Monday, 4 June 2018

Happy Little Stampers Merry Kissmas Christmas card

Hello everyone, and if you are in the UK, I hope you have been able to take advantage of the amazing weather we've been having lately. Crikey we had two bank holiday weekends and a royal wedding with glorious weather and who would have thought that could happen?  I love the smell of line dried laundry so I think every single washable thing I own has been washed and hung out to dry, just in case the wet weather comes back! Well, the time has come for another challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge, and our optional twist this time is Joy. Wow, how did we get to June so fast - I can't believe we are halfway through the year, and although it does seem a tad perverse to sit inside making Christmas cards when the sun is blazing down, I'm feeling a bit smug about how my Christmas card pile is growing! How about yours?

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I didn't go with the twist this time, but I came up with this card using my new Merry Kissmas stamps from Happy Little Stampers.

1) Die cut a stitched square in white card.

2) Stamp the poinsettia swag from the HLS Merry Kissmas set 4 times around the edge of the panel to create a frame. Colour it with Copic pens and then add dots of glue in the flower centres and on the berries, and add some glitter.

3) Die cut a red scalloped oval and white plain oval shape, and stamp the greeting from HLS Let it Snow stamp set in red ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Place this in the centre of the panel.

4) Stamp and die cut a red bow using the PTI Bells and Boughs set, and a green fern from the MFT Leafy Greenery die set and adhere these at the top of the panel.

5) Die cut another stitched square die, this time from red card and stick it to the centre of the base card. Finish off by raising the centre panel on fun foam and add it to the card.

I really love the new Christmas sets from Happy Little Stampers and can see them being pulled out lots of times for my Christmas cards this year.

Why not hop over to the HLS blog to get some inspiration for the DT, and you can link up your entries there if you decide to join us this month.

I'd like to play along at

The 12 months of Christmas challenge #42 - anything Christmas goes with an optional theme.

Crimbo Crackers Challenge #159 - anything Christmas goes

The Merry Christmas Challenge #22 - anything Christmas goes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. A lovely merry and bright Christmas card Carol...and my pile is NIL!! I refuse to sit in the house making Christmas cards while the sun is ....instead I have been in bed with shingles! Anyway back to your it! really crisp and of course good traditional colors. xx

  2. A gorgeous Christmas card Carol, a beautiful stamp - it looks fabulous against the bold background.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Lovely Christmas card Carol..we have had totally miserable weather for the past 4 days I wish the sun would come back huggles Sue xx

  4. this card is so pretty, love the simplicity of it
    Barb Housner

  5. This is gorgeous! I love the deep traditional colors and the little sprigs of pine needles under the bow.

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog!


  6. Gosh, this is stunning Carol, so crisp and clean. The design is so striking too. It's a bit dull down here today but the washing still dried!! xx

  7. Beautiful Christmas design and a great card layout too.

  8. I just love the way you created a square "wreath" on the top panel and the way you set it like a diamond on the red. Striking. Love all that christmas-y red and green. A fantastic Christmas creation!

  9. Beautiful Christmas card Carol, love the traditional colours.
    I think our little heatwave is coming to an end unfortunately ...... we actually had rain yesterday and the wind seems to be back, just in time for me getting on the ferry tomorrow! xx

  10. A very beautiful and elegant Christmas card, Carol. Beautifully composed, excellent colors. It looks dazzling!
    BożenA xx

  11. Love how you’ve used the new stamps. Sadly mine are still uninked!

  12. The swag makes a great wreath on your square panel, Carol. I love your design layout.


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Carol x


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