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 19 August 2018

It's time for Christmas Card Club today.  I've taken the option of Anything Goes for my theme as opposed to Nativity chosen by Margaret down in Australia.  

I'm sharing some cards I've made using sneak peeks from the winter catalogue coming soon and also this month's limited edition stamp and die bundle from Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons. 

The card above is one we made at card club earlier this month. It's really easy and the beautiful papers do the talking for you.  From one 12 x 12 (30.5cm x 30.5cm) sheet of patterned paper you can make at least 7 cards.  Cut three strips that are 10cm x 30.5cm.  Then cut two matt layers from each strip that are 10cm x 14.3cm.  Keep the off cut ends for a further card that you can see below.  

I then cut a stitched shape using the dies from the Blended Seasons and used the Stampin Up Stamparatus positioning tool to stamp the holly in versa mark and heat embossed with gold powder.  The Stamparatus was also used to stamp Merry Christmas from the same set in Cherry Cobbler ink.  This piece is simply layered onto the designer paper and you have simple but effective cards that are easy to post and quick to make.  If you do each stage of the card and prep several you can have many made in a short time, leaving time for the special family cards we all like to make. 

Remember the off cuts from above this is where I used them.  The beauty of Stampin' Up! papers is that they are double sided and so you can mix and match strips to create a design that suits you.  I've simply stuck them on a thick white card base and added the die cut sentiment from the incoming Merry Christmas Thinlet Dies.  You'll see below that I didn't waste the negative of the sentiment and carefully saved the mini pieces to add to all the letter loops for the card below.  This is champagne foil card on a real red card base.  To make this really easy use double sided adhesive sheets on the reverse of your foil card before die cutting. 

Also before sticking I ran the negative through the big shot with a new embossing folder called Swirls and Curls.  

With this simple approach I'll have fab Christmas cards lined up in no time! That's my plan anyway. 

I hope you'll look around the other ladies in our group for more Christmas card inspiration. You can find them in the CC Club tab above.  

The Colour Your Season products are only available this month and will not appear in a future catalogue with the exception of the watercolour pencils.  You can shop online to buy individual items or you can buy the stamps and dies as a bundle and save 10%.  SHOP NOW

Thanks for dropping by. 

Hugs Zoe x


dutchess said...

Beautiful cards Zoe...and so frugal...hope you are enjoying the weekend xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous set of cards Zoe, I love the idea of using the waste piece for another card too.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Zoe, the papers are wonderful and the stamps are so pretty, You've certainly been busy, love them, Kate x

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Zoe. love those papers. Hugs Rita xxx

Mrs A. said...

Three super cards. I like the last two lots. What a clever idea ans they look so effective. I don't use my ef's often enough.
Hugs Mrs A.

Gibmiss said...

Stunning cards Zoe....
Glad you enjoyed your trip
Hugs Sylvie xx

MaryH said...

A lovely trio of cards, each one so unique. Really like this pretty background paper, and enjoyed reading how you've used every little bit of the snippets from each card. The silver embossing certainly makes the bold red sentiment pop! That's a beautiful EF. TFS

scrappymo! said...

A lovely trio of Christmas cards, Zoe. Best of all is the fact they were made oso cleverly from that specific set of papers. My fave is the last card. All that lovely silver embossed mirri card calls out to me!

rachel said...

Lovely cards Zoe - looks like some lovely new stamps coming out! Hugs rachel x