Are you loving the Stampin' Up! 'Best of 25 Years stamp sets which are being released each month to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary? I am! I can't wait to see what's released each month. These sets bring together some of the favourite images from the last 25 years, and each set includes one new image in that category too. So far we have had Best of Flowers, Best of Butterflies, Best of Birthdays, Best of Shelli and Best of Christmas. They are just $25.95 each set (available in clear mount only) and you can check them all out here in my online store.
Today, I'm playing with Best of Christmas (pictured below) and showing you four quick and easy cards you can make using cardstock and paper you may already have at home. I'll list all the products I have used at the bottom of the post and link to where you can purchase them in my online store if you are interested.
For this first card (above), I have stamped the ornament greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink and punched it out with 2 1/2" Circle Punch. The paper is from Season of Style paper stack (pictured below) and a bargain at $11.95 for 48 cardfront size double sided sheets of Christmas paper which perfectly coordinates with our cardstock). Cardstock colours are Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler. I have used some of our Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine to tie around a brad at the top of the ornament. We also sell a punch that matches this ornament shape, and a stamp set that has 5 other ornaments. To get the pierced shape on the inside of the circle, I used our Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.
In the card below, I have stamped the image in Black Stazon (which is waterproof) and then coloured using a Blender Pen and the inside of my Cherry Cobbler, Crumb cake and Old Olive inkpads. This time I embossed the Cherry Cobbler cardstock in my BigShot using the Northern Flurry embossing folder (pictured below). My greeting is embossed with white embossing powder and comes from Petite Pairs stamp set.
In the card below, I have heat embossed the image using gold embossing powder, and used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack again. The greeting is done the same way as the card above.The embossing folder I have used on the Cherry Cobbler cardstock for these cards is Petals a Plenty (pictured below), which looks very much like Poinsettia flowers to me.
This final card uses my favourite image from the set. I have watercoloured in the same way as card two, but using Cherry Cobbler, old Olive and Sahara Sand. This time I used a border punch instead of embossing on the Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
Here's a look at the main Stampin' Up! products I have used to make these cards. If any of these products interest you, you can order them from me anywhere in Australia (either by email or by shopping online) and they will be delivered straight to your door.
Best of Christmas Stamp Set (view here in the online store).
Season of Style DSP Paper Stack (48 double sided sheets, cardfront size) (view here in the online store)
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (view here in the online store)
Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder (view here in the online store)
Blender Pens (view here in the online store)
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (view here in the online store)
I hope this has given you some inspiration for some handmade cards this Christmas. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you chose to spend some of your time today here on my blog. Have a lovely day and I hope to see you here again soon.
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