MOJO163 Joyful Season Letterpress

Stampin up mojo monday holiday mini catalog letterpress

Leave a distinct impression!  With Stampin' Up! Letterpress Plates and a Big Shot, you can add a rich, debossed look to your projects.  I chose the Joyful Season Letterpress Plate to incorporate into today's Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO163).  Note:  I opted to flip Julee Tilman's sketch 90 degrees.

Mojo163SketchThe letterpress plates essentially press ink into the texture.  You can "feel" each image.  You can even use the plates without ink.  Tr?s chic!  I plan to do Letterpress video tutorial soon!

Stampin up stampin pretty mojo monday letterpress


  • Stampin up mojo monday poppy parade bow You'll need Stampin' Up! Craft Ink for the letterpress plates.  Classic ink will not leave a solid image. 
  • Because it is so porous, Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper will provide the most impressive results.  However, I had excellent luck with my Pear Pizzazz Textured Card stock.
  • I used a brayer to transfer Old Olive Craft Ink evenly to the plate.  The deeper Old Olive green helped define the images on the Pear Pizzazz Card Stock.
  • Have you seen the uninked Craft Stampin' Pads (p. 42 of the Holiday Mini)?  You can create your own custom pad using Stampin' Up! Craft Refills.
  • I used a scrap of Real Red Card Stock and the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die for the bit of trim to the left of the stockings.  An alternative border would look just as good.  Try using the Stampin' Up! Curly Label Punch to create a curvy border.
  • Bow-licious. Here's the key to a pretty bow–this easy to follow bow tutorial by Ann Schach (one of my Stampin' Pretty Pals). The bow is attached with a couple Mini Glue Dots.

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Joyful season sample stampin pretty Paper:  Pear Pizzazz Textured Card Stock (In Color 12 x 12 Card Stock Assortment, 119799), Poppy Parade (119793), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Old Olive Craft Ink (101425)
Cool Tools:  Snowflake Punch Extra Large (119852), 1" Circle Punch Medium (119868), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die (115965), Joyful Season Letterpress Plate (Holiday Mini Catalog, 120981), Brayer (102395)
The Perfect Touch:  Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119263), In Color Glimmer Brads (Holiday Mini Catalog,121005), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Notes:  Card base on today's project is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Stocking layer is 4 1/4" x 2 1/4".  Old Olive mat below is 1/4" larger each direction.


  1. Very sweet!!

  2. Hey Girlfriend!!! You switched the sketch, love it! That ribbon is wicked!

  3. Love these christmas cards! That snowflake punch is really awesome, too!

  4. I love this card. Its just perfect. Hugs,

  5. wow this card is adorable.. great work!!

  6. Have to agree with other comments above. Love the card and anxious for the video showing how to use the letterpress plates. Anxiously waiting?.

  7. Love this card – so Christmasy. I’m still not sure about the letterpress plates. I’m looking forward to the tutorial.

  8. Thanks, Mary – this is a beautiful card. Phyl – I found them very easy to usse and very forgiving, if there is ink on the background, it doesn’t end up on the card. I did a class and only 1 participant had trouble with her first impression as she moved the paper when she put it down.

  9. Thanks for showing the letterpress plates. I’m looking forward to the video, too! The Lots of Love plate is on my wishlist – I just love the fonts…reminds me of Coke bottles, haha! Thanks!

  10. Thanks for hopping in with the help, Ellen. Hugs, Mary

  11. Love how you coordinated everything on your card! I used the Letterpress on mine also and love this new tool!

  12. Thank you so much for using this particular letter press plate – I have it and have not been able to use it successfully – I will keep an eye out for your tutorial. Thank you so much for all you do.

  13. Gorgeous Mary! That letterpress plate keeps jumping on and off my wish list and I think it’s back to stay now. 🙂

    Can’t wait to see the video on it!

  14. Cool card, Mary! Love your interpretation of the layout!

  15. Thanks so much for featuring a Letterpress plate. I really appreciate all your help. The card is wonderful.

  16. So beautiful Mary. Your cards are always so clean and fresh.

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