Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Carols of Christmas

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the early release Christmas bundle: Carols of Christmas! YES! You read that right! EARLY RELEASE! You can purchase this bundle NOW and start your Christmas crafting early! Who doesn't love Christmas crafting!?!

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The last time the Artisan Design Team featured the Carols of Christmas Bundle, I used the "Deck the Halls" greeting, the tree dies, the moon and star die, the holly: stamp and die, and the doe: stamp and die. So... for this round, I decided to focus on the other items available in this bundle. I love all the different options in this set.

I went with the traditional, red/green colour scheme: Real Red (cardstock & ink), Tranquil Tide (ink), Old Olive (ink), Crumb Cake (cardstock), Very Vanilla (cardstock) and Gold (cardstock & glitter)!

I started my card, by cutting out the poinsettia "square" on the background. To do this, I took the 2 poinsettia corner dies and put them side by side (butt together), and ran them through the big shot. I then moved them and cut again, making sure the cuts lined up and the dies were side by side. A little tip: once you make your first cut with the 2 corner dies, move one corner die first and line it up (butt it together) with the corner die still in place. Then move the second corner die and line it up (butt it together) with the corner die just placed. If you're not using the magnetic plate, you may need to secure in place.

Once I was done my background, I needed to add my greeting... but I was finding it a little large for the work I just did... (I was NOT covering my poinsettia square!) So... I cut my greeting out with a smaller circle from the Layering Circle Framelit Dies, eliminating some of the image. I then stamped my greeting again on another piece of cardstock and cut out the letters that were missing limbs. Then I simply glued them over top of the original letter. Simple as that... no fancy techniques here.

Thanks for hopping in, I hope you liked seeing more of the Carols of Christmas Bundle (Psst... get it now! It's awesome!) Up Next is the Talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy the rest of the hop. Happy Creating!

Artisan Design Team:
Martha Inchley - That's me!


  1. Great idea to stamp and then cut out the words that didn't make it through the circle punch. Also the tip about the framelits. Excellent card and post!

  2. Beautiful card Martha! I love the way you did the sentiment...great idea!

  3. WoW! What a brilliant card Martha!
    The idea with the sentiment is an absolute HIT!

  4. Love, love the die cuts beneath the sentiment. They frame it beautifully!

  5. I do believe you performed perfect surgery on that sentiment lol! I LOVE it SO MUCH! The colors are fantastic too!

  6. This is so stunning Martha! I love the Poinsettia 'square' and the cutting of the sentiment is just amazing! Love, love, love this card!!!

  7. Holy wow on the cutting out of the sentiment!! And I love the sprinkling of berries across the cardfront.