I f you know me, you know that Christmas cards are my favorite! I could make only Christmas cards and never get bored. And I've been playing with the new hostess set, Time Of Year, and it makes such lovely Christmas cards! I love the vintage feel it gives when paired with the poinsettia from Reason For the Season. I only inked up this set once last year, so I'm happy to see it back this year.
I'm not providing full instructions for this one since it's pretty straightforward, but I want to point out a few things... However, if you have a question about anything I don't address here, just ask in the comments or email me.
1) I cut out the Christmas banner with my snips, but you don't have to! The Bunch of Banners framelits coordinate with this *and other* stamp sets. They're a great bargain!
2) The This Christmas designer series paper comes with 24 sheets! This paper is a little thinner and should be good for making envelopes and photo mats and gift bows.
3) The holly leaf and berries are a single stamp. Since these are photopolymer stamps, I didn't even bother with markers, because markers never seem to work with the photopolymer. Instead I used the washi tape technique for stamping in multiple ink colors. First I covered the berries with washi, inked up the leaves with Garden Green ink, removed the tape (very important), and stamped the leaves. Then I cleaned the stamp and then did the same to stamp the berries in Cherry Cobbler ink.
4) The poinsettia is a two-step stamp with three stamps. :) I first stamped the outlines in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I stamped the leaves in GG and stamped the flower in Cherry Cobbler.
All of the supplies I used for this card are available in my Stampin' Up store. Just click on the picture of an item below to buy it. Enjoy your day!