Colourful Year of Cheer

The Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper is sooo beautiful and Christmassy but did you know how versatile it is as well?  I love the foil prints for the festive period but I also love how easy it is to add some colour for a completely different look.

For this project I added two colour ways to the DSP for each card for a more contemporary feel.  From top left and going clockwise the colours I used were rich razzleberry and wisteria wonder, daffodil delight and bermuda bay, soft sky and sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder and tranquil tide and finally lemon lime twist and berry burst.  I applied the colour using a sponge brayer, and the way the foiled gold and silver snowflakes shine through is beautiful, though this is hard to convey in the photos.


The sentiment was silver heat embossed onto vellum cardstock and comes from the Christmas Quilt stamp set and finished with a metallic enamel gold star and silver ribbon for some added sparkle.  My Christmas tree comes from the now retired Festival of Trees stamp set but I really think any christmassy image would work perfectly in this format as long as it wasn’t too large – bells, a reindeer – the choice is yours!  My fresh take on a colourful Chistmas and I love it!

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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.