Festive And Fun With Spots and Stripes

by Joanne James21. August 2023 09:00

Another Monday, another week! I had a little time yesterday and I fancied a little colouring, so I decided to break out a new stamp set and create a couple of cards with Jen Mitchell's sketch layout over at Freshly Made Sketches this week. Here's her sketch:


Both my cards use the same layout: on the first one, I added the sentiment to the banner; on the second one I added my images to the banner and the sentiment on the panel. Both cards also feature the Merry Bold & Bright designer paper that will debut in the new mini catalogue - stripes on the first one, spots of the second one.

My first card I'm linking up over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where the theme is food - I thought this reindeer with his Christmas pudding would fit right in:


I made an extended banner for my sentiment using the Nested Essentials Dies and coloured the cute reindeer with my Blends markers for a smooth and streak-free finish:


My second card features a super colourful giraffe, decorating his tree for Christmas - take a look:


The sentiment is from the (retired) set 'Framed & Festive'. 

This is definitely the most colourful of the pair so I'm linking this one up over at TimeOut Challenges where their them is 'colourful' - I love the way the spots on the designer paper background mirror the spots on the giraffe too!


Nothing too fancy about these cards but they were definitely fun to make and great images to colour!

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. 

The new Christmas products that you will see showcased on my blog this week will all be available to customers September 6th when the new mini catalogue goes live. I am currently packing up catalogues to send to my customers who have shopped with me in the last 12 months; if you aren't already on my mailing list and would like a copy of the new catalogue, do get in touch - I would be happy to help.

I have had a very productive start to the week - let's hope this continues! Enjoy the rest of 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 (6) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/21/2023 3:32:17 PM #

These are both fun and festive! Love them both!  The giraffe is really cute...I just glossed over that set but it is kinda cute...that little beaver with the candy cane and the little bird tug at my heart too! Great job with the sketch too, and these images are perfect with nice bright Christmasy colors!

Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
8/21/2023 11:51:27 PM #

These are both so fun! I love the animals and the colorful paper is perfect with these cute images.  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week, Joanne!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/22/2023 10:46:23 PM #

Love them! I’ve not inked mine up yet but have a similar use in mind for them and that dsp. The colouring must be very therapeutic!

8/27/2023 2:52:53 PM #

Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for playing at 52 CCT challange.

Deepti Aggarwal
Deepti AggarwalBelgium
8/29/2023 9:31:15 AM #

Both the cards are super adorable, Joanne.  Love how you have used your Rainbow pattern paper. So creative. Thank you so much for playing with us at Time Out. Hugsxx Deepti

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
8/31/2023 12:23:31 AM #

These are so much fun! I especially LOVE that moose with the figgy pudding! Love your addition of such colorful spots and stripes. Perfect makes for our Challenge t Time Out. Thanks for playing with us, Joanne!

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