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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Christmas


Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  We also do a quarterly stamp camp and have one coming up October 28 & 29th, Boughs of Holly Suite Collection.  Every month we create a tutorial bundle.  This month the tutorial bundle features Christmas.  The projects featured in this blog hop are different than the projects in the tutorial bundle.  We want to share lots of ideas with you.


My project features the Merriest Moments stamp set, Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, and the Snowflake Specialty Vellum.  The Merriest Moments stamp set and the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder are returning favorites from the 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog.   These two products are easy to create with and make classic, beautiful cards.  


The card base is Thick Basic White CS.  The first layer is a piece of the Snowflake Specialty Vellum.  This piece has flocked white dots that resemble snow falling.  The beautiful Basic White frame was first die cut and then placed in the embossing folder to add all the other details.  It is quick and easy to do and the results look like you worked all day on them.  The poinsettias were stamped with Real Red and Crushed Curry ink and the die cut out.  The leaves were stamped in Shaded Spruce and die cut.  A few Red Rhinestones were added around the lovely sentiment to add a bit of sparkle.


I decided to make this an easel card.  I thought this would help show the vellum and also the beautiful frame.  This was easy to accomplish, all I did was add a score line to the front of the card at 2-1/4".  The trickiest part is to remember not to add adhesive to all of the vellum layer.  On the inside of the card I added a strip of the vellum and some leaves and berries.  The leaves and berries act as a stopper and creates the easel.


Now it is time for you to check out the rest of the hop!



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Boughs of Holly camp

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Sara Sayers

Beautiful card Sharon


I love how you used the vellum and it's transparency on the top of the easel card!

Kylie Swain

Gorgeous card, Sharon.

Melva Peters

Beautiful card Sharon!

Diane Evans

Wow an another amazing card Sharon

Susan Elise Schultz

Hi Sharon, I love your awesome card and the use of the vellum.

Tracy Held

So pretty! I need to try this. Thank you for the inspiration

Maheswari Rajaguru

Beautiful card Sharon, love the colour combo :)


Een prachtige kerstkaart! Kan je er de afmetingen bij geven aub.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

The card base is 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 2-1/4" and 4-1/4". The vellum piece measures 4" x 5-1/4". Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

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