It is never to early to start thinking about the upcoming holidays. And the Merry Little Christmas Suite from Stampin’ Up! is just the thing to give you all sorts of options for holiday card making, gift giving and decor. Today’s card was made for a swap. And I knew I wanted to use the Merry Little Labels stamps and punch. As I have said before, I am so happy to see more punches from Stampin’ Up! While I love thinnest and framelits for die cutting, punches are perfect for easy card making.
And for this card, I chose the Merry Little Christmas DSP. At first I have to say I wasn’t a huge fan of the Old Olive and Black combination for holiday cards. But now that I have used it a few times, I see how elegant and classic this color combination is. It is also right on trend and gives everything you make a fresh look. This card has lots of layers, which for a swap card, I will typically try to do. I am swapping with other Demonstrators, so you want to show a lot of product as we share these with customers and want to make sure we are giving everyone lots of ideas for how to use all the wonderful papers, stamps, ribbons and other embellishments. The image below shows all the fabulous products you can make with items in this Suite.
I stayed with the Merry Little Christmas Suite colors of Old Olive and Black. To make Black & White Stripe ribbon pop, I found I needed a little something in white. That turned out to be an edge made from the Ticket Tear Border Punch. The edge is small, but adds just the right amount of pop. The Oh My Stars embossing folder added just a bit of interest to the card base. It made a big difference embossing the card base vs. leaving it plain. Another tiny detail are the Black Rhinestone Jewels on the Let it Snow sentiment. And I have to give credit where credit is due. I got a lot of help from some fellow demonstrators I was stamping with that day. It is a joy to have time to get together and stamp together. Not only do we have fun, but we share ideas and help critique each others projects. It makes better stampers of all of us to learn and share like this.
“Ingredients” Used In This Card
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