Do you feel ready to Step into Christmas with us girls here at the Stampin’ Creative?
Well, forgive us for injecting a spot of early Christmas singing as we Step into Christmas and join together … we can watch the snow fall forever and ever! Yes …. Thanks to Elton John, we have ourselves a Christmas theme and some great lyrics to keep us singing all through this blog hop and all weekend long.
This month we are very much stepping into Christmas with a fabulous array of festive inspiration and if you’ve just hopped on over from the wonderful Queen Pip, then you’ll have already realised that you’re on Santa’s Nice list, as you’ve been treated to some wonderful inspiration.
Step into Christmas with me
For me this month, I thought I’d share with you a good few makes that all revolve around Metalics. This first card makes use of adding a little Glitz and some very simple stamping for those mass produced cards you might need. I love stepping outside the box and designing with colours that you might not necessarily turn to straight off and here I’ve used Garden Green as a base, Cooper Foil, then Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.
This next card is another quick and simple card using the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper as the base and the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments. This card really does bring the glitz and glamour with the amount of metallics used.
I really like the mix of patterns here, from a check to a star burst, to gold foil. Such simple matting layers to cut and layer.
Inspiration on Pinterest brought about this next card, where I’ve coupled the Woodland Embossing Folder with Cooper Foil, Cooper Ribbon and teamed it with the rustic tones of Burlap Ribbon and Crumb Cake Cardstock. I love the earthy hue of this. Not your typical Christmas colours, but I love it.
Who would have thought the dark Early Espresso cardstock could be a suitable base for a Christmas card? The Carols of Christmas is a beautiful stamp set. I just love the large bold sentiments.
I hope that each of these cards have given you inspiration for your Christmas Cards. Each one offers just a little more complexity depending upon the number you have to create and the amount of time and materials you have.
Each of these cards formed just half of the designs we made recently at my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Day, where the ladies create a stack of 24 cards from 6 different designs. I’ve just announced the dates for my Spring Stamp-a-Stack days, so be sure to check out my Events tab for more information and to reserve your space.
I hope you’re feeling a little more festive now and you are ready to Step into Christmas … but before you do, make sure you step on over to see what delights the fabulous Emma has in store for you.
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