Stampin’ Up! Ready for Christmas Sneak Peek!

I used the Stampin’ Up! Ready for Christmas stamp set bundle from the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalog to create my card to share today.

My design is very loosely inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #298.  I you close one eye and tilt your head a little…you can see it.  🙂

I started by adhering a panel from the Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP (available Sept 1) to a Garden Green card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then in inked the tree image from the Ready for Christmas photopolymer stamp set (available Sept 1) in Lemon Lime Twist ink, stamped it on scrap paper and then stamped it on a panel of Whisper White card stock.

I cut the steps with the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies (available in a bundle with the Ready for Christmas stamp set in on Sept 1) twice from two different panels of Wood Textures DSP.  I snipped the top off the lighter die cut step set and then stamped the sentiment from the Ready for Christmas stamp set over it in Early Espresso ink.  I adhered the two sets of steps together and then to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I cut eight pine branches from Garden Green card stock with the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies and adhered them to the stair rail with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut out little bows from Red Glimmer Paper and ornaments and the star from Gold Foil Sheets with the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies and adhered the ornaments to the card front with Glue Dots and the bows with touches of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered the Whisper White panel to a panel of Real Red card stock with SNAIL and then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiments and bow from the Ready for Christmas stamp set in Real Red and Garden Green inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock, then added a strip of the Quilted Christmas DSP to it to finish the inside of the card.

You can see a list of supplies used to create this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this blog post.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Garden Green – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, eight Christmas Staircase Thinlits die cuts
  • Real Red – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
  • Whisper White – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Gold Foil Sheets – four Christmas Staircase Thinlits die cuts
  • Red Glimmer Paper – three Christmas Staircase Thinlits die cuts
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack – two Christmas Staircase Thinlits die cuts
  • Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel, 1/2″ x 4″ strip (inside card)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Ready for Christmas Sneak Peek!

  1. ah, you are killing me here, LOVE this card…can’t wait to place my order tomorrow to get this bundle…

  2. Your card evokes memories, Amy! I love the way you placed that tree in the background. Great holiday card…

  3. Great little sneak peek! This set is really fun and clever for the sketch. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  4. Amy you are just making it harder and harder to pick and choose for tomorrow! This card rocks 😁 I love the way the sentiment is adorning the stairs and actually what it says too. Awesome tree and the pine boughs on the railing…..I’ve got to get online and look through the catalog again. Choices, choices….. 😉

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