This week’s Merry Monday challenge gives us a fun challenge – to create a Christmas card with something warm. The Holiday season is filled with great images of warmth – fireplaces, hot cups of cocoa, mittens and coats. This challenge gave me a great opportunity to showcase three products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog that are named after warm things: Wrapped in Warmth stamp set, Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack and the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Here’s my card:
And here are the banners for the two challenges that inspired my card:
- Warmth & Cheer Suite. Three of the products used on this card are from the Warmth & Cheer Suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog – and all are found on page 13. These products have a very “log cabin” feel to them – warm plaids, rich colors and a Fall/Winter feel. The stamp set has a textured appeal, and the papers can easily crossover between Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can click on the image below to see all of the products in this suite in my online store:
- Cable Knit. The crisp, white background was created with Thick Whisper White cardstock and the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This new items is a must-have. I simply misted the paper with a light coat of water before running it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. The water helps to make the paper more flexible so that it doesn’t crack inside the Big Shot – you’ll still experience cracking with thin papers like Whisper White or Very Vanilla (Thick Whisper White is no problem). Here’s a quick-and-helpful video from Stampin’ Up! about this new dynamic embossing folder:
- Color Combination. If I told you that Delightful Dijon, Basic Black and Whisper White would make a warm and cozy Christmas card, you likely wouldn’t have believed me. I love the colors in this card, though. The deep richness of Delightful Dijon plays well with black and white. If you also like this combination, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Wrapped in Warmth Papers: Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack, Delightful Dijon, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Project Life Corner Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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