Stampin’ Up! Holiday Stripes

Stampin up holiday trinkets merry christmas card

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This classy layout (from Poetic Artistry) assembles with minimal extras.  I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 Whisper White card base, topped with striped Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper and matted on Ruby Red card stock. 

The charming Old Olive tree is from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Trinkets set, stamped on Whisper White and snipped out with my Paper Snips.  It's mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals on a polka dot square of  Holiday Treasures DP, popped out with a 1 1/4" Square Punch and layered on an Old Olive Scallop Square.

The final touches include Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and a "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the All Holidays stamp set.  TIP:   I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig  (tutorial here) to place it exactly where I wanted it. 

Stampin up holiday trinkets merry christmas pillow box

The pillow box can house tiny gifts, candies and is simply adorable.  It's created using a Bigz Pillow Box Die, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Chocolate Chip card stock.  TIP:  For some added textural spunk, I embossed it using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (and my Big Shot). 

The Ribbon Originals Stripe Ribbon adds a dose of wow.  It's packaged along with Chocolate Chip Felt Ribbon–a very useful combo for cards or wrapping gifts.  The tag was created using Stampin' Up!'s Tag (Old Olive) and Small Tag (Whisper White) Punches.  The Ruby Red flower is from Bella's Bloom.

Stampin up holiday trinkets merry christmas

A Stampin' Up! Chit Chat Rub-On is layered on Ruby Red card stock and clipped with a Word Window Punch.  It's adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Don't miss the current Rub-Ons Promotion where you can save 20%!   I added half a 3/4" Circle, with an Old Olive eyelet (retired–but any eyelet will do) and Red Hemp Twine to pull things together.


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Stamp Set:  Holiday Trinkets (111650), All Holidays (109397)
Paper:  Holiday Treasures Designer Series (112469), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Ruby Red (102030)
Ink:  Old Olive (102277), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), 1 1/4" Square Punch (104403), Scallop Square Punch 112081)
The Perfect Touch:  Ribbon Originals Alpine (113100), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stamp Set:  Bella's Bloom (111600)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip (102128), Old Olive (100702), Ruby Red (102030), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Ruby Red (102259)
Cool Tools:  Pillow Box Bigz Die (113466), Big Shot Die Cuting Machine (113439), Tag (105934) and Small Tag (108264) Punches, Word Window Punch (105090), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (
The Perfect Touch:  Ribbon Originals Alpine (113100), Old Olive Eyelet (retired–try Metallic Eyelets 105319), Red Hemp Twine (102875), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804)

Holiday trinkets

Bellas bloom


  1. Don’t you just love this layout?! I have used it, too. So quick but striking! Love how you did the Holiday Trinkets tree on top of polka dot paper… Great card!

  2. That card is simply stunning. I think I may have to give that layout a try!

  3. I love how the DP is the main focus. Beautiful gift set.

  4. Lovely! Fun colors and so simple… Smiles! 🙂

  5. Love your projects!

  6. Mary – this is a beautiful combo!!! I really like what you’ve done with the Sketch – simply gorgeous card!! Hugs ~S~

  7. I love the simplicity and I love the last three delightful designs. I’ve had internet issues and so got them all at once. A wonderful Mary Blitz!

  8. Mary – this is gorgeous. Wish I had your eye. This combination is beautiful. TFS.

  9. Girl….the card and the little pillow box are beautiful!!!!

  10. wow..this could be one of my all time favorite cards…of all time…i LOVE it! beautiful!!

  11. These are so fabulous! I love that paper, cute stripes! As always another WOW from you! TFS

  12. colleen kramer

    I really like this! So striking, yet sounds like it was fairly simple to put together. Love the little pillow box, too!

  13. Definitely a classy looking card!! Beautiful as always!

  14. What a great card! I love how clean and crisp looking it is. Very pretty!!!

    Have a great weekend Mary!

  15. Great ensemble. Running the chocolate cardstock really makes that pillow box rock.
    You really know how to accessorize. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love this striped paper the best from the Holiday Treasures collection.

    We’re on similar wavelengths in using DSP. I’m off to post now… check it out later if you have time.

  17. What a nice way to showcase the DSP! As always, I love your style!

  18. Beautiful projects Mary – love how the stripes are used on this card, and the polka dot basket paired with the alpine ribbon – soo pretty!! Stop by my blog – I’ve nominated you for an award!!

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