North Pole Mischief: 2022 Christmas In July

North Pole Mischief is the perfect stamp set for quick and easy cards. While the images are large and easy to color, they add humor to holiday cards. As there are no coordinating dies, North Pole Mischief is ideal for making SIP cards. Not sure what a SIP card is? It’s simply a card made from stamps, ink and paper!

I don’t often do SIP cards. Not because, I don’t like them but more so, I don’t think to do them. But as I gazed at the images, I just wanted to do simple stamping. My goal was an imperfect watercolor look to the images, not perfectly colored and polished looking. The images were lightly colored using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. I chose to use Real Red layered with Real Red Designer Series Paper. On a second card below, the Designer Series Paper was used to “paper piece” a frame around the colored image.

Ready to get started? The video, below, demonstrates how to make the card. Additionally, the measurements, instructions and supply list can be found further down in the post. I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below.

SIP card using North Pole Mischief and watercolor pencils.
North Pole Mischief: 2022 Christmas In July
Images copyright 1990-2022 Stampin’ Up!®


  • Real Red
    • 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Basic White
    • 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside layer)
    • scrap for sentiment
  • Real Red Designer Series Paper
    • 4″ x 5 1/4″ (layer)
  • Shimmer White Cardstock
    • 3″ x 4″
North Pole Mischief with Dog Inside
Images copyright 1990-2022 Stampin’ Up!®

Instructions: North Pole Mischief

  1. Fold card base on score line and burnish with bone folder.
  2. Adhere layer of Designer Series Paper to card front.
  3. Stamp image on 3″ x 4″ layer of Shimmer White using Stazon Jet Black Ink. Allow to dry.
  4. Color image with Watercolor Pencils.
  5. Using Stampin’ Up! Water Painter lightly go over colored images.
  6. Adhere layer to card front using adhesive of choice.
  7. Stamp “Merry Merry” three times. Trim to three separate pieces.
  8. Adhere the three sentiments to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Stamp internal sentiment on Basic White layer.
  10. Stamp three paw prints starting in the lower right corner of the layer.
  11. Adhere layer to inside of card.

Additional Card:

The image on the front of this card was “framed in” by paper piecing four strips of various lengths using the Real Red Designer Series Paper. The strips were positioned and adhered with Multipurpose Glue. The image fit perfectly within the frame.

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  1. Ii love this stamp set. & I’m grateful that you showed a couple cards that you did. They’re so cute. Thanks for the inspiration Kathi!

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