Christmas

Stampin’ Up Poinsettia for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Day Everyone! It is a good day here, in fact we are having a whole string of gorgeous fall days. I love it! Autumn is my favorite season, so I am ready for this.

Today our challenge is that of a sketch. It looks pretty simple, but I struggled with it a bit until I decided to use the Poinsettia Petals Bundle and the coordinating Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. What fun, and so easy to let the paper do the work. AND….today is the first day of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper sale.

That’s right, 15% off select Designer Series Papers for the whole month of October. More about that later.

Here is the sketch and here is my card.

Using Designer Series Papers makes it easy to choose a color scheme, in this case Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White. These are my favorite colors to use for a Christmas card. I love holly, pine, and poinsettias, all of which lend themselves to this color theme. Here is how I made it.

My card base is Thick Whisper White. To dress it up a bit, I cut a Thick Whisper White panel and dry embossed it with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. I cut it to fit the card front and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card base. This is such an elegant embossing folder.

Real Red mats fill the supporting role for the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. I used the Holly paper, and the design on the reverse side. These are Liquid Glued to the card front, both on an angle.

The sentiment from Celebration Tidings was stamped in Old Olive on Whisper White. This was cut with an oval from the Layering Ovals dies, offsetting the sentiment to allow room for the holly leaves. I cut a second oval from Real Red, using a slightly larger scalloped die for a mat for the sentiment. Liquid Glue also adhered this to the card front.

Using the smaller holly leaf dies from the Poinsettia Petals Bundle, I cut and embossed 3 leaves in Old Olive. The Real Red berries also are in this bundle. I dry fit them, then used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to attach them to the sentiment oval.

For the inside, a Real Red mat is behind a panel of Poinsettia Place DSP. A Whisper White liner was stamped with Old Olive using a sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. I considered embellishing the Whisper White panel, but decided that sometimes less is more, so I left it plain. More room that way for writing a note.

The envelope front sports a few holly leaves fussy cut from the Poinsettia Place DSP, and the flap has a whole strip of it!

I mentioned that Stampin’ Up! has a sale on Designer Series Papers, starting today. Yep, 15% off select papers.

  • Sale runs 1 Oct – 31 October 2020 at 11:50 pm (MT)
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

 

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston – You are here

CARD CUTS: Thick Whisper White: card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″, embossed front 4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″, emboss then trim to fit card front; Whisper White: front oval 2″ x 3 1/2″, inside liner 3″ x 4 1/4″; Real Red: front mats (2) for DSP 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, inside mat 4″ x 5 1/4″, berries, scrap approx. 1 1/2″ x 3″; Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper: fronts (2 from coordinating paper) 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″, inside 3 3/4″ x 5″, envelope front scrap, envelope flap 2 1/4″ x 6″.

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