Carols Of Christmas Available Now To Order!

by Joanne James21. August 2017 19:30

Today I'm sharing a card for the current colour challenge over at As you See It:


Continuing with my run of Christmas cards, I decided it was time to finally ink up my new Carols of Christmas bundle - take a look:


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

Carols of Christmas - Carols of Christmas is a bundle that features in the new forthcoming Autumn-Winter seasonal catalogue. Christmas has come early at Stampin' Up! though and it has been available to all customers to purchase since the beginning of August, a whole month early. It features two large focal sentiments and a range of accompanying pieces, with everything from baubles to poinsettias and a sweet deer. Here I've inked the sentiment in Elegant Eggplant and Real Red, using the rock 'n' roll ink technique to blend the colour across the centre of the stamp for a two-tone effect.

Frame Your Card - The Carols Of Christmas bundle also includes some great card front builder thinlits that can be used to create frames and decorative borders to your cards. I used the patterned edge frame on my card today. It adds a nice decorative border to your card without being too fussy. 

Hanging BaublesI also cut out my ornaments individually using the co-ordinating thinlits; this is useful as it means you can be lazy when stamping the baubles and strings and stamp them in the colour that you want for your strings (here I stamped them in black) then stamp them again on some scrap paper in your chosen colours, then just cut out the baubles and pop them on top of the original stamped ones, enabling you to combine colours with ease. If you look at your card at an angle (see my thumb nail at the top of this post), you will be able to see the original stamps underneath if you pop you ornaments onto mini dimensionals - which are perfect for this by the way! - but they can't be seen from the front, so worth the time saved I think. I also used a few leftover baubles to decorate the inside of my card:


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. 

So I have something of a confession to make: this is actually the second card I made for this week's As You See It challenge - I had an idea that I used for the first one but when finished I wasn't sure that I liked the finished result. I might share that one with you tomorrow to see what you think!

I have the second of my technique classes this month tomorrow morning so am looking forward to working with the Color Theory Suite, which is our bundle of choice. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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

Comments (4) -

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
8/21/2017 11:08:27 PM #

Hi Joanne!  What a lovely card this is!  I like how the ornaments appear to hang from your ribbon and the perfect touch for the inside of the card!  Love it!  Thanks for joining us at As You See It!!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/22/2017 12:56:55 AM #

Awesome!  I would not have thought of using these for CHristmas, but this is delightful!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/22/2017 7:27:01 PM #

Yes, this set does look great using the strong, yet non-traditional, colours of the challenge! Those ornaments are so very sweet and the card front builder die is a stunner. Thanks so much for joining us at As You See It again - it's always a pleasure to see you here,


Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
8/24/2017 8:35:50 AM #

These colours actually look great on a holiday card, especially when completed by you, Joanne! This is beautiful, with the Elegant Eggplant and the Real Red giving is a regal look! I love the little ornaments dangling from the bow and the way you used the different colours on the sentiment! Thanks for playing along at As You See It Challenge!


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