Monday, October 4, 2021


When you think of Christmas what colors come to mind?  If you are a traditionalist, it is probably red and green!  So today's card pays homage to that tradition.

Since we are starting a new week, I have a new suite to feature this week.  The suite is called Painted Christmas, and it can be found in Stampin' Up!'s Fall Mini Catalog.  If you love a traditional Christmas, you are going to love this suite.  However, even though one of the stamp sets that is associated with the suite is called Christmas Season, this stamp set also offers lots of options for non-Christmas cards.  It is filled with many different foliage stamps that can be used all year long.

The card today showcases the Painted Christmas designer series paper (DSP) which is part of the suite.  This card layout works well with designer series paper because you can use several different patterns.  

For my Painted Christmas card today I created a focal point with the pinecones, and pine branches on the lower left corner, and then added a couple of holly leaves on the upper right corner to balance it out.  The Seasonal Labels Dies and Christmas Pine Cone dies make it quick and easy to cut out the  stamped foliage with coordinating dies.

Have you tried Stampin' Up!'s Pearlescent Specialty Paper.   It is exactly what its name implies -- it looks like a lustrous creamy white pearl.   The holly leaves and pine branches are stamped with Garden Green ink on this beautiful paper, and the top detailed layer of the two pinecones is also die cut from "pearls".  

The solid background of the pinecones and the sprig on the holly leaves are die cut from Brushed Gold Foil paper.

Between the Pearlescent Paper and the Brushed Gold Foil there is plenty of shimmer and shine on this card to make you smile!

The center of the card hasn't been forgotten.  It has plenty of traditional red and green to put you in the Christmas mood.

I love this particular sentiment in the Christmas To Remember stamp set which is part of the Painted Christmas Suite.  It's a great sentiment to send to those special friends we like to remember at Christmas, and I also love the font!  If it was a little messier, it almost looks like I could have written it.  I find that when I write these days, I often end up with half cursive and half printing -- kinda like this font, except as I mentioned messier!

Do you like the traditional feel of this card?  I have a detailed tutorial available if you click here.   There is also a complete list of all products used shown below.

Product List

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