Stampin’ Up ornament keepsake Christmas challenge

Hi, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Have you noticed the new badge in my sidebar? I’m excited to announce that I am a new Design Team Member for the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge.  I am delighted to join the other very talented members of the team, who each week design and create Christmas cards to inspire you.  I really enjoyed making my first Design Team project for this week’s challenge following this sketch …


I used two of my favourite Stampin’ Up Christmas stamp sets – ornament keepsakes and more merry messages – which you’ll be happy to learn have been carried over from last year and are still available to purchase.

Stampin' Up Ornament keepsakes Christmas card by Gill Prescott

I teamed the old with the new, using items from Stampin’ Up’s new spring/summer catalogue, such as of the gold washi tape and sequins, which are just crying out to be used on Christmas projects …

Stampin' Up Ornament keepsakes Christmas card by Gill Prescott

I followed the sketch quite closely for the layout, and added rows of paper piercing to the edges of some of the layers using the Stampin’ Up essentials paper piercing pack.

Stampin' Up Ornament keepsakes Christmas card by Gill Prescott

I’m loving the new gold washi tape (can you tell as I used it on my last card too?)  I left the ends of the tape torn as I really liked the effect.  

Keeping with the monochrome theme, I stamped the ornament in gold encore ink, which looks beautiful in real life, and then added rows of adhesive pearls …

Stampin' Up Ornament keepsakes Christmas card by Gill Prescott

I hope you like my challenge interpretation and that you’ve been inspired to join in the fun.  With a new Christmas card challenge every week, I’m sure to have all my cards for next Christmas all lined up and ready to write – I can’t wait … I hope you’ll join me too.   

Stampin' Up Ornament keepsakes Christmas card by Gill Prescott

You can see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to by visiting their blog’s

Why not join in the fun? I look forward to seeing your creations over on the 52 Christmas Card challenge.  

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: whisper white, brushed gold; stamp sets: ornament keepsakes, more merry messages; inks: early espresso, gold encore; accessories: holiday ornaments framelits, apothecary accents framelits, bigshot, adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals, gold washi tape, gold sequins, essentials paper piercing pack & paper piercer.

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today


23 Comments to “Stampin’ Up ornament keepsake Christmas challenge”

  1. Gill – this is so elegant, so beautiful! I love the little pearl and sequin accents. Just gorgeous.

    Welcome to the team!

  2. Hi Gill and welcome. What a fabulous card for your first on the DT at 52CCT. That gold washi tape is gorgeous and the ornament is so elegant with the pearls. Lovely, and very classy!

    Louise xx

  3. A fabulous first card, Gill!!! SO elegant–love the simple colors and the clean design! All that paper piercing is amazing, too–must have taken forever! You are far more patient than I! 😉 HUGS and happy weekend! 🙂 Mynn xx

    • Hi Mynn. So glad my card met your approval – I had lots of fun making it. The paper piercing was quick to do, made easy with the Stampin Up paper piercing pack – I hope you give it a try. Gill x

  4. Congratulations on your DT. Beautiful elegant card.

  5. Simply beautiful Gill. C x

  6. superbe carte Gill, des couleurs chaudes et douces et une ambiance très apaisante, biz

  7. Just fabulous Gill! well done on the Design Team, looking forward to seeing more x

  8. Oh my gosh Gill there is so much to love about this fabulous card. Love the paper piecing especially though. Between you and Jacqueline I just might have to buy that washi tape and the sequins that I didn’t think I needed until now :o)

    Welcome to the team – we are soooooo glad to have you! Hugs D

    • Hi Danielle. What a lovely, warm welcome – thank you. I’m so happy to be joining you and the other team members.

      You won’t regret getting the washi tape or the sequins… they’re gorgeous! 😀

      Hugs, Gill xx

  9. Your card is stunning – classic Gill with clean lines and always such a luxurious look ! Have fun on the design team !!! Xxxx

  10. Love your card Gill – it is beautiful, classy & very elegant!
    Congratulations on joining the Design Team. Love Debs x

  11. So very elegant, Gill. And perfectly CAS. Love it, Gill.

  12. It’s great to have you join us at 52{C}CT! There’s so much to like about this card – the elegance of the white and gold, the piercing, all the layers and dimension, and the pearls. It’s a fabulous way to start off as part of the design team! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: