Carols of Christmas

Today is the launch of the new Autumn Winter Catalogue for Stampin’ Up!  There are some beautiful new stamp sets and some amazing project examples to give you inspiration.

Autumn Winter catalogue

Contact me at christine@poppeaecards.co.uk if you would like me to email you a copy of the catalogue.

Its never too early to start making your Christmas cards, so this week I have been playing with the Carols of Christmas bundle which is super versatile.  The set includes 2 gorgeous sentiment stamps which can be used as a focal point for your cards, and lots of smaller decorative elements which can be used in lots of different ways.

I have kept it quite simple with these two examples, really using the beautiful sentiments to do all of the hard work.

Carols of Christmas baubles

For this first card I stamped the sentiment first in Cherry Cobbler ink, then again in Versamark, which enabled me to add clear embossing powder which, when heated, gives a beautiful shine.  The decorative border is made using one of the dies from the set.  I matted this over some gold glitter card stock, then onto some red card.  Before I added this onto the card base, I tied on some red ribbon, and the sentiment piece then secures the ribbon to the card.  I stamped and embossed the bauble elements twice each, then stuck each pair together, trapping a piece of thread between the pieces.  This enabled me to sew each bauble onto the ribbon, so that they dangle below.

Carols of Christmas Poinsettia cut out

Here I stamped the sentiment, and matted this onto a piece of cardstock which I had embossed with gold embossing powder.  I used the poinsettia dies from the bundle to create a frame on a white piece of cardstock, and again matted this onto a gold embossed layer.  I finished off the card by stamping and die cutting the poinsettia and leaves to create little elements to finish off framing the sentiment.

Products used:

Stamp set: Carols of Christmas bundle (146037)

Inks: Cherry Cobler (126966)Garden Green (126973)Versamark Ink (102283)

Cardstock: Whisper White (106549)

Extras: Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130)Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109129); Cherry Cobbler Double Stiched Ribbon (144117)

Adhesives: Snail Adhesive (104332)

I will be using this set again for my next post, this time looking more at the smaller elements which will give a totally different look.

I really hope you like what you see, leave me a comment below. If you would like to purchase any of the products used, click on the individual links above or click here to be taken straight to my Stampin’ Up! shopping page.

If you are interested in signing up as a demonstrator, you can join my team by clicking here. There are so many benefits, the first of which is the excellent value starter kit. If you want any more info, contact me on christine@poppaeacards.co.uk

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