Saturday, 28 November 2020

Social Stamping - Merry & Bright


Joining the Social Stamping monthly blog hop with Kelly Kent and friends again with the theme this month of 'Merry & Bright'! 

I've been fortunate enough to get away this week to tutor cardmaking classes and today will share a couple of our makes, which I think fit the theme...

The card on the left is a CASE of my own card, which you can find here. This time I've used Real Red cardstock strips embossed with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. These were added to a piece of retired DSP, onto a mat of Misty Moonlight cardstock then attached to the base of Thick Whisper White. The bow and greeting used the Gift Wrapped stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White. The bow was then punched out with the Gift Bow Builder punch; the greeting had the left end punched with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch while being trimmed to hide behind the bow at the right hand end. This was added to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The bling was the Flowers for Every Season Gems. 

The card on the right was created with some Stamparatus assistance. I lined up the holly images from Joyful Holly, using the outline stamp with Shaded Spruce ink, and a stamped off image using the block fill image in Shaded Spruce again to colour the leaf. I've then lined up the little gnome from Gnome for the Holidays to hold the holly, using Black Memento ink, and Shaded Spruce for the greeting. The hat is Red Velvet paper using the paper piecing technique - and yes, the holly berries are in this red velvet paper as well. I gave the option to use a 1/8" punch to cut the velvet paper, or the easier option of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Finished off by colouring using Stampin' Blends and adding to a mat of Real Red which was adhered to the base of Thick Whisper White card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next up, we look forward to seeing what Jan has created for the hop:

If you get lost along the way, click here for the full list of blog hoppers. Thanks Kelly, it's been a fun way to deal with all the goings on in 2020!!


  1. Fabulous cards, Sandra. I particularly love the idea of using the red velvet paper for the gnome's hat and the berries x

  2. WOW!! THe felt berries are stunning! And I love the felt hat for the gnome too! YOu're so clever!! What a fabulous pair of cards, and I bet everyone loved them!!

  3. Love both your cards Sandra. Your gnome with holly is delightful, especially with the range of details you have used. Great card that looks wrapped like a present. xxx

  4. The gnome is super cute and the extra touches with the velvet look fab!

  5. Two fabulous cards Sandra! I love the red ribbon - your card looks like a wonderful gift box ready to open and your holly and gnome are so cute and pretty and the red velvet is a lovely luxurious touch too!

  6. I love both cards. The present one looks great with the “ribbon” pieces embossed. The gnome is cute and I love how you’ve added the holly.