Merriest Moments – Joyful Christmas

Welcome back! Christmas in July… 

Several Challenges with this theme: Double Trouble (#116) partnering with Jingle Belles (Bling on the Holidays) and TGIF (#337).

Bringing it all together, I selected the sketch and inspiration from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#564).

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Light Gold Tinted Vellum from my personal stash.
  • Cross Strip: (5¼” x 1⅝”) Cherry Cobble/Shaded Spruce/Gold Plaid patterned paper from the retired Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Cross Strip Accent: (5¼” x ¼”) Gold Glimmer Specialty Paper.
  • Circle Accent: (2⅜”) Shaded Spruce cardstock die-cut with that same sized circle die from the retired Stitched Shapes Dies set.  I do not yet have the Stylish Shapes Dies.
  • Sentiment Circle: (1⅞”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
    • The sentiment, A Joyful Christmas to you and yours, from the Merriest Moments stamp set was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink.
    • The sentiment was then die-cut with the (1⅞”) circle die, also from the Stitched Shapes Dies set.
  • Additional Bling: Gold Foil scraps die-cut with two of the Open Leaf dies from the Splendid Stems Dies set.

All of the elements were adhered to the card base to match the sketch.  For a some more bling, I added Gold toned Iridescent Dots that I still have in my stash. Such pretty shimmer and shine from the vellum and all the golden accents.

Never too early to build your stack of holiday cards. 

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.

10 thoughts on “Merriest Moments – Joyful Christmas

  1. This is such a beautiful classic Christmas card!! I love the plaid and the gold branches. It all came together perfectly with that sketch too! The iridescent dots are the perfect bling right there too. Thanks for playing with us at Double trouble and hope to keep seeing you! 🙂

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  2. Wow, Jolanda, this is SO elegant – I love the sentiment feature, and that plaid is perfect! I love those gold die details, too, just perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

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  3. Traditional colors and love the plaid you used with the added sparkle of the gold foil on your die foliage and added glitter border against the plaid… and not to mention an excellent interpretation of sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Jingle Belles Rock challenges.

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  4. Jolanda, such a pretty holiday card you’ve created with TSOT’s sketch and Double Trouble’s Christmas theme challenge! Love how you’ve carried out your gold theme with the plaid paper, glitter paper, gold die cuts and gold enamel dots! Lots of bling and holiday spirit!! Thank you for sharing your card with us demonstrating your crafting talents once again!!! -Donna

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  5. This is lovely. I like all the details of the plaid dp, the sparkle and the gold leaves – yet this is CAS as well. Awesome job with the sketch. Thanks for playing over at TSOT.

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  6. Your card is lovely, Jolanda! You have included elements that make a perfect Christmas card – plaid, gold, red, green, and a heartfelt sentiment. Wonderful interpretation of the sketch as well. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #116 and TSOT #564.

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  7. that touch of glittery sparkle is so perfect for the sketch … so very glad you joined our BLING-ing on the Holidays at Jingle Belles.

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  8. Such a beautiful and elegant card with such clever and lovely touches of sparkle! So pleased you could join our “Bling on the Holidays” prompt teamed up with the Double Trouble Challenge at JINGLE BELLES!

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