Deck the Halls

It’s Christmastime!  It’s Christmastime!  It’s Christmastime again!  Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la!  Are you decking YOUR halls, your porch, your yard?  When I was a child, Christmas lasted a week.  My mom decorated the house a week before Christmas, went shopping a week or less before Christmas, and took down the tree the day after Christmas.  Now some people have so many decorations, and it takes so much work to get it altogether, that they start decorating in November.  The month of December goes so fast for most adults, there is so much to do.  For a child it goes by slowly.  If you haven’t yet started, it’s time to deck your halls!



First, die cut the Christmas bulbs.




Leave the bulbs in the negative space of the die cut.


Stamp on top of the die cuts.




bulb bases – Gina K Prickly Pear Ink Pad first then Warm Cocoa Ink Pad

yellow – Altenew Fresh Lemon Ink Pad first then Maple Yellow Ink Pad

NOTE:  Don’t press too hard on the stamp.  The ink splatters!


green – Simon Says Stamp Fern ink pad first then Teal ink pad


blue – Gina K Blue Raspberry ink pad first then Blue Denim ink pad

Now that you see how I stamped, here’s the other bulb colors:

orange – Hero Arts Tangerine ink pad first then Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel ink pad 

red – Gina K Lipstick ink pad first then Red Hot ink pad

white – Hero Arts White Dye ink pad first then Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink pad


card base – 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, cut to 4.25 x 11 inches and folded in half to make a top-folding A2 sized card, 4.25 x 5.5 inches

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool

Authentique Colorful Christmas

Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape



Holiday Style Stamps

















Scotch Foam Tape was adhered to the back of the top pine bough.  Altenew Snowing Stamp was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad – I didn’t like this but kept on going.  Later, I covered the black spots with Ranger’s Gold Stickles.


Sentiment was typed on the computer and printed out on 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  

To ink the bow, I used Gina K Lipstick ink pad first then Red Hot ink pad.  Later I covered the bow with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Clear, but I didn’t like this effect after I did it.

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Glossy Accents was applied to the bulbs.  This REALLY set it off!  Yay!


Sequins from my stash were applied with Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte Glue.

My favorite part of this card is the way the Christmas light bulbs turned out.  They looked so beautiful.  If you don’t have this set from Sunny Studio Stamps, it is worth the money to invest in them.   Now let’s all get crackin’ to Deck the Halls!

Happy Decorating,



Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Christmas/Winter Holidays

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312-#313 – Anything Goes

Paper Sweeties December Challenge, Christmas

52 Christmas Card Throwdown, December – Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012 or 2013; My pick is October 2012 Die Cuts.

Simon Says Stamp National Christmas Card Day Challenge





2 thoughts on “Deck the Halls

  1. Macarena says:

    This is so cool! I love the mix of patterns and colors. We have everything here but still is not too heavy. Great design. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.


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