Making Christmas Bright

December 27th, 2018 by SMKal

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I sure did.  I’m so grateful to family, friends and my StampinUp friends that helped make it a special time of year.  I so enjoy receiving hand stamped cards in the mail!

Here is the design I chose for most of my cards this year.  I used the Making Christmas Bright Bundle which includes the coordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch – so fun!

Making Christmas Bright Bundle

StampinUp catalogs have a neat feature – they often offer Card Stock Packs that coordinate with various product suites or bundles.  I used the All is Bright Cardstock Pack which includes 8 each of Real Red, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce cardstock – that set my color pallet and all card bases.

If you turn to page 6 of the Holiday Catalog you will see my inspiration for this card – I only made minor changes from the sample StampinUp provided – what a great resource our catalogs are.

Then on to the fun stamping.  I brought in a great tool to help me stamp several cards – the Stamparatus.  Here is my tip for using this wonderful tool.  Don’t stamp too close to the hinges, it’s harder to get a good image.  For this card, I marked my grid paper where I wanted to place my Whisper White Cardstock so I could get every card in the perfect alignment.  It was a great time saver.  SIDE NOTE:  If you do get a not so perfect stamped image, the Stamparatus lets you easily re-stamp with perfect alignment so you can fix boo-boos like magic!  I love it.

  

What does not show up in my photos is the glistening white bulbs and the shiny base of the “bright” bulb punch out.  I used Wink of Stella for this effect, it’s very pretty in real life.

I tried a few different color combinations, but they were all pretty much the same.  For my inside sentiment I pulled out a retired stamp set called Christmas Cardinal.  The falling stars are from the same Making Christmas Bright stamp set I used on the front.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your continued support of my StampinUp business.  I appreciate you all so very much.

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Sending you smiles and sunshine,

tams# 28656

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