Christmas in June!

So when I look at the Mosaic Madness stamp set I see some Christmas ornaments in there.  All I needed to do was use colors that are for Christmas and then I can make Christmas cards in June or July.  When we first got our glimpse of the new annual Stampin’ Up! catalog the big thing that was missing was the section for Holiday stamp sets.  Oh no!  But don’t despair they are coming in their very own Holiday catalog – it will be here soon – ordering starts August 1st.  So if you can’t wait until August to start Christmas cards then use this idea and start in July (or in June).

Mosaic Madness Christmas

The card layout idea came from another demo – I found it on pinterest and saw it also on Stampin’ Connection (a site for demonstrators).  I wanted Christmas colors so I chose Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.

  • card base is crumb cake
  • on the Very Vanilla layer stamp the banner image (not sure what to call it) using Crumb Cake ink near the bottom, near the top punch out a Mosaic shape – then layer the Very Vanilla on Gumball Green which will show through the punched out area
  • on a small Very Vanilla layer use the Big Shot to emboss with the Mosaic Madness embossing folder, punch out one section with the Mosaic punch and layer on a piece of Cherry Cobbler which will show through
  • add the Cherry Cobbler layer onto the Gumball Green layer.
  • tie Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine around the layers and tie in a bow.
  • add the layers to the card front
  • stamp the images in Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler and punch out with Mosaic punch and 3/4″ circle punch – add to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • add Rhinestones to the ornaments

I didn’t actually add a greeting to this card but you could add one at the bottom and/or the inside.  This was the Make&Take project at my team meeting on Saturday night.  I really like the negative/positive aspect that you can create with all these coordinating products in this Mosaic collection.

Come back for more Mosaic Madness – once you get started its hard to stop using this collection.