Stampin’ Up! Playful Tidings & Trimmings Festive Foliage Christmas Card

Hey – it’s Monday!  But…it should be a short week for most of you?  I hope so – cuz that would mean it’s like…HAWWWMP day!  And…if your turkey is still in the freezer….uhm…best get it OUT right this minute!  I saw a chart and…this is the last day to stick it in the fridge and have it thawed in time!

You’re welcome for that PSA! 🙂

I recently got the Festive Foliage background stamp – from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – and have been wanting to play with it.  So.. I did!  And I used it along with the Tidings & Trimmings set, a little Tidings of Christmas DSP and…the Playful Alphabets dies to make a Christmas spotlight technique card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I started by stamping the Festive Foliage image in Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel.  I started with the panel at 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Tip – use your Stamparatus with background stamps – they’re a lot easier to use that way.  And – you can stamp the image onto the Small Grid Paper and then you can place your cardstock over top to get it lined up correctly!

Once I’d stamped the image, I trimmed it down to my 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.

Using a Layering Circles Die, I cut a 2 3/8″-wide circle from the right side of the panel.

I colored the image on the die cut circle using my Dark Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends.

I placed the full panel on a Polished Pink mat (without adhering it – just dry-fitting).  Then I adhered the circle to the Polished Pink mat – back in the negative space – lining up the image! – with Liquid Glue.

I cut two strips of silver foil (one “shiny” and one of the more “pewter-y” silver) from the Silver Foil Specialty Pack and embossed them both in the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two strips all the way across the larger card front – using my Paper Snips to cut out the parts of the strips from the negative space.

Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the card front to the Polished Pink mat – keeping the die cut and colored image lined up.

I cut a Polished Pink “frame” by running the same 2 3/8″-wide circle die – with the NEXT LARGEST circle die (2 5/8″ wide) around it – thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.  Then I adhered the frame around the opening with Liquid Glue.

I adhered some Foam Adhesive Sheet to a piece of Polished Pink cardstock and then cut out the letters using the Playful Alphabet dies.  I lined them up and adhered them to the card front.

I cut the same letters again from an Evening Evergreen piece of Tidings of Christmas DSP and then used Liquid Glue to adhere them over the sentiment – a little bit offset to create a fun pop-of-pink shadow!

I tied a double loop bow from silver twine from the Simply Elegant Trim (I used a Bow-Easy!) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  I finished things off by adding a few Polished Pink gems from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a Tidings & Trimmings sentiment in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I added some Polished Pink berries and Evening Evergreen leaves, filled in with the Dark Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blend.  I added a Polished Pink jewel by the sentiment and a few small Soft Succulent jewels around the foliage.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Polished Pink mat and into my Evening Evergreen card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Tidings & Trimmings foliage on the front…

…and more of the Tidings of Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It is SO easy to lose sight of some of the amazing stamp sets and papers in the Annual Catalog while we’re busy playing with all the goodies in the Mini, isn’t it??

I have no idea why it took me so long to pick up the Festive Foliage set – I LOVE background stamps and usually just get them all!  But…I’ve got it now and I love it!  And the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set really coordinates perfectly – especially when paired with the pretty Tidings of Christmas DSP!  Do you have the Playful Alphabet die set?  If not…highly recommend!  The size of the letters is darned near perfect – like Goldilocks…JUUUUUUST right! 🙂

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″

Polished Pink Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Frame around circle die cut (2 5/8″ outside – 2 3/8″ inside); Playful Alphabet die cut letters

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Silver Foil Specialty Pack: 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (bright silver); 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (“pewter”)

Tidings of Christmas DSP: Playful Alphabet die cut letters; 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Looking back, prolly shoulda called him….


….Speedbump. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️



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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Playful Tidings & Trimmings Festive Foliage Christmas Card

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! the colors, the ingredients, it’s like the everything bagel for me!! and that speedbump…that goes without saying!!!

  2. So pretty! Love the spotlight technique. Finn Speedbump Deathrage does have a nice ring to it. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Doesn’t it, though?? And so descriptive! 😉 Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Such a beautiful use of that background stamp with the sketch – I LOVE how you’ve highlighted a portion of it!

  4. Not only do I LOVE your cards you make, but I absolutely love your Finn’s Fan Club. Your commentary is always bright and fun! Thanks for all the great ideas! Michelle

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – thank you so much, Michelle! I really appreciate those kind words! 🙂

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