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  • Writer's pictureRick Adkins

Happy Holidays - Trimming the Tree

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a cute little Christmas Card to share with you using the Trimming the Tree Stamp Set & the Lovely In Linen Designer Series Paper both from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I thought both this items could use a little bit more love this week so, here we go with a super cute and easy Christmas/Holiday card.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Color Combination:

For today's card I used Sweet Sorbet, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and a little Basic White as my colors of choice. I actually pulled all these colors from the Lovely In Linen Designer Series Paper and thought they would make a great fun Christmas Card.

The Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Basic White feel very traditional to me. But when you add in the Sweet Sorbet to the mix it gives this traditional green and white color combination just the right amount of pop that this holiday card needs.

Tips & Tricks:

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

I started making this fun little holiday card by cutting my card base from a piece of Evening Evergreen Cardstock. I then decided to really play up the Evening Evergreen color and added a panel of Evening Evergreen Cardstock embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. You will also find a little Evening Evergreen Ink in the tree as well.

I then pulled out the Lovely In Linen Designer Series Paper and cut this beautiful plaid pattern that features Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. I thought it would be a playful addition to the texture I already had going on with this holiday wonder.

Trimming the Tree Stamp Set:

The set features Christmas and holiday greetings in a traditional style as well as Christmas imagery such as ornaments, garlands, a Christmas tree, and more! Make the tree the focal point of your cards (as I have today) and use the additional images to decorate it and give it a textured look.

To finish off my card I added a heat embossed sentiment on a little Sweet Sorbet Cardstock, and then added a few of the Sweet Sorbet colored sequins from the Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins to add that additional pop of color.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Stamp Set: Trimming the Tree; Papers: Evening Evergreen Cardstock, Sweet Sorbet Cardstock, Basic White Cardstock, & Lovely in Linen Designer Series Paper; Ink: Soft Succulent Classic Ink, Evening Evergreen Classic Ink, Versamark, Sweet Sorbet Classic Ink; Accessories: Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer; Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensional, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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