Magenta_badge Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Rubber Stamps! Both companies are excited to share with you their products, from the latest inks from IMAGINE Crafts to the newest Fall and Holiday stamp releases from Magenta.

Joyeux Noel

This is my first holiday design of 2014! No doubt there will be more.


  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe Northern Pine; Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy; Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost; Clear Embossing Powder
  • Magenta Rubber Stamps ‘branches’ and ‘joyeux noel’ stamps
  • Miscellaneous: small hole punch; silver string; white card stock; shiny red paper


Step 1 – cut a 4″ x 5.25″ card and stamp branches with Luxe Northern Pine and edge with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy. Spray with Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz.


Step 2 – stamp ‘joyeux noel’ on scrap of paper with Pearlescent Poppy and clear emboss, cut down to size and edge with Pearlescent Poppy.

Joyeux Noel Branches

Step 3 – Punch small circles from shiny red paper and adhere to various ‘berries’ on card. Center ‘joyeux noel’ on card and adhere with dimensional tape.  Add silver string and adhere edges to back side of card. Layer front card with red paper, then adhere to card. You could also add some shiny embellishments to add a bit more ‘frost’.



 Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta are offering a total of three different prizes this week as part of this Blog Hop. These prizes include IMAGINE Crafts’ irRESISTible Texture Spray, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Delicata Shimmery Silver and Golden Glitz AND some of the newest releases from Magenta. Take a moment to visit the other featured artists’ blogs listed below and leave a comment on their posts by midnight PST September 21st.  Three winners will be randomly selected from three different blogs from the seven days of the Hop, with one commenter from each blog draw as the winner.

Presenting the other featured projects for today:


Cathy Andronicou


Dianne Johnson



Manon Couture



Jolande van Oosterhout



Mariëtte van Leeuwen


Blog Hop Hint; if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.


28 Responses to A Bit of Christmas

  1. Love the classy look of this x-mas card!

  2. Ina Good says:

    Your card is lovely and thankyou for the tutorial loved how you used the stamp

  3. KT Fit Kitty says:

    This is so beautiful! I make Christmas cards all year long – I love all the products you used to make this! Gorgeous!

  4. Très jolie carte, très festive.

  5. Judy B says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love the stamp and the lovely colors of ink that you used. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. barb macaskill says:

    I just love this stamp!! I am definitely going to be getting the branches stamp!! Your card is simply lovely!! Love the many “berries”, I think they really add so much to this card, taking it from wow to WOW! TFS!

  7. Carla Hundley says:

    Lovely work on your
    Christmas card design!
    Carla from Utah

  8. Carisa says:

    great christmas card – i love the background stamp!

  9. AuntieWatson says:

    Neat way to make the berries.

  10. Monique Lelièvre says:

    I love your card ! Very nice background with the stamp !

  11. Manon says:

    So beautiful!

  12. Sue says:

    So elegant and beautiful!

  13. Heather Thompson says:

    This is just beautiful. Love the background effect of this card.

  14. Dianne Johnson says:

    Gorgeous card! I love how you attached the sentiment.

  15. Jan Westcott says:

    A beautiful car. The background effect is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Debbie Gaetz says:

    Maureen, this is such a beautiful Christmas card. I’m thinking about using that same Magenta stamp the same way for Thanksgiving cards. Love it!

  17. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous card! Love that pretty Luxe Northern Pine color (have to shop for that pad!) on the beautiful branches stamp! Love the detail of the beautiful red berries too!

  18. Cindy C. says:

    What a wonderful way to use that stamp!! Beautiful card!

  19. Vicki Poole says:

    Gorgeous card. Love all the shimmer and shine!

  20. Cheryl says:

    Can’t wait to try this card.

  21. Sylvia Blum says:

    Beautiful card, Maureen! Love the simple elegance and all the shimmer and shine on this 🙂
    Sylvia xx

  22. Viki B says:

    What a pretty card. Love the pop of red.

  23. Helene says:

    Very nice and classy Christmas card…

  24. Love this very simple card for Christmas, makes a production line easier when one does about 200 cards

  25. TracyM #6773 says:

    DELIGHTFUL card Maureen!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT design, the branches are so pretty, especially with the POP of the red rhinestones, LOVE the sentiment and how you have attached it too!!!

  26. Jean Bullock says:

    The delicate stamping on the white background really captures the feel of the season. The little red berries are just the right extra touch and I love how the sentiment panel is tied on like a suspended sign. Excellent card.

  27. Katie B. says:

    This card is so pretty! I love how the punched circles look! Love this branch stamp. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  28. Linda F says:

    I really love this card. Those branches are gorgeous.

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