Big on Christmas #116578 is one of those Christmas stamp sets I have had for several years and always liked and enjoyed stamping with. Sadly, it is on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List. So on this hot day in June, I thought I would make a few Christmas cards a little early! This is a great stamp set that you can use simply as I have, or you can jazz up if you want.
I used the Ticket Corner Punch #119867 to snip the corners of the image and the layer. I also used the brand new Lacy Ribbon Border Punch #122362 coming in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog July 1st. You could add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to this card, rhinestones, or decorate the letter in "Happy" with Crystal Effects.
This card I sort of used the monochromatic look….a method to use if you don't want to do all that coloring in! You could also restamp the snowman on a scrap paper, cut him out, and pop him up right over the stamped image in the word. You could stamp a few snowflakes on the main image and add some glitter. On this card I used the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122464 in the Summer Mini Catalog to look a little bit like snowflakes behind the layer or just decorate the card. The little snowflake stamped on the Marina Mist card base is from Snow Swirled, which is not retiring (another favorite Christmas stamp set!).
This Christmas card uses the third image in the Big On Christmas stamp set. I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 on the Garden Green layer. The card base in Real Red is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Don't let this stamp set pass you by for making some very cute Christmas cards this year! To check the retiring Stampin' Up! stamp sets, accessories, and Decor Elements, please click HERE.