Wednesday, October 6, 2021


I have a new layout to share with you today.  Well, at least it is new to me.  I wish I could say that I created it, but I didn't.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest by Jo Blackman that I loved, so I decided to CASE it.  I could not actually figure out all the technical details of how she created her layout, but my ending visual appearance is similar so I achieved my goal.

To create the two corner sections, I used the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper from the Painted Christmas Suite that I'm featuring this week.  

The sentiment was created with the marker-to-stamp technique so that I could put the first two lines of the sentiment on the front of the card and the last two lines from that same sentiment on the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set, which is also part of the Painted Christmas Suite.

It was quick and easy to die cut the sentiment with one of the Stitched Rectangles dies.  It fits perfectly on the Merry Merlot die cut that I made with an Ornate Layers die.  These Ornate Layers dies make such pretty backgrounds for sentiments or to showcase your card's focal element.

I used a stamp from the Christmas Season Stamp set to create the Soft Succulent "branches" on the white corners of the card front.  This stamp is actually meant to provide the center accent for the holly leaves, but I thought it coordinated nicely with the design of the branches on the designer series paper.  I just love how Stampin' Up!'s products all coordinate!

The two pinecones on the front were stamped with Crumb Cake and die cut with a coordinating die from the Seasonal Labels Dies--another item from the Painted Christmas Suite.  A Soft Succulent bow adds the finishing touch to the card front.

To dress up the inside of the card I added a strip of the same designer series paper bordered with Merry Merlot.

The Merry Merlot sentiment is the last two lines from the sentiment used for the front, and the Soft Succulent "Merry Christmas" is also from the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set.

If you would like to try to create this card (or CASE your own similar design), a free detailed tutorial is available as well as a complete product list is provided below.

I'd love to hear if you decide to give it a try.  Leave me your questions and comments below!


Product List


  1. Love this layout! What a unique look- I will definitely be trying this out- if not for Christmas than many possibilities and a great way to showcase beautiful DSP. :)