Good Tuesday morning… School starts today for many of the children around here. That reminds me of football games, marching band, cheerleaders, etc. etc. What are some of your mem’ries? And fall leads to Christmas, right? So today’s card is a Christmas card and it reminds me of my father-in-laws Christmas tree farm. His full time job was quite different: he designed engines for airplanes, but he loved his trees. There was a specific time of year for trimming, shaping ~ in hot July & early August. And trees trimmed that summer weren’t sold until at least the following year so the tips grew over. Nowadays when we go looking for a Christmas tree, they have all been recently shaped – ugh. Reminiscing… back to today’s card…

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree in white.1

I chose not to use traditional Christmas DSP on this card, I used Texture Chic Specialty DSP ~ it adds a softness, doesn’t it? I had an aunt that would purchase heavily flocked trees and this sort of reminds me of that. Notice the tree on the left, it isn’t cut out entirely, just the pine boughs – and prior to attaching to your card stock, it’s easy to make those boughs poke out for more of a 3D effect. :O) The smaller tree on the right does the same thing – but it is totally die cut from the card stock. I cut very tiny pieces of dimensionals for the back of this tree to give it some depth. And those bows – are they delicate and sweet or what? They were die cut with the Tree Trimmings Dies as well as the trees: and so were the stars. The Tree Trimmings Dies coordinate (partner) with the Trimming the Tree stamp set in the Annual Catalog. The dies are being offered during the month of September only as part of the Perfect Partners promotion. These dies are wonderful – little ornaments and tree stands, and swags and so much more. But, back to the card. There are some layers here: Texture Chick SDSP, 12 x 12 Gold Foil, Gold 6×6 (as in Gold & Rose Gold 6×6 DSP) and the White Glimmer Paper for one of the stars, and Brushstroke in Soft Succulent (bows and backing to the trees). I’ll add the card cuts at the end of this post.

Stampin' Up! Trtimming the Tree in white, inside.2

For the inside of the card, I stamped the snowflake from the Season of Chic stamp set in VersaMark ink then sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder and heat set. Once cool I used a Blending Brush to add some color – Soft Succulent. The sentiment is stamped in Evening Evergreen ink using the Trimming the Tree stamp set. on a Basic White panel. This was added to a piece of Evening Evergreen card stock, then added to the Soft Succulent card base.

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree in white.3

For the envelope, more of the snowflake Texture Chic SDSP for the flap, trimmed to fit after adhering. And for the envelope front, I stamped the same snowflake from Seasons of Chic stamp set in Soft Succulent ink – two of them stamped-off & one in full strength. I can’t wait to play with these dies again…Tree Trimmings Dies, part of the Perfect Partners promotion! If you already have the Trimming the Tree stamp set, the Tree Trimmings Dies can be purchased separately. If you have neither, they can be purchased together for a 10% discount – how sweet is that!

Some of the products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other catalog available right now is the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog . When ordering, please also use my current host code: TXBWJTMW and remember I offer Star-Studded Rewards. More about the rewards below :O) As a thank you to my customers I also offer a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Two new offerings from Stampin’ Up! Perfect Partners & Weekly Deals. Both started Sep 1! Weekly Deals is during the month of September and each week the offerings for a reduced price changes.Perfect Partners is NEW die sets created to coordinate with existing stamp sets. Here’s more…

Stampin' Up! Perfect Partners promo

stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you and your customers will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more paper-crafting fun! Order now!

AVAILABLE 1–30 September 2022

Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.

Dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period.

Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards. Items can be added to a starter kit.

162526 Apple Harvest Bundle (EN)$53.00 USD

160255 Apple Blossoms Dies $35.00 USD
159944A pple Harvest stamp set $24.00 USD
162519 Fresh Cut Flowers$50.25 USD

160251 Fresh Cut Stems Dies $34.00 USD
159018 Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set $22.00 USD
162521 This Birthday Piggy Bundle $48.50 USD

160254 Playful Piggy Dies $31.00 USD
159107 This Birthday Piggy stamp set $23.00 USD
162522 Trimming The Tree Bundle (EN)$46.75 USD

160256Tree Trimming Dies $34.00 USD
158972Trimming The Tree stamp set $18.00 USD

162520 Waterfall Canyon Bundle $53.00 USD

160252Waterfall Canyon Dies $37.00 USD

158927Waterfall Canyon stamp set $22.00 USD

162529 Yeti To Party Bundle (EN)$41.25 USD

160253 Yeti Dies $28.00 USD

159826 Yeti To Party stamp set $18.00 USD

159826 Yeti To Party stamp set $18.00 USD

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Sep 1-28
  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store beginning 1 September.
  • Please visit my online store here to learn the deals of the week!


Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work – just double the rewards:
For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.
And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!
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