Tidings And Trimmings Tidings of Christmas Card Duo

by Joanne James20. July 2021 13:00

This is my second post today! Technically it is in lieu of yesterday's post, but having held this month's online class yesterday morning and spent some time with the James Juniors in the afternoon now that they are on summer vacation, I haven't got around to typing up until today. I am here now though and I'm sharing a couple of cards using the current sketch over at Just Add Ink:

I haven't found the time to play along with these ladies for a while (waves enthusiastically at the JAI team!) and this week's sketch was too good to pass up! It is a perfect sketch to showcase designer series paper so I grabbed one of the packs that are currently 15% off in the DSP Sale this month and with thoughts of Christmas in mind I made a couple of cards. Here's the first one:

 

Both of today's cards feature the Tidings of Christmas papers, and two different sentiments from the co-ordinating tidings and Trimmings stamp set. This is a great sketch that would work for simple, flat cards, but I decided to step mine up a little by adding in some of the gorgeous co-ordinating Evening Evergreen 3/8" Chevron Weave Ribbon and creating some statement bows. On my first card I went for an over-the-top triple looped bow:

 

Whilst I do think is rather fabulous, it isn't ever so post-friendly. As such, I went a little more conservative on my second card with a flat bow. Here's my card, showcasing the gorgeous deep green patterned paper:

 

And here's a close-up of that flatter bow, which is a little more mail friendly:

 

Excuse the light lines on the photograph - it has been so hot and sunny here this past week that it is playing havoc with photo-taking in my south-facing office. I'm not complaining about the weather, but am definitely having to be a little more organised about when I photograph to avoid these harsh lines! Here's a picture of both cards together:

 

Which one do you prefer? I love the patterns in these papers so much - I will definitely be snagging another pack whilst they are discounted before the end of this month. 

The Tidings of Christmas Suite features in the annual catalogue, so if you want to get started in earnest on your Christmas crafting, these products are available now - no need to wait for the launch of the new autumn-winter catalogue on 3rd August! Furthermore, I will be featuring the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle and the Tidings of Christmas DSP in my August Online Card Class, scheduled for Monday 16th August. If you would like more information or to join me for this class, please do get in touch - I would love you to join me! 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/20/2021 5:58:38 PM #

These are GORGEOUS!  My papers are coming TODAY!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/20/2021 9:56:39 PM #

Sweet and simple! Love the papers on display but that gorgeous, generous triple bow is amazing.

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Kim S
Kim SUnited States
7/20/2021 10:44:42 PM #

So simple and so utterly gorgeous.  I didn't have that paper on my wishlist, but it's definitely there now!

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Patrice Easton
Patrice EastonAustralia
7/20/2021 11:25:13 PM #

Magnificent ribbon treatment, Joanne! This is a fabulous sketch to get a head start on Christmas cards - thanks for the inspiration! Great to see you back playing with us at Just Add Ink. x

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Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
7/21/2021 2:43:37 PM #

Two delightful Christmas Cards.  I really love your triple bow - it's so decadent.  A lovely way to showcase the papers.  Chantell x x

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Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
7/22/2021 12:41:59 AM #

Wow these are gorgeous - I love the ribbons!  I need to use it more!

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Denita Wright-Smee
Denita Wright-SmeeAustralia
7/22/2021 12:54:17 AM #

Both cards are divine, and that ribbon! Thankyou for joining in with our JAI Sketch Challenge, Joanne. D x

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
7/24/2021 11:19:57 AM #

That IS beautiful paper and your cards show it off beautifully! I do love that exuberant bow. Perhaps one for the neighbours! Vicky x

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