It was time to bring back my Christmas Gleaming, which is a returning favorite from last year’s catalog. Don’t you love it when a stamp set favorite returns? I sure do! And this one could not be more of a favorite with beautiful ornament stamps and matching punches. Its easy holiday crafting and because its a returning favorite, I can get a head start on holiday projects!
The coordinating Designer Series Paper was carried over too. So if the beautiful Brightly Gleaming DSP was one you loved and used up like I did, it is coming back August 4th! Here’s a peek at the paper from last year’s catalog. Sadly, the ribbon is not available this year, but the richly colored paper with copper metallic accents will soon be back. Look at the ornament tags you can make just using your punches.
Because I was all out of the Brightly Gleaming DSP, I decided to look at a new paper and a new look for this set. And, I found it in the Artistry Blooms DSP in the Annual catalog! It reminds me of the colors in a snowflake themed DSP you will see in the new Holiday Mini catalog in August.
With the frosty night sky colors in the paper, I decided I wanted a lot of bling to set off the paper in a holiday way. The Artistry Blooms Sequins were a perfect color match along with some Pool Party color rhinestones.
I “hung the ornaments using ribbon. On the Tricolor purple Ribbon, I cut off just the purple to hang one ornament and then frayed the rest of the ribbon to hang another. I frayed the ends of all the ribbons just to give it a handmade look.
So, here is my first holiday card of the season. The holidays will be here before you know it. I plan to start crafting big time now so I don’t have to rush later. The key word there is “plan”! We will see how that goes…..