Holiday Card Featuring Wishes & Wonder Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Cardz 4 Galz has a new challenge starting today and it’s one that I have never done before – Make a One Layer Card. I trembled at the thought of NO LAYERS! Why would anyone make such a card??? Well, I just had to give it a shot and am so happy I did! It wasn’t hard after all!! I had just received a new order that contained the Wishes & Wonder stamp set so I wanted to ink it up for this challenge. I did have one problem with this card, a pretty significant problem actually. If you want to hear about it, keep reading!


  • I made an A2 card – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ with Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
  • First, I inked up the gorgeous sentiment from Wrapped In Christmas in Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Then, the pine trees from In The Pines stamp set were inked up with Mossy Meadow with first and second generation stamping.
  • Finally, I stamped the deer and sleigh with Early Espresso ink, then colored them with Stampin’ Blends. STAMPIN’ BLENDS – as in alcohol ink!! I had just finished the deer when I happened to notice that the color, of course, was visible on the inside of the card! Yikes!! This was the problem that I mentioned previously and where I cheated. This is not usually a problem for me, since I always have layers of paper under my colored images. The challenge said that the card front had to be one layer, but they didn’t say I couldn’t add designer paper to the inside to cover up my mess! Problem solved!
  • I used a Uniball Gold Gel Pen to add gold onto the sleigh.
  • Finally, I got just a teeny tiny ink smudge above the sentiment. I have NO idea how that happened, but, even though I got it off pretty well, I decided to add the silvery snow. Oh, well! There are no mistakes in card making, just opportunities to embellish!


Create Christmas cards, tags, and more using the Wishes & Wonder Stamp Set. The set includes Christmas greetings and imagery such as a reindeer, a sleigh, and more. You’ll love the creative options it offers.
* 8 cling stamps

Create custom die-cut accents to make tags, reindeers, leaves, a sleigh, and more using the North Pole Wonder Dies. Perfect for Christmas handmade cards and tags, or other paper crafts. Ask your demonstrator about coordinating products.
* 12 dies
* Largest die: 3-11/16″ x 2-1/4″

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