared with me the most darling Christmas Cards. Yes, you can make amazingly cute, but super simple, Christmas cards using the flower image to create a Christmas wreath! Of course, you know I had to try making my own…and I couldn’t stop with just one card!

For the first card, I stamped the base of the flower in Wild Wasabi and then rotated it slightly and stamped it again in Garden Green. Then, using the little dots stamp included in this stamp set, I stamped out little holly berries using Real Red ink. How good does that look?! Love it.  I applied a coating of Clear Wink of Stella to add a little shimmer. The wreath was finished with the addition of a little Linen Thread tied in a bow (but you could use ribbon or even another stamped image) and a tag which was stamped with the sentiment.

Here’s the card…

Merry Christmas

For the second card, I created the base of the wreath in the same way however I decided to add rhinestones for the holly berries. I don’t have red rhinestones so I used the new Stampin’ Blends (coming soon) in Cherry Cobbler to make them the colour I needed. Instead of adding a separate sentiment I stamped “peace” repeatedly over the Crumb Cake cardstock using Versamark ink. It’s subtle but looks fabulous!

Here’s the card…

Peace

Isn’t this fun?! Don’t you just love a stamp set which proves to be even more versatile than originally thought? I sure do! You can get this stamp set, plus all the supplies you need to make fantastic cards at my online store.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Shop 24/7 at my online store at Stampers Workshop!
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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to them both.