2019 holiday cards collection lookbook – the Joy series

Welcome back to my 2019 Holiday Cards Collection Lookbook Blog Series! In this post, I’ll be talking about my “Joy” series cards and how I made them, let’s get right to it!

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These cards have to be my favorite so far that I’ve made and I took help with some of the supplies below: (complete list at the bottom of this post)

  • Spellbinders’ “Merry Everything” card kit and it’s loaded with paper goodies
  • Ranger Distress Paint (picket fence)
  • Simon Says Stamp Christmas Sentiment Strips
  • Spellbinders Alphabet Dies
  • Wreath Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock and Leafy Green Cardstock

Let’s start off with the set of 3 Joy cards below, I knew right away that I had to use a red layer on top of the card base and I just love the brightness of this paper by Simon Says Stamp. I first saw in Yana Smakula’s YT video where she made some card with the Spellbinders “Merry Everything” kit, in fact that’s also how I learned about this kit too! (check out her video here)

I cut the paper down to 4″ x 5-1/2″ (just shy of A2 size), it’s the perfect size for layering I think. Anyhoo, I die cut the wreath die several times on Neenah 110 lb. cardstock and set aside. Then, I stamped the poinsettia background stamp from Simon Says Stamp using their fog ink (you might not see it well on the red card but you will on the green and white cards below).

I also wanted snowflakes so I broke out my Distress Paint and flicked some of it onto the red cardstock and let it air dry. I glued the wreath in the center and also die cut the letters “Joy” with glitter cardstock papers and glued that inside the wreath. Added some sequins (also from the Merry Everything kit) on top. Last thing to do was to adhere (I used Gina K’s tape runner) it to the card base (also Neenah 110 lb. cardstock) and this baby was done!

2019 Holiday Cards Collection - The Joy Series
2019 Holiday Cards Collection - The Joy Series

You can better see the poinsettia background on the green and white cards, added green sequins on top (above), but for the white card below I decided to make another window snowy background (see my post about how I make those here). I used a circle die to cut the white cardstock. Added the wreath on top of the circle (it made the perfect border), I glued the Joy in the center! Love how beautiful this card turned out!

2019 Holiday Cards Collection - The Joy Series

Onto the last three cards in this set! And they have a couple extras on them, one is a cute little envelope that comes in the Merry Everything Kit and the other is the word “Joy” that I cut out from the SSS large Christmas Sentiments Strips. These are so handy to have already printed to add to a card!


2019 Holiday Cards Collection - The Joy Series
2019 Holiday Cards Collection - The Joy Series
2019 Holiday Cards Collection - The Joy Series

These cards were fun to make and I love how beautiful they turned out! Stay tuned for Part 3 coming soon!

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2019 holiday cards collection lookbook - the Joy series

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