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Happy Holidays

11.25.18

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holidays

For this month’s blog hop I thought I would take  some stamp sets that aren’t holiday themed and combine them with some Christmas sets.

One stamp set that I will be using for years to come is the Love What  You Do set with this amazing “watercolor” background stamp.  I used it here along with the sentiment stamp and stars from the Hearts Come Home holiday stamp set.  Of course, I had to try it in different colors.

Here it is in Garden Green and Real Red inks. I used the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder on many of these cards, including this one, to give a big of extra texture to the paper.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holidays

Mint Macaron.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holidays

And Old Olive.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holidays

I didn’t use any holiday stamps here – I used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to stamp “NOEL” and used my brayer to sponge on some Mint Macaron ink.  I used the Petals and More thinlits to cut out the flower embellishment on my Big Shot die-cutter.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holidays

For this card, I used the sentiment stamp from Hearts Come Home, and then just circle punched out an opening on the top layer with my 2 inch circle punch.  I put a bit of Designer Series Paper (from the Twinkle Twinkle set of papers) underneath the top layer and hand drew the ornament hanger above the ornament. This is a fun way to use up some scraps of your favorite patterned papers.  You could of course just punch out the circle and place it on top but I liked a different layered look.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holidays

This is my take on a simple and modern card.  I used Crumb Cake cardstock, the Labeler Alphabet set again and the “tree” is actually an upside down ice cream cone from the Broadway Birthday stamp set!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holidays

Then the same card in Garden Green and Real Red on Whisper White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holiday

I also grabbed some retired items from the last few years.  The “happy” embossing folder was perfect to combine with the letter stamps.  I found the quickest way to get the different colored letter stamps was to stamp the word “holidays” three times- once in each color – then I cut out each letter separately and combined them on the card.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holidays

This wreath stamp was not a holiday stamp, but I drew on some “berries” with a marker and added a retired holiday stamp.  This card was my inspiration.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Holiday
Garden Green, Real Red ink colors

Thanks for looking at all my Christmas cards and make sure to check out the rest of the posts in this month’s hop!  Next up is Kelly.

 

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