Merry Christmas Thinlits

Here is a quick and easy but cute Christmas card you can make in a short time.

Plaid is very in this year and the Buffalo Check background stamp is perfect for making a plaid background in any color.  This stamp works best in your Stamparatus because if it doesn’t come out perfectly, you can just stamp it again and again until it does.  Unfortunately, I did not use my Stamparatus but instead inked the stamp facing up using Memento Ink and laid my Real Red cardstock on top and rubbed.  As you can see I miss a couple of spots but I thought it made it kind of rustic looking so I left it alone.

The sentiment is made from a couple of dies in the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies set with Silver Foil Sheets.  I love big fonts so I knew I had to purchase it.  There are four different words (the other two are Holidays and Happy) plus there are two dies that cut out the sentiments from the matching stamp set.  This stamp set is called Merry Christmas To All (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).

The snowflakes were cut out using the Blizzard Thinlits Die also using the Silver Foil Sheets.  I love this die because it cuts out a whole sheet of snowflakes at once.  You can use the snowflakes or the negative.  I used the negative on this card.

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Country Home

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting this week. I know I have said this before but I have the best club members.  I always look forward to our meetings.

To make this card we uses=d a couple of new products in the 2018 Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set is called Country Home.  It is a great set for coloring with any medium.  We used Stamps’ Blends in Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.  This set has two containers.  The other one is a pitcher.  It also has two different sets of flowers and eight different sentiments.

The background is actually a stamp and not Designer Series Paper.  It is called Buffalo Check.  This is a background stamp which means it is one large stamp.  The best way to ink it is to turn it face up and pat your ink pad all around it. Then place your cardstock on top.  Cover the cardstock with a piece of scrap paper and rub all over.  It gets the ink more evenly when you do this.

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