So, let me get right to it...
I've combined both sets to come up with a simple one-layer card set. This simple design could easily be mass produced in a short amount of time, making them ideal for this years Christmas cards.
The wreath from the Holiday Cheer stamp set takes center stage. I simply stamped it in a soft gray color, layered a red ampersand and then completed the card with the sentiments.
The second card features an aqua wreath. Keep in mind that this design could easily be stamped in any color combo your little heart desires!
Now, to step it up a notch. This final card features the same images and design as above, but this time includes a bit more detail, dimension and embellishment. Yet it's still pretty easy to recreate.
It all begins with the die cut wreath. Just A Note: Two dies coordinate with this one image, one includes the bow and the other does not. It's a quick way to achieve a two toned look with out the need to cut anything by hand. Simply die cut both shapes, stamp in desired colors, layer one on top of the other and embellish.
Here I've used about four different sized clear rhinestones to embellish with, they fit perfectly within the circles. I then finished the card off with an ampersand, "Merry" and "Bright", all from the Grand Ampersand stamp set.
Well, that concludes today's look at Holiday Cheer and Grand Ampersand. Just remember... these stamp sets and coordinating dies will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning September 15th. In the mean time, I'd love to know what you think, so please feel free to share!
Now, be sure to visit Nichole Heady and Danielle Flanders for new peeks. Also, Heather Nichols, Dawn McVey, Melissa Bickford, Erin Lincoln, Lexi Daly and Lizzie Jones have peeks to share with you of their newest sets for the month.
Thanks so much for stopping by!