Nov 26 2018

The Reason for the Season – by Holly McMillen

Holly has done it again! She’s created a Christmas card that has me totally smitten – totally! Her unlikely color combination of black and gray for a Christmas card is FABULOUS! The red and white accents just POP off the dark base. Take a look:


I’m so loving this simple layout, allowing that beautiful collage stamp for the names of Jesus to take center stage.

That stamp is one of many in our set appropriately called JESUS.


Holly’s gingham ribbon and die cut poinsettia are the perfect accents.

If you wanted your card totally flat for mailing, eliminating the floral would do the trick and the card would still be simply lovely! I love a simple design with options!!!


Again, I am smitten!

You can find Holly’s post on her blog here.

Holly used:

Stamps: Jesus by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock White

Cardstock – Black, Gray

Dies: Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia

Ink: VersaMark embossed with Embossing Powder Super Fine White

(Used EK Success Powder Tool as anti-static before embossing)

Ribbon: May Arts 7/8″ Gingham – Red

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pearls – Red

Adhesives: Scor Tape, 3D Foam Squares


Jesus by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

This set referencing the names of Jesus is suitable for year round usage. It is so much fun for the Christmas season, but most of the sentiments included are not specific to Christmas.

A wonderful set to add to your collection of Scripture stamps.

Find more Christian/Scripture Stamps here.

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps here.

Layered Poinsettia

Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia

Such a gorgeous and easy to use die for holiday creations!

Find more Christmas dies here.

Find all Spellbinders dies in stock here.

AKB 7.8 Gingham

May Arts 7/8″ Gingham – Red used today

In stock in several different purchase options!

A gorgeous gingham in a nice width.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



Distress Products by Tim Holtz

(including Distress Ink, Oxide Inks, Glitters & more)
Miscellaneous & Stencils by Tim Holtz
Embossing Powders
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