Deck the Halls with Holly

Deck the Halls with Holly

It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite.  I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.

Deck the Halls with Holly

Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up! 

Deck the Halls with Holly

Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!

Card Cutting Details

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Joy to the World Christmas Card

Joy to the World

My Joy to the World Christmas card is both stunning and easy to create. I thoroughly enjoy creating a variety of Christmas cards and love how this turned out. Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures inspired my card.

Joy to the World

The Pinewood Planks embossing folder adds to the woodland feel of the three pine trees. The Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Bundle are part of the Wrapped in Plaid Suite Bundle that can be found in the 2019-2020 Holiday catalog from Stampin’ Up!

Joy to the World

Isn’t the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper amazing?  Black Watch plaid is my very favorite–it’s perfect for my Joy to the World Christmas card!

Wrapped in Plaid

Card Cutting Details:

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Gold Glimmer paper – 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 x 4-1/4, plus scrap for oval behind the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (emboss with Pinewood Planks folder) – 2-3/4 x 3-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock – scrap to stamp and punch three pine trees and the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas

God's Peace at Christmas

I love how this card conveys the Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I feel His peace all year long; however, during the holiday season, it feels even stronger. Hopefully, during this time of year, your heart will be warmed with God’s Peace.

God's Peace at Christmas

The God’s Peace stamp set is perfect for Christmas.  The sentiments are heartfelt, and the glow of the candles can fill your heart with the warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I colored the image with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers from Stampin’ Up! They blend so beautifully and are so very easy to use.  I hope you will give them a try!

God's Peace at Christmas

Card Cutting Details

  • Rococo Rose cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5
  • Rose Glimmer Paper – 3-1/4 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (die-cut with Rectangular Stitched Dies for a finished size of 3 x 4-3/8)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (inside layer)

 

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Are you ready for Snowman Season?

Snowman Season Christmas card

Are you ready for Snowman Season?  I know I am!! Every year I hope for snow, and sometimes I get my wish. Well, this year is no different, I’ve crossed my fingers, and I’m hoping for snow. Granted, it is a little early, duh, but hope springs eternal!

Don’t you love the new Wrapped in Plaid designer series paper? How can you not love plaid? This selection is so beautiful, check it out.

Wrapped in Plaid

 

Snowman Season Christmas

I colored our handsome snowman’s finery with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. He is also covered with Clear Wink of Stella, very sparkly in person, not so much in the photo. Well, even though it is only mid-October, I am ready for Snowman season!!

Cutting Instructions:

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Gold Foil Paper – 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 x 4-1/4
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 (stamp and color snowman)
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5 

 

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Feel the glow of God’s Peace…

God's Peace Christmas Card

I love creating Christmas cards, and I especially love cards with a religious theme.  The “God’s Peace” stamp set helped me to focus on the true meaning of the Christmas season.  Hopefully, during the hectic holiday season, you, too, will be able to feel the glow of God’s Peace.

God's Peace Christmas Card

I used the Frosted Frames dies to die cut the Sparkle Glimmer Paper and the Seaside Spray cardstock.  I added black rhinestones to the corners.  If you do not have black rhinestones, you quickly make them by coloring clear rhinestones with a black Sharpie marker.

God's Peace Christmas Card

Have a blessed Christmas and feel the glow of God’s Peace.

Cutting Instructions:

  • Seaside Spray cardstock (card base)  4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Black Foil paper 4 x 5-1/4
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper 4 x 5
  • Seaside Spray cardstock 3 x 3
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) 4 x 5-1/4

 

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Who doesn’t love a Snowman?

Christmas card using Snowman Season Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Who doesn’t love a snowman?  Oh my gosh, isn’t he just the cutest? 

I love to make Christmas cards of all types; Religious, floral, snowman, Santa, trees, etc. I love them all.  I especially love using unexpected colors for my cards — anything but the usual red and green combination.

Doesn’t the Swirls and Curls embossing folder I used on the Purple Posy cardstock background make you think of swirling snow? Love it!

You will find the Snowman Seasons bundle on pages 18-21 in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. You can see the entire suite of products in my ONLINE STORE.

Snowman Season Christmas card by Kathleen Wingerson www.kathleenstamps.com

Check out his jaunty hat and sparkly snow, thanks to the Clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  Again, who doesn’t love a snowman?  The Snowman Builder punch means no fussy cutting, an added plus to the Snowman Season Bundle.

I used the Frosted Frames dies to cut out the snowflakes — it is just the right touch to highlight the snowman and give the overall feeling of winter.

 

Cutting Instructions

  • Gorgeous Grape (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Basic Black cardstock – 3-1/8 x 5-1/8
  • Purple Posy cardstock – 3 x 5
  • Basic Black cardstock – 2-5/8 x 3-1/8
  • Shimmery White cardstock – 2-1/2 x 3
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper – scraps to die cut snowflakes
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2-3/4 x 4: stamp snowman and punch out with Snowman Builder Punch
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (inside card)

 

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