Merriest Moments – Joy

On to the next Holidays…Thanksgiving followed by Christmas!

This afternoon, I decided to tackle Stampin’ Up! October Simple Stamping Challenge (Stamps, Ink, and Paper) Theme: Christmas or New Year’s and (yeah!) we were allowed to add embellishments.

I selected the current layout from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#629) because it was perfect for showcasing a stamp set or two and had lots of layers for adding interesting paper and the sentiment was Inspired By (#193C) challenge.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Shaded Spruce cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (3⅝” x 4⅞”) Very Vanilla cardstock.  Using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool, the panel was decorated with the Festive Foliage background stamp.  Crumb Cake ink was added to the stamp with a Brayer.  The sentiment, Joy, from the Merriest Moments stamp set was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink centered at the top of the panel.
  • Rectangle Panels and Cross Strip: (2½” x 3”) Gold, (2” x 2½”) Red, (4¼” x 1”) Green.  All Holiday cards deserve a little sparkle.  I still have the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper in my stash and chose to use all three colors on this card.
  • Focal Image – Poinsettia & Holly: (2” x 2”) Very Vanilla cardstock.  The two Poinsettia stamps and two of the Holly stamps from the Merriest Moments stamp set were stamped with Cherry Cobbler and Shade Spruce ink, respectively.  The Flowers and Leaves were fussy cut with Paper Snips and adhered together.

All of the elements were arranged and adhered to the match the sketch.  The Flower was popped up with Dimensionals.  My embellishment?  I added five (golden colored) Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the Poinsettia Flower.

You can create lovely cards just using Stamps, Ink and Paper.  It all depends on what supplies you choose to use.  I really like how this card turned.  Merry Christmas!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers, Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States, you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

6 thoughts on “Merriest Moments – Joy

  1. This turned out so beautiful Johanna – I love the deep elegant colors and your background with the glitter papers!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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