Wednesday, December 16, 2015

One Last Merry Moment

Today, I just felt like I wanted to use some of my favourite products from Stampin' Up!'s Christmas collection, both from the Annual Catalogue and the Holiday Catalogue. Since The Paper Players have a colour challenge going on this week, it made it easy for me to use whatever I wanted on this card.

I think my very favourite Designer Series Paper design is from the Merry Moments DSP collection. It's Cherry Cobbler with tiny gold polka dots, and to me it looks classy.

The Delicate Ornament Thinlits have been a wonderful addition to our Christmas selection. And now that we will be able to use the new Big Shot Die Brush*, coming in the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue, they are much easier to use! (No dryer sheets necessary)

*These products are found in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and will be available to order on Jan. 5, 2016.

You simply roll the brush, which is mounted kind of like a brayer, over the back of the die and the bristles on the brush head push all the little bits out of the die cut and the die. It works on an accompanying foam pad because the give of the pad keeps the bristles from piercing the cardstock and allows the little pieces to fall free of the die and image.

The Noel die is from the Wonderful Wreath framelits from the Annual Catalogue. I tried the Die Brush on this but the die holds the letters too firmly for it to be really useful. It does, however, raise a portion of the cardstock from out of the die so that I could get a hold of it and gently remove it. I die cut it both in Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla and adhered them so that the vanilla image acted as a shadow for the Mossy Meadow word.

The top of the ornament was cut from a Gold Foil Sheet and let's all write to Stampin' Up! to tell them that we really want to keep the Gold and Silver Cording Trim, and any other colours they want to add to that. I really love how easy they are to work with and how elegant the curving trim looks on a project.

Oh, by the way, no stamps were inked in the making of this card!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List

*Big Shot Die Brush

*These products are found in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and will be available to order on Jan. 5, 2016.


  1. Love this, Heather!! I like this DSP too and I love the double "Noel"...great effect! So nice to have you play along with my challenge at the Players this week!

  2. Heather, this is just gorgeous! The ornament is just lovely and the double sentiment is perfect! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. What a great stamp-free card Heather - it really allows those wonderful diecuts to shine! The offset layered sentiment is a nice touch too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!


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