Sep 20, 2006
I bought this set (Happiest of Holidays) last year when Stampin’ Up had various Christmas sets discounted. This is the first chance I’ve had to use it since I had already made my Christmas cards when I bought it last year. My mom asked me for some samples using this set so she could get ideas for her Christmas cards. Well… here you go mom! The card base is Kraft and the other colors are Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp, and Very Vanilla. I used the Poinsettia Awash jumbo wheel in Cranberry Crisp on the background. The strip along the side is torn and then wheeled with the Rough Texture jumbo wheel. I added the twill with stitched ribbon and hodgepodge over the top. I just can’t get enough of the stitched ribbons! I stamped the main image in Cranberry Crisp and then cut out small pieces of Terrifically Tacky Tape to fit on the poinsettia leaves. Then I topped it off with microbeads. If I did this again I would cut out the entire poinsettia and not just the leaves. That took a loooong time! I added some stitching on the Artichoke layer and a sentiment from Many Merry Messages. The entire focal image is on dimensionals. Thanks for looking!
**NEW ADDITION** I’ve had lots of questions on how I attached the twill and ribbon to the card so I thought I’d address it here. The twill and ribbon are both wrapped around the inside of the card. I cut a slit in the crease of the card with my xacto knife and threaded them through. Easy as pie! 🙂