Thursday, September 1, 2022

Use Stampin' Up!s Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set along with Sweetest Christmas Designer Paper to Create the Most Darling Holiday Card for Your Most Favorite People!

 This Jolly Holiday card filled with a Santa Hippo and a giant Candy Candy will work its magic this Christmas Season! I was inspired by a simiilar design from Hammond & Penny.

A child or grandchild would love to receive this darling card in their Christmas stocking, I'm sure!

Design Tips:

After you prepare your Garden Green card base, the Pool Party layer is cut with the Deckled Rectangles and dry embossed with the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder. Onto that goes the silver and white polka dot layer. Both those layers are adhered directly to the card front. 

The Hippo is colored with Stampin' Blends then die cut out with the Hippo Dies. The Santa hat on the Hippo was fussy cut out from the Jingle (x3) stamp set and stuck to his head with a glue dot. The hippo is raised up with dimensionals.

The Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper had one of its Candy Canes fussy cut out close to the striped design. Then a Garden Green die cut candy cane was cut. The two were adhered together to help it "pop" off the card front. Tie a bow around the candy cane with a piece of the silver Simply Elegant trim. Affix the candy cane so it appears the Hippo is holding it.

The little "you're so" tag used the "you're so HIP" stamp from the Hippest Hippos stamp set. All you need to do is color the "you're so" words with the Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker by hand and stamp on a scrap of Basic White. Fussy cut out the small tag. Do not attach it to the candy cane until you have the "JOLLY" placed as shown in the photo.

Stamping the JOLLY from the Jingle (x3) stamp set goes together from two separate stamps. I recommend you stamp the Black outline stamp first. Then before inking the Real Red ink onto the decorative JOLLY stamp, do a trial run of seeing how you need to position it to get the stamp inside the black border lines. Once you have a feel for it, go ahead and stamp. After a couple moments to dry, you may begin fussy cutting the individual letters out. Each letter has halves of mini dimensionals on the back so they can be placed on the card front as shown. Then add the "you're so" tag that you have already prepared.

Finish up with the Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequin.  Add a coordinating piece of Designer Series Paper for the envelope flap. Adhere and trim off the excess.

Cutting Dimensions

Garden Green Cardstock  4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"

Pool Party Cardstock  3-1/2" x 5"

Silver & Gold 6”x6” Designer Series Paper  3" x 4-1/4"

Garden Green Cardstock  for Candy Cane base  1-1/2" X 4"

Basic White Cardstock for inner layer 4" x 5-1/4"

Basic White Cardstock for hippo, hat, Jolly, and mini tag  3" x 4"

Envelope Flap - 2-3/8" x 6"

This list of Supplies are available to order at my online store. Click each photo to shop.

Retired items used - Silver & Gold 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper & Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and  Hippo Dies were in the second Sale-a-Bration offering for July-August, 2022. The Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder is a little older than that. You may find these items offered on Ebay or Etsy, or feel free substitute what looks pleasing to you.

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  1. This card is adorable. Once my order comes in, I will make this for my grandson! Just so cute!!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. Your grandson will love this card!


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