Seasons Greetings with Cookie Cutter Christmas

Homemade Christmas card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps from Stampin' Up!

Seasons Greetings with Cookie Cutter Christmas

If you live in a place that has cold, white Christmases or enjoy the warm cuddly imagery that comes with thinking about the cold while you celebrate the holidays in shorts and t-shirts, Cookie Cutter Christmas is the perfect stamp set! My favorite stamp in the set features a child all bundled up in a fur-lined parka. Adorable!

Homemade Christmas card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps from Stampin' Up!

While there are a ton of new and amazing new stamps in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, there are also a lot of great carry-overs from last year. Many of the Christmas options in the Annual Catalog were introduced last year during the holiday season and they were so popular that Stampin’ Up! decided to keep several of the sets available for a whole ‘nother year. Wahoo!

Cookie Cutter Christmas is one of those stamp sets that I was really excited to see return. It has a slew of adorable stamps perfect for the holidays and ti coordinates with a punch that makes cutting out the shapes so easy!

Homemade Christmas card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps from Stampin' Up!

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #104!

This week at the Global Design Project, everyone is CASEing Allison Okamitsu. That means we are getting our inspiration from a card and changing it to make it our own. CASE = Copy and Selectively Edit.

Allison is such an amazing designer! I love that she makes such a wide variety of cards; she doesn’t fall into making the same design over and over.  She is constantly changing things up, trying new things, and each new card from her is a fun new surprise! I also love that many of her cards are brightly colored and cheerful in nature, which is exactly the kind of card I like to make. I get tons of inspiration from Allison every week!

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to check out Allison’s blog, Nice People Stamp, go do it right now!

Are you back? Isn’t she totally awesome?

My card today is inspired by Allison’s layout. I used a repeating sentiment to create a background, put a many layered round shape in the center of the upper half of the card, and I included a bow.

In honor of Allison being from Canada (and to commiserate with how cold it gets in the winter) I chose to include this little person all wrapped up in a parka from Cookie Cutter Christmas. Brrrr!

Homemade Christmas card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps from Stampin' Up!

Card Directions

  1. First, cut and score a Night of Navy card base.
  2. Next, cut a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper the same size as the card front.
  3. On the Wood Textures panel, stamp the greeting once at an angle in VersaMark ink. Sprinkle white embossing powder over the VersaMark ink and tap off any excess.
  4. Use the powder covered sentiment as a guide for where to stamp the next sentiment. Continue to stamp and cover with powder one sentiment at a time until the background is covered.
  5. Heat embossing powder with a heat tool until the powder melts.
  6. Adhere the Wood Textures panel to the front of the card.
  7. Tie Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon around the card, leaving a large bow the the left side.
  8. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the child in parka image from Cookie Cutter Christmas in VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with white embossing powder, tap off any excess, and heat with a heat tool until the powder melts.
  9. Color the child using Crumb Cake for the face, Early Espresso for the fur, and Crushed Curry and Night of Navy for the rest. The hair looked a little strange being white, so I added Black Sharpie to the hair. Sharpie will draw on embossed images, but it may look a little streaky and needs a little extra time to dry.
  10. Pinch out the child using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
  11. Use Layering Circle Framelit dies to cut a large white circle, a corresponding Crushed Curry scalloped circle, and a Night of Navy scalloped circle one size large.
  12. Adhere the circles to the center of the card front, using dimensionals to add extra depth between the layers.
  13. Create a coil of Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine and adhere it to the back of the child image using dimensionals, then use additional dimensionals to adhere the child to the center of the layered circles.
Homemade Christmas card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps from Stampin' Up!

Materials

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Punches and Dies: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Layering Circles Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon, Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine, dimensionals, white embossing powder, heat tool, Black Sharpie

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1 thought on “Seasons Greetings with Cookie Cutter Christmas”

  1. My camera died, so I had to use Mr. Stamp Witch’s phone to take these photos. I can’t quite put my finger on how, but they look a little different somehow from the normal ones. Sorry about that!

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