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Christmas is right around the corner! In fact, as of today there are only 150 days until Christmas! I can’t wait that long! And neither can Stampin’ Up!
On July 1, Stampin’ Up released a brand new, never before seen stamp set to all demonstrators. I’ve had this set in my hands for a month now and I absolutely love it! My favorite part is that the sentiments are large so you don’t have to create such a fussy layout! But I also love the Card Front framelits dies that coordinate with it! These dies cut out some of the stamped shapes but they also cut out borders for your card front! They’re really fun to work with!
And, before I get into the card above, I just want to tell you that you can get this stamp set absolutely free this month only! More details on that below!
Let’s talk about this lovely card, shall we?
I love large sentiments! They make wonderful focal pieces for your cards. This sentiment was inked in two different colors: Emerald Envy and Soft Suede. I stamped it on white cardstock. The little red banner in the middle there was created by stamping the greeting on a separate piece of paper after inking it with Cherry Cobbler ink.
I could have chosen to color the sentiment with the markers but, with such a large area to color I thought that you might be able to see the marker strokes and decided to use pads instead.
The holly image is also part of the new Carols of Christmas stamp set and has been colored with Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler markers. There is a coordinating die for this image in the Card Front Builder Thinlits, which is great because I’m not a huge fan of fussy cutting!
Ok let’s talk about the background there. It was created with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder. With the dynamic folders, you first need to spritz the cardstock with a bit of water to allow for a deeper impression. You also don’t use the bottom cutting pad on your big shot, since the folder is so thick.
Once I cranked it through the Big Shot and gave it time to dry, I added some Crumb Cake ink onto the raised side using a brayer.
If you’re hopping along with us today on the Fun N Crafty blog hop, you can continue with the hop below! And, if you’re curious about how you can get this stamp set for free, keep scrolling because I get to the good stuff a little further down ;)
Fun N Crafty Blog Hop
- Christine – Artful Musings
- Kathy – Stampablog
- Merit – MB Squared Designs
- Susan – Stampin’ By the SF Bay
- Jennifer – NW Stamper
- Stacey – A Work of Carte
Ho, ho, ho! Santa’s come early this year and he says you’ve been nice!
So Stampin’ Up is spoiling you with some extra goodies when you Join in July! This month only, you’ll get a $72 gift, including the new Carols of Christmas stamp set! Check out the video below for all the details and 8 more card ideas featuring the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits. And if you want to read more about the offer, check out this page!