Wrapped In The Warmth Of Christmas

by Joanne James8. January 2018 21:00

In an effort to be organised in 2018, I am going to make a concerted effort to make Christmas cards throughout the year so I'm having a break from the 'new' today and have a Christmas card to share with you that was inspired by the following challenges:


The team over at SUO Challenges are inviting cards that fit with the theme of 'Brr! Baby it's cold outside', which I paired with the sketch over at Handstamped Sentiments, a new-to-me challenge and a little dry embossing for Stamps Ink Paper to come up with this cosy little number:


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

Wrapped In The Warmth of Christmas - I used the sentiment from 'Snowflake Sentiments' as the starting point for my card. I'm so glad this set is on carryover and will be available for a little longer. No snowflakes on this card though - it's all about the warm and cosy! 

A Chunky Knit - I added some great texture with my dry embossed background - a little difficult to see in the photos because of the contrast in colours and I'm a little over-exposed, but it is definitely reminiscent of warm, woollen sweaters which is exactly what I think of when it's cold outside. 

Sweater Weather - I needed a little bit of pattern to bring my elements together and found this piece of retired DSP that was just what I was looking for to complete my card. A few candy dots to finish and my first Christmas card of 2018 is complete! 

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. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (6) -

Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
14/01/2018 03:56:15 #

Yes, these stamp sets and the embossing folder sure fit the bill.  This is so perfect for our COLD challenge.  I'm so glad you joined in the fun with SUO Challenges.  


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
14/01/2018 12:43:46 #

Love that sentiment and the red/white reminds me of sweaters...perfect for the BRRR challenge!  Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!


14/01/2018 21:12:36 #

A sweet monochromatic creation for our challenge!~


Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
14/01/2018 21:57:04 #

Simply perfect for our challenge!  Love the 'knit look' dsp!  Thanks for joining the SUO challenge.


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
15/01/2018 17:03:51 #

Hi Joanne!  You're card looks crisp and clean, yet warm at the same time with the addition of the cable knit embossing and sweater DSP!  That paper was among my favorite ever that Stampin' Up has put out!  Thanks for playing with us at HSS!


Genevieve Valdes
Genevieve ValdesUnited States
16/01/2018 18:52:43 #

Great take on our sketch!  I love all the elements you used to create a cozy warm Christmas card.  I also love your idea of making Christmas cards throughout the year.  Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


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