October 22, 2022


 Do you make your own Christmas cards? Have you started on them yet? If so, are you making good progress? 

Personally, as soon as I laid eyes on the Decorated With Happiness Bundle in the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog, I knew that I was going to be using this on my own cards. 

The color scheme for this card is fairly traditional, basically greens and reds. Originally I wasn't going to emboss the cardstock behind all the action, but it was just too plain. It needed a little more pizzazz. So I cut a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock to 4" square and embossed that with small detailed snowflakes. 

For this 4 1/4" square card, I used both stamps and dies from the Bundle

Read on for a tutorial to create a card similar to mine.

Evening Evergreen cardstock
White cardstock
Soft Succulent cardstock

Stampin' Blends in: Dark Poppy Parade, Light Call Me Clover, Dark Daffodil Delight
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Decorated With Happiness Bundle (Page 74, Mini Catalog)

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Snowflake embossing folder
Ornate Frames (retired)
Red ribbon
Sparkly gem
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of Soft Succulent cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut another piece of Soft Succulent cardstock to 4" square and emboss it with the snowflakes embossing folder (or any other folder that gives a satisfying effect). Add this embossed panel to the card front.

Using the larger evergreen branch from the Decorated With Happiness Bundle, cut one branch from Evening Evergreen cardstock. Using small amounts of glue, adhere this branch to the embossed piece with the tip of the branch landing about halfway along the far left side.

On a scrap of whtie cardstock, stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink the sketchy ornament, Color it as you wish. I used Stampin' Blends in Dark Poppy Parade, Light Call Me Clover and Dark Daffodil Delight. Use the die that matches this ornament to cut it out. "Hang" it from the branch as you wish with a Stampin' Dimensional.

From a scrap of whtie cardstock, stamp in black ink the greeting from the same stamp set. Die cut it with one of the dies from the retired Ornate Frames dies.

Fold a 6" piece of red ribbon in half, and use tape to adhere it to the back of the sentiment piece. Angle trim the ends of the ribbon that hang beneath the label.

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add this underneath the evergreen branch.

Add a sparkly red gem to the top of the greeting.


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius -




  1. Clever! I like this very much.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/10/rear-view.html

    1. Thanks! It's the components of the Bundle that make it so much fun!

  2. Cute card! I really like the 3D quality of this one.
    Thank you for sharing this post at the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 39.

  3. I've started my Christmas cards but only just! This is lovely, a really clever use of the branch die.

    1. Thanks, Julie! I have actually finished all my personal cards. Good luck with yours!

  4. This is so pretty, Linda! What a wonderful design. I really admire you making your own Christmas cards. I have not tried to do my own yet, but I feel very inspired by you!

    1. Oh, April, thank you! I am so happy that I may have inspired you! That's my goal.

  5. I haven't made my own Christmas cards in years but this makes me want to blow the dust off my supplies and to get started this weekend. You know I always enjoy seeing your cards. This post will be a feature this week. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Oh, Donna! What wonderful words to read! My whole purpose of this blog is to share what I love and hopefully inspire people along the way. You make me so happy! I am thrilled to be a Feature too. Thank you!