It’s time for the ICS Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see all the great projects made by the amazing stampers in this group! This month’s theme is Christmas Cards Galore. I opted to make a very peaceful Christmas card. I used the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies, the Christmas Traditions Punch Box, and Subtles Designer Series Paper. The white dots on the DSP looks like big fluffy snow, don’t they? I love how serene it is. And the best part? It’s very simple to make, but it looks complicated.

Here’s what I made:

Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies, Christmas Traditions Punch Box, and Subtles 6x6 Designer Series Paper, by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Balmy Blue card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Balmy Blue Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Christmas Traditions stamp set:

  • image in Balmy Blue ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • NOTE: I prefer to use the thick CS for certain cut pieces, especially if they are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can use regular or thick white CS for everything on the card, if you only have one.

Cut using the Christmas Traditions Punch:

  • stamped image

Die cut using the Christmas Staircase Thinlits:

  • one tree shape
  • six boughs

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • die cut tree glued onto the DSP layer
  • die cut coughs glued onto the tree: 3 at the bottom, 2 in the middle, then 1 at the top
  • stamped image adhered onto the tree using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base


Here’s the hop:

Be sure to follow the hop all the way around. You don’t want to miss any of the terrific projects! Click the button below to hop along to the next stop, Janey Backer of Inspired Stamping.

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