Stampin Up Bells & Boughs


Just as there are all kinds of people, there are all kinds of cards. Cards can contemporary or traditional, simple or over the top, fun or serious.

This Bells and Boughs Christmas card is traditional and elegant. The deep jewel tones from Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke are colours we all expect to see at Christmas and the images are classical, even vintage looking.

I made this card for another Holiday Mini catalogue swap I am participating in with my Dreaming About Rubber Stamps team. Don’t forget to RSVP for my Holiday Mini Open House on Friday, September 17th if you are in the Edmonton area so you can see the new products and card samples in person.


For this card, I stamped the “A Merry Christmas” greeting onto the Crumb Cake card with Crumb Cake ink. The card was too plain without some detail on the top and this tone on tone stamping was just what it needed.

Next, I wrapped a length of the Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding around a 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper and secured it with adhesive. Then I adhered the patterned paper piece to the card.

I stamped the holly bough with Always Artichoke ink and let it set for a minute. Next, using a blender pen, I coloured the image with Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler inks. 

I layered the stamped image onto Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then onto Always Artichoke cardstock with dimensionals. I then adhered this piece to the card.

Lastly, I added a knot of linen thread to the Always Artichoke Big Button from the Deck the Halls package and placed it on the card with a mini glue dot.


Have you started thinking about your Christmas Cards this year? What stamp set or sets do you plan to use for your cards? Please leave a comment below and let me know.   


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Stamps: Bells & Boughs (C121142, W120831)

Inks: Always Artichoke (105219), Crumb Cake (121030), Pear Pizzazz (119784), Cherry Cobbler (119669)

Paper: Deck the Halls DSP (120810), Always Artichoke (105119), Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Whisper White (100730)

Other: Blender Pens (102845), Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (121002), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683) 




Bells 7 Boughs Stamp Set


Bells & Boughs Stamp Set, Set of 4

Clear – $17.95, #121142

Wood – $24.95, #120831

Page 19 of the Holiday Mini Catalogue



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