Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Four cards in one using Christmas Season

Christmas Season card ideas Stampin Up

Today I have some cards to show you which use the Christmas Season stamp set from the Stampin’ Up!® Jul-Dec Mini Catalogue. I love this stamp set and made these projects at my all-day Christmas workshop last month, when we also made these projects. In fact I will be making the ornament and these cards again tonight in a Zoom version of the event for those  who couldn’t make it. 

Before I begin I must tell you that from today until Thursday (16th-18th November) we have a special Seasonal Sale when you can make savings on lots of crafting staples. 

During the Seasonal Sale you can save:

  • 10% on cardstock
  • 15% on Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • 20% on dies featured in the Annual Catalogue

Plus, if you join Stampin’ Up! before the end of November, you can get up to £130 of craft supplies for just £75. And guess what? There’s absolutely nothing to stop you stocking your bespoke Starter Kit with discounted products! 

Christmas Season card ideas Stampin Up

Now onto the cards. These can be as simple or as complicated as you like – keep them simple to churn out the Christmas cards on a very speedy production line!
You begin with a piece of standard white cardstock and draw pencil lines along the centre axes, so if you use A4 that will be at 10.5cm and 14.8cm. It doesn’t even have to be pencil; a pen will do as you won’t need to rub it out.

Using various leaves, berries etc and different shades of green, red and brown (for berry stalks), stamp along the two lines. It’s a bit like a one-sheet wonder, you just don’t fill in the whole sheet.
 When stamping along your lines, keep it simple as you can always add to it later. This will give you more options when it comes to making your finished cards. 

You’ll end up with something like this (this was an earlier experimental piece not the one I used in the end) which you cut into quarters, along the lines. The resulting four pieces will form the basis of your four cards as you can trim them down to suit. 
Christmas Season card ideas Stampin Up
This is a really simple card, with the quarter trimmed down and laid onto some Designer Series Paper. This paper was from Sale-a-Bration, which I’d hoarded for my class, but you could use anything in red or green, or even just a layer of cardstock. 

Christmas Season card ideas Stampin Up

If you prefer, you can step it up with some die-cut (or fussy-cut) pine cones and sprigs, and a piece of gold ribbon. 
Christmas Season card ideas Stampin Up
This version adds a cardstock layer and a label as well as the cut-out pine cones. A strip of Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon adds texture.

Christmas Season card ideas Stampin Up

The final variation on the theme uses a trimmed-down piece to show more of the Designer Series Paper and is finished off with die-cut pine cones and a bow tied in the beautiful Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon. The thicker Chevron Weave ribbon would be too bulky here. 

I hope you like these four festive cards using Christmas Season, one of my favourite sets from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalogue. If you want to save on cardstock and inks to make these cards, you can see which colours I used here

If you are in the UK and would like to order, please visit my store and, if you use the current host code P6VRQPMJ, I’ll send you a thank you gift in the following month.

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