Stamping Christmas Cards and Stampin’ UP Giveaway!

Today we get working on those Christmas cards.  I am going to show you several designs with several techniques pulled from the past couple of years of stamping.  I love the dark green cardstock shown in several of these cards.  It does wonderfully well with punched out snowflakes, seen in the card on the left below.

Stamping Christmas | From My Carolina Home

The step by step instructions for these cards (above and below) can be found on my blog post from last Christmas Stamping Christmas Cards.

Stamping Christmas | From My Carolina Home

For a special card sent to a special lady, I rolled some evergreen with lights on the front of a tri-fold card, then added ribbon to look like a package, and a punched out ornament that says Joy.

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Opening the front, the center section has a nice verse from Stampin’ Up.

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Then the inside has an ornament that shows in the window, and Merry Christmas at the top. It encloses a gift card from a local department store.

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Here are some of my other Christmas Cards from a previous season.  Once again, that dark green cardstock was used in the cardinal card.

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I stamped a cardinal, and added color to the picture with my chalk palette.

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I put it on a bit of gold cardstock as a frame, then mounted the element on dark green card, on top of a glittery red ribbon.

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I really have fun with my rollers too, and I have several with Christmas themes like this one of peppermint candies. Using them with the straight edge guide keeps the lines straight.

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Isn’t this cute?  I did two cards with it, one with some space between the lines, and one with the lines next to each other.

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On this one, I added ribbon and a Christmas tree stamped in green with a red mat.

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On the other one, Snoopy is snoozing on his doghouse. I colored this one with chalks too.

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This one is a bit different for me. I had this snowflake stamp, but you can’t stamp white snowflakes on a white card, so I did them in pale blue. I was then obligated to finish it with more blue, my least favorite color. Then I added a gold snowflake ribbon, and the whimsical reindeer with blue mats. Even though I an not a fan of blue, this turned out OK. The little tag at the top was made with two tag punches and a tag stamp.

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The last idea I have for you is to use the dark green base with white embossing. Start with a tree stamp, a versamark pad and some dark cardstock.

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Load the stamp on the versamark and position the motif on the front of the card. Press evenly and firmly.

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You’ll see the versamark imprint on the cardstock.

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Cover the imprint with white embossing powder…

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then tap off the excess.

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If the coverage is uneven, go over it again with the powder and tap off the excess.

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Heat with an embossing tool until the embossing powder melts into a nice shiny finish.

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A white snowflake is wonderful on dark blue cardstock.

Christmas Cards | From My Carolina Home

Thank you to Stampin’ UP! for their generous support of my

Christmas in July event.

StampinUplogo2Comment on this post for a chance to win a spectacular package of goodies from Stampin’ UP!  Visit the online website, view the products and choose a wish list Christmas item (doesn’t have to be Christmas, just an item you’d like to have Santa bring), then come back to my blog to comment on your choice for an entry into the drawing.   Drawing has been held and the winner notified.
Click on Stampin’ UP! Store.

Earn an additional entry by finding a demonstrator to follow, just comment with the first name and city of the demonstrator you found and visited or already follow.

The lucky winner will receive this set of stamps on wood bases called  Peace This Christmas containing 10 rubber stamps, This Christmas Cardstock Pack  and two Classic Stampin’ Pads in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green – everything you would need to create lovely cards this year!


The Stampin’ Up drawing is only open to USA shipping.  If an international winner is selected by the random number generator, I’ll send you a few pages of dark green paper from my personal stock along with some rub-ons, so no one is left out of a chance to win!  Just be sure to put in your comment the country where you live.

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Followers of From My Carolina Home by any method (email, Bloglovin, etc) can have a third entry by commenting a one more time telling me how you follow me.  Entries close on July 24th at noon, winners will be notified by email, and announced on the blog July 25th, so you have lots of time to comment.  Good Luck!

70 thoughts on “Stamping Christmas Cards and Stampin’ UP Giveaway!

  1. What very lovely cards, difficult to choose a favourite, but I like the cardinal and snoopy and the pretty Christmas trees. Your work is beautiful and inspirational, it would be so easy to get interested in scrap booking etc but along with my stitching stash I would need a larger flat.

  2. I love your embossed trees. I always make my own Christmas cards….I love for them to be religious. I think mine will have embossing this year. In looking at the Stampin Up site (which I love), the Jars of Love is in my wish list. Anything mason jar is my kind of fun.

    Crystal in Cedar City

  3. Mary C

    I would love a subscription to the Paper Pumpkin. What a wonderful way to keep abreast of new projects!

  4. Your cards are a beautiful! I’ve heard of Stampin’ Up before, but never looked up their website. I am having a hard time deciding between the Joyful Nativity Stamp Set or the Snow Place set. Both would make fantastic cards or gift tags.

  5. Lori Smanski

    My demonstrator is Robyn. I dont know her city but her web site is
    I am from the USA

  6. Great collections of cards. Some years I hand paint cards but then I don’t send out many at all so it’s not to much work. If I ever start sending out lots of cards again I”d think about stamping them to save time. your’s are very nice

  7. I love the “In the Meadow.” I love wildlife, especially deer, (when they aren’t eating my daylilies). Trees and nature are what I love best in everything, pinecones, etc. Thank you for the wonderful card ideas. Something that I’d like to begin doing now that I’m retired. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  8. Lesley Gilbert

    You put a lot of thought into your cards and it shows. I like the idea of the roller with the sweeties – I’ll be showing all your card ideas to my daughter when she gets home from work. Greetings from England 🙂

  9. Girl….thanks for the line-up of great give-aways!! It has been soooo long since I played with embossing cards! Thanks for the chance to rejuvenate my creative ways.

  10. Sharon Schipper

    Crazy about you, and All God’s Grace. And I love the snowflake stamps. I definitely won’t take on another hobby… but a few stamps to personalize gift tags and thank you cards would be fab! I bought a rooster stamp years ago because our family crest has a rooster (He Rises Up Singing!) but never bought ink, doggone it! Love your embossed trees and snowflakes… you are always so creative and inspiring
    you make me want to move back East…..

    sharon in colorado

  11. Cardstock, Serene Scenery and one other, maybe Fruit Stand, to compliment those colours, would be my choice. This is something I haven’t done, although years ago I made all my cards, with a software program, that had clip art, photos and more, This was before I had my own camera. I love your idea of sprinkling the glitter on, a wonderful finish. Another great give-away , Greetings from Jean in New Zealand

  12. Lisa Marie

    What gorgeous cards! My aunt does stamped cards and I have always admired them but haven’t tried it myself. I checked out the store and I especially like the Definitely Dahlia stamp and the set with birthday greetings.

  13. Jennie Rauch

    Snow flurry punch! Have a stamp, but would like to combine punch snowflakes & embossed stamps. . . wouldn’t that be festive?!

  14. BJ

    How funny – I made cards for over 15 years, quitting just within the last year. I think I had every stamp in your post except the Snoopy one! Stampin’ Up products occupied a 17′ wall of upper and lower cabinets. I donated some to my stamping group and the rest to the grandkids’ elementary school. Quilting and paper crafts have always been my favorite hobbies, but aging has forced me to choose. You can only keep so much and, as much as I love card making, quilting wins hands down! I love seeing what you make with paper and toys. Really love the Cardinal. It was a perennial favorite with my family. And Cherry Cobbler is one of my favorite colors. Should I be fortunate enough to win, please pick another entry – I sure don’t need to start collecting products again! Just wanted to comment on your projects.

  15. Choosing a product was hard. I narrowed it down to some Christmas stamps. Thank you for this great give away opportunity and for sharing your spectacular tutorials on creating your cards. Have a fantastic creative day!

  16. Lori Morton

    Would love the “Sunshine Sayings Clear-Mount Bundle”!!! Looove Stampin UP!! Love the cards you made…I even have some of those same stamp sets! 🙂 Thank you for chance to win some new ones! 😀

  17. Susan

    I love the Jar of Love package. I love using canning jars for everything from food to flowers. Cards would be cute other the jars.

  18. Inspiring post. I need to get started on cards and I definitely need some new stamps. I haven’t done much with dark backgrounds but you have shown such good examples that I would like to give it a try.

  19. dezertsuz

    Phooey, I think the internet ate my comment. LOL. I follow you by e-mail. Thank you so much for such great card examples. I really enjoyed seeing what you’ve done, and love the one with the blue snowflakes and reindeer.

  20. dezertsuz

    Also, I follow Heather North. I love seeing her cards! Thanks to Stampin’ Up for such a great giveaway, and thanks to you for all the work you’ve put into this.

  21. dezertsuz

    What I really wish Santa would bring me from Stampin’ Up is the Big Shot! I’ve wanted that for quite some time, but it isn’t in the budget yet. I would love to emboss cards and cut those cute little things that go on the cards. =)

  22. kathyinozarks

    thanks Carole for the links-I am going to try out this embossing technique-sounds fun-probably wait til next year after we get moved-I have save all the other links too-I appreciate the link to the craft heat gun as the ones I was looking at so far had bad reviews
    Happy Sunday

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