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February 1, 2014

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 …

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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 www.lilybygilly.wordpress.com

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 www.lilybygilly.wordpress.com

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 www.lilybygilly.wordpress.com

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 www.lilybygilly.wordpress.com

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 www.lilybygilly.wordpress.com

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.

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Thanks for dropping by today

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