NEW Peace to You Cling Stamp Set - Christmas Cards

I've been enjoying the brand new Peace to You Cling Stamp set that debuted in the July-December (JD) 2022 mini catalog by Stampin' Up! For those of you following my Pinterest boards, these three cards will be no surprise. But this is a good place to learn how I made them!!


While it may seem a bit early to start on Christmas cards, Pinterest followers don't seem to think so! And the new July-December catalog focuses primarily on the holidays. SO, it's Christmas in July at my house!


These cards are fairly simple to make. Follow along if you'd like to give these a try. I have not yet made a YouTube video to go with these, but I expect to soon!


I hope you'll take a look at the images, and read through the instructions for any you'd like to make. If you just want to look at the pictures, skip the reading and go to the end!!


Basic size for all cards: All of these cards have an A2 finished size and fit in Stampin' Up! medium envelopes (annual catalog [AC], page 137). That means the finished/folded size is 5.5" x 4.25". Except for the final card, all cardstock was cut to 8.5" (wide) x 5.5" (tall). Then, I scored them down the middle on the long 8.5" side, for a folded size of 5.5" tall x 4.25" wide.


Tools used throughout:

  • 152392 Paper Trimmer (AC, page 155)

  • 149653 Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (AC, page 157)

  • 146276 Stamparatus (AC, page 147)

  • 102300 Bone Folder (AC, page 155)


Card 1: Silent Night, Holy Night

Products used:

  • 159776 Peace to You cling stamp set, JD mini catalog, page 41

  • 151820 Stitched Rectangles dies

  • 100867 Night of Navy cardstock (base)

  • 159276 Basic White cardstock

  • 132622 Gold foil cardstock

  • 159941 Silver & Gold DSP, Sale-a-bration (SAB) brochure, page 10 (Level 1 reward for $50 product purchase)

  • 147110 Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad


I used my Stamparatus to stamp all images in this post due to the solid nature of the night sky.


TIP: If you have looked at a really dark night sky, you know that there are many stars that cannot be seen when there is light pollution. If you do not get a completely filled-in image from the stamp, consider whether some of the less inked areas could represent some of the dimmer stars in the sky. It actually looks quite natural.

Steps:

  • Card base: Night of Navy, cut at 8.5" wide x 5.5" tall, score and fold to 5.5" tall x 4.25" wide, burnish (crease) with bone folder

  • Background DSP: Silver & Gold, cut to 5-1/8"tall x 3-7/8" wide; center and glue to base

  • Stamp image and greeting on Basic White with Night of Navy ink; I recommend using Stamparatus for stamping, if you have one

  • Die-cut the gold foil frame by nesting two Stitched Rectangle dies together; outer dimensions approx. 4-1/4" x 3"; inner dimensions approx. 3-1/2" x 2-1/4"

  • Trim image and greeting to fit beneath gold frame; center and glue/tape to front TIP: Consider using Stampin' Seal or Stampin' Seal + tape runner to affix frame and image together. If you get glue on the gold foil, it will ruin the shine!!

  • Stamp the inside greeting on white cardstock, size 5-1/4" tall x 4" wide; greeting will be approximately centered left to right and will be where you wish from top to bottom; use your best judgment based on typical greeting placement for cards

  • Glue or tape greeting to inside right of card

  • Card complete!


Card 2: Merry Christmas

Products used:

  • 159776 Peace to You cling stamp set, JD mini catalog, page 41

  • 159773 Hope & Peace cling stamp set, JD mini catalog, page 40

  • 156353 Merriest Moments photopolymer stamp set, JD mini catalog, page 23

  • 100867 Night of Navy cardstock (base)

  • 159276 Basic White cardstock

  • 132622 Gold foil cardstock

  • 147110 Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

  • 155554 Stampin' Emboss Powders - Basics (black, clear, white)

Steps:

  • Use the foliage stamp (from Merriest Moments to repeatedly stamp a border image for the card in Versamark ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

  • Cut a gold foil frame with outer dimensions of 4-5/8" tall by 2-7/8" wide. Cut the stamped image 1/8" smaller on all sides.

  • Stamp the church image (Peace to You set) and the Merry Christmas greeting (Hope & Peace stamp set) in Night of Navy ink.

  • Use Stampin' Seal + (if available) to tape the gold foil frame/image to the center of the card base.

  • Stamp the inside greeting (Hope & Peace set) with Night of Navy Ink on 5-1/4" tall x 4" white cardstock, Affix to inside right of card base with glue or tape.

  • Card complete!






Card 3: The Light of the World

Products used:

  • 159776 Peace to You cling stamp set, JD mini catalog, page 41

  • 100867 Night of Navy cardstock (base)

  • 159276 Basic White cardstock

  • DSP of choice (This is retired Brightly Gleaming)

  • 147110 Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

  • Embellishment for center of star, if desired (This is retired Gold Glimmer Dot)

Steps:

  • Glue or tape 5-1/4" x 4" DSP of your choice to card base.

  • Stamp the Holy Family image and greeting in Night of Navy Ink on White cardstock. Keeping image centered on paper, trim paper to approx. 5-1/4" tall and 3" wide. Center and glue/tape white cardstock to DSP.

  • Stamp inside greeting in navy ink on 5-1/4" x 4" white cardstock. Glue or tape to inside right of card base.

  • Card complete!

I hope you've enjoyed these three cards. I have a couple more that I will post soon. Stay tuned as my blog heats up to match the weather!! That means I'll be posting more frequently than I have in the past. ;-)


Until next time, may God bless. And Happy Independence Day, USA!






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