Christmas in the Making, Presents

Christmas in the Making, Presents

Here it is!  My third and final design from our local demonstrator Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog Swap.  I always enjoy participating in these and seeing what everyone creates with their set.  The stamp set I selected was Christmas in the Making. This is my third of three designs that I call Christmas in the Making, Presents. (Duh!  Lol!)

I had envisioned a design that could be used for Christmas as well as through out the year……like a birthday!  Yay!  I went with super clean and simple for this design (at least for me anyway, Lol).  The retro 50’s vibe is super cute.  Love it!  Well……I did have to go a bit overboard and fussy cut her.  (grin)

When I started on this design I had create a color theme with the previous two designs and very easily kept it going with this one.  You may have also noticed I included a small “gold-ish” pop in each design.  If you’d like you can check out my previous design here (design 1 and design 2).

One last tip I wanted to share is the “Faux Suede” ribbon that I added to the sentiment.  It needed an element that tied the sentiment and girl together.  I didn’t have any Smoky Slate ribbon so I improvised and used the Faux Suede technique on both the “ribbon” strip and “rug” the girl is sitting on.  It adds a nice neutral texture to boot.  Sweet!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s clean and simple design featuring the Christmas in the Making stamp set.


  • STAMP:  Christmas in the Making
  • PAPER:  Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate
  • INK:  Memento Black, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Layering Ovals | Punch–1/4″ Circle | Wink of Stella–Clear


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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