Today’s cards using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, are perfect if you need to whip up a batch of Christmas cards quickly as the design is simple and easy to replicate in any colour combination. Simply stamp, emboss and punch! These card bases are made from cardstock measuring 20cm x 14, scored at 7cm, so you end up with a tall skinny card.
This first one has a traditional colour scheme of Real Redand Old Olive with Gold embossing. If you’re in a real hurry just use the matching ink and forget about the embossing step.
For this second card I used Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose with Silver Embossing for a more modern colour scheme.
Which do you prefer? Me, I’m a traditionalist at heart.
Today I’m back with my second blog post sharing projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kit Joy to the World. If you haven’t picked one of these up yet then I suggest you do today as for one day only the Joy to th World kit has 10% off in the Online Extravaganza, along with most items in the Annual Catalogue.
I’ve loved playing with this kit and today I’m sharing cards which feature the floral images in the kit. You can see the original design for the kit in the picture above.
For this first alternative design I used a Just Jade card ase and cut one of the cards from the kit to create a background layer measuring 10cm x 14.4cm. I then used a scrap of paper from the kit envelopes measuring 14.4cmx 1cm and laid this across the centre. I stamped my sentiment on a Whisper White Stitched Oval and then as a final touch added the floral diecut with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This card again uses the envelope paper as a background layer. I used a Stitched Rectangle for the sentiment on this card and added the floral diecut to the top left corner. As a finishing touch I added a row of Gilded Gems along the Cherry Cobbler envelope paper.
This Cherry Cobbler card uses the back side of one of the kit card bases as abackground layer, across which I’ve added a strip of Just Jade Twill Ribbon. I then stamped “To You & Yours” on the embossed cardstock from the kit, I wasn’t sure how well this would show up but as the embossing is quite flat it works. To finish the card I added a gold Peace diecut and one of the floral diecuts.
For my final card today I did some stamping with the little floral stamp. I cut three Stitched Rectangles and lined them, then stamped across all three. I then used Cherry Cobbler and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends to colour the flowers and then used Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle to the berries. The card was finished off with a gold banner and sentiment stamped on the die cut from the kit.
Hope you’ve found some inspiration for using the Joy to The World kit, its the perfect kit whether your a beginner crafter or a more experienced one.
How cute is this little row of stockings? I love them all hanging in a little row. These cute little stockings can be found in the A Merry Hello stamp set, which is one you might have overlooked in the catalogue as its a hostess set right at the back on page 81. This means its only available with orders over £150 and one I had to pick up as I’m a sucker for stockings!
The focal point of the card is the cute little stockings stamped on a whisper White Oval cut from the Layering Ovals Dies. The stamp only has three stockings on but as its photopolymer its very easy to line up and if you add the pine boughs as I did you won’t see the line anyway.
The stockings were coloured with Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive, Pretty Peacock and Balmy Blue and then my image was mounted onto a Scalloped Oval cut from the copper sheet from the Brushed Metallics Cardstock pack. The sentiment was also stamped and mounted on smaller oval dies.
The background paper comes from the Brighlty Gleaming Speciality DSP which you may remember from last year, it was so popular that Stampin’ Up! brought it back. This is great for me as it means I can buy a few more packets of this as I adore it. Pretty Peacock and Copper are a winning combination.
To finish the card off I added some of the Copper 1/8″ Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack. I love how this ribbon has held it shape when I’ve adhered it to the card with glue dots as it has a nice weight to it.
Take a look at page 81 in the August/December Mini Catalogue and see if A Merry Hello is one you need to add to your collection.
As mentioned in my last post I’m loving creating with the Joy to the World and today I’ve mixed it with the Happiest of Birthdays to create a wonderful birthdy card. I used one of the card bases from the kit as I love the gold foil lines on them and thought they’d make a great starting point for a birthday card.
I’ve used the greeting “Wishing You The Happiest of Birthdays” as the focal point of the card. I stamped it on the second largest Stitched Rectangle die in Versamark and then embossed in Gold to match the card base.
In each corner of my Stitched rEctangle I’ve stamped just the flower part of the stamp from the Joy to the World stamp set, so no Mistletoe in sight. I’ve coloured these with Magenta Madness.
I’ve added anothe Stitched Rectangle in Magenta Madness which I stamped all over with the small berried from the set in Versamark, to just add a little detail.
To finish the card off I added one of the Gilded Gems to the centre of each flower afterall whats a birthday card without some bling!
Paper Pumpkin is not something that gets regularly released outside of America by Stampin’ Up!, the Joy to the World is only the third worldwide release but its by far my favourite and I’ve made loads of cards with it. This kit is availble in English, French and German. Today I’m sharing cards which focus on the wreath images in the kit from both the diecuts and the stamps.
The card above is the sample card given and you can make four more of these cards (and four of the other design) with the contents of the kit. But now I’m going to show you what else you can make with a few additional supplies.
This card is very similar to the first, the only additional item used was a Cherry Cobbler ink pad. The red patterned paper comes from the inside one of the envelopes in the kit and the white paper is the envelope itself. If you choose to used the envelopes this way then you will also need to add White Envelopes to your supplies.
This card again uses an envelope for the designer paper. I’ve also added a Crumb cake card base and used the Rectangle Stitched dies with some Whisper white cardstock for my stamping matt.
For this card I added in some of the Gilded Gems to add a bit of extra bling to the card. I love this Merry Christmas greeting stamp, its one that I can see getting used for many, many cards!
For this card I used a Whisper White card base and stamped the wreaths all across the front with the included Just Jade inkpad. For the berries I added in Real Red instead of Cherry Cobbler. This was so I could add a strip of the Double Stitched Satin Real Red Ribbon across my card. The die cuts came from the kit but you could easily used our Stitched Rectangle dies and any of our banner punches to create a similar effect.
These are just a few of the cards I’ve made to give you a taster of the kit, next tuesday I will share anothe five using the flower elements in the kit.