Cozy Christmas & Joyful Season

I love the snowy home in Cozy Christmas and the beautiful sentiments in Joyful Season.  As I sat down to make a card to share with you today, I thought, “Why not combine the two?”  With image and sentiment in place, I reached for the Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper and my Archival Basic Black Ink.  Here’s the simple card I made:

Cozy Christmas, Joyful Season, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Cozy Season.  Cozy Christmas and Joyful Season are two stamp sets with a variety of sentiments and images.  While the Christmas themes are evident, these are flexible to be used throughout the winter season.  I love the font used in the Joyful Season stamp set – so beautiful.  The words aren’t so shabby either.  🙂  How wonderfully these two stamp sets pair with the ever-popular Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper!  You can click on either of these images to see the items in my online store:
    Cozy Christmas stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Cozy Christmas stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

    Joyful Season stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Joyful Season stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Smart Snipping.  When I stamped the house onto the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, I was left with a blue, speckled roof.  Not what I wanted, so I stamped the house on Whisper White.  I was not excited about snipping around all the white snow hanging from the eves of the house.  I stared at it for a while before realizing (DUH!) that I could just snip out the whole house – clean and easy edges.  EUREKA!  The white really helps the house to pop against the Mint Macaron backdrop.Cozy Christmas, Joyful Season, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Blocking.  The border of Basic Black on the base of this card is designed to coordinate with the width of the Basic Black border created with the Ovals Framelits.  As such, the 3-3/4″ x 5″ front panel was defined for me, so I cropped a piece of Mint Macaron as my base panel.  I added a 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla (which coordinates with the speckles in the Designer Series Paper) and a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White (right at the place where the house sits in the oval).  I really like the combination of the Very Vanilla and Whisper White.

Stamp Sets:  Cozy Christmas, Joyful Season  Papers:  Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Suzie Patt Cullen

    It IS a cozy card! And very inviting … walking through the snow to knock on the door and be invited in for hot chocolate by a roaring fire! Perfect!

  2. That’s what my house will look like in about six weeks! 🙂

  3. My favorite part . . . the snipped house in white. The perfect pop!

  4. Whew!! At first I thought you snipped out the roof! Great card! Glad you thought of a simpler way to achieve that white roof !

  5. Truly a beautiful card. Great use of that DSP. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I don’t know how the heck I missed these two stamp sets! UGH! Looks like I’ll have to get another order together. Maybe I just figured that I had enough Christmas stamps? NEVER! LOL What a fantastic card Brian. I just love it!

  7. Very eye catching. And cozy. thank you Brian.

  8. So beautiful and peaceful. The black really grounds everything. Hot coffee, pumpkin bread great friends and all’s well with the world. This card just draws me in.

  9. I agree with Mary. I love that the house has white snow on it. Clever snipping. Love this.

  10. I love this card!!!

  11. Great card, Brian! Looks cozy and comfy inside and cold outside. The roof is PERFECTION!

  12. Such a beautiful card; bespeaks in all of us, the quest for silence, warmth and sweet musings during a snow-in. Love it!

  13. Eureka, is right! I love this, Brian. I barely noticed the vanilla piece until you mentioned it, but it sure does look great! The snow topped roof is perfect! Excellent!

  14. I love this stamp !! It is just heart warming ….and you did such a great
    “Snow Job ” with the roof ….Great card !!

  15. This is a lovely Winter scene, that little cabin just warms my heart.
    Very elegant and beautiful, in blue.

  16. This is a beautiful card. The colours look amazing together!

  17. A perfectly seasoned ‘snowy’ card for all your friends in Atlanta!! 😉 lol
    Stamping ON dsp….genius. But you knew this already. And love your little cozy, precisely snipped house. xo

  18. Beautiful!

  19. Brian……, one word …..BEAUTIFUL
    TFS , my friend
    Hugs Frenchie

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