Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Good Tidings for Christmas

I used the Good Tidings stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to create the Christmas card I am sharing with you today.  

Stampin' Up! Good Tidings-Cardiology by Jari

The sketch inspiration is from the challenge over at Just Add Ink this week

Just Add Ink #380

Good Tidings is a two step stamp set, and all of the images except the sentiments are meant to be stamped twice.  Depending on your preference, you can either stamp the more solid image darker or stamp it off on scrap paper, then add the second image on top of it.   And, depending on your preference, you may stamp that second image lighter or darker.  I played around a little with each  set of leaves and berries until I got the coloring I wanted.  If you look carefully on the sheet the stamps come on, it is marked with numbers and letters. (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, etc.)

Stampin' Up! Good Tidings-Cardiology by Jari

I used Old Olive on the holly leaves, Cherry Cobbler on the berries, and Early Expresso on the stem.  Since I was going to fussy cut out the holly, I stamped those images on Whisper White Thick card stock.  

Stampin' Up Good Tidings-Cardiology by Jari

I kept the inside very simple, with just a strip of the same Merry Little Christmas DSP adhered to the side of my Whisper White panel.  The sentiment is also from the Good Tidings stamp set.  

A complete list of supplies and card stock cuts will be at the end of this post. 


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Card stock cuts for the Good Tidings Christmas card

Whisper White Thick 4 1/4 x 11 base; 3 1/2 x 4 holly leaves

Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2), 3 x 3 for  Stitched Shapes square

Cherry Cobbler 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 for scalloped square

Merry Little Christmas DSP 1/2 x 5 1/4 (cut 2)


Stampin’ Up! supplies needed to create the card (click on any photo to purchase from my online store)


Big Shot


Glue Dots



Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow!


  1. Cyndee | |

    Pretty card! I like the font size of this special sentiment. ?

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Cyndee!

  2. Amy Koenders | |

    That’s just beautiful Jari! Love the holly images and the clean design, perfect colors too! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you 🙂

  3. Mary | |

    Absolutely beautiful and perfectly made!! Clean and gorgeous, Jari! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Mary!

  4. Kristi | |

    Jari, love your card! Don’t you just love this set? Your color choice is so crisp and clean. Might have to try your design.

    • Jari Francis | |

      I know, first time using it! Thank you, Kristi!

  5. Susan K | |

    So pretty. Your fussy cutting is amazing! You should do a how to video for us! TFS.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks Susan, it might be a little boring! Ha-ha!!

  6. Nikki Spencer | |

    Totally gorgeous Jari! Love the modern twist on traditional colours and images…beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you!

  7. Di B | |

    Such a lovely, fresh Christmas card, Jari. I love the holly teamed with the bold sentiment. Glad you could play along at Just Add Ink.
    Di 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |


    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much!

  8. Patrice | |

    Such a gorgeous Christmas card, Jari. So beautifully put together. Thank you for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week. x

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much!

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