Merriest Moments Traditional Christmas Card PP553

by Joanne James8. August 2021 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has a colour challenge for you to work with:

    

These colours immediately made me think of florals, then Christmas and since I had just taken delivery of some new goodies that ticked both boxes I couldn't wait to try them out - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Merriest Moments - Merriest Moments, like the Art in Bloom bundle in the annual catalogue, is a 3 in 1 bundle comprising a stamp set, dies and a hybrid embossing folder that enables you to get beautifully textured die-cut images in seconds.

Perfect for the challenge over at Just Add Ink this week, where they are asking us to 'use a frame' on our cards, the Merriest Moments hybrid embossing folder adds a beautifully textured frame, choc full of festive foliage. I embossed my card base, then embossed and cut my frame and I added some sponged white kraft ink to give it some highlighting:

 

I added a sentiment panel and a trio of red and yellow Christmas poinsettias to accent it. I also stamped another flower and a sentiment inside my card to finish:

 

This bundle has everything you need to make your Christmas cards in one go - just add your colours and create! This bundle will feature in my class on October 11th so if it appeals to you, then do drop me a line to be added to class list. Meanwhile, I can't wait to create more cards with this bundle!

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

  
 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

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; I am looking forward to a catch-up day today, since I've been out of action decorating for the last few days. I'm hoping to squeeze in a little crafting too so that I can 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 (13) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/8/2021 2:07:53 PM #

Joanne, this is so elegant!  I absolutely LOVE the frame!  I think I might need this one!  I always love an embossed background!  It adds so much texture!  The poinsettias are so pretty and a favorite of mine!  I could go on and on!  YOU certainly made my colors shine!  Have a fabulous week, My Friend!  

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Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
8/8/2021 7:58:07 PM #

Thats a beauty!! The frame is just awesome, I love the embossing and white sponging...so pretty!

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
8/8/2021 8:03:37 PM #

Well, after thinking I wasn't inspired by the new mini, you are definitely inspiring me Joanne! I'm intrigued by the cut and emboss hybrid and the white ink sponging on that frame really brings it to life. What a sweet sentiment too. Vicky x

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Tina Gillespie
Tina GillespieAustralia
8/9/2021 12:12:20 AM #

What a wonderful Christmas card! The foliage looks amazing with the white ink around the edges - such a cool effect! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

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Nicole Spencer
Nicole SpencerAustralia
8/9/2021 6:56:49 AM #

This is definitely one of my fave new sets Joanne and you've showcased it beautifully! Lovely to have you join in at Just Add Ink.

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Nancy
NancyUnited States
8/9/2021 3:10:05 PM #

You have totally inspired me to get working on Christmas cards! Love the way you highlighted the frame to give it a different tone! An awesome card for sure! Always a pleasure to see what you have been up to!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/10/2021 12:32:01 PM #

These products always look "okay" in the catalog, but then when they're used IRL and on a card and in full gorgeous color, I am always WOWED!!  What a gorgeous creation...I love how you added the white shading on the outer edges of the diecut!  Really kicks it up and makes it stand out!  

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/10/2021 4:59:34 PM #

Oh, Joanne!  What an absolutely stunning card! I LOVE it.  I never gave this set a second look when I saw it in the catalog, but after viewing this beauty, I am off to add it to my list.  Have a wonderful week!

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Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
8/10/2021 7:12:51 PM #

I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw Christmas in these colors!  I love how you used that frame and adding the white craft ink gives such a cool frosty look!  I can't wait to see what else you do with this set!  Hope you're having a fantastic week with all the celebrating!!

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Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
8/12/2021 2:07:32 AM #

Joanne, you absolutely showcased this Bundle beautifully!  I love how you displayed the flowers on the frame.  This is truly beautiful. You nailed this one, my friend!  Hope you're enjoying your week.

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
8/13/2021 1:09:47 PM #

Joanne, you are ROCKING these new SU goodies!  I love the focus on the olive with the pops of red and yellow.  So many wonderful things to admire about this beauty and I could spend all day looking at it and admiring it!  Fabulous card, my friend.    I hope you had a great week - and the results you were all waiting for were good, too!
hugs
jaydee

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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/13/2021 8:15:03 PM #

Gorgeous - I love the way you combine dies and embossing folders. so clever!  The touch of yellow in the centre of the poinsettias is just perfect!

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
8/14/2021 7:21:10 PM #

What a gorgeous holiday card, Joanne! Of course, you made me give tis bundle a second look and now it made its way on "the list". So pretty!

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