Flurry of Wishes

Flurry of Wishes is a lovely Christmas Stamp Set – I can’t understand why it took me so long to use it! I wanted to keep this card simple and pretty. I decided on a smoky slate, sweet sugarplum and soft sky colour way. I love this smoky slate gingham ribbon – it is so elegant and yet easy to use, and the silver sequin trim makes for a fun accent. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set and I used the Everyday Label Punch to Punch it out which means you can create a batch of Christmas cards like this very quickly! I used the softly falling embossing folder to achieve the ‘snowy’ background on my card front and it works perfectly with this stamp set.

Pretty Pine Thinlits Dies & Year of Cheer DSP

I just love Christmas and this year, the winter Stampin’ Up! catalogue features the most stunning Christmas papers – namely the Year of Cheer Speciality DSP.  I just can’t stop using it!

There are 4 designs to the Year of Cheer paper and this gold foil and white checked design is by far the boldest. The pinecones were cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and the label sentiment was stamped from the Labels to Love stamp set and gold heat embossed. The label was then punched out with the brand new Everyday Label Punch and the card assembled with some Cherry Cobbler stitched Ribbon. I love the fact that this DSP does all the hard work for me and can’t wait to design more projects using this stunning paper.