Tuesday, November 8, 2022

ICS November Blog Hop Christmas Is Coming

It's time to hop along with the ICS November Blog Hop and this month we are celebrating that Christmas Is Coming! Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative for the holidays and create your own beautiful projects to share with family and friends.
Christmas is my favorite time of year and one of the things I love best about making my own Christmas cards, is that there are no rules as to how you should make them. You can choose traditional colors or Red and Green or go for Winter colors or non-traditional colors. Your designs can be classic and elegant or fun and whimsical or anything in between. The most important thing about creating a handmade card is that it comes from the heart and is made with love. So for my Christmas card today, I chose to create a design that is a mix of classic elegance with colors or Red, Green and Gold, with a touch of whimsy with the sentiments to one of my favorite Christmas songs. The end result is a beautiful clean and simple Christmas card that works well for people of all ages.
Products Used:
Framed Florets Bundle (item #162407)
Framed & Festive stamp set (item #160888)
Soft Succulent Cardstock (item #155776)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock (item #155574)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Evening Evergreen Classic Ink Pad (item #155576)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Real Red & Garden Green 3/8" Ribbon Combo Pack (item #159577)
Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls (item #161822)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
Soft Succulent Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1 /4")
Detailed Frame die cut with the Framed Florets Dies
2 Detailed Leaf Stems die cut with the Framed Florets Dies
Evening Evergreen Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock
Sentiment Oval die cut with the Framed Florets Dies
For this card, I wanted to create a fun background to add texture to the design. I stamped the leaf image from the Framed Florets stamp set all over the Evening Evergreen cardstock card front and then heat embossed the Falala image from the Framed & Festive stamp set, with Gold embossing powder randomly over the background to step up the design. For the main sentiment, I heat embossed the image also from the Framed & Festive stamp set with Gold embossing powder in the center of the Basic White cardstock oval. I attached the Soft Succulent detailed frame to the Basic White oval and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To decorate the card, I added two of the long leaf stem die cuts from the Framed Florets Dies underneath the top of the framed oval sentiment and added a Real Red bow to the top of the frame with a Mini Glue Dot. To complete the design, I added several of the Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls to the frame for a touch of bling. I love how this card design turned out and I find myself singing the sentiments whenever I look at it. Do you? This wonderful Christmas card design is easy to create and a great way to share the holiday spirit with the people you love. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will inspire you to create your own beautiful Christmas cards to send out to family and friends. There are so many wonderful options to explore.
Now it's time to visit Darla's blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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