Stampin Up “Wonderland & Reason for the Season” Card

Hi Stampers, As I sit and write my post for this blog, I am amazed that the Christmas season is upon us.  I hope this month will be a time of joyous celebration for each of you.  It is also Thursday and you know what that means?… The Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  Today we had a color challenge and they were a perfect combination to make another Christmas card.  The beautiful Night of  Navy, lovely Soft Sky and shimmering Silver were the colors we all worked with.  After visiting my blog please stop by the  other Happy Stampers Blogs to see what they created.

Happy Stampers Blog Hop:





Here is the color challenge:


Stampin Up “Wonderland & Reason for the Season”

Wonderland is my favorite stamp set in the holiday catalog. I am using it as much as I can before it retires on January 2nd.  If you don’t have this stamp set yet you can purchase it at my online store here.

Stampin Up Wonderland and Reason for the Season card by Kristi @

Here is the recipe for the card:

Card base: Night of Navy 4-1/4 x 11 scored at 5-1/5

Mat: Soft Sky 4 x 4-34

Small mat:  Night of Navy 3-1/8 x 3-3/4

Art Piece: Whisper White 3 x 3-5/8

Band: Silver Glimmer paper 4-1/4 x 1

Poinsettia: vellum punched with Festival Flower Punch and heat embossed with white embossing powder

Tag: Whisper White 1 x 3

The Details:

Stampin Up Wonderland & Reason for the Season card by Kristi @

The Soft Sky Mat:  After I cut out the mat I used versa mark and the snowflakes from the  Wonderland stamp set and stamped the snowflake image in a random pattern on the card stock.  After stamping a dusting of clear embossing powder and then the heat gun, the snowflakes popped.

The Trees:  I inked the trees once in the middle of the art piece with Night of Navy and used the stamping off technique to make the lighter trees in the background.  The stamping off technique is stamping your image once with full strength ink and re stamping without re inking. I dabbed some two way glue onto the trees and sprinkled them with glitter.  I wish the photo could catch all the sparkle in this card.  It glimmers like freshly fallen snow.

The Flower:  I punched the flower using the Festive Flower Punch and then using the Reason for the Season stamp set I inked the veins in the leaves with versa mark and then heat embossed them using the heat gun.  Adding the silver glimmer paper centers and a rhinestone made the flower complete.

Finishing Details: The sentiment was inked using the ink to rubber technique in soft sky and night of navy markers, cut with the triple banner punch and adhered with a glue dot.  I added some rhinestones and pearls and a few of the iced rhinestones from the holiday catalog.

Here is our team:

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto


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    • Stamping with Kristi says:

      Jari, I noticed that we are using the same sets or paper, funny how great minds work. LOL Love seeing your cards

  1. Amy Koenders says:

    So, so, so pretty! Love the addition of the flower, great use of the colors this week! Love that so many of us used the same stamp set but we all have completely different cards! 🙂

    • Stamping with Kristi says:

      Thank you Amy, I am really liking the blues and this stamp set is just amazing, you can get so many different looks.

  2. Debra says:

    I agree with you totally on this set – it’s definitely my favorite too, and maybe my favorite ever! Love it and any cards I’ve made with it look great! You did a beautiful job on this card and love your colors too.

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