Christmas Blessings Bring Joy to the World with Stampin’ Up!

By Debbie Mageed, Joy to the World, Christmas Blessings, Holiday, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Christmas, Stampin Up



You definitely have to visit the gallery to see the spooky Halloween cards for our last challenge and congrats to the Top Picks! All of the submissions were fantastic and great cards to CASE if you are looking for inspiration. We are onto another great challenge, using the sketch here. Be creative and have FUN! I brought out Stampin’ Up!’s Joy to the World from the 2013-2014 Holiday Mini Catalog and Christmas Blessings from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog on the inside. This card was lots of fun to create!



By Debbie Mageed, Joy to the World, Christmas Blessings, Holiday, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Christmas, Stampin Up

It’s All in the Details
  • This card started with Cherry Cobbler cardstock measuring 4 1/2″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut the lovely designer paper from Merry Little Christmas, layered it onto Whisper White cardstock.
  • Retired Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon was tied into a double bow, a piece was cut and secured it to the layers, then adhered the layers to the card base.
  • Using the sketch as my inspiration, I cut the evergreen trees from the Card Front Builder Thinlits. Then, using Gina Marie Designs edgelits, I made the stitched hills and adhering all of these elements to the card base.
  • The stamp from Joy to the World was inked up with Cherry Cobbler ink, stamped onto Whisper White and cut out with the framelit from the retired Chalk Talk Framelits.
  • Finishing Touch: the silver Year of Cheer embellishment was tied to the bow with Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.


By Debbie Mageed, Joy to the World, Christmas Blessings, Holiday, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Christmas, Stampin Up

  • INSIDE: I wanted to make the inside of the card fun (and use the extra trees I had cut out) so I adhered the DSP to the card base, then covered it with Whisper White that had a large scalloped circle removed on one side. After adhering the trees inside the circle, I adhered the WW layer to the card base, then stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler. Done!


Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Christmas Blessings, Joy to the World
  • Paper:Merry Little Christmas DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • SU Tools: Card Front Builder Thinlits, Chalk Talk Framelits (non-SU: Gina Marie Designs edgelits)
  • Finishing Touch: Year of Cheer Embellishments, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine.

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges, and hope you will check them out and play along with me:

Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much loved older stamps out and play along! Please READ the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, November 3rd.


Challenge Guidelines
  • We require stamps older than one year. New papers/dies are great – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.  No back-linking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with others but in order to be eligible as one of our Top Five winners, you may not have submitted your project to more than 10 total.


Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!


DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products 

Christmas Blessings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Christmas Blessings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Chalk Talk Framelits Die

Chalk Talk Framelits Die

Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’S Twine

Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’S Twine


  1. Oh Debbie, what a gorgeous and elegant card, love that night sky behind your lovely pines, the pop of red with my most favorite Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler on the sentiment and on the perfect bow look amazing.
    The inside is also beautifully finished, love it.
    I hope they never retire this shade of red, it’s perfect for the Holidays.
    Beautiful card my dear.


  3. Hi, Debbie! What a beautiful take on the RR sketch! Never would I have thought of that! GORGEOUS! And the traditional colors, slightly darkened, are especially lovely. That you have utilized the same theme on the interior makes your card especially beautiful. Wonderful creation! hugs, de

  4. Oh Debbie! I’m wild about this exquisite card! I just wish I could come over and stamp with you – how fun would that be! You are such an inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  5. Be careful what you wish for, Autumn! I would absolutely JUMP at the chance to craft with you!! It would be a dream come true from me. You have pushed me to get a little more ink on my fingers 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comment!! You made my day!

  6. This is such a lovely Christmas card. I love the red silk ribbon you added. It’s the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Really Reasonable RIbbon

  7. Such a lovely Christmas card Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  8. Debbie, I love this, such a clever interpretation of the sketch and I really love the black and white palette with the flash of red, so modern. Makes me feel all wintery. Claire x

  9. I love this card. I couldn’t find either stamp set in the catalogs. Did I miss it?

  10. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 356 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October – I’d love to see it there too x

  11. Debbie, I adore this card! I think it’s a great take on the sketch and I love those trees against the dark background. The touches of red give a bit of pop. It’s a perfect creation!

  12. Lovely inside and out. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Jane DT for

  13. What a lovely Christmas card , both inside and out. The use of black really makes the red pop. Terrific embellishments, too.

  14. Love your interpretation of the sketch! Genius as usual! And the inside of the card is such a treat, too…it all adds up to one gorgeous card!

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