Monday, September 5, 2022



Every Monday night, until the end of November, a group of us (all Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Australia) will be sharing Christmas projects, to inspire you to use Stampin' Up! products on your cards, tags and gifts.

The card I'm sharing tonight is a simple, easily replicated, design.  I'm a little besotted with the Glimmer 12"x12" Specialty Paper in Stampin' Up!'s range this year, and have made a glimmery tree the focus of my card. 

I cut two of the larger trees (using Spruced Up Outlines Dies) ... one from Evening Evergreen glimmer paper, and the other from Very Vanilla glimmer paper.  As you can see in my photos, I used the Very Vanilla outline around the solid Evening Evergreen tree.  The die cuts were mounted on a Scalloped Contours rectangle, cut from Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper.  The full-length vertical mat is another paper from the Lights Aglow pack, and I added a Very Vanilla glimmer scalloped border to each side.  The border diecuts were created with a Penned Flowers Die.

On the Soft Succulent card base, I used a stamp from Merriest Moments to add subtle splotchy detail.  I stamped the image repeatedly in Versamark ink, then added a little more detail with the stamp inked in Soft Succulent ink (but stamped off on scrap paper every time, to give just a light impression on the card).

The beautiful sentiment, from Brightest Glow, was stamped in Versamark ink on Very Vanilla card.  After heat-embossing it in gold, I cut it out using a Harvest Die, and added a Brushed Metallic Dot either side of the greeting.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Catherine Proctor.  If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a full list of all participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Sharon Davern's blog.  Sharon does a fantastic job every week of co-ordinating our Christmas blog hops.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List
Harvest Dies


  1. Oh, this is so elegant, Christine! You've used the Glimmer Specialty Paper perfectly on your symmetrical monochromatic Christmas card. I love the touch of gold too!

  2. This is such a sweet design Christine. I love the scalloped edges around the layers and that touch of gold that compliments the sparkly green glitter of your tree. Caroline.

  3. Love that sparkly tree Christine with the two different glimmer papers Christine. A really elegant card and that sentiment is perfect. I hadn't looked at that sentiment close up before - I really like it!

  4. A beautiful card Christine and great use of the glimmer papers and DSP. I especially love the vanilla glimmer border accents.

  5. What a really beautiful card Christine! I love your colour palette! I can't believe I haven't bought any of that glimmer paper yet - what was I thinking??

  6. Loving all your glimmer, Christine, and the scallop edging is beautiful. The colours and patterned papers work really well with the Vanilla. Love the Gold heat embossed sentiment too!

  7. Christine your 'simple, easily replicated' card is just so lovely. All the layers and shine make for a gorgeous card that any person would be thrilled to receive.

  8. I love everything about this, Christine! The greens look fabulous together, and the glimmer features are real highlights of your card.

  9. A beautifully elegant card Christine. The Glitter papers are delightful and I love their application to your focal tree. Lovely layering highlights the central panel so