Singing Loud for All to Hear

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. It’s true! Not only do I love this line from Elf, my favorite Christmas movie, but I believe it to be true. Who doesn’t respond to the joy when someone sings a Christmas favorite? Today’s card features this fun sentiment with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches layout. Here’s my card:

Christmas Means More, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Christmas Means More. I love big, bold sentiments, but my heart beats faster for sentiments from popular Christmas movies. That’s what we get with Christmas Means More stamp set. Here’s a look:Christmas Means More, Stampin Up!, 154730Are you able to name the movie from which each of the quotes is derived? I’m going to help you out:
    • “I believe. It’s silly, but I believe” is from Miracle on 34th Street.
    • “Maybe Christmas means a little bit more” is from The Grinch.
    • “Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings” is from It’s a Wonderful Life.
    • “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” is from my all-time favorite Christmas movie, Elf.
  • Cattywampus Layers. As all of the components of my card were ready to be glued down, the layers behind my sentiment were perfectly aligned behind the sentiment. I tossed the card pieces on my desk and walked across the room to grab my glue. When I saw the cattywampus layers behind my sentiment (so festive and fun), I knew I needed to rethink how I presented this element on the card. The sentiment is fun, so the layers behind it should be fun, too. I cropped larger squares and framed the sentiment with askew layers. Here’s a closer look: Christmas Means More, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King
  • Heartwarming Colors. The patterned panels of cardstock on my card are both from the  Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, certain to be your favorite pack of papers from Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog. The tiny patterns are incredible (and many of them can be used during other times of the year). Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper:Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!This is the second time I’ve featured a card with these pages and with this gorgeous mix of colors. If you like this mix of Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow, I hope you will save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow

Stamp Sets: Christmas Means More  Papers: Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Real Red  Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies (square), Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Precious patterns. Love how you layered the sentiment with a “twist!”

  2. The sentiment placement takes this card from “pleasant“ to “WOW”. Love this particular combination of patterns and colors, too. BIG smile?!

  3. When I saw this stamp set in the holiday catty, I thought of you and could not wait for you to rock it. Great mix with the DSP!

  4. BIG FAN of this DSP. LOVE how you created your sentiment piece.

  5. Fabulous papers! I love how you angled one of the sentiment panels – such a simple way to give it a fun look! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. Yep, I think the slanted CS under the sentiment adds so much extra detail to your creation . I love love details that give a card personality !
    Fun card !!

  7. Love all the combo of DSP. The the tilted layers take it up a notch. I pinned this one. I think I will use this layout a lot.

  8. Ordered the stamp set. You twisted my arm!

  9. Th, sentiment perfectly ba ked by your gorgeous DSP layers!

  10. Rockin the 3 layers on the sentiment. Brilliant!

  11. Wonderful Christmas card and such a great sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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