Sunday 22 September 2019

Saying Merry Christmas with words

Hello crafting pals!

Sometimes you know exactly what you want to do with a card, don't you - stamp, stamp, trim, embellish and it's done! But sometimes a card idea has to mature slowly, like a cheese ;) Like this card...

... which has been on my mind for a week! It's the current Less is More Typography challenge that's been exercising my mind. I knew I wanted to use Stampin' Up's Merry Christmas to All, with its range of words you can mix and match; it was just a matter of which words, and how to lay them out!

I got there in the end and, in fact, this is a great design for making multiple cards. I set 'wishing you a very' and 'Christmas' on the same large block and stamped it in Garden Green and stamped the 'Merry' separately in Real Red.

I tried to embellish my typography in a way that kept the focus on the words. The beautiful swirl, which is part of the stamp set, was stamped at the bottom in Crushed Curry. I also used some little punches (3/4" circle, Twinkle punch for the star, and a small Christmas tree) to make little embellishments. A thin strip of designer paper at the bottom of the card adds a little bit of extra interest.

It's raining today. I can't remember the last time Eva and I went walking in the rain. But now that my memory has been jogged, could it just stop please!

Thanks for joining me today. I'll be back soon with more crafting fun!


  1. Perfect! You really have embraced the typography theme with this amazing sentiment Vicky. It is especially nice to see the different parts in various festive colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More xx

    1. Thanks for the fab inspiration Sharon. Always fun challenges at LiM! xx

  2. Loving your thought process and the result is fabulous. So crisp and clean and I'm liking the addition of the little tree and star. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


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