Farewell to the Christmastime Is Here Suite

Today is the last day that the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite are available to purchase so I thought I’d share one last project with you. As most of us will already have our cards made for this year I wanted to share a quick idea using the gorgeous paper as most of the detail.

I’ve used the Holly pattern as a background for this card and simply stamped the Merry Christmas from the Christmas rose stamp set onto the largest label form the Roses dies.

Merry Christmas Holly Card - flat

A simple strip of the Poppy Parade Textured Stripe Ribbon across the middle of the card and a couple of springs of Holly stamped from the Christmas gleaming stamp set finish the card.

Below I’ve listed all the links to the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite, so make the most of your last chance to purchase these items.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Christmastime Is Here Products:


Christmas Baubles Card

Today I’ve been playing with the Christmas Gleaming bundle making loads of baubles, which is super easy with the punch duo and the gorgoeus Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP.  I love this paper and it seems everyone esle does to as Stampin’ Up! can’t seem to keep the warehouses stocked with it.

Christmas Baubles Card - close up

I’ve paired my gorgeous background paper with a matt layer in Pretty Peacock, I was tempted to use Copper Foil but thought that might ne a copper overload with the Celestial Copper ink and Brightly Gleaming Foil elements which also appear on the card.

Christmas Baubles Card - flat

Along with the baubles, one punched and one stamped, I’ve stamped the holly spring. I stamped this in Celestial Copper Delicata Ink and the coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The colours have gone a little muddy so I think next time I’ll use Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder if I want to colour an image.

A simple Merry Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock and the card is done.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Everything Is Rosy Christmas Card Trio

Remember back in May when Stampin’ Up! released their first product medley Everything Is Rosy, well its now available in the clearance rack with a 15% discount. So I thought I’d pull out my collection and give Everthing Is Rosy a Christmas twist.

I’ve paired it with the Christmas Gleaming bundle as I think the rich jewel tones of Night of Navy, Melon Mambo and Rose Gold would work well as baubles.

Everythings Rosy Christmas Card 1

Before I put my card together I used the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint and a sponge dauber to “stamp” some baubles on Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock. I then punched these out with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch pack along with some extra baubles from the paper from Everything is Rosy.

Everythings Rosy Christmas Trio Card 2

Along with the baubles I added some die cuts from the Stitched Nested dies and some of the flourishes from the Everything is Rosy dies.

Everythings Rosy Chrsitmas Card 3

Some of the Night of Navy Gold Edged Ribbon and pearls coloured with the Rose Gold shimmer paint add a few finishing off touches for these cards.

I love how these turned out and I have many more baubles ready to make more cards, so guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon.

I urge to to pick up the Everything Is Rosy Medley which you still can I love it so much and confession time yes I did order a second one just to get more of the gorgoeus papers, don’t tell my husband.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Yuletide Cheer with Holly Christmas Card

This Christmas card is fairly simple to put togther as long as you don’t mind at little fussy cutting for the holly leaves.

The background paper comes from the Come to Gather DSP, I love the linen effect of this paper and think it could work  for a variety of projects.

Yuletide Holly Close Up

Here’s a close up of the holly leaves coloured with Stampin’ Blends and the fussy cut out. I love a bit of fussy cutting, especially at this time of year when I’m spending cosy nights in front of the fire. If you’re not a fan of fussy cutting then you could use the holly berry stamp and dies from the Free Skate Bundle.

Yuletide Holly Card flat

The greeting and frame come from the Frosted Foliage Bundle which contains some lovely sentiments.Basic Measurements:

A simple card which is easy to replicate if you want to make a sttart on those Christmas cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet, cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Real Red Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm



Snowmen Card Duo

What better way to celebrate the first frosty morning of the season than with two gorgeous snowman cards. Both of these cards were very simple to make but and bright and cheery and perfect for celebrating the snowy season.

I’m drawn to the Snowmen sets every year but I think Snowman Season could easily be my favourite by Christmas. I love all the matching products in the Let It Snow Suite, especially the punch which makes snowman building so easy. Added bonus my daughter has love punching her own snowmen and giving them their own little faces so its a winner all round.

Snowman Stripes Card

I love the colour combination of the Let It Snow Speciality DSP, Real Red, Coastal Caana, Flirty Flamingo, Shaded Spruce, Blueberry Bushell, Basic Black and Whisper White make a fresh modern twist on the traditional red and green Christmas combinations.

Each of these cards features a background in these papers to highlight how yummy they are. I love all the little mittens on the card below.

Snowman Mittens Card

I little colouring with the Stampin’ Blends and a greeting from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and the card is done.

Look out for more snowmen appearing soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Matt Layer: 14.4cm x 10 cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm