Merriest Moments – Thinking of You

Hi!  Happy Sunday!  Lovely bright day here but certainly crisp.  I suspect the warmer jackets will need to come out of storage…

I am having a play with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#445) and the colors from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#444).  As the colors sent me in a Christmas card direction, I opted to add this card to the current As You See It Challenge (#262).

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Background Panel Top: (5¼” x 2¼”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Pine Branches folder from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder set.
  • Background Panel Bottom: (5¼” x 1¾”) Shade Spruce Dotted patterned paper piece from the retired Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Cross Strip (Ribbon): (5½” x ½”) Real Red cardstock scrap double dry-embossed in a cross-hatch pattern with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Sentiment Panel: (3¼” x 2”) Basic White cardstock.  The sentiment, Thinking of You…, from the Merriest Moments stamp set was stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.
  • Accent Mat: (3½” x 2¼”) Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
  • Side Flag: (⅝” x 1⅛”) Plaid patterned paper piece from the same Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Shapes – Focal Image: Basic White cardstock.  The two Poinsettia images were stamped with Real Red ink, The Holly Leaves were stamped with Shaded Spruce ink and the Leaf Spray was stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink.  All of the images were die-cut with the coordinating dies from the Merriest Frames Dies set.

All of these elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  The Poinsettia was popped up with Dimensionals and one large Yellow Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel was added to the center of the Poinsettia and it was surrounded by six Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add a little festive sparkle.

I had a high school part-time job working in a Florist Shop one Holiday season.  The number of Poinsettia Plants that I cared for was enormous.  Such a fun memory.  What is your favorite color of Poinsettia.  Me?  I am still particularly fond of the velvety richness of the red color.

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

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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.

8 thoughts on “Merriest Moments – Thinking of You

  1. What a pretty card. I always love gems/sequins as a center of a flower or plant, and they really made your whole card come together. What a wonderfully executed card.
    Thanks for joining us over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!
    Anna, Design Team

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  2. Simply stunning! Your embossed background goes perfectly with your pattern papers! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

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  3. Stunning as always! I love that pop of the plaid paper, so pretty, the texture, the colours and your poinsettia is so pretty with gems fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC


  4. You can’t beat a red poinsettia Jolanda and your card is testament to this. Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!


  5. Poinsettias are indeed synonymous with Christmas, Jolanda, and I love how you’ve portrayed them in your card! The texture of the top panel and the graphic crispness of the stamped designs, along with the varied shades of red and green were my favourite things about your design. Thanks for filling in the blank with us at As You See It Challenges!


  6. What a festive design with the challenge colors. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.


  7. Very festive, Jolanda! Such traditional colours suit the poinsettia well and I like the way you’ve created the golden mini-flower centre for it. Thanks for joining in with us again at As You See It.


  8. Beautiful as always! Great way to use that sketch, too! My grandfather had a florist shop, and it’s been passed down to my cousin, and at Christmas he would sell enormous poinsettias! They are a favorite part of my Christmas season too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at As You See It!


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