Memories of Home Holiday Card for the Alphabet Challenge

Holiday Card Featuring Memories of Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


The new Alphabet challenge is sure to get you in your craft room and play along – “Q is for Quick and Simple” The design team’s cards are wonderful, so go take a look for their inspiration and play along. I am plugging away at holiday cards and thought this challenge was perfect for a new stamp set called Memories of Home. That Christmas tree is a great focal point for the quick card!


Holiday Card Featuring Memories of Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Project

  • Because I made this card from the inside out, the finished card dimensions are 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ – largely due to the the shape of the tree. But that’s OK, I can make an envelope!
  • This card really was quick and simple! After heat embossing the tree with Pretty Peacock ink and clear embossing powder, I colored the ornaments with Stampin’ Blends and watercolor pencils. Then, it was cropped out with the Spellbinders Fancy Edged Rectangle die.
  • After going through the Night Before Christmas 6×6 DSP, the color scheme changed it a bit and I wasn’t sure the Pretty Peacock went that well. Secret: using my Old Olive watercolor pencil, I colored all of the branches, which really helped to tie it in.
  • The rest of the card just flew together! A very simple sentiment, cropped with Layering Circle dies, adding Crushed Curry thick baker’s twine and double bow. The finishing touch was adding a rhinestone to the pretty star tree topper!


Product Spotlight: Memories of Home

The nostalgic ornaments and fluffy Christmas tree in the Memories of Home Stamp Set will have you thinking of home this season. The tree can be stamped multiple times to create a unique background effect.



Product List

Non-SU Products Used:
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Rectangles (S4-905)
  • Silver Wink of Stella


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  1. This is so pretty. It doesn’t look simple at all. I think that’s a great skill to have, to make a simple card look so intricate. Love Dawn x

  2. a beautiful card, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany

  3. I love the detail of the tree with each branch clearly defined and the red and green with a touch of cheery yellow is lovely! It does not look like it would be a quick and easy card to make. Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More Challenge.

  4. What a very pretty Christmas tree Debbie and love the hints of yellow and gold to add a modern feel, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our ‘Christmas’ theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  5. Love the tree and how you colored it, and of course your signature bow!

  6. Very pretty Christmas card. I like the tree and background paper. Loving the twine bow. I need to learn this tying technique. I like the fullness of it. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments

  7. It’s beautiful, Debbie. Love this wonderful Christmastree stamp!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday “Christmas Challenge” this month!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  8. Beautiful and traditional Christmas card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More challenge;-))m

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