Cup of Christmas – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

#30DayChristmasCardmakingChallege, 2023, Day 12 Far too Merry, Cup of Christmas Stamp set

This card was so much fun to create for the #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge . I don’t know what my favourite part was – the cloud cream, the timber cinnamon quills, dusting of hot chocolate or just the warmth and cosy feeling this card exudes.

#30DayChristmasCardmakingChallege, 2023, Day 12 Far too Merry, Cup of Christmas Stamp set, Christmas Card with cocoa mugs, Foursquare Decorative Masks

I used the Cup of Christmas stamps and dies which is a retired set however the Gift of Giving stamp set would be a suitable alternative to create a similar look.

For the cinnamon quills, I die cut the candy cane from Pecan Pie Cardstock 3 times, embossed each panel with the Timber Embossing Folder and layered the candy canes together. Then I added some depth with Early Espresso ink.

#30DayChristmasCardmakingChallege, 2023, Day 12 Far too Merry, Cup of Christmas Stamp set, Christmas Card with cocoa mugs, Foursquare Decorative Masks

The cloud punch is the perfect shape for some frothy cream and I added some chocolate dusting with the dots from the Perched in a Tree stamp set. I stamped and dabbed (my technical term!) the stamp to creat a bit of a mottled look across the cream.

#30DayChristmasCardmakingChallege, 2023, Day 12 Far too Merry, Cup of Christmas Stamp set, Christmas Card with cocoa mugs, Foursquare Decorative Masks, How to create cinnamon quills from Cardstock

Have a great weekend. I hope you can join me at the Great International Craft Show Online Classroom at 2pm and 3:30 pm tomorrow for some more Christmas crafting inspiration.

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Holiday Catalogue Favourites

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop HeaderWelcome to this month’s Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. I’m hopping with other talented demonstrators from around the world and we are featuring our favourite Holiday Catalogue suite. There are several in this catalogue to choose from so it was a little bit tricky to narrow it down. I don’t know about you but for me It’s a matter of turning the page and saying, ‘I like this one’ and then the next page I look at I say ‘no this one’s my favourite’ and on it goes. So many beautiful things.

I’ve chosen the Toile Tidings Suite to showcase and created a few projects with this beautiful suite. The entire suite comprises of 2 stamp sets and 2 die sets, Designer Series Paper, accessories – even wrapping paper. The colour theme is Real Red, Garden Green and Very Vanilla. 

Toile Tidings Suite

The first card uses the Toile Christmas stamp set and I’ve coloured the images with Stampin’ Blends.

Cardinal coloured in with Stampin' Blends for a Christmas card

Although the cardinal image is large, it is very easy to colour in and Stampin’ Blends are such an easy colouring medium to work with. I love the gingham Designer Series Paper in this suite. The Toile Tidings DSP is 12″x12″ and there are 2 sheets each of 6 designs. One side is Real Red and the other side has the same design in Garden Green.

Gingham card with Cardinal image from Toile Christmas stamp set

For my next card I die cut a Stitched Rectangle and pencil marked the edge of the DSP and then trimmed the overhang. Then I stamped the leaves from the Tidings All Around stamp set. 

Handmade Poinsettia card

The poinsettias, die cut leaves and sentiment are from the Cup of Christmas bundle. This stamp and die set has some really cute accessory images, including candy cane, holly leaves, a bow and these poinsettias which coordinate with lots of projects and are perfect for Christmas. 

I have adhered a thin strip of DSP under the sentiment and I think it gives the look of ribbon. It’s great for using all those little bits of paper you may have (I think we all do) in your stash.

The gift bag is made from 2 sheets of 12″ Designer Series Paper and I got the instructions from Jackie Bolhuis. It’s very simple to make and a really cute bag to create a coordinate look to match the card. 

Handmade cards and gift bag with Toile Tidings suite from Stampin' Up!

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Hope you have enjoyed my projects. Please leave a comment as I love hearing from you.  Click on the Next button to see Dana Sullivan’s beautiful project. Make sure you stop by all the participants to see their projects and get more ideas for your Christmas crafting.

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