Tuesday 28 October 2014

Bookprint Christmas cards with Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up

Has anyone noticed how the year is speeding by? It's time for some Christmas makes now - and I've been itching to ink up Stampin' Up's Festival of Trees stamp set for ages! Come and see:

This card is clean and simple but it does have some interesting details to step it up a notch.

The tree was stamped onto bookprint which gives it a wonderful textured look. Festival of Trees is a gorgeous photopolymer stamp set which features lots of different styles of tree. I chose a design with baubles on it and decorated these with some candy dots - I love the bright colours against the Mossy Meadow ink.

I have always loved the subtle contrast of Stampin' Up's Naturals Ivory and Very Vanilla card stocks together and I've recently discovered that Whisper White craft ink on the Naturals Ivory has that same 'shades of white' elegance too. Here I made a mask with a sticky note and a pair of scissors and dragged the ink pad in the aperture to create a background.

I had lots of inspiration to help me make this card: Less is More where the Bookprint is the recipe this week; 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown where we're challenged to use enamel dots on a Christmas card; and Rudolph Day (sorry I'm late - I promise I won't be late for Christmas day!) where the requirement is two Christmas cards:

And here they both are! (Just so you know there's no cheating going on!)

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My youngest son has joined the Air Cadets and is keen as mustard! I am stunned by his new-found zeal for ironing and boot polishing (he's aiming for top marks at inspection) but sadly my suggestion that I could give him plenty of practice in these skills was met with a marked lack of enthusiasm!

See you tomorrow,


  1. I do like the bookprint showing through the Christmas tree, love the little candy dot ornaments too! Great card.

  2. A lovely clean & simple card, perfect for multiple makes. Great idea with the craft ink.
    I can't wait for my son to be old enough to join the Air Cadets, my husband was one & became an instructor It's how we met as I was a volunteer running the tuck shop & chaperone for the girls. It's a fantastic organisation, teaching useful life skills, such as ironing! ;-)

  3. Lovely card Vicky and just love this stamp set


  4. Fab card Vicky, love how all the elements work so well together !

  5. Vicky this is fab, I love this set too! Your newsprint tree gives great contrast to the bright 'baubles', looks great
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  6. Fab card Vicky the candy dots look as if they are alight
    Val x

  7. Th so is a great card, I love the C&S design
    Jackie x

  8. Gorgeous cards Vicky, as always. If he's anything like you, I'm sure your son will excel in the Air Cadets :) xxx

  9. Hi Vicky . . . absolutely LOVE the Festival of Trees set. Great idea to stamp it onto a book page and punch out to make the card topper. The candy dots are inspired too.

    Thank you for joining in with RUDOLPH DAY.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. What a great idea for the book print theme, two fabulous cards and the brights candy dots stand out brilliantly on the dark green tree.

    Kath x

  11. superbe et très moderne Vicky, un très joli projet, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  12. Pretty, cute, colourful and CAS Vicky.
    Love it.
    Thanks for taking part
    Less is more

  13. Took me a while to spot the newsprint Vicky... it's really subtle... super card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. Coloourful and fun! Two great cards.

  15. The dots are perfect as ornaments for the trees! You've made two great CAS cards. I hadn't thought of using white ink on the Naturals cardstock - thanks for the idea! :) Thank you also for sharing your cards with us at 52{C}CT.

  16. I love how you used the candy dots to decorate the tree! I LOVE those candy dots (might even be a bit addicted to them). A perfect CAS card! So glad you joined us this week at 52CCT!

  17. Love the CAS style of your cards, I would never have thought of combining the ivory and white. The enamel dots are perfect bright accents on your trees. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at 52 CCT

    Louise xx


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