Nov 18 2010

Holiday Happiness With a Little Bling

Stampin Up Canada Holiday Happiness Christmas Card


This week my Christmas thoughts all seem to be in black and white. I did a Christmas card consultation yesterday with Michelle and we designed a photo card that she will be sending out as her holiday cards. The family photo had all of them in black t-shirts so it seemed natural to use black and white for the card. It turned out great!

And this week I have also been preparing for my Black and White Christmas card class which is tonight. I have a few more spaces if you want to attend. Please e-mail me. The class fee is $25 and we are making 12 cards. Can’t make it? Watch for the class instructions to go on sale tomorrow.

Although not a traditional colour combination for Christmas, I think there is a certain elegance in black and white cards. Even for Christmas.

For this card, I used the Holiday Happiness stamp set. I really like this cute little stamp set and the price is right at only $14.95 for clear mount and $17.95 for wood mount. If you haven’t ordered supplies yet for your Christmas cards, this stamp set is a great choice.

Instead of stamping the ornaments onto the branches, I decided to add rhinestones. And since I was adding bling to the card, I decided to go all out and use silver cardstock and embossing powder as well as the Silver Tinsel Trim from the Holiday Mini catalogue. Thanks Kathy for the reminder that I haven’t used this fun product enough! 

This is not your usual Christmas Card but I hope you like it!


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Stamps: Holiday Happiness (Clear #120792, Wood #120786)

Inks: VersaMark (102283)

Paper: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Brushed Silver (100712)

Punches: Large Oval 1-3/4" x 7/8" (119855), Scallop Trim Border (118402)

Big Shot: Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824)

Other: Silver Tinsel Trim (120994), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Heat Tool (100005), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


 Holiday Happines Stamp Set by Stampin Up Canada



Holiday Happiness Stamp Set, Set of 6

Clear $14.95, #120792

Wood $17.95, #120786

Pages 31 of the Idea Book & Catalogue


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4 comments so far

4 Responses to “Holiday Happiness With a Little Bling”

  1. lindsayon 18 Nov 2010 at 11:00 am

    Hey Dar, what a great card! I love the rhinestone ornaments! Great idea!

  2. Darlene McCallumon 18 Nov 2010 at 11:45 am

    Thanks Lindsay! Great to hear from you! I miss seeing you close to home.

  3. Maureen Markon 20 Nov 2010 at 11:54 am

    Hi Dar:
    Just to let you know my husband thought my black and white Christmas cards from the class on Thursday night was the best cards I have ever made. Kudos to you. Thanks again Judy and I had a great time and will keep following your web site.

  4. Darlene McCallumon 22 Nov 2010 at 11:52 am

    You made my day! I’m glad you liked the cards and the class. I had fun on Thursday and hope to see you and Judy at another class soon.

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