Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Another Elegant Christmas Card to get your creative juices going

  • Stampin' Up! Sweetest Time Stamp Set
  • Sweetest Borders Dies
  • Joy To The World October Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit

I seem to be on a Vanilla and Gold Foil kick lately.  Today's card continues in that same direction using the Stampin' Up! Sweetest Time Stamp Set and coordinating Sweetest Borders Dies.  I also used two dies from the Ornate Layers Dies plus Gold Embossed the candles and one of the sentiments from the Sweetest Time Stamp Set to create this simple, yet elegant Christmas Card. d.  I know its only September, but every year the holiday's seem to creep up on me--and with Stampin' Up! On Stage@Home in early November plus Thanksgiving with family, I'm sure the days close to Christmas will be as full as usual. 

Gold Foil and Gold Embossed Christmas Card using Sweetest Time Stamp Set

The basecard for this card is Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Then a layer of Very Vanilla.  Then I cut a layer using one of the Ornate Layer Dies.  I took an exacto knife as I wanted my candles stamped on the lower layer.

Christmas Card idea using an ornate border around 3 Gold Embossed Striped Candles

I stamped the candle images using Versamark ink, covered them with Gold Stampin' emboss Powder and set them with a heat tool.   I did the same with the sentiment I selected from the Sweetest Time Stamp Set.  I die cut a stitched rectangle using one of the dies from the Ornate Layers Dies.  Again, stamping it in Versamark, and Gold Embossing it.  I did make the rectangle a little narrower than the die so that more of the Gold Foil die cut showed. 

Sophisticated Christmas Cards using ornate die cut borders and gold foil die cuts and embossed images

I die cut the leaves using the largest die in the Sweetest Border Dies set.  It is meant to be used a little differently, but I snipped a few elements to make it a stand-alone set of leaves and sprigs.  I used a few left-over elemets from the dies to add extra sprigs, and loved how it turned out.  I debated about adding pearls, a ribbon or additional embellishments, but decided I liked the simplicity of the card and left it plain.       

Die cuts and stamp sets used to make this gold foil and embossed Christmas Card

This year, while you might be spending more time at home than normal, get an early start on creating your handmade Christmas Cards.  You'll love working with the Sweetest Time Stamp Set and the Sweetest Borders Dies.  Order them as a bundle and save 10% over purchasing them separately.  The next few months will race by, and you'll be happy you started creating your cards early.  You'll enjoy creating your own unique cards using elements from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog or the August - December Mini catalog.  Check the Recipe below for items used on this beautiful card.   Add these stamp sets and products to your Shopping List today.

If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog or a copy of the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, contact me.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


  • Stamps: Sweetest Time
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Paper: Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets
  • Accessories: Sweetest Borders Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Seal

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Joy To The World - October Paper Pumpkin Kit

This holiday season, you'll want to order the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Maybe even more than one.  It is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, and enough supplies to create eight elegant cards.  

Get a head start on your holiday crafting by sharing project ideas with Stampin' Up! customers and demonstrators around the world.  After you receive your kit, join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month's kit.    Subscribe at

Cherry Cobbler Designer box for the Joy to the World October Paper Pumpkin Kit

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy, October's Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together--connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world.  With die-cut sentiments in English, French and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe--in their language. 

What's in the October Joy to the World October Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit?

  • Kit includes enough supplies to create eight cards --four each of two designs--and coordinating envelopes. 
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German.  This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other friends around the world--in their languages!! 
  • Coordinating Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam
  • While this kit makes cracker box treat packages, supplies can easily be used to create autumn cards
  • Subscribe:  By 10 October 2020 at

These all-inclusive kits are a great way to keep your stamp stash fresh with up-to-date themes for not a whole lot of money.  It includes a unique stamp set, an ink spot, assembly instruction, plus papers, envelopes, and die cuts to create fun paper projects.

Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchases month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  You can combine your subscription with your regular order to maximize your Stampin' Rewards on purchases over $150 USD.  Click the subscription item you want to order, below, today and you'll be taken to the Paper Pumpkin store to complete your order.   Or include the item number below as part of your larger order, or as part of your Starter Kit when you become a Demonstrator.

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