Christmas is coming! Stampin’ Up! Christmas Card

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Card using Layered Letters Alphabet and Festival of Trees!

I don’t believe it! I’ve uttered the C-Word and it’s still only (just) July! Normally Christmas doesn’t get a look in in this house until December, but since joining Stampin’ Up! it’s starting to creep in earlier. August to be precise, as that is when we Demonstrators get our hands on the lovely goodies in the Autumn/Winter catalogues! Are you insanely jealous? Do you too want to get a head start with Christmas crafting? Sign up! You can order from the new Autumn/Catalogue in your Starter Kit from August 4th! How cool is that?!? It will be available for everyone from September 1st.

I, for one, can’t wait for the pre-order as I’ve seen what’s in the new catalogue! I can’t believe I’m going on holiday though right in the middle!! Sooooooo, today’s Stampin’ Up! Christmas card was just to kick start the fun.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Independent Demonstrator Tracy May

I came across a sketch of a card idea I’d had in an old notebook and decided to create it last night when I got home from my class. I’m not entirely happy with it. I think there’s something missing maybe?

What do you think? All the products used are currently available in the Annual Catalogue!

Paper pieced Lion using Zoo Babies from Stampin’ Up!

Paper pieced Lion birthday card using Zoo Babies from Stampin’ Up!

Morning peeps, how’s things today? I’m shattered to be honest. Mind you it’s my own fault. I can’t seem to get myself in to bed early. I get side tracked doing things. Last night it was experimenting with watercolouring and alcohol markers to acheive a certain look I wanted. The night before it was restoring my phone to it’s factory settings and then setting it all up again! I’m looking forward to the school holidays to take it a bit easier in the mornings. My usual mornings are just like this! Lol!

This morning’s project is a birthday card I made for a little girl turning one. I was in a hurry to get it in the post and so the photos are not that great – sorry. I used the Zoo Babies stamp from Stampin’ Up!. It’s my go to stamp set for cards for very small children and babies.

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies paper pieced lion Independent Demonstrator card making ideas

I stamped the lion three times in different colours and then cut out the mane and the face separately to piece togather for a 3d effect. I think I’m going through a Subtles phase at the moment. I’ve been playing around with watercolouring using the Subtles colour family too. I’ll share those with you next week.

Well I hope you liked today’s project. Thanks for stopping by. Before you go, why don’t you check out the weekly deals?

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Here’s the list of Stampin’ Up! products I used to make my card.