Hello and welcome to my YouTube Channel and Blog: Today I am going to share with you the next Episode of Saturday Simple Stamping. In this Episode I am going to share with you a super quick and easy Christmas Card using the two new Host Stamp Sets from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. The stamp sets I am using are Holiday Haul and Greatest Part of Christmas. Both of these again are host sets and must be earned with a qualifying order. You will find a full list of the supplies I used in today’s Simple Stamping Episode below. Here’s a look at my cards.
In each Episode of Saturday Simple Stamping I share with you a super easy card geared towards beginners. These are easy recreatable cards using stamps ink and paper. Every once in awhile I may throw in a designer series paper, punch, or other embellishment, but meanly I keep it to the basics just stamps ink and paper. If you are a brand new crafter or stamper looking at getting into card making this is the series for you. I have currently 32ish videos or episodes you can find here by searching simple stamping or #simplestamping in the search feature on my site.
This week I am featuring the two Holiday Catalog Host Stamp Sets Holiday Haul and Greatest Part of Christmas. Each of these sets can only be earned with Stampin’ Rewards. Those are points earned for purchasing products in my online store read more about Stampin’ Rewards.
The Holiday Haul Stamp Set allows you to combine the images to build a scene for any occasion. I put my images on a slight slant for this card to have a little more visual interest without having to do a log of work. I chose to use a different color ink for each image. I wanted them to each have equal value and visual weight on the card. So by having each in a different color it allowed me to let the images guide the viewer. You will also notice that you see the same colors repeated at least three times on the card. This is a visual element that helps to tie everything together and keeps the viewers eyes moving around the card and not leave the visual plane. Now that I have gotten all technical with you lets just talk like real people shall we. You can pair with your favorite greeting stamp set for even more versatility I paired it today with the Greatest Thing About Christmas stamp set. The greatest part of Christmas is spreading cheer to everyone! No matter what sentiment you want to express for the season, you’ll find it with the Greatest Part of Christmas Stamp Set. Pair with any image set for unlimited possibilities.
This is the first version of the card I created for today’s episode. I used a ruler and lightly drew off the lines with a pencil so that I would have a guide to keep my images straight and aligned. I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 for my card base and added the whisper white to the front of the card. The Whisper white piece was cut at 4 x 5 1/4 a 1/4″ smaller than the card base this allows for a nice equal border around the focal image. I added the strip of the Wrapped in Plaid Speciality Designer Series Paper to add a little more visual interest with the fun plaid pattern in Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, and Gold foil accents.
I did the same thing with the card above but I didn’t draw off the lines to follow. I thought that I would be able to stamp the images freehand in a straight line. And I was wrong! If you look at the card above again you will notice some of the images go up slightly or down slightly from the visual straight line that I have on the original version. But, that’s okay I mean it’s handmade after all and not Hallmark. One of the fun things about creating a handmade card is the fact that you made it with love and it may have impressions and that’s okay. It doesn’t matter that it’s not perfect. Yes, I know there are some of you out there that thinks otherwise but the small things like it being off slightly really doesn’t bother me. For me it’s more about how the person feels when they get the card I’ve made, not if it’s perfect or not.
I also stamped my envelope with the same images in a line going across the flap. I almost only stamped the reindeer and the slay but decided it needed the other two images to match and to more visually appealing. I think you should always dress your envelopes with something before you send them. It helps to give the person receiving the card a little hint of what my be on the inside. And with our Stampin’ Up! products it helps add coordination to it as well, since all our inks, and papers all color coordinates perfectly. That’s one of the things that drew me to Stampin’ Up! and becoming a demonstrator myself. I hated searching for things at the big box stores that I thought my match only to get home to find out they were close but no cigar!
Here’s the Video tutorial of how I created this card step by step. If you are viewing this post by email you may not see the video pop up. Some servers will not show you the embedded videos. So you will have to click the image below to go to my YouTube Channel and watch.
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