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Sarahfleming1 Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Did I mention it’s new catalog week? Starring Cheerful Christmas

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Christmas stamps & Nordic Noel DSP - 2014 holiday catalog sneak peeks - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I have probably called five different stamp sets from the new holiday catalog my favorite at various times. But this one was the first one I called that, the first set I put in my pre-order. This whole Nordic suite is about as much fun as any suite can be. And beautiful! But also cute.

My card base is Calypso Coral, the most traditional of Christmas colors. ;) Ha. Okay, I would not have thought of Calypso Coral as a Christmas color either, but it really does pair nicely with Real Red. I pulled it from the DSP.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Christmas stamps & Nordic Noel DSP - 2014 holiday catalog sneak peeks - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

The designer series paper is from the Nordic Noel paper in the holiday catalog. I love, love, love this paper pack!

The “christmas cheer” stamp is from Cheerful Christmas. I stamped it in Versamark on Whisper White cardstock, then added Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder and embossed it with the Heat Tool. I layered the sentiment square on top of the designer series paper, but offset to the other side of the card from the DSP. See how the DSP is flush with the right edge of the card? The white is flush with the left edge. It gives the card a little more visual texture than just framing the white inside the DSP would.

On top of the white layer, I added a square of Real Red with a negative die cut. This is the big die from the Apothecary Accents framelits. I framed the sentiment inside the negative cut, then popped the red cardstock up on Dimensionals for, well, dimension.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Christmas stamps & Nordic Noel DSP - 2014 holiday catalog sneak peeks - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

The gold-embossed wreath on top of the red layer is a stamp from the same set. Maybe it’s more like a swag, but it’s wreath-ish. I embossed it, then fussy-cut it using my paper snips. I added some Gold Sequin Trim (really starting to love this stuff!) and one of the Nordic Designer Buttons from the new catalog (adorable!), using Glue Dots, then I stamped that little ornament (from Cheerful Christmas) in Real Red, fussy-cut it, and added it to the card.

For my final touches, I added those precious little snowflakes. They are from the Frosted Sequins embellishments in the new catalog.

I am having so much fun with this new catalog! Best catalog ever.

I am entering this card in the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.



Comment from Jen Mitchell
Time August 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Loving the Nordic flair on your card! And I LOVE to see non-traditional colors used this way! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Comment from Richard
Time August 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm

LOVE the big big die cutting, and the sentiment stamp is wonderful, especially in the gold. I may have to save my sheckles for those sets!

Comment from Bonnie
Time August 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Love this set and Calypso Coral with the Real Red! The sequins trim the wreath perfectly! Thanks, Sarah, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Comment from Marie Bingaman
Time August 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I really like the layout of your card…lots of visual interest! And your “wreath-ish” accent is cute too! :)

Comment from Nina
Time August 28, 2014 at 8:25 am

Very pretty card, I love all these fabulous details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Comment from Sari
Time August 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

I love whimsical cards, great job!

Comment from Nicole Parmentier
Time August 31, 2014 at 7:46 am

Beautiful card! I love the string of cequins