Deck The Halls With The Joy of Christmas AYSI 311

by Joanne James3. November 2023 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a festive recipe challenge chosen by Jane:


So many lovely things to incorporate! I chose Christmas as my holiday and grabbed the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts for my layout (I flipped my sentiment/foliage panels) - take a look:


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

I added a split panel of Joy of Christmas designer series paper with a panel of white cardstock embossed with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, adding a wrap of festive red satin ribbon to join them together. I used a sentiment from the 'Christmas Classics' stamp set featuring the beginning of the Christmas carol of the same name and backed this with the square foliage die from the Christmas Classics bundle cut out of retired platinum foil - it has a matt shine that picks out the subtle grey detailing in the designer paper:

Some diecut greenery and a wooden textural element, along with a red ribbon bow, complete my card. I love the texture and dimension on this card - definitely one for hand delivering rather than posting, but so many interesting elements. 

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. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day; we are hoping to attend the annual fireworks display at school this evening, assuming it stops raining and we are spared from the worst of Storm Ciaran - keep your fingers crossed for me! 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) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
11/3/2023 7:54:37 PM #

Just beautiful, Joanne, so classy and classic!  I didn't get these frame dies, but you've got me re-thinking that, as usual, lol.  Love the look of that foil over the greens and reds!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/4/2023 12:59:03 AM #

SO lovely! I think the split between dsp and embossing is wonderful. The focal point is classic and gorgeous. It's a great card in the traditional mode and I really like it!

Dena Hughes
Dena HughesUnited States
11/5/2023 12:42:01 AM #

So pretty Joanne! Love the colors and beautiful die cuts. Thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Johanna Rundell
Johanna RundellCanada
11/5/2023 10:34:04 PM #

An elegant and classy Christmas card. I like how you used the split between the embossed piece and the DSP as a design element that then allowed for the pretty ribbon cover up. The die cut frame is gorgeous.

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
11/6/2023 1:38:10 AM #

Joanne - this is lovely!  I need that dsp and the frame die.  You really created a beautiful classic card and I love that the frame really shows off the sentiment!  The wooden element really does add the perfect touch!  

Brand R
Brand RCanada
11/6/2023 3:06:48 PM #

Beautiful, I love the paper and your embellishments are fabulous. Thanks for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
11/7/2023 12:13:53 AM #

That platinum foil is something, Joanne. I have to confess something...when I first saw the photo, I wondered, just for a second, if you'd used the die itself on the card! Haha! It really stands out against the DSP though and I love your choice of ribbon and die cut greenery!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
11/15/2023 8:14:34 PM #

so clasically beautiful Joanne! I love the foil frame - it really lifts the card!

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