Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season (Sneak Peek) and Beauty of Friendship Masculine Thank You Card

I used a little old and a little new for this card. The Beauty of the Earth 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set sentiments, and the Wintery 3D Embossing Folders are from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog whereas the Christmas Season Stamp Set and the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots embellishment are from the upcoming August 3, 2021-Jan 3, 2022 Mini Catalog. I love the coordination and quality of Stampin’ Up!, as well as the versatility of the products to be used for multiple occasions. Enjoy!

The design for this card was inspired by The Paper Player Challenge: PP551 – A Sketch Challenge from Ann.

The Paper Cuts

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ and 1 7/8″ x 7/16″ (for stamping)
  • Soft Seafoam Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 1″
  • Old Olive & Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3 1/16″ x 1″ (1 of each color)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 2″ x 5″
  • Early Expresso Cardstock: 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Beauty of the Earth 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel) and 4″ x 1/2″ (inside)

The Creating

I stamped the smaller pinecone from Christmas Season Photopolymer Stamp Set four times on the Basic White panel. This is a Two Step image…I stamped the detail stamp first in Early Expresso Ink and followed up with the larger fill stamp in Soft Suede Ink. Next I added the double leafed fir stamp randomly between the cones with Mossy Meadow Ink and followed with the pine sprig image in First- and Second-Generation Old Olive Ink. To complete the stamping I added the sentiments with Early Expresso Ink and added the leaves inside with First- and Second-Generation Old Olive Ink.

Next I ran the small strips of green cardstocks through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine inside the pine sprig Wintery 3D Embossing Folder. I did the same with the flap of the Basic White Medium Envelope.

To assemble, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the layers and the inside strip to the card base. I added three Bronze Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to embellish the card front.

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    10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season (Sneak Peek) and Beauty of Friendship Masculine Thank You Card

    1. Anne Marie Hile July 30, 2021 / 11:39 pm

      Beautiful Donna! Love the embossed detail. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. scrapperatheart July 30, 2021 / 1:15 pm

      Such a great color combination and I love all the texture from the embossing Folders. So fun that you took a Christmas set and made a fabulous Thank you card! Thanks for joining the fun at The Paper Players!

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    3. Ann Wilcox Schach July 29, 2021 / 7:38 pm

      Very pretty, Donna! I love the embossed panels. The stamped panel you created is absolutely stunning! Thank you for playing in my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week!


    4. floridaperson July 29, 2021 / 5:38 pm

      This is so pretty, Donna, inside and out!


    5. stampwithamyk July 29, 2021 / 5:37 pm

      Oh my goodness, how pretty! I love the colors and the embossed panels are perfect! 🙂


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