It encompasses the season!


11/26/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs. Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Red Border: 4 x 1.75

Sentiment Layer 4 x 1.5

Card Face: 4 x 5.5

Small Scrap of cardstock for wreath

Card Face:

I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape and used a blending brush to apply a bright red ink across the entire surface.


I had already stamped, coloured and die-cut the wreath: it was waiting for me in my Ready to Go Binder. ***

I put the sentiment layer into my stamp positioner and stamped the “J” and “Y” at either end, Stamping repeatedly until the letters were saturated enough.


I glued the card face to the card base, centering vertically.

I glued the red border layer horizontally across the card face, about 60% of the way down the cardstock.

I glued the sentiment layer onto the red border, centering horizontally.

I added the wreath between the other two letters.

I found a small heart in my Ready to Go binder which had been cut out of red glitter cardstock. I glued this in the center of the wreath.

I added small red gems to the “J” and “Y” as shown.

*** For more information on the Ready To Go binder, and how it increases my efficiency see this topic under the Techniques drop-down in the header.

Final thoughts:

I love the crisp look of the red stencil against the stark white.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Wispy Floral, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Big Holiday Words, Spellbinders

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!


Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!

Copics, Michaels

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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