My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Christmas Card Club

Our Christmas Card Club Challenge Lead lies with Anne this time and her challenge is for us to make a clean and simple Christmas card.  Not always easy, but with the rising cost of postage, clean and simple Christmas cards are exactly what we all need if we are to avoid needing a second mortgage to pay for the shipping. 
We have lots of friends around the world and so I've made a card for posting abroad with no ribbons, bows or bling, but have used texture instead.  You can create detail without bulking your card by using your scoring tool.  Score on the inside of your card to make it raised (embossed) of the front or 'deboss' by scoring onto the front. 
You can also get versatility from your stamp sets with a little imagination. My snowflake is from the Mixed Bunch stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalogue which is stamped in white craft ink and allowed to dry.  To speed the drying process you can heat it gently with your heat gun or leave to air dry.  The curly label punch and modern label punch are great for adding detail to a sentiment and the corner rounder punch can soften the base of the card.
Inside the sentiment is perfect for those friends in distant lands, but is from a retired Stampin' Up! set.

Don't forget to visit Anne and the other ladies in our club and if you'd like to join in please contact me and I'll point you in the right direction.

Check back in the week to see pics from my first ever Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Vienna.  Zx

Cardstock - crumb cake, whisper white, textured cherry cobbler
ink - stampin up cherry cobbler, crumb cake, white craft
tools - stampin up simply scored scoring tool


sue w. said...

Hi Zoe, love it, so elegant, love the snowflake.
I'm late as usual, but hope to post later today.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

dutchess said...

Hi Zoe...what a fab idea to put the embossing in the corner really gives a lovely dimension to your card....hope you are having a great time away! hugs Margaret

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Zoe, love your design and the stamped snowflakes look fabulous. Hope you are enjoying a fab weekend. Carol x

Hazel said...

Perfect for Anne's CCC challenge - it's so elegant and I love the scoring - really effective x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Zoe this is absolutely beautiful, I love how you have used the Scor tool for the embossed lines, the design is superb.
Lorraine x

Clare said...

What a beautiful card Zoe and just perfect for Anne's challenge. I love all of the embossing. Hope you are having a wonderful time in Vienna and can't wait to see the pic's and hear the gossip. Big hugs Clare xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi zoe
Fabulous card .... Love the snowflakes....
Hugs sylvie xxx