Home for Christmas Offers a Nostalgic Twist

Stampin Up Home for Christmas Holiday Card Idea By Mary Fish Pinterest

Nostalgic and fresh for the holidays – Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper was my BFF in creating this card.  The paper does a bang up job combining traditional patterns with a cool, retro vibe.  It one of My Favorite Things in the Holiday Catalog.

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge MOJO423

This week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO423) was my road map for the layout!  How did I do?


  • I fussy cut the deer from the deer pattern from Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I did this previously with the santa pattern from Home for Christmas here.

Stampin Up Home for Christmas Holiday Card Ideas By Mary Fish

  • “Believe” (Jolly Christmas stamp set) was stamped in Mossy Meadow.  Three Real Red Candy Dots add the perfect touch.

Stampin Up Home for Christmas Holiday Card Idea By Mary Fish Believe

  • The Banner Triple Punch is such a quick and easy way to create a flagged end.  I cropped the stripe pattern at 2″.  You can also use the punch to crop flagged ends for 1 1/2″ and 1″ pieces of cardstock or designer series paper.

Stampin Up Home for Christmas Holiday Card Idea By Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Here’s a close up look at Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  You can click to enlarge the view.

Stampin Up Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper

  • You can see all the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper in one spot here.

Stampin Up Home for Christmas Holiday Card Idea By Mary Fish Envelope

  • A piece of the holly pattern was used for the envelope liner.  The Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Dies make envelope lining a snap!

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  1. Glad it was helpful, Mylissa!

  2. Is it to much to ask for the measurements of the layers? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    • Happy to help with the measurements, Melissa.

      Sentiment circles 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″

      Deer circles 2 1/2″ and 2 3/4″

      Real Red Square 3″ x 3″

      Holly Designer Series Paper 3″ x 3 5/8″

      Striped Banner 2″ x 5 1/4″

      Card Base 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ . Very Vanilla layer on top 4″ x 5 1/4″

      • Wow, thank you so much for your recipe! I truly love all of your designs you do fabulous work! Mylissa

  3. Nicely simple and bold

  4. Mary, thank you for this beautiful sample. I have been wanting to use the deer and couldn’t figure out how to do it. I have some already cut out, and now I can use this design for my class and WOW them. Thanks again.

  5. Your card is so vivid with color and fun! Love the deer–so handsome. 🙂

  6. all I can say Mary is that you are a MASTER fussy cutter!!! that image looks absolutely PERFECT. looks like it was die cut. how I wish I had your fussy cutting skills!!!! this card simply adorable.

    • Hi Dara: I have come a long way on my fussy cutting skills. I use Paper Snips since they are easy to “navigate” and go slowly, leaving a wee bit of space for any “accidents.”

  7. Oh MsMary ,what a beautiful Christmas card , I love it all , you fussy cut so neat ,
    I’m getting better,but not like YOU, Tfs
    Hugs frenchie,

  8. Thanks, BK! That paper is the best when you cut out some of the sweet images!

  9. So sweet, Mary! That deer is a most adorable focal point – love the layering of paper beneath him. Great card!

  10. Beautiful card! And that fussy cutting! Wow! You outdid yourself Mary! Love. Love. Love it!!

  11. I shared many of those snowy days with you, Kadie!

  12. This card just makes me smile…..and think back to some cold/snowy days as a child. THANKS for sharing my friend.

  13. What a charming card! I love every sheet of that Designer Series Paper and you used it all to great advantage. The three Candy Dots were the perfect finish. Have to use them more!

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