Stampin’ Up! Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper

Today’s card is a fun fold using Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and a new stamp set, Framed & Festive (#160888), that will debut on November 1, 2022. This stamp set will be available while supplies last. To see the flyer that includes this stamp set and the other products that will also be available November 1st, click HERE




I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock and scored it in two places to make the card look like a book (you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List).  Between the two folds I used Tear & Tape which is a very strong adhesive and you can see where I placed it in the picture below. 




After creating the fold, I cut two pieces of Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper and adhered them to the front of the card. I wrapped a piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the left side of the card and tied a knot.  If you haven’t seen this ribbon in person, it’s gorgeous!! 



I heat embossed the sentiment onto Basic White cardstock using Silver Embossing Powder and a Versamark pad. If you’ve never heat embossed before, I have directions below.  I find that heat embossing a sentiment makes the card extra fancy.

I cut the sentiment out using the Layering Circles Dies. Using the Stylish Shapes Dies, I cut a larger circle out of Silver Foil. I adhered the two pieces together, added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and placed it on the front of the card. 



To complete the card, I added a piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside. 


How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing the Embossing Buddy (an anti-static pouch that can be found in the Embossing Additions Tool Kit) over the surface of the paper as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder. Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it.  Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image and then shake off any excess. Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so your paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your image becomes shiny and beautiful! 


Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

The Framed & Festive Stamp Set #160888 will be available on November 1, 2022



  • Thick Basic White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″   score at 4″ and 5-1/2″
  • Basic White cardstock (sentiment): approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Basic White cardstock (inside): 4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Silver Foil: approx. 3″ x 3″
  • Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 1-1/4″


Card Kits


Use the host code FWZ3BKN9 when placing your order at my Stampin’ Up! online store and you’ll receive my September – October PDF Tutorial with directions to make a featured card and fourteen more ideas using the same layout but with a variety of different colors of cardstock, embossing folders and Designer Series Paper. 

All orders using the host code will receive the ten page PDF Tutorial and a thank you card. 

If your order is $50 or more (before tax/shipping), you’ll also receive:

  • At least six card kits* mailed to you via snail mail
  • At least one Bradley Point (earn points and redeem them for free product)

*A card kit includes all the cardstock, Designer Series Paper and embellishments you’ll need to complete a card.  I’ve cut, scored, die cut and embossed all the pieces for you! You’ll just need to supply your own stamp set, ink and adhesive. You can use the stamp set I used to create the cards (Soft Seedlings) or use what you already own. 

  • $50.00 – $99.99 = 6 card kits
  • $100 – $149.99 = 7 card kits
  • $150 or more = 8 card kits

If your order is $150 or more, do NOT use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! You will automatically receive 8 card kits from me. 

You can use this host code multiple times.  There are fifteen different card kits and I keep track of which card kits I’ve sent to you. Each time you’ll receive different kits unless you’ve earned all fifteen and then you’ll start to receive multiples. It’s a great way to have cards on hand to mail because who doesn’t love receiving happy mail!



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