Friday, October 9, 2015

Christmas time is here

Hello all and welcome

Even though Christmas isn't really here yet, it is right around the corner! I got started on my Christmas card collection with the Home for Christmas DSP and the Cozy Christmas stamp set. Here are some of my creations:

This first one was inspired by the SU-per challenge of this week: a sketch!

This card has a Real Red base, standard size, then the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper cut at 10.5cm x 13.9 cm. This way I got something more similar to the sketch. I used my Mossy Meadow to stamp "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out with a 2" circle punch. I also cut a strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock to make the embellishment behind the circle. Then I cut some slots and added a bit of ribbon in the top right corner. (It's supposed to be a bow)

Next I made a card inspired by the A/W catalogue p8.

 I stamped the santa and reindeer on the base of the card in Cherry Cobbler, then added the DSP which I cut at 14.4cm x 8 cm. I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla (in Cherry Cobbler) and added some of the Home for Christmas Enamel dots

Then I wanted to make a card that would fit in one of those long envelopes. So I measured it and decided my card would have to be 10.5 x 21 to fit inside. 

So I cut my Real Red into 21cm x 21cm and scored at 10.5cm. I then cut some Mossy Meadow Cardstock at 20.5 x 10, and the DSP at 20 x 9.5. I cut out the middle of the Mossy Meadow to use later. I tied the ribbon around the DSP and stuck it down. Then I stamped the sentiment twice, once in Mossy Meadow and another in Cherry Cobbler. I cut them out at 5.5 and 5cm. I cut out the "season" from the red one and stuck it over the green one. Then I cut more Mossy Meadow at 6x5.5 and Real Red at 6.5 x 5cm. I added some Iced Rhinestones as embellishment under the sentiment.

Now, those are the "warm" cards. With your typical Christmas colours of Red, Green and Gold. In this post I wanted to show the versatility of this DSP in combination with the stamp set, however, so next I made these cards:

As you can see they're slightly more minimalistic and a lot less "busy" in terms of colour schemes.

So, the gold one:

I started with some Kraft paper, cut at 14.9 x 10.5 (half an a4). I cut some Very Vanilla at 14.4 x 10 and the DSP at 13.9 x 9.5. I tied the string around the DSP twice and folded it into a double bow. I then stamped the sentiment onto the Very vanilla piece with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I then cut it out with my cuttlebug and oval dies. I cut the scalloped oval out of a piece of scrap kraft paper. Then I adhered everything to the card.

The blue card:
This time I used Pool Party as a base (standard size). I cut out some Whisper White at 14.4 x 10 and embossed with my cuttlebug. I cut out more Pool Party cardstock at 7x13, 9.5 x 7.5 and 7x1.2. I cut out more Whisper White at 9x7 and stamped it with the house and Santa Sleigh in Memento Ink. I then stamped some versamark on the bottom and added my iridescent powder to get the snowy effect on the floor. I did the same with the trees and the house (glue pen). I then used the snowflake stamp from Perpetual Birthday Calendar and also stamped that with versamark and again heat embossed with iridescent powder. On some scrap Whisper White I stamped the sentiment and cut it out. I added some Pool Party candy dots and stuck it down with stampin' Dimensionals.

I hope this has been inspiring :) and see you next time!


  1. Gorgeous Cards! You can never be to prepared for Christmas! Thank you for playing along at SU-per Challenges!

  2. Thanks for joining us at SU-per challenges. Great cards.

  3. Leuke kaart heb je gemaakt! Bedankt voor je bijdrage aan SU-per Challenges! Lieve groetjes Erna

  4. Je bent druk bezig geweest Marcia, leuk !! Bedankt voor het meedoen met SU-per !

  5. Leuk gedaan Marcia. Dank je wel voor het mee doen aan de super Challenge. groetjes Jolan

  6. Zooo wat een productie! Leuk dat je meedeed aan de SU-per Challenges!