Stampin’ Up! Reason for the Season for the Happy Stamper Blog Hop

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I used the Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Reason for the Season to create my card to share for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We’re all sharing Christmas card ideas, so be sure to hop around the circle to see the fantastic projects that everyone created!

Reason for the Season - Stamp With Amy K

My card design was inspired by Retrosketches #181.

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I started by adhering a panel from the Home for Christmas DSP pack to a Very Vanilla card stock panel with SNAIL.  Then I punched the end of a wide strip of DSP from the Home for Christmas DSP pack with the Triple Banner Punch, then adhered it over the larger DSP panel with SNAIL.

Reason for the Season 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I punched the end of a strip of White Vellum with the Banner Triple Punch (it was just a touch wider than the punch, so I trimmed the extra tabs with my Paper Snips), then stamped the sentiment from the Reason for the Season photopolymer stamp set in VersaMark Ink on the banner.  I sprinkled the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heat embossed it, then adhered it with Glue Dots (hidden under the ribbon area) to the card front.

Reason for the Season 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I tied a bow around the layered panel with Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon, then adhered the panel to a Cherry Cobbler card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped three of the medium sized leaf images from the Reason for the Season stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a panel of Old Olive card stock and I punched them out with the matching Festive Flower Builder Punch and set them aside.

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I stamped eight of the medium leaf images and two of the small leaf images from the Reason for the Season stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Cherry Cobbler card stock and I punched them out with the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  I started assembling the flower by running my Simply Scored Stylus down the center of each petal and sightly bending them up.  I adhered the eight medium sized petals with Glue Dots to a 1-1/4″ Circle Punch from Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.  Then I adhered the two smaller petal punches over the center of the flower with Glue Dots.

Reason for the Season 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I punched the very center of the flower from Crushed Curry card stock with the Festive Flower Builder Punch and adhered the punches with Glue Dots to the flower.  I added a Pearl Basic Jewel over the punches, then adhered the three Old Olive leaves to the back of the flower with Glue Dots.  I adhered the completed flower with Glue Dots to finish the front of the card.

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I inked the poinsettia images from the Reason for the Season stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry inks, stamped them off on scrap paper twice, then stamped them on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I added the sentiment from the Versatile Christmas stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink over the stamped off images to complete the inside of the card.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Okay, on with the hop!  Click the yellow button to move forward to Karen at Stampin’ Life’s Adventures and click the blue button to move back to Mary at Stamps-n-Lingers.

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And if you get lost along the way, here is the list of Happy Stampers involved in the hop:

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Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock dates.

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:

16 September
139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (1,514 on backorder; 3,024 expected on September 16)

17 September
138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (2,643 backordered; 6,900 expected)
139607: Red Foil Sheets (2,192 backordered; 6,000 expected)
139463: Reindeer Paper Clips (3,130 on backorder; 5,040 expected on September 17; 5,040 expected on October 20)

18 September
139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies (5,760 on backorder; 5,880 expected on September 18; 10,000 expected on October 16)

15 October
139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (198 backordered; 3,120 expected)

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Card stock cuts for this project:
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, ten Festive Flower Builder punches
  • Old Olive – three Festive Flower Builder punches
  • Crushed Curry – two Festive Flower Builder punches
  • Very Vanilla – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (one inside card)
  • Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2″ x 5-1/8″ panel
  • White Vellum – 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Reason for the Season for the Happy Stamper Blog Hop

  1. Oh my gosh, the most beautiful Christmas card! Love everything about it. Now I know what to order to make my Christmas cards. Well done Amy.

  2. Another perfect Christmas card, Amy! I get very bored making the same card over and over, and usually make 4 or 6 of one design, and then go on to a new design. But, when someone compliments my card, I usually don’t know which design I mailed!!! What is a stamper to do?

  3. Amy this is really beautiful! Your flower is stunning. Thanks for providing the directions. I have to laugh at what Pat wrote too because I do the same thing.

  4. Such a beautiful design and so full of holiday joy! I especially like the vellum over the music DSP for a subtle suggestion of caroling! All of it just works so well together, Amy!

  5. What a gorgeous card Amy! I LOVE the way it turned out! Thanks for the tips on how to get it to look like yours too, hee hee that doesn’t always happen for me 🙂

    Also I do the same as Pat & Terri! Except I’ll make a few of the same for birthdays or hellos and then I can’t remember if I sent that one to them 😛 crazy, silly me!

  6. Amy, I always love coming to your blog page!! You make it simple to follow and have so much wonderful information….once again, a spectacular card! I love it!!! Can you just send a little of your talent my way please! 🙂

  7. Amy, such a beautiful Christmas card! It truly exemplifies the upcoming season and gives us lots of inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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