Stampin Up “Lovely As A Tree” Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, today is Thursday and you know what that means?  Another Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  Our team is having so much fun creating cards for you each week.  This weeks challenge was a sketch.  I can’t wait to see what everyone created and how they made this sketch their own.


Here is the Sketch:

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I decided to use “Lovely As A Tree” stamp set.  It is a classic Stampin Up set that has been around for years.  Because of the timeless design it will never go out of style.  Would you believe that I ordered this stamp set over a year ago and this is the first time I have inked it up.  What was I thinking?  I love this set and I know that I will use it over and over again.  Another first for me was designing a BLUE Christmas card.    I seem to gravitate toward the red and greens but today because of the stamp set, I went blue.  What do you think?

Stampin Up “Lovely As A Tree” Card

Stampin Up Lovely As A Tree card by Kristi @

Here is the recipe for the card:

Card Base: Whisper White cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Soft Sky, 5-1/4 by 4  I ran this mat through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder


Silver Mat: Silver Glimmer paper, 3 x 3-3/4

Black Mat:  Basic Black, 2-7/8 x  3 5/8

Art Piece: Whisper White, 2-3/4 x 3-1/2


Mat: Basic Black, 2-1/2 inch circle punch

Art Piece: Whisper White, circle framelits

I used my 1-3/8 circle punch and punched out a circle on a piece of post it tape as a mask for the moon.  I adhered the mask and started sponging at the bottom with soft sky.  I left the center open with no color added and then sponged the top with more soft sky.  When the color was the shade desired I moved onto Pacific Point ink and sponged the edges and the upper sky just a bit.  You then pull the moon mask off and you have a beautiful moon.

The Tree:

This card has the fir tree from Lovely As A Tree stamped on the left hand side of the card in Black Momento ink.

The Snowflakes:

After the tree was inked some snowflakes were added using Versa Mark ink.  White embossing powder was then sprinkled over the top, the excess taken off and  the final step was heating the snowflakes with the heat tool.

More Details:

Stampin Up Lovely As A Tree card by Kristi @

After the stamping was done on the art piece I wrapped the silver cord from the holiday catalog around the bottom on the piece adhering it with some glue dots.

The Sentiment:

After cutting your circles, the sentiment from the “Reason for the Season” stamp set was stamped with the ink to rubber technique.  Meaning, I used my stampin up markers in soft sky and pacific point to color the saying and then stamped it on my white circle.

The last steps for the card were to add a double silver cord bow with a glue dot and my card would not be done until I added a bit of bling, rhinestones to be exact.

The Inside:

I could not resist to ink more of the stamps from “Lovely As A Tree” and made a little scene at the base of the inside of the card.  The sentiment was done with the ink to rubber technique just like the one on the front of the card.  The inks were again soft sky and pacific point.

Stampin Up Lovely As A Tree card by Kristi @

Can I help you?

Do you need products to make this card and need a demonstrator?  I would love to help you if you have any questions.  You can use the “shop with me” button on my blog or contact me and I would be happy to help you.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

Our Team:

Please visit each blog by clicking on our names or use the “Go To The Next Blog” button below.  We love is when you leave a comment so have fun and happy hopping.  Kristi

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-P0rto


Here are the products I used to make this card:




Price: $136.00

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17 Replies to “Stampin Up “Lovely As A Tree” Happy Stampers Blog Hop”

  1. Wow, this is stunning! I, too, love the cool crisp colors. The inside of your card is great, too!

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