Last week I tried to effectively pair Santa’s Gifts (a new Christmas stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2015-2016 Annual Catalog) with Merry Moments (a vibrant, new Designer Series Paper). When my attempts failed (I still made a cute card that you can see here, but I couldn’t work this paper into the design), I was left heartbroken. Here’s my second attempt to pair the two – and I think this one is a clean-and-simple success:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Tags & Labels Framelits. I just adore this set of Tags & Labels Framelits – so many options to layer to your heart’s content. Not only will these sizes work perfectly with so many of our sentiments, but they can also be used to create unique features on a card. I cropped my Smoky Slate band across the card to 1″ to coordinate with the Labels Framelit inside the layered sentiment. Might look like Santa’s belt – might just be a fun embellishment. You decide.
- Thank You Cards at Christmas. We always think about Christmas cards for the holidays and sometimes want to drop to the floor when we are done – but we aren’t done without adorable cards that say “thank you” for the wonderful gifts that are given to us in December. Whether it’s to say “thank you for giving me a present” or “thank you for spending time with me last week” a nice Christmas-themed thank you card is nice to have on hand during the holidays.
- Color Combination. With few exceptions, Christmas is all about red and green, right? Sometimes, though, it’s OK for one of those colors to spinoff into its own show and take a leading role. That’s the case with Real Red here. When paired with Smoky Slate and Whisper White, red really shines.
Stamp Sets: Santa’s Gifts Papers: Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White Inks: Real Red Accessories: Tags & Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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