A Winter Wonder Joy Christmas Card

by Joanne James9. September 2017 16:30

Yay, it's the weekend! I've had a busy week and didn't manage to squeeze in yesterday's blog post following my open house event to celebrate the launch of the new Autumn-Winter catalogue - a big thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended - so I'm back today with the Christmas card I promised for this week's challenge over at Merry Monday - I need to get cracking on building my festive stash:

I had a marathon session this week creating cards using the new snowflake embossing folder and knew that this would be perfect for the challenge - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Year Of Cheer - My card was inspired by the wonderful display of projects on page 36 of the seasonal catalogue featuring the Year Of Cheer Suite - the combination of whites and metallics and intricate foiled papers are perfect for seasonal wintry projects. I particularly love the papers in this suite - the foil patterns are gorgeous and work for lots of occasions, not just Christmas, The snowflake foiled pattern was just the right base for my wintry Christmas card.

A Winter Wonder - I'm generally not big into embossing folders, but there are a few in my collection that are absolute keepers and at this time of year are much loved and used. Two of my long-time favourites are the Woodland TIEF and my all-time favourite Softly Falling however I am pleased to report that the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder will be completing my trio of festive favourites. This huge single snowflake measures 4" square and makes a real statement on a Christmas card, for sure.

JOY - The 'Cheers to the Year' stamp set that is part of the Year Of Cheer Suite includes the word 'Joy' - although as I don't have this stamp set I substituted with a little more retro rubber today and used a very similar stamp from last year's retired 'Holly Jolly Greetings' stamp set, heat embossed in silver on my folded banner. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Vikki H
Vikki HUnited States
09/09/2017 21:13:03 #

What a great design and your embossed snowflake is super! I want to find it!!


Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)United States
09/09/2017 22:12:03 #

Just love the jumbo snowflake with the joy banner, Joanne! Perfect on the foiled designer paper!! Thanks for joining the fun over at Merry Monday!


10/09/2017 04:19:23 #

Gorgeous shimmer and shine and embossed details on this card!!!    Thanks so much for sharing with Merry Monday Challenge!


LindaUnited States
10/09/2017 19:03:05 #

Beautiful and elegant.  Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.


10/09/2017 20:42:55 #

Lovely card, thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
11/09/2017 11:04:11 #

Love this card so much Joanne - it's beautiful!


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