Handmade Christmas Card with Stampin’ Up! Pines & Poinsettias stamp set


Are you sending handmade Christmas greeting cards this year?   If so, will your Christmas cards be fairly simple because you are making quite a few?  Do you make a couple of extra special cards for certain people?  My Pines & Poinsettias card was easy to make, but because it would be best mailed in a padded envelope, it certainly would not be a card for the masses.



Not wishing to sound immodest, but isn't that a pretty card?  The Pines & Poinsettias stamp set has some gorgeous stamps.  That is probably the prettiest pine cone stamp I have ever seen.


And, look at the fancy dancy circle in the center showcasing the pine cone.  The fancy dancy circle is called a paper lolly or paper rosette.  It was made using the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper.   It was a lot of fun to make!


Pines & Poinsettias stamp set and Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper are both limited-edition items from the 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog and available to purchase only until January 3, 2012.


Want to learn how to easily make paper lollies?  Watch my video demonstration of making paper lollies using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.



You thought it was going to be a lot more difficult, didn't you?  Warning:  they are addictive.  It is hard to stop once you start making them.


My Real Red card stock card front was embossed with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder run through the Sizzix Big Shot.   The embossing took the card up a notch.  Often a step-up is easy to do and makes a big difference.


My card front was embossed and I had a pretty paper lolly with a pretty stamp center.   Once again, I found myself needing some balance for my greeting card.   And, whatever it was, it had to be elegant.  The Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim is as elegant as the rest of the card.  Also, it may not be easy to tell, but the neutral color in the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper is Very Vanilla.  The Crochet Trim coordinates beautifully.


Because writing on Real Red card stock could be hard for some to read, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock to the inside.  It is also a nice finishing touch.


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Make paper lollies with ease with the  Simply Scored Scoring Tool!





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