Hi, There, Stampers!
I did manage to get a couple of more Christmas cards made this July before we left on vacation. I’m almost wishing that I could just stay home and make more! After all, I have this gorgeous Stampin’ Up! 2022 July – December Mini Catalog on my desk. And it’s loaded with holiday products I’m anxious to try out. But I guess there will be time for that when we get back.
Showing Off a Suite
The very first set of products for sale in the new Mini Catalog is the Sweetest Christmas Suite. It has two stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, Ribbons, Sequins, and Glimmer Paper. Would you believe that I used something from all of these in this one little card?
- The Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper is a set that I can see I’ll be using a lot this holiday season. Besides having red and green as the predominate colors, it’s also got Candy Canes. If there are Candy Canes around, it’s got to be Christmas time.
- The Christmas Banners Bundle (yes, I used the die set for this card, too) has three banner images that work on both landscape and portrait-style cards. And the words that are available! Most of the those words you see in that stamp set are single words that you can put together s you wish. I love a simple, “Merry Christmas,” greeting so that’s what I chose.
- The Red Glimmer Paper from the Red & White Glimmer Paper set really makes this card sparkle. The bad news is that there are only 4 sheets of the red. The great news is that the pack, with 4 of each color, is only $5. I’ll be buying more for sure
- I couldn’t choose which of the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack I wanted to use for this card. So I used them both! I already have two of this pack of ribbons, and I’ll be I used every inch of it before long.
- I loved using the Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins on the banner to set off the words I chose to use on it.
- Finally, I used one of the longer sentiments in the Sweet Candy Canes Stamp Set for the inside of the card.
Take It Slowly in Assembling This Simple Design
I love showing off Designer Series Papers with this layout. For my card, I chose two prints and alternated them. But with this layout, you could use just one print, showing off some of the different designs on that print. Or you could use four different prints. I imagine that, once I get back to making Christmas cards in earnest I’ll be doing that. There are so many fun paper sets in this Mini Catalog!
A Sketch for You To Make This Card
I have a sketch (below) for this design. I have a few hints to help make putting this design together successfully:
- I’m really careful in how I measure the rectangles, especially the smaller ones.
- Before any other gluing, I adhere the prints onto their background color.
- I lay the small groups onto the background layer until they’re just like I want them.
- I use Liquid Glue for assembling the small groups to the background layer.
- I begin gluing the small groups one at a time, leaving those I haven’t yet glued on the background layer.
I hope you enjoy this design! Let me know if you make something with it – I’d love to see your take on the layout!