Merry 25th!

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Merry 25th!

I know Christmas is a long way away and many of you (myself included) don’t want to even think about it let alone start preparing for it, but I also know that time speeds up as the year goes on – really it does 😉 and then it’s here and I’ve run out of time to make everything I wanted to do 😦

So I thought I’d try to get on top of things and do a little bit here and there and make a dent in this years’ to do list. I’m going to try to have a Christmassy post on the 25th of each month as well as some Festive Fridays and maybe I’ll be ahead when December rolls around (I’d be thrilled if I could just have all my cards made by the 1st!).

My first card was inspired by one I saw online (sorry I didn’t copy the link), it was a 4th of July card but it screamed Christmas to me and this is my take on it.

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The base of the card is Very Vanilla (106550) which is the neutral in this year’s Christmas paper. I don’t use this as a base very often as it not as sturdy as our coloured cardstock (due to the process that makes it stamp so well), but I’ve found that it holds up well when you add layers to it, I’m really pleased with how substantial it feels now.

One of the other things I like about this card is the *new* Burlap Ribbon, our old ribbon was great but tricky to use sometimes due to its’ width, our new ribbon is a better width (IMHO) but I love how easy it is to separate the strands, it’s definitely my go to ribbon at the moment.

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Inside is very simply finished with some cardstock layers and the holly image from “Oh, What Fun” stamped across the bottom in Garden Green. I think there’s so much going on, on the front of the card, that I ran out of puff when I got inside 😉

I’m so glad there’s a Christmas section in the Annual Catalogue (pages 26-37), lots of gorgeous stamps (many carried over from last years’ Holiday Catalogue) as well as a great paper pack. Everything I’ve used is available right now, so if you’re keen you can make a head start as well or just have a browse to get some ideas.

While I was in the zone I created a couple of other cards using the same layout and I hope you’ll come back to see them this Festive Friday.

Cheers,
Karen

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Merry 25th Recipe
Standard A4 card base (I did a top fold on mine)
Layer 1: 10 x 14.3cm – DSP
Layer 2: 7.5 x 11.8cm – Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Layer 3: 7 x 11.3cm – Very Vanilla cardstock, embossed

This Christmas Specialty DSP // 141628
Cherry Cobbler cardstock // 121681
Very Vanilla cardstock // 106550

Cherry Cobbler inkpad // 126966
Garden Green inkpad // 126973

Work of Art // 134114
Oh, What Fun // 140386

2″ Circle punch // 133782
Decorative Label punch // 120907
Triple Banner punch //138292
Woodland Embossing Folder // 139673
Burlap Ribbon // 141487

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