Thanks for visiting today as I press forward with my 31-Day Blogging Challenge. It began with daily posts, but then I missed a few days. Never mind--I'm still working on my goal of 31 days of almost daily posts:) Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt suite is a gorgeous set of coordinating products in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog that make handmade Christmas cards come together quickly and easily--and beautifully! I love that Stampin' Up! does all the "work" of coordination for me so I can just get in and have fun creating with fabulous, no-fuss products.
This is one of the handmade Christmas cards we made in a recent Christmas card class and combines 3 elements of the Christmas Quilt Suite:
- Quilted Christmas DSP stack
- Christmas Quilt Photopolymer stamp set (see-through stamps!)
- Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
I'd like to point out a few tips that make this a quick and easy Christmas card--that doesn't look like it would be quick and easy!
- I used the de-bossed side of the Garden Green card stock. Did you know there is an embossed and de-bossed side to paper once it has gone through an embossing folder? Here, I used the backside--the de-bossed side--as I think it looks like a matelasse quilt:)
- My main focal point is not a stamped image but a piece of DSP! That's right! My Christmas Quilt square is actually a 3 x 3 piece of Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper. Quick and easy!
- I used one of my favorite color combinations for traditional red and green Christmas cards: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, and Real Red or Cherry Cobbler. Garden Green and Wild Wasabi are dark/light counterparts of each other and work beautifully together. See other Christmas cards with this same color combo here, here, here .
That's it for today. I offered the full tutorial for this Christmas card as one of 18 free card tutorials to my newsletter subscribers this month. It's free! Simply click the "subscribe to my newsletter" at the side of my blog. Fill in your email address and then sit back and enjoy weekly updates from me including free tutorials at least once per month.