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 my second card, I returned to more traditional colours and played around with the location of the patterned paper.
Here’s the card…
For the final card, I, once again, varied the patterned paper element. I also rotated the quilt design.
Here’s the card…
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!
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.