Well, its hard not to make Christmas cards, when I have all these fabulous new holiday stamps sets, sitting here waiting to be used!
I played around with the "Festive Season" and made some great "stitched" cards. Stitching is super popular right now and this set is so perfect for that. You'll need the coordinating "Festive Stitching" framlits as well. The framlits provide the holes for the stitching as well as all the shapes that match the stamps in the set.
I left some the the pierced holes without stitching. I really like the paper piercing look too. I also used the "Diagonal Stripe" background on this card. I think I use that background for just about everything. The greeting is from the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set... ya.. I kind of use that set a lot as well. Check out the tiny pearl jewels and the cherry cobbler enamel accent in the middle of the ornament. I like how it gives the ornament some dimension and shine.
I used the new Bakers Twine Trio pack from the Holiday Catalog. It comes with 3 colors of twine, cherry cobbler, garden green and gold.
I ended up going "stitch crazy" once I broke open this set. I made a couple more cards with stitched accents, that I will share with you as well on another day.
I'm definitely NOT ready for Christmas yet, however, I really do enjoy making all the fun seasonal holiday cards!
If you haven't received a copy of the New Stampin' Up! Catalog and/or don't have a demonstrator, send me an email and I will put one in the mail for you!
Until the next time...
Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!