Carols of Christmas challenge

This week I challenged myself to make more than one card out of the same stamp set and framelit. I made my own rules and decided I would let creativity take me away. I wanted to make at least one card that was not holiday related out of the set so I could continue to use this set year round. I used the Carols of Christmas Bundle (item # 146037).

Are you ready to see what I did?

The first card was my non-Christmas card that I created. Once I saw the little dear stamp set I knew immediately what I wanted to create. I am from a small town and we have many country folks that enjoy watching the deer or even hunting as a food source. I couldn’t decide if I wanted this as a male or female card, therefore, I decided to make both!

Card Base: 5 ½” x 8 ½” Wild Wasabi or Powder Pink
Mat: 4” x 5 ¼” Chocolate Chip
Stamping Background: 3 ¾” x 5” Whisper White Thick
Scraps of your Card Base Color and Mat Color to cut out the Happy Birthday
Ink: Always Artichoke or Powder Pinks

Using the matching ink to your Card Base I stamped the little deer in an alternative pattern. I did four rows and did stamp offset on the second and fourth row. Next, I cut out the two Happy Birthday framelits using the Precision Plate out of my Card Base and Mat Colors.

I used Fine Tip Glue Pen (item # 138309) to adhere the two offset a slight bit to create a shadow effect.

I cut out a small deer and adhered that. I tried my Powder Pink card with Mini Stampin Dimensional and the Wild Wasabi card using Fast Fuse and an Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the deer. I have left the insides of the card blank for now because I want to stamp a custom greeting inside using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp. I could see this deer stamp as a fun baby shower card as well or stamped over a neutral wrapping paper to make your own gender neutral paper.

Card 1 and 2 Finished! Onto Card 3

Deck the halls with Poinsettias

This card I initially struggled with an idea. I had my colors picked out including Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Thick. I knew I wanted to use the Deck the Halls Stamp and the beautiful Corner Border Poinsettias. I decided to keep this card super simple and let the stamp be the focal point.

Card Base: 5 1/2” x 8 ½” Old Olive
Mat: 4” x 5 ¼” Cherry Cobbler
Stamping Background: 3 ¾” x 5” Very Vanilla Thick
Ink: Old Olive
Embellishments: Glitter Enamel Dots

I began by lining the border framelits on the edge of my Very Vanilla Thick on the Precision Plate. I cut through using the two opposite corners and then repeated with the other two corners. I stamped Deck the Halls in Old Olive Ink in the center of the corner borders. To add a little interest to the card I added a Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dot to the center of each center Poinsettia.

Although this is a simple card, it’s a stunning card showcasing the framelits and the Deck the Halls stamp.

Card 3 Finished! Onto Card 4.

Winter Wonderland

As you can tell Im having a blast playing with this set. I love the look of the outdoor night sky border framelit. The starry night just lends itself to a Winter Wonderland card!

Card Base: 4 ¼” x 11” Pool Party
Star Base: 3 ¾’ x 5” Daffodil Delight
Night Sky Base: 3 ¾” x 5” Night of Navy
Snow: 3 ¾” x 5” Whisper White Regular or Thick
Scraps: Always Artichoke for Trees and Chocolate Chip for Deer
Ink: Versa Mark

Fold the card base in half. Use the Versa Mark ink and stamp the small stars onto the background. On the piece of the Night of Navy Card Stock line the border framelit to the top of the card and the two sides using the Precision Plate. Poke out the pieces. Layer the piece using your snail adhesive onto the Daffodil Delight Card Stock.

Next you want to take your rectangle of Whisper White Card stock and tear it across the 5” length. I began at about 1” from the top and tore at a slight angle downward to the other edge. I then flipped the top piece so that both the rough edges were facing up and adhered
them together and onto the night sky base.

Using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush I made my snow shimmer.

Taking my trees I cut out both double and single trees using my big shot. I again wanted them to be part of a winter wonderland and made those shimmer as well with snow using the Wink of Stella brush. I adhered my trees using Fine Tip Glue Pen as I still had it out from the first card and wanted the branches to stay put. I cut out the deer on my scrap of Chocolate Chip cardstock and glued him on with my Fine Tip Glue Pen. A snail or fast fuse would also work for all of the gluing.

Card 4 Finished! I feel like I had a productive day by challenging myself to create card for both the holidays and non-holidays using one Bundle. I challenge each of you to choose one set and create a few different ideas from the Bundle.


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