This card with the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and Be Merry DSP was made for a swap I participated in earlier this summer. The swap was for Christmas cards using sets from the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up Catalog. And of course, I had to choose the new Christmas set, Merry Mistletoe! This set has big, bold holiday sentiments, which I love.
When creating holiday cards, I love a big bold greeting. And lots of holiday colors. This houndstooth pattern from the Be Merry DSP caught my eye right away. It is really simple, but the colors just say holiday. The simple pattern makes it easy to pair with solid colors not in the DSP. So, you can be as creative as you like coming up wth card designs. I can see this with Real Red or even Early Espresso. It all depends on the look you want. I choose to go traditional and paired it with Cherry Cobbler.
The big bold DSP pattern is a great look with the even bolder “merry Christmas” stamp. A simple Metallic Foil Doily and Metallic Enamel shape in gold were all the embellishments needed. Its is very simple, but elegant. I did a similar card a while ago that was one of my most pinned cards on Pinterest that season! I thought maybe it was just too simple to even post. But I think the easy design combined with the holiday colors appealed to many who needed a simple, fast card. You can see that card HERE!
This would be a great design if you had to do lots and lots of holiday cards! And it is not too early to start planning your holiday card making!
Papers: Be Merry DSP, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stamps: Merry Mistletoe
Embellishments: Gold Metallic Foil Doily, Gold Metallic Enamel Shape
Tools:Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot