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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Cane

Good morning! I’ve a fun Christmas card for you today. Why Christmas? Well, it takes me a bit to make all my cards for Christmas mailing AND because the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog goes l-i-v-e for customers to order on Jul 1. And who doesn’t need inspiration? Here ya go…

Sweet Candy Cane.1

What’s more traditional than red & white & candy canes? The DSP is called Sweetest Christmas and it’s a wonderful mix of Real Red, Garden Green, Pool Party & Sweet Sorbet. These candy canes are stamped in Real Red ink on a Basic White panel & die cut with the Candy Canes Dies. With dimensionals on the back they are layered on a circle of Lovely Layers Vellum, die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies and heat embossed with this sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set. How did I do that? Super easy…

  • With a Stamparatus, stamp the Vellum in Real Red ink.
  • Clean the stamp & ink again with VersaMark ink.
  • Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool.
  • Once cool, die cut the Vellum

The circle of Vellum also has dimensionals under the candy canes :O) and is adhered to the two layers of Sweetest Christmas 12×12 DSP. These two layers were added to a panel of Basic White run through the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder. . The Basic White was adhered to Real Red card stock. A 3/8″ Garden Green ribbon from the Ribbon Combo Pack was wrapped around the card and adhered with a glue dot under the bow and all of it added to a Basic White Thick card base.

Sweet Candy Canes.inside

For the inside, the ‘greens’ were stamped in a circle with Garden Green ink. The is a distinctive stamp and I love the depth of color. I’m calling these mistletoe leaves :O) The sentiment from Sweet Candy canes stamp set is stamped in Real Red ink on Basic White and die cut with the second smallest circle of the Stylish Shapes Dies. This was added over the mistletoe leaves with liquid glue. The Basic White panel was adhered to a piece of Real Red slightly larger, then added to the inside of the card.

Sweet Candy Canes,3

The envelope got more of the same Sweetest Christmas 12×12 DSP on the flap and a narrow strip added to the front of the envelope as well. And there you have it! It’s ready for mailing… in a few months :O)

All this week I’m sharing cards made with products from the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog. I hope you like the inspiration. Products to make this card are from the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog and can’t be shown below. They CAN be ordered Jul 1!!! If you do not have a demonstrator and need those catalogs or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers 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)

Sweet Candy Cane Bundle 161052

Sweetest Christmas 12×12 DSP 159559

Ribbon Combo Pack 159577

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Decorated w/ Happiness #2

Good Saturday morning! It’s a goin’ to be a hot one today. I’ll need to get outdoor chores done ASAP, but I do want to share this card with you first. It’s yesterday’s card in different colors – monochromatic if you will, and I like it even better.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2.1

The card base is Smoky Slate, inks for pine boughs & sentiment are also Smoky Slate; Silver Foil for the bell, pine boughs and stars; Shaded Spruce for the small boughs & Cherry Cobbler for the ‘smoosh’ behind the bell; and Whisper White for the snowflakes. And – you can see the Jingle Bell Trinket – I love the added touch and it doesn’t bother me that it contrasts with the foil.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2, inside

The inside I did just a bit differently from yesterdays card – by adding the pine bough. Inks are Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler & Shaded Spruce stamped on a Basic White panel.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2.3

The envelope is very similar to yesterday’s card – just using Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler. And here are the photos for yesterday’s card…

Decorated w/ Happiness
Decorated w/ Happiness

Products to make this card are from the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog and can’t be shown below. They CAN be ordered Jul 1!!! If you do not have a demonstrator and need those catalogs or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers 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)

Decorated with Happiness Bundle… 159711

Jingle Bell Trinkets… 159980

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Decorated w/ Happiness

Happy Friday! We have had some stunning weather here on the East Coast… and we have taken advantage! I hope you are able to ‘get out & enjoy’ in your area of the country :O) My card for today is… guess what… a Christmas card! Whoweee! The stamp bundle comes from the upcoming, soon to be order-able Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog. I was inspired by a card on page 27, just changed up a bit.

Decorated w/ Happiness.1

The card base is Garden Green and I’ve used Garden Green ink to stamp the pine branches in a couple of different directions. They don’t show much as the are nearly covered with the die cut pine branches from the Decorated Pine Dies from Gold Foil. (cut 2 and add to card front with dabs of liquid glue) I then stamped the ‘snow’ in Whisper White ink all over the card. Truthfully, this stamp was too busy for me – I much prefer the snowflake stamp in the Decorated with Happiness stamp set! So use that if you decide to CASE this card. Next step was to die cut the Basic White banner using the Painted Label Dies. I die cut three small pine fronds in Garden Green card stock, adhered them w/ liquid glue to the banner, stamped the ‘smoosh’ in Real Red ink as a background to the bell. Die cut the bell and several gold stars using more of the dies in this bundle. Adhere the bell with liquid glue over the ‘smoosh’, then the very cute Jingle Bell Trinket with a glue dot.. Put dimensionals on the back of the banner and add to the card front. Adhere stars with dabs of liquid glue – and the card front is done!

Decorated w/ Happiness, inside

For the inside… stamp the sentiment from Decorated with Happiness in Garden Green ink on the Basic White panel, then add the darling ornament stamp in Real Red ink – also from the same stamp set; adhere to the inside of the card :O)

Decorated with Happiness.3

The envelope is just wonderful – at least I think so. The same pine fronds from Decorated w/ Happiness stamp set were stamped on the envelope front & flap. I stamped the same ornament from inside the card in Real Red ink to bring the card & envelope together. L-o-v-e!

Products to make this card are from the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog and can’t be shown below. They CAN be ordered Jul 1!!! If you do not have a demonstrator and need those catalogs or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers 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)

Decorated with Happiness Bundle… 159711

Jingle Bell Trinkets… 159980

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold with Caroling Mice for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! You may have come over from visiting the creative Tara Carpenter – didn’t she have something fun? OR… you may be just ‘hopping’ in :O). Whatever the case, may you enjoy the creations you see today.

Our challenge this week is ‘Critters’ and we can interpret that any way we like. I chose Caroling Mice, which is a new HOST stamp set in the July – December Mini Catalog. You should have received yours from me by now… if not and you don’t have a demonstrator, let me know!

And here’s my card. Hubby & I are in a choir and this just seemed too fun to pass up – and a Christmas card already!

Caroling Mice Z-Fold.1

The larger Z-fold card base is Garden Green, scored and with Real Red card stock added to the two end panels. The middle panel is Real Red Glimmer Paper, part of the Real Red & White 6×6 Glimmer Paper pack. The DSP adhered to the two end panels is Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 cut to size. Card cuts are at the end of this post.

The smaller z-fold is a card base of Garden Green again, but this time I used the Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 DSP for base layers on all three panels then a stamped panel of Basic White. Of course the stamped panels are from the Caroling Mice stamp set, stamped in Memento ink for the mouse and Garden Green ink for the tree. I colored the mouse with Watercolor Pencils and used the Blender Pen to smooth the pencil lines. :O) The music notes are stamped in Memento ink & colored with the Basic Black Marker. I added Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins in both Sweet Sorbet & Garden Green to enhance those stamped panels.

To adhere the two Z-folds together, I centered the smaller Z-Fold (closed) on the largest of the large Z-fold and adhered it in place. I closed the larger Z-Fold card and adhered the smaller Z-Fold to the front panel with liquid glue just on the left portion of the smaller Z-fold. Voila! done… When the card is closed, the smaller Z-fold totally covers itself :O) See photo 1

Caroling Mice Z-Fold.2
Caroling Mice Z-Fold.3

I turned the card over and adhered another Real Red panel to the largest of the sections on the back. I stamped the three Caroling Mice in Memento ink, then VersaMark ink, then sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. I ran it through the Stitched With Whimsy Dies to give it a fun border, then colored the singing mice with Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen. I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink using the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set from the same July-December Mini Catalog. I adhered this completed Basic White panel to the back of the card and my first Christmas Card of the 2022 season is done!!! Who would have guessed… here it is only Jun 16!!!

Caroling Mice Z-Fold.4

Fun card, right? The Z-fold is so easy… The main trick is centering the first panel, then the other goes on easily… bing, bang, boom.

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers 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)

Please visit the others on the hop by using the ‘next’ or ‘previous’ buttons. You may also choose a name & click on that to take you to their post. Have fun Hopping! Now visit the fabulous Amy Koenders.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright – you are here 🤗

Products to make this card…

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Order info…

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are too!

Larger Z-Fold

  • Card base – Garden Green: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2
    • Real Red panels: 2 5/8 x 4 1/8; 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
    • Sweet Candy Cane DSP: 2 1/2 x 4; 4 x 5 1/4
  • Smaller Z-Fold
  • Card Base – Garden Green: 3 x 8 1/4 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2
    • Sweet Candy Cane: (3) 2 5/8 x 2 7/8
    • Basic White: (2)2 1/2 x 2 5/8

Back panel

  • Real Read 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Basic White 4 x 5 14

Stampin’ Up! Words of Cheer Notecards

Hi friends. It’s Saturday and the last day of our OnStage@Home Stampin’ Up virtual convention :O(. There is always lots of inspiration and ideas AND the viewing of the next Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog + the Sale-a-bration items as well!. Oh my! Some really fun new products that I think you’re going to love. Can’t wait to share the catalog with you… but not just yet. We have to wait a bit for that. My notecards today are a direct CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of Tami Wilson. I used some different ribbons, but the idea is strictly hers. Give credit where credit is due, right? With various card stocks and DSP, these would be perfect thank you notes, sympathy cards, etc. Of course, change the sentiment as well 😏…

Words of Cheer Notecards.1

These are so fun & easy I couldn’t resist – and they are the perfect size to use as a gift or a thank you. They would fit in our mini Paper Pumpkin boxes if you wanted to get really fancy. :O)

Here are the details:

  • Basic White notecards & Envelopes
  • Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP cut to 2 3/4 x 5
  • Cork Paper cut to 1 1/4 x 5 then die cut with the Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Black card stock cut to 1 1/2 x 2 1/4
    • stamp with VersaMark ink using the Whimsy & Wonder stamp set, then heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.
    • Die cut with Tailor Made Tags Dies.
  • Soft Succulent card stock 1 1/2 ” square: die cut holly leaves from the Christmas Cheer Dies.
  • Evening Evergreen card stock 1 1/2″ square: die cut pine sprigs from the Christmas Cheer Dies.

Putting it together:

  • Adhere the DSP to the far right side of the Note Card
  • Adhere the Cork die cut near the fold and just covering the DSP
  • Wrap the notecard three to four times with Linen Thread and tie a bow. (I also used White Bakers Twine & Red Crochet thread)
  • Add the die cut sentiment panel with dimensionals
  • decorate with the pine sprigs and holly leaves, adding with glue dots or dabs of liquid glue
  • add Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. If you want you can also add Genial Gems in the gold or Gilded Gems for extra bling
  • adhere the bow to the sentiment panel with a glue dot to secure in place.
Words of Cheer Notecards.2

Aren’t these sweet? I can’t wait to create more of these with other card stocks and DSP! What about you? Want to make some with me? OK… let’s connect and see how we can make that happen! Below is the shopping list.

Hi everyone! Did you enjoy the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop yesterday? Fun projects, right? Here’s what I’m encouraging and sharing with you: join to become a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. You may do that with me – here. Joining during the month of November is $75 to create your own ‘starter kit’ ~ but you receive $125 worth of products that you get to choose. When you join, that’s free shipping for that one time, and I must say, I haven’t seen a $75 joining deal like this in my time with Stampin’ Up! This is a sweet package. Start with Savings is what they’re calling the joining promotion.

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Also during a very specified time in November (16-18) is a promotion of products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Joining during that period will bring more savings, more bargains your way. I cannot encourage you enough to make good use of these two promotions. Join with me during those specified days – Nov 16-18 and get bargains galore. Again… you may do that with me – here. As a demonstrator you will continue to enjoy 20-25% off every order through Stampin’ Up! If you join Nov 16, once you have your new Demonsrator ID #, you can order even more of these amazing products at an additional 20% off – through the 18th of November.

Below are the details of the November 16-18 promotion.

PROMOTION PERIOD: 16–18 NOVEMBER 2021

  • The sale will run for three days only.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.
  • The sale is available through both online store purchases and demonstrator orders.

ORDER PERIOD

  • Phone: 16 November 2021 at 7:00 AM (MT) to 18 November 2021 at 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: 16 November 2021 at 12:00 AM (MT) to 18 November 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click on the flyer at right & it will show the list of the sale items & sale prices.

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Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 62EHPGHC I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you! And… as a reminder – during the month of November only, joining is $75 and the products with joining are $125 worth of product ~ your choice too! Just sayin’, I haven’t seen this kind of deal since joining as as demo several years ago. This is the time!

Stampin’ Up! Painted Christmas Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi folks ~ it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you’ve come from the talented Tara Carpenter, welcome to my blog. The theme this week is Christmas and I’ve chosen to do a sort of flap card that can also be used for a gift card. It’s super easy to do and the Painted Christmas DSP is perfect on the card.

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Aren’t the colors wonderful in this DSP? I love all the shades of green with the sparkle of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Notice how the tip of the flap goes into the corner? If you decide to insert a gift card, simply leave the card front free & not insert it into the corner piece. It works just as easily either way. Now for directions…

Basics:

  • Cut the card base to 4 1/4 x 11 and score at 5 1/2, then remove a panel 2 3/4 x 4 1/4. Save this panel for the flap. 🙂 I used Evening Evergreen for this. Cut a 2″ square then trim it diagonally point to point and set it aside.
  • Cut the next layer: 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 ( cut 2), 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the inside. I used Pear Pizzazz for this step.
  • Cut DSP panels: 2 1/2 x 4 (cut 2 coordinating pieces). I used Painted Christmas DSP and simply turned one of the panel to the other side.
  • Stamp the sentiment on a Basic White piece with Garden Green ink and the Christmas to Remember stamp set. Die cut the panel with the Seasonal Labels Dies.
  • Stamp leaves from the Christmas Season stamp set, both in Pear Pizzazz and Soft Succulent inks on Basic White scraps. Die cut with the Seasonal Labels Dies.
  • Stamp the inside Basic White panel with Real Red ink using the Christmas to Remember stamp set, centering the sentiment. Keep in mind the placement for the sentiment as it needs to ‘hide behind’ the front flap of the card.
  • Stamp the envelope while you’re at it – so all the stamping is done. I again used Real Red ink and the sentiment from Christmas to Remember stamp set.

Now let’s put this together…

  • Adhere the Pear Pizzazz panels to the card: front panel, flap panel and the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the DSP panels: front panel & the flap panel. Remember to reverse one side for contrast.
  • Adhere the inside sentiment panel.
  • Adhere the diagonal panel (Evening Evergreen) to the lower right corner with Tear n Tape cut in half lengthwise. Attach the Tear n Tape to the bottom of the diagonal and the right side. Because of the layers this piece needs to be held firmly in place, bottom and side, but still allow the flap to be inserted. Remember if you do not want to insert the flap it can be used for a gift card. You also do not have to add this piece!
  • Add the flap panel to the front, centering it. This will be about 1/2″ from the fold and 3/4″ from the top. I use my grid paper to keep things straight.
  • Attach the front sentiment with dimensionals. Add the die cut leaves with liquid glue. I slipped one under the front sentiment. The other I attached to the banner itself: glue on the portion on the banner & dimensionals on those off the banner.
  • Add three Red Rhinestone Jewels to the flap.This added color just brings the card to life!
Painted Christmas Flap Fold.2

You can see here that I die cut another of the fronds and added it to the side of the sentiment. It brings the design of the DSP inside and brings the theme all together. I attached another Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel to bring more glam to the inside ~ and love it!.

Painted Christmas Flap Fold.3

I added another piece of the Painted Christmas DSP to the envelope flap & trimmed it to fit. And the Merry Christmas sentiment was stamped in the beginning when all stamping was done.

What do you think? Fun, easy card and it could be created in multiples if you wanted to. Change the card base, change the DSP, change the sentiment, leave the diagonal panel for the gift card or don’t add it. Lots of options. And there’s no waste – you use all the pieces of the original cut of the card base ~ another plus!

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 62EHPGHC I offer my customers 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Now it’s time to move on to see all the wonderful creations this week. You may click on the name or use the next button to go to Amy Koenders.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Snowman and Tree Christmas Tags

Hi Folks! How’s your Sunday so far? We’re really just getting started here on the East coast. After the gusts of wind and rain, today might be peaceful, weather-wise. Today’s project is kinda fun – Christmas tags! Does it seem too early? Well, not really, it’s less than eight (8) weeks away! YIKES! And today is Trick or Treat Day – quite a contrast to Christmas. We’ll see lots of goblins and vampires today. I love our neighborhood – lots of kids around. 🤗

Today’s post…

Snowman & Tree C’mas Tags

Cute, right? All the tags have a second panel that is retired DSP from Sale-a-bration. What did I do here…

  • Basic White card stock cut 4 1/4 x 11, then trimmed each one to 2 x 4 1/4; DSP same process
  • Punch each top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, including the DSP panel behind it
  • Use a sponge dauber & Sahara Sand ink to color the edges of all Basic White tags
  • For the snowman…
    • stamp the sentiment from Encircled in Warmth in Evening Evergreen ink
    • stamp the snowman from Snowman Season in Evening Evergreen ink
    • color the scarf with Real Red marker; the nose with Pumpkin Pie marker – this doesn’t bleed through!
    • thread ribbon through… I used both red & white crochet thread – about 8 1/2′ long
  • For the trees
    • I stamped the tree from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink, then punched it out with the Pine Tree Punch
    • I added various widths of DSP (Peaceful Prints) to the bottom of the tag, then added the tree – on dimensionals
    • The last step was to stamp the sentiment from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in either Real Red ink or Evening Evergreen. The red trees were punched from the retired Sale-a-bration DSP, Peaceful Prints
    • The stars on these trees came from Gold Foil or the white foil from the Wonderful Snowflakes and die cut with Stitched Stars Dies
    • There are two stamped tags with trees – and I probably should replace these so the trees are all using the Pine Tree Punch.. but… the stamped trees came from Evergreen Elegance stamp set and were stamped in Evening Evergreen ink. I added Red Rhinestone Jewels to one of the trees and dots of Shimmery Crystal Effects to the tallest tree. You MUST let this dry throughly!!!

And that’s it… a fun project you could get your kids doing too. In lieu of peaceful Prints DSP I highly recommend Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP, Gingerbread & Peppermint 6×6 DSP, Painted Christmas DSPSweet Stockings DSP. You may need to change up the inks to coordinate with those papers, but this would totally work :O) I hope you enjoyed my project today.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats handmade!

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Stampin’ Up! Criss Cross Card w/ Painted Christmas

This was such a fun, easy card to make and I like that it’s an ‘out of the ordinary’ color for a Christmas card :O) Yep, I used Calypso Coral for the card base on this card. Stampin’ Up! lists all the coordinating colors for its DSP on the packaging and Calypso Coral was listed. When I put it with the DSP I wanted to use, I liked it ~ so here we are. I used Cherry Cobbler for the sentiments and i like how it coordinates and brings out the darker colors of the DSP. And these pine needles bunches were extras from a project some time ago, die cut with the Christmas Pinecone Dies: Evening Evergreen and Basic White card stocks and they bring out the pine needles of the DSP. How clever is that!

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Basics:

  • Cut the card stock base 4 1/4 x 11 & score at 5 1/2 (Calypso Coral)
  • Cut from outside top corner to the fold line – see photo 2
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  • Cut a piece of DSP 4 x 5 1/4 (Painted C’mas)
  • With whatever design you want on the front right panel, have that side face up & cut it on the diagonal, corner to corner, keeping in mind the direction of the design
  • Flip one side over and adhere to card front: card front has been folded back on itself so diagonal is going different direction, see photo 3
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  • Adhere other DSP panel to remaining piece cut from original card base.
  • Adhere diagonal panel to the card front. see photo 4
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The card opens with the fold on the left, but this looks cool and is easy to do. Now we decorate the front & the inside.

  • I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut the sentiment panels: Calypso Coral for the larger piece and Basic White for the sentiment itself.
  • The sentiment comes from C’mas to Remember stamp set & is stamped w/ Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • I added three Genial Gems to the banner in green.
  • The pine boughs were die cut using the C’mas Pinecone Dies, adhered together slightly offset then cut apart. The paper is Evening Evergreen & Basic White
  • These were adhered to the larger banner with liquid glue, then the sentiment banner atop that on dimensionals. The banner was adhered in place with liquid glue
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For the inside, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink using another phrase from C’mas To Remember stamp set. When stamping the sentiment, you do want to make certain it isn’t going to show when the card is closed. hint, hint. I stamped the pine boughs in second generation Evening Evergreen ink, then the stem for the berries in full strength. These come from the C’mas Season stamp set. The berries were stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink, also second generation. I added three more Genial Gems around the sentiment then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.And the card is done!

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For the envelope I cut a strip 2 1/4 x 6 from Soft Succulent card stock and ran it through the Wintry 3D EF, then adhered it to the flap & trimmed to fit. I then stamped the same grouping of pine boughs & berries as done on the inside of the card. They come from the C’mas Season stamp set. LOVE! This is fresh & bright. Such a fun & easy card to do.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card!

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Stampin’ Up! Eden Wreath C’mas

Hello TGIF! We got our boat put away this week, before the winds and rain. When I say put away – that means we got it to our winter storage marina, they took it out, cleaned the bottom, removed the mast & put it on it’s trailer. But it isn’t parked yet in it’s permanent spot so we can’t cover it. 😦 With all the rain, it is now full of water and we’ll have to drain it before covering. Draining isn’t that difficult or time consuming, we just don’t know when it will get moved so it’s a ‘things happen in stages’ kind of thing – better known as a ‘waiting game’.

Let me tell you about getting it to the wintering marina because, you are going to belly laugh. This is a little sailboat – 16′, no motor. This time of year winds are either pretty fierce or non-existent and sailing in a little boat during fierce winds is not a good idea. We have to choose – and we chose a day when the winds were to be about 6 -8 mph, which is perfect. But guess what – there was next to no wind and we still had to move the boat, cause weather was setting in and we had to have it out of its slip. We paddled… and paddled… and paddled some more. Let me just say, we’ve had this boat since 1998 and there is always a new experience awaiting us. Thanks for listening/ reading, whatever. Life is all about new experiences and how we handle them, right?

The card for today is more of the Eden’s Garden products. It’s just beautiful DSP and the dies are fun. Remember it will be available to you Nov 2 so gear up.

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The card base is Evening Evergreen; the next is Gold Foil and the gorgeous DSP is Ever Eden DSP that will be available only while supplies last – just sayin’ don’t wait if you want it. (My HOST CODE is listed later in this post!) The wreath is made with one of the dies in the Eden Dies I cut apart once it was die cut. (Let’s be clear… die cut the piece from Basic White card stock, then cut the paper apart – NOT THE DIE!) I played around with the cut pieces to make this the way I wanted it and used a circle template to try & keep it round. Once I had it the way I wanted, I put cut dimensionals on the back and adhered each section, sometimes layering. I added the bow using the Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent, then added a length of Simply Elegant Trim in gold and attached it with a glue dot. The final step to the wreath was to add some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

The final step was a sentiment and I chose to use Evergreen Elegance stamp set for that. I love the font! I stamped it in VersaMark ink on a Basic White strip, sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder over it and heat set. Then I fussy cut it… the angles were just right to enhance the look of the wreath :O) I put dimensionals on the back and put it in place, then added three more Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit more elegance.

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I stamped the sentiment – again from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set, in Evening Evergreen ink. There were some pieces of wreath remaining from the original die cut and I wanted use them, so adhered them with liquid glue. I think they add a nice touch. This was adhered to the inside of the card and the card itself was done.

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For the envelope, I stamped one of the ‘fronds’ from Eden’s Garden stamp set in Soft Succulent ink onto the front of the envelope, the top & bottom in full strength, the middle in second generation. I covered the flap in another piece of the Ever Eden SDSP, trimmed it to fit & voila – the set was complete. :O) I really, really like this card: maybe it’s the colors, or the glam from the rhinestones, or the glitter of the sentiment, or the ribbon, or the SDSP ~ whatever it is, I like it.

If you would like to make this card, remember you can do one of two things: become a demonstrator & order now (you may do that here to do that with me) or order Nov 2 as a customer so you don’t miss out (Click here for that).

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy sending them a handmade card.

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