Paper piercing with Stampin’ Up templates …

Hi and welcome to my blog. So, with only a few short weeks before Christmas, there are not many challenge weeks left for this year at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, but don’t despair – you still have time to join in the fun and make your cards for your special someone. This week is a technique challenge to incorporate paper piercing in the design …


The background paper, from the Gilded Winter paper pad by Trimcraft, is so beautiful. Some pages are glittered, others, like this one, are clear embossed, adding a wonderful dimension and texture to the card. I decided I wanted as much of the beautiful paper visible as possible as it’s too nice to cover up …


The sentiment is the focal point of the card, so I made layers of different coloured cardstock which I then pierced using my Stampin’ Up paper piercing templates. The wonderful rich colour of elegant eggplant cardstock and ink from Stampin’ Up contrasted so well against the muted background paper.


A few additional embellishments of punched out silver snowflakes with pearl centres finished my card – I hope you like it. 


Do please pop along and see what the rest of the Design Team have been making for you this week, and don’t forget our Design Team call, so if you think you have what it takes and would like to join our happy team, show us your makes and join in the fun at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

 Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, elegant eggplant;

stamp set: endless wishes;

inks: elegant eggplant;

punches and dies: decorative label, oval, apothecary labels, snowflakes (from my stash);

accessories: essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercer, foam mat, adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals, Gilded Winter background paper (by Trimcraft);

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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Thanks for dropping by today


11 Comments to “Paper piercing with Stampin’ Up templates …”

  1. Beautiful card Gill and you are so right about that background paper xxx

  2. Gill – this is so beautiful. I can see why you wanted to paper to show as much as possible, it’s lovely! I think the sentiment label is just gorgeous with the layers, paper piercing and pretty snowflakes! Fab!

  3. très joli Gill, j’aime beaucoup le jeu de transparence, biz

  4. so very pretty AND thanks for the idea

  5. I love, love, love this. I like that it is a bit untraditional in the purple color.

  6. Beautiful frosty colours. The piercing is very pretty.

  7. Swoon!! Gorgeous creation Gill! The paper is awesome and your piercing is the bomb! LOVE it.

  8. This is beautiful – love the delicate background paper – perfect for your sentiment – Jacqueline xx

  9. A real beauty..I do like it, very much. Understated and elegant, gorgeous colours too
    Awesome job Gill
    Louise xx

  10. Another stunner from you Gill. Love that pierced, layered sentiment! Vicky x

  11. Hi Gill, Came by to comment on this weeks 52cc challenge just to say your card is, as usual, stunning love everything about it, hope you are well? Peg xxx

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