Stampin’ Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

Hello hello!  Welcome to a new week!

I’ve been making a LOT of Fall cards – and tomorrow will be a Halloween card for our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – so…I decided to go back to Christmas today!  I pulled out the returning fave – the Merriest Moments stamp set and Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder.  I paired them with a NEW fave – the Boughs of Holly DSP.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

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

The color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

And I used elements from the Festive Friday Inspo list: Red, Flower, Die Cut, Thinking of You (on the inside), Ribbon (sort of!) and Stitching!

I started by embossing a Basic White panel in the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and then matting it on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock for the card front.

Next up – I cut out two Stitched Rectangle die cuts – using the 4th-from-smallest wide rectangle dies – from two designs of the Boughs of Holly DSP.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two die cuts to the card front on a sweet little angle!

On Basic White cardstock, I stamped several foliage images from the Merriest Moments stamp set:

– Small Poinsettia flower in Cherry Cobbler – with a Daffodil Delight middle

– Large and Medium Holly Leaves in Evening Evergreen

– Two large Pine Boughs in Mossy Meadow

– Mistletoe sprig in Old Olive

And I cut them all out with the coordinating dies in the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder (which has dies in addition to the embossing folder)…

I stamped a Merriest Moments sentiment in Daffodil Delight on a strip of Basic White cardstock.  I snipped a banner on the right end and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere all but the die cut flower and one of the pine boughs to the card front – tucked under the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

I tied a small bow from a piece of gold Simply Elegant Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Using a couple of Dimensionals – and a dab of Liquid Glue – I adhered the final pine bough to the end of the sentiment banner.  Then I added the die cut flower – again with a couple of dimensionals and some Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

I added some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels here and there – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Merriest Moments in Daffodil Delight on a Basic White panel.  Over the top, in stamped-off-twice Evening Evergreen (so…stamp twice on scrap paper before you stamp the panel – all without re-inking) – I stamped the pine bough image from Merriest Moments.  Then I added another Red Rhinestone.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Merriest Moments pine bough in full-strength Evening Evergreen on the front…

Stampin' Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

…and more of the Boughs of Holly DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

Et Voila!  I think it’s no wonder at ALL that Stampin’ Up! brought the Merriest Moments stamp set – with the coordinating Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder – back, right?? And the Boughs of Holly DSP is just gorgeous – SO traditional for Christmas – the colors and the florals are wunnermus!

Stampin' Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

I hope you like!

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Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner);

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 5/8″ x 3″ (sentiment); Merriest Moments stamped and die cut flower and leaves

Boughs of Holly DSP:  4th-from-smallest wider Stitched Rectangle Die cuts (x2); 2 1/2″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

I bought a new pan.

It’s a Hamburger Roll pan.

And I officially love it!

It made these…tasty but…a little flat….

Turn out like….THESE!

And – it’s the same exact recipe! I just divided them into 6 rolls and patted them into the pan before the last rise.

Now – part of this recipe included brushing the tops of the rolls – before AND after baking! – with a little melted butter.

Which requires a basting brush.

Finn helped me clean up.

Probably would have been more helpful if he’d been putting the brush IN the dishwasher instead of trying to sneak it into the living room where he could lovingly lick every bit of butter from the bristles.

I DO get that desire, though…. 😂

And no – I did NOT slather butter on a warm roll and muck it down – no matter how very VERY badly I wanted to do just that!!



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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Merriest Framed Moments Boughs of Holly Christmas Card

  1. Mary Wright

    Oh my goodness I would have had to try each one warm with butter!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      It took every ounce of willpower NOT to do JUST THAT! Thanks, Mary! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card Mary! Love the design, perfectly layered! The rolls look amazing! And I’m sure that Finn was just helping to make sure that none of that butter ended up going to waste in the dishwasher. 😉 He’s a very helpful guy!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – and we all know that butter in a septic system is BAD BAD BAD! So…it’s a Public Service! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. It’s a beautiful card and you created the design perfectly for the challenge. Finn is so funny. He takes after his Mom. I did wonder what you were cooking up during the meeting yesterday? Something in an instant pot or crock pot?? You are definitely Able Baker Charlie’s sister! The rolls look delish.

    • stampsnlingers

      Instant Pot Apple Butter. And the rolls. The timing was just such that I really needed to work on them in the middle of the meeting!! Thank you, Karen! 🙂

  4. Lynda Fiorito

    That Finn is a good boy helping with the dishes. My Blue helps as best he can, he wishes his tongue was a bit longer though….LOL

  5. Kate

    Beautiful card…beautiful buns!

  6. Jacquie

    What a beautifully layered design! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

  7. Absolutely stunning, Mary! Such a lovely arrangement of die cuts against that gorgeous paper. Such yummy texture, too. And speaking of yummy, those buns look delicious! Thank you for playing at Festive Friday this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Ann – appreciate you stopping by! The rolls smelled amazing! 🙂

  8. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the pretty papers and the Christmassy foliage! I have never seen a hamburger roll pan before! I feel like I need one of those! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      It took me a bit to pull the trigger on it – but I’m sure glad I did. I think you NEED one of them, too! 🙂 Thanks so much, Jen! 🙂

  9. Linda Callahan

    Beautiful holiday card! That DSP is so elegant – perfect backdrop! Glad you joined us at FMS! And the rolls look wonderful!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Linda – appreciate you stopping by! And – they smelled AMAZING! 🙂

  10. Helen Jennings

    What a beautiful Christmas card. I love all those gathered die cuts. And what a good boy Finn is for helping with the washing up!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he IS a helper! Even when…maybe…you don’t WANT his help! 😉 Thanks, Helen! 🙂

  11. Wow what a beautiful card! I love your layout and all the textures and elements on it. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fest Friday Challenge,

  12. Fabulous, Mary. I love the rich colors and those papers are shown to perfection with this layout. So glad you shared it with us at Festive Friday

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