Holly, Jolly & Bright! Quick & Easy

Need a quick and easy holiday card? The design on this Holly, Jolly & Bright card is your “go-to” card layout.  The card design is one of my favorite to use year round but it is especially useful during the hectic holiday season.  A combination of project suites from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog come together to create the card in the photo.  The sentiment is found in the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set.   While the Festive Farmhouse suite of products offers the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Cherry Cobbler Twine

To take the card “up a notch” with more visual appeal, wrap the twine multiple times around the card.  Then add extra bling by using the Sprig Punch to cut the Sparkle Glimmer paper.  

Holly, Jolly & Bright quick & easy holiday card

Just a comment about the new Glimmer Paper –  the glimmer stays on the paper so the glitter is not all over your craft room.  There are four colors of Glimmer Paper in the Annual Catalog and additional colors in the Joyous Noel Suite in the Holiday Catalog.

Project Details: 

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Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

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Spirited Snowmen Drink Coasters

Looking for a fun project?  These cork Snowman Drink Coasters feature the Spirited Snowmen and are fun to make.  Plus if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive gift you can make a set and package them in less than 30 minutes!  You can find the cork coasters in craft stores or online.  I was able to purchase them from Widget.com last year and it is great that a variety of thicknesses are available for purchase.  Since the coasters have been on the shelf in my craft room, it was time to use them for a project. (How many times have you purchased supplies for a project only to let the items sit idle?!)  I knew the Spirited Snowman stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog would be the perfect stamp set to use on the coasters. 

The snowmen are appropriate to use not just for Christmas but for the entire winter season.  I have made several sets and the cork coasters work great to protect my wood furniture from hot and cold beverages.   

Spirited Snowmen Coasters

Stamping Tip:

To ensure a good stamped impression, I suggest using the Stamparatus.  It also allows you to stamp two images at the same time.  I did not use the magnets to hold the drink coasters in place and was careful to not move the drink coasters until after stamping  using Stazon Jet Black ink. To receive a clear impression, I found it necessary to ink and stamp the image twice.  

Coloring Tips: 

Select a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color desired areas of the snowmen.  To avoid smearing of the Stazon Jet Black ink, color just up to the edge and avoid coloring over the black ink.  Allow the inks to dry for 5-10 minutes, otherwise they can smear.  After drying, the ink is permanent.  In the small detail areas, it is best to stipple with the point end of the Stampin’ Blend versus coloring with a back and forth motion.  Note – when stamping, it is not recommended to use Stazon with Stampin’ Blends but for this project waterproof ink is needed so practice careful coloring techniques.

   Have fun creating your own Spirited Snowmen drink coasters!  

Happy stamping and contact me with any questions…

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