When I shared a July 4 card for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop last week, I reached for the gorgeous stars in the Christmas Trimmings Dies to build a beautiful star (you can see that post here). As I was playing with these dies to build the star on the project, it occurred to me that the layered star looks a bit like expertly-iced cookies. Mmmm…cookies. I’ve now turned that idea into a card. Here’s my sweet card with a trio of iced Christmas cookies:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Tidings & Trimmings Bundle. The Tidings & Trimmings Bundle is the most prominent of the new Christmas products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog. There are some really great sentiments in the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set, and the coordinating dies are quite amazing. Here’s a look at the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle: As I mentioned above, I used the two big stars in the Christmas Tidings Dies to build this star for my July 4-themed project (you can click on the image to see my original post): Even though I’m now using the star for a Christmas project, I’ve made it with my own twist. Since I’ve made cookies, I added Christmas sprinkles with the tiny dots in the Christmas Tidings Dies – here’s a closer look:
- Banner Year. Banner Year is a multi-occasion stamp set that debuted in last year’s Holiday Catalog – and it’s back in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog. The set covers Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. That’s not all, though – several of the sentiments and images are versatile to be used for other occasions throughout the year. The way this set is showcased in the new catalog, you might think it’s a brand new set – fun! I used “you’re sweet” from this stamp set on my project. Here’s a look at the Banner Year stamp set:I stamped “you’re sweet” in Real Red ink on Thick Basic White cardstock and cropped it with the Double Oval Punch. I added two holly leaves from the Christmas Layers Dies. Since I used the berries for confetti on my cookie, I punched three circles from the Turtle Punch to build the trio of holly berries on my card.
- Christmas Color Combination. The cookies looked great in Crumb Cake but also worked in Soft Suede (if you like a little more molasses in your Christmas cookies). If you like this mix of Crumb Cake, Just Jade and Real Red as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Banner Year Papers: Crumb Cake, Just Jade, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Thick Basic White Inks: Real Red Accessories: Christmas Trimmings Dies, Double Oval Punch, Turtle Punch, Adhesive Sheets, Stampin’ Dimensionals
While this card would make a wonderful thank you card after the holidays, the cookies could also be worked into a tag to accompany a batch of homemade goodies or a sweet gift.
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