Simple Sketch with Cherish the Season Stamp Set

Day 28 of the #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge is a colour challenge with Real Red, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray. I love using the neutral shades in the Stampin’ Up! colour range. They provide a great base for cards and can help to soften strong colours.

I first chose the ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper for the Real Red component to match my Basic Gray card base. I die cut this with the Layering Squares die set which has coordinating sizes that work with the Stitched Shapes Dies. This card sketch is nice and simple and would be a great card to making multiples of.

I stamped some pine leaves in Smoky Slate and layered this on Real Red cardstock to create a contrast against the crisp White background. A die cut Silver ornament keeps this card simple yet elegant. For some added texture, I layered the sentiment on Red Velvet Paper.

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All the products I’ve used on this card are listed below. The ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper is currently at 15% off during our paper sale which offers a discount on a selected range. Click on the image below to shop the sale.


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Christmas Ornaments with Holly

I love this sketch challenge for Day 26 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. It is so open and really gives you so many ways to interpret it. I’ve used the ornaments from the Cherish the Season stamp set to create my focal image, replacing the snowflake in the sketch.

I coloured the ornaments in Just Jade Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut them out. Then I heat embossed them in Clear Embossing Powder 3 times to give them a glossy finish. The holly from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set was also fussy and layered to form the focal image for my card.

The ornaments were placed on a Wonder of the Season Memories & More card which was been layered on ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper.


To create the banner at the back, I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper then used the same die to create the banner effect. This created a very short banner. I extended this by cutting the banner and gluing it at the back which gives the impression that there is a full length banner.

Do you love the Mesh Ribbon as much as I do? You may have missed it in the Mini catalogue. It’s on page 53 in the bottom right hand corner. It really is a pretty ribbon and adds a lovely softness to the card. For the sentiment, I took one of my favourites, from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. Stamping the sentiment in black balances the colour against the black card base.

Why don’t you give this sketch a try? You could even flip it on it’s side. Working with sketches is a lot of fun. You can find all the products I’ve used listed at the bottom of this post. The ‘Tis the Season DSP and Magic in this Night DSP are on sale in our October Designer Series Paper Sale. View the entire selection by clicking on the image below.

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