Stampin’ Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

Good morning and happy Labor Day!  I hope you are NOT laboring today and instead are getting ready for a backyard BBQ or some such to celebrate the last holiday of the summer!

My card today celebrates Christmas.  Cuz…it’s September.  So…why not?!  Never too early is my motto.  And Walmart’s.  And Costco’s…. LOL!

I used the Trimming the Tree stamp set – from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog – with the new (and limited availability!) Tree Trimmings dies – which are part of the Perfect Partners promotion taking place all month!  I used a little Lights Aglow DSP, too!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

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

I started with four 1/2″ wide strips of Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ DSP – they’re the front-and-back of the same piece of paper – that I adhered to a Cherry Cobbler mat using Liquid Glue.  This panel is adhered to a Basic White panel that was matted on Cherry Cobbler to make the card front.

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

On another piece of Basic White, I stamped the large tree from Trimming the Tree in Evening Evergreen ink.  Then I cut it out with the matching die (#1 in the picture below) in the new Tree Trimmings Dies – with the coordinating die (#2 below) set in place, too.  That second die cuts texture into the image – you can turn those little pieces up to add some “brushiness” to the tree! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

I popped the tree onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I decorated the tree with stars and ornaments cut using dies in the Tree Trimmings set – from gold Glimmer 12″ x 12″ paper – and bows cut from more Lights Aglow DSP – it’s all adhered with Liquid Glue!  Tip – adhere the bows to the ornaments with Liquid Glue first – THEN adhere them to the tree with another dab of the Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

I cut out a tree base from Soft Suede and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped a Trimming the Tree sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it with the label die in Tree Trimmings.  I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhered a die cut Glimmer star with Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

On the inside, I stamped a second Trimming the Tree sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the smaller tree image a few times in Evening Evergreen and added the little star in Daffodil Delight.

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Trimming the Tree small trees and stars on the front…

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

…and more of the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

Et Voila!  I am loving all these new die sets, aren’t you?!  Being able to quick-as-a-bunny cut out the images from our fave stamp sets – like this Trimming the Tree set from the Annual Catalog – makes the set even more wonderful!  I love that the Tree Trimmings Dies let you cut out so many ornaments and stars and bows and other fun tree decorating shapes!!

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

I hope you like!

lf you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – I did a quick video for you out on Instagram!  You can check it out right here! 🙂

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you’ll save 10% off the retail price!  Whoohoo!!

Here’s the Deets:

Dates: 1–30 September 2022

– These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

– Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.

– Dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period.

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– Ordering Deadline: 30 September 2022, 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s this week’s Deals!  They’re good thru Wednesday, 7 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)! 🙂

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Tree Trimming die cut tree stand

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strips on front)

Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Paper: Tree Trimming die cut ornaments (x6); Tree Trimming die cut stars (x5)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Stamped and die cut Trimming the Tree tree and sentiment

Lights Aglow DSP: 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (x4 – strips on card front); Tree Trimming die cut bows (x6); 2 1/2″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Trimming the Tree Peace & Joy Christmas Card

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the layout and the little gold ornaments on the tree are perfect! Yeah, Finn does know how to get what he wants. 😉

  2. Susan K

    Cute Christmas card. Love the traditional colors. I need to get started on mine! TFS The Faces of Finn…who could resist?

  3. Kate

    Nope, she doesn’t! Am sure she’d be appropriately impressed.

  4. What a beautiful tree you’ve created! And such gorgeous patterns in the stripes. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. What a great card! I love that Christmas tree and the fabulous inside! So perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Linda Callahan

    I love your trees….inside and out~! Very pretty card! Glad you shared it at FMS!

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