My very first blog


For this first blog of mine I’m taking on the challenge of

Sarah Berry’s Strawberry Sketches No. 11.


I’m seriously into making my Christmas Cards at the moment and as I write this blog I have a total of 56 made already.  I just love this time of the year, Christmas cards are a joy to make as there are so many themes you can use – my head just buzzes with ideas. Therefore when I saw Sarah’s sketch I just knew it was going to be a Christmas card.


I’ve followed Sarah’s design but made more of a feature of the circle with the addition of a 3D Christmas Tree


I used WHISPER WHITE card stock (page 175 in catalogue) for my base card which measured 10.5 cm by 30 cm (with a score line at 15 cm)

The front section measured 9.5 cm by 13.5 cm.  This section was embossed using the FESTIVE embossing folder. (page 195 in catalogue)


Next I cut 3  tree shapes using the smallest of the PERFECT PINE framelits. (Page 192 in catalogue.   I use the paper from the WARMTH & CHEER Designer Series Paper Stack. (Page 13 in the Autumn-Winter catalogue).


I then cut 2″ wide strips (again from the WARMTH & CHEER paper) and used the  BANNER TRIPLE punch (page 186) for the ends of the strips and the 2″ CIRCLE PUNCH (page 187) for the green circle.


I stamped the CHRISTMAS JOY banner (from the STITCHED WITH CHEER stamp set – page 34 in Autumn – Winter catalogue) with GARDEN GREEN ink pad (page 170). I then cut out the shape with scissors.

To create the Christmas Tree plant pot I used the the frame lit from the PERFECT PINE set and die cut in the centre of the gold METALLIC FOIL DOILIES 4.5 cm (page 175).  The 3D tree was going to cover the cut out shape.   I also used another gold doily to cut out the star.


Finally I folded my 3 Christmas trees in half and glued 2 sides of one of the trees and joined the 3 trees together.


When assembling my card I added GOLD BAKER’S TWINE (from the trio pack – page 16 Autumn – Winter catalogue) behind the green circle to add a bit of emphasis. I also added a DIMENSIONAL behind the plant pot to create more of a 3D effect.


I really like the way it turned out and hope I have inspired you to start making your Christmas cards (if you haven’t already).

See you next post.

Jenny x

STAMPIN’ UP products used when making this card:

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