I’m so happy that Stampin’ Up! released Carols of Christmas early to demonstrators (last month) and to customers (this month). What a great bundle! I’m excited to share a simple card today that features the Carols of Christmas stamp set. Here’s my card:
- Carols of Christmas – AVAILABLE NOW. If you are itching to get a jump-start on your Christmas cards (or if you need to ease your way into the spirit of the Holidays), you can get the amazing Carols of Christmas Bundle now! Two big, beautiful sentiments with a lot of great ways to accessorize them. The coordinating Card Builder Thinlits Dies can be used throughout the year to create great frames and cutouts on your paper crafting projects. Here’s a peek a this awesome set.
- Two Options with Big Sentiments. When you are working with really large sentiments like the ones in this gorgeous set, you have two options – showcase the sentiment as a bold focus on the front of your card or let the sentiment fall to the background. Can you think of any other ways? For my card, I stamped the “peace on Earth” sentiment over and over (thank you, Stamp-a-ma-jig!) to create a background pattern with the wavy sentiment. I was so happy with my creation. Here’s a close look at the background before I added the front panel: Then…after I completed my card, I came across a card with a very similar background (even down to the slant) that was created by Leanne Johnson (Literally My Joy) that very day: It goes to show that there are limited ways to showcase large sentiments (and that’s not a bad thing!). We still achieved very different looks with the same idea for the background.
- More Awesome Samples. These big, bold sentiments can be accessorized in lots of different ways – whether you frame a card with the amazing dies or add an accent with the smaller stamps and Framelits, the options are endless. Here are some of the samples produced by Stampin’ Up! designers to showcase this amazing bundle:
Stamp Sets: Carols of Christmas, Lovely as a Tree, Santa’s Sleigh Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic Black Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals