Christmas Gleaming Boughs of Holly Cards

Hi Stamping Friends!
Welcome to October 1!  The holiday crafting season is in full swing and I'd love for you to join in on the fun!  I just opened registration for Countdown To Christmas Part 2 featuring Christmas Gleaming to help you get your Christmas cards done on time!  Be sure to jot down the new October Host Code so you can receive a FREE Thank You Gift with your $75 holiday crafting order. 
Fort Wayne Area Stampers!  I'll be an exhibitor this weekend at our local Fort Wayne Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking Expo, as well as at several Craft Fairs this fall!  I've got all the details below and I can't wait to stamp with you!
No Facebook LIVE This Week—I'll be setting up for my stamping Expo on Thursday morning, so I'm going to cancel my LIVE Class for this week. Join me Thursday, October 10 for our next LIVE Class!



2019-SSBE-Logo-002Fort Wayne Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

October 4 & 5, from 10am  – 5pm

Fort Wayne area stampers! Come out and visit me Friday and Saturday at my exhibit at the Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo!  I'll have lots of retired Stampin' Up! products for sale including stamp sets, bundles, cardstock, Designer Series Paper, embossing folders, punches, embellishments and kits!

Show Specials: 

* 50% off already-marked-down stamp sets!

* All wood retired stamp sets – $5 each any size!

* $12 Paper Pumpkin Kits!

* FREE Gift with $75 purchase!

Purchase Advance Tickets For $6


Mark Your Calendar For My Craft Fairs!

  • Deer Ridge Holly Days: October 19, 9am – 3pm.
  • Indian Springs Yuletide Festival: November 23, 9am – 3pm
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Craft Fair: December 7, 9am – 3pm


Christmas gleaming boughs of holly - two cool

Christmas Gleaming Boughs of Holly Cards

The ornaments in the Brightly Gleaming suite as so pretty and elegant! For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is offering a pair of full-size punches to help making cutting out those ornaments quick and easy!  I used the pair to punch out a couple of cool ornaments from the coordinating Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper on these two cards. This is one of the three card styles that is featured in my Christmas Gleaming Countdown To Christmas kit!
Christmas gleaming boughs of holly - peacock
Background Basics—I started with a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of the Pretty Peacock Brightly Gleaming DSP, layered onto a Pretty Peacock card base.  TIP: Since it's such a large piece of DSP, I like to die-cut some shapes out of the middle for use on another project! 
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Sweet Sentiment—I added a 3-3/4" x 1/2" strip of striped Brightly Gleaming DSP across a 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" Very Vanilla piece. Next, I stamped the Christmas Gleaming sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink just above the stripes and mounted it onto a 3-7/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Old Olive cardstock.

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Elegant Ornaments—I punched out the large and small ornaments from Brightly Gleaming DSP with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack. Next, I did a little creative punching!  I punched the small ornament top from Copper Foil and adhered that with SNAIL. I also punched the Copper Foil strip with the center of the large ornament punch, then embossed it with the Stylish Scroll folder and added it across the middle with SNAIL. That large ornament is popped up with Dimensionals.
Holly Leaves—I stamped the Christmas Gleaming holly leaves image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Very Vanilla. It's colored with Old Olive, Pool Party and Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends Markers, then hand-cut and popped up onto the ornaments.  So pretty!
Finishing Touches—I finished with a single Star Designer Element for another pop of Copper!  If you get the class kit, you'll get a half pack of these cute stars that you'll be able to use on other projects, too!
Bundle It & SAVE—Purchase the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack in a Bundle to save 10%.
Christmas gleaming boughs of holly - olive
Two Cool—The second card starts with an Old Olive Brightly Gleaming DSP pattern on an Old Olive card base.  I changed the orientation to vertical (but I think I like the horizontal better for this style!).
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The sentiment is stamped in the lower right corner with Old Olive ink and the layer is mounted onto Pretty Peacock.
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The ornaments are basically the same as the first card. I used a different pattern for the small ornament and positioned them a little differently with the vertical focal point.
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It's on the way! The NEW Paper Trimmer will be arriving sometime before the end of the year. In fact, demonstrators will be able to pre-order the Paper Trimmer beginning October 1st!  The customer release date has not been announced, yet. If you don't want to wait, you can simply order a $99 Starter Kit and be able to purchase the NEW Trimmer at 20% when it's available to demos!  Ask me how!


3 thoughts on “Christmas Gleaming Boughs of Holly Cards”

  1. With the card kit, do you supply only the card stock pieces and I cut the DSP pieces from my sheets, or do you supply everything (including punched or cut DSP) and I also get 6 sheets of DSP? In other words, do I have to buy the punch set if I don’t have it ??

  2. Hi Alta! Thanks for your interest in the Christmas Gleaming class kit! You will receive 12 6″ x 12″ pieces of Designer Series Paper (a 1/2 pack cut down for easier shipping). I will supply the pre-cut & die-cut cardstock pieces. I do not pre-cut the Designer Paper, but I’ll provide measurements, so you can select the patterns you like best and cut them easily. If you decide not to purchase the punches, you can simply stamp on the back of your favorite Designer Papers and cut out the shapes. The only time I’ll be cutting the Designer Paper is for the Cards Only Kits, because they do not receive the 1/2 pack of Designer Paper in their class kit. Hope that clarifies it…let me know if you have additional questions.


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