Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Class in Stewartstown, PA

Bells & Boughs stamp set

I’m excited about this card that we’ll be making in card class tomorrow evening!  This card uses stamps from the Bells and Boughs, Snow Swirled and En Francais stamp sets.

Handstamped Christmas Card

Here’s a close up view for you.  I love the background with the Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon across it!  What do you think?  Some might want to color in the Poinsetta but I like it the way it is.  It keeps the card simple and focuses attention on the red text of the sentiment.

So, what do you think?  Have you started your Christmas cards yet this year?  I know it’s hard to think Christmas in September but if you start now you’ll be so happy come December!


  1. This is beautiful! I love the way you highlighted the saying with the punch shape. Can’t wait for Thursday!

  2. Becky,
    This is a beautiful card. Looking forward to tomorrow.

  3. This is just so very elegant and beautiful. I have it saved to my favourites.

  4. Stunning card. I agree with you about not coloring the stamped image. How did you do the background. I know that I would learn tomorrow night – but the drive is so long and I don’t think I would make and still be awake! I am so happy for the people who live close to and are students of some of the best stamp artists in the world. You truly are an artist with your works of heart. Thanks for blessing my day. 🙂

    • The background is a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I inked En Francais with Early Espresso and stamped off before stamping on the cardstock. Then, I used the various stamps from Bells and Boughs stamp set sprinkling them all over with Early Espresso (not stamping off.) A little sponging with the Early Espresso and it’s good to go.

  5. absolutely fabulous! I love it, I love the vintage feel and the colors!!

  6. Beautiful card! I followed over from Stampin’ Connect Blog thread.

  7. This is very beautiful…LOVE how you did the cardbase background! 🙂 tfs

  8. I like to see a sample video on how this card was actually done, and what was needed, to create this Pretty card.

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