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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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Stampin' Up!'shipment host sets this year are wonderful. Time of Year makes beautiful Christmas cards and pairs nicely with the poinsettia from Reason For the Season - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

If you know me, you know that Christmas cards are my favorite! I could make only Christmas cards and never get bored. And I’ve been playing with the new hostess set, Time Of Year, and it makes such lovely Christmas cards! I love the vintage feel it gives when paired with the poinsettia from Reason For the Season. I only inked up this set once last year, so I’m happy to see it back this year.

I’m not providing full instructions for this one since it’s pretty straightforward, but I want to point out a few things… However, if you have a question about anything I don’t address here, just ask in the comments or email me.

1) I cut out the Christmas banner with my snips, but you don’t have to! The Bunch of Banners framelits coordinate with this *and other* stamp sets. They’re a great bargain!

2) The This Christmas designer series paper comes with 24 sheets! This paper is a little thinner and should be good for making envelopes and photo mats and gift bows.

3) The holly leaf and berries are a single stamp. Since these are photopolymer stamps, I didn’t even bother with markers, because markers never seem to work with the photopolymer. Instead I used the washi tape technique for stamping in multiple ink colors. First I covered the berries with washi, inked up the leaves with Garden Green ink, removed the tape (very important), and stamped the leaves. Then I cleaned the stamp and then did the same to stamp the berries in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Stampin' Up! Reason For the Season poinsettia

4) The poinsettia is a two-step stamp with three stamps. :) I first stamped the outlines in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I stamped the leaves in GG and stamped the flower in Cherry Cobbler.

All of the supplies I used for this card are available in my Stampin’ Up store. Just click on the picture of an item below to buy it. Enjoy your day!

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