Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a great week ahead of you!

I am really trying to not make Christmas cards yet.  It just seems too early – I mean -if I make them all NOW then…what will I panic about when it’s time to mail them!??! 😉

I said I am trying.  I fail a lot.  Today’s card is one of my failures – I used the fun new Spruced Up stamp set and bundled Spruced Up Outlines die set.  And some…Storybook Gnomes DSP! Take a look see!

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!

I started by embossing a piece of Basic White cardstock in the new Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder (which I hope is on your list – or already on your shelf! 😎😎😎) and then I adhered the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat for the card front.

Using the next-to-smallest of the fatter rectangles in the Stitched Rectangle Dies, I cut three rectangles from a piece of snowflake-strewn Storybook Gnomes DSP.  I adhered the three rectangles to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

I stamped the small tree from the Spruced Up stamp set in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock and cut it with its matching die from the bundled Spruced Up Outlines set.  I also cut out a Pool Party tree and then stamped the snowflakes from the set on that tree in Bermuda Bay ink.

The Spruced Up Outlines is a really fun set – the dies cut a solid image – trees, gifts, ornaments, etc – PLUS an outline die cut with just one pass thru the cutter. So that means I already had four trees cut! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

Using the large tree die, I cut out a Soft Sea Foam tree and another one in Shaded Spruce (I only used the outline die cut from this one – I needed an odd number!).

I adhered all the trees to the card front using Liquid Glue – starting with the ones near the top (which are also on the bottom!).  That top Shaded Spruce outline tree is the large one I mentioned! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

The final tree – the small, stamped Shaded Spruce one – is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Spruced Up sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Basic White and cut it out with the small Stylish Shapes banner die.

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

I used a little Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

I added some – okay, kind of a bunch! – of Adhesive Backed Stars and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used two Spruced Up images to create my sentiment.  I inked the top line of the “May It Be Yours…” sentiment in Shaded Spruce to stamp that line on a Basic White panel.  Under it I added the word Christmas in Shaded Spruce.  Then I stamped the snowflakes once in stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay and added an Adhesive Backed Star.

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay stars on the front…

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

…and more of the Storybook Gnomes DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

Et Voila!  I’m already loving this Spruced Up Bundle and am excited to see what everyone makes with it, aren’t you?!  Just a little different from the usual Christmas sets!

Stampin' Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pool Party Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Spruced Up Outlines die cut tree (one solid -one outline)

Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Spruced Up Outlines die cut tree (one solid -one outline – plus one additional large outline)

Soft Sea Foam Cardstock: Spruced Up Outlines die cut tree (one solid -one outline)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Stylish Shapes die cut banner (sentiment)

Storybook Gnomes DSP: Next-to-smallest fatter Stitched Rectangle die cuts (x3) ;  2 1/2″ x 6″ (for envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

In the summer, we like a salad that has watermelon chunks in it (and Arugula, Feta, Grape Tomatoes and red onions – it’s yummy!).

So – I got a small watermelon and cut it up.

Finny likes watermelon!

Kind of a lot! 😉



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up Outlines Christmas Card

  1. I have two great watermelon salad recipes that I love and I don’t like watermelon! I do like your card too.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen! When I first saw this salad I was pretty sure it would be awful. I was very wrong! LOL! 🙂

  2. Such a cute card! Love that die set so much, perfect background paper too! Watermelon is pretty yummy…especially on a hot day for a guy who’s been working hard. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?!? It’s the perfect farm boy-dog treat! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Susan LaPanne

    Ohhh, Mary…very cute card! I love it – the colors, the trees, the design…all of it!

  4. Beautiful card, Mary! Our dogs like watermelon, too! Look how big Finn’s eyes are! He wasn’t going to take his eyes off of the prize! LOL

    • stampsnlingers

      Nope – gots to FOCUS!! 🙂 Thanks, Carol! 🙂

  5. Jacquie

    This design is so fabulously layered! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jacquie! 🙂 Appreciate you stopping by!!

  6. Linda Callahan

    That DSP is great with your trees! Pretty card! You are definitely getting ahead of the game with your holiday cards!

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