Stampin’ Up! Christmas Pines for a Merry Medley!

It’s….. say it with me!…..HAWWWWMP Day!!!  And I have a Duck-Duck update.  The update is that…there is no update!  Yes, it’s true.  

There’s been not a word.

Not a cackle.

Not a cluck or a chuckle.

Not a Twitter nor a tweet.

She doesn’t write.  She doesn’t call.  She unfriended me on Facebook.  I think she filed for emancipation.

We’ve been totally abandoned.

Ahhh-goose….fickle is thy name.

Sorry, folks – guess the stories about Duck-Duck’s eccentricities are lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry….Clementine…

Whoops – segued into a song there for a second! 🙂

So, on to the card.  It’s another 2016 Holiday Catalog sneak peek – this time you get to see the fun Merry Medley background stamp…

Merry Medley - Stamps-N-Lingers
…and some more of the Christmas Pines bundle.

Christmas Pines Bundle - Stamps-N-Lingers
When I combined them with some Presents & Pinecones DSP and added one Swirly Scribble die cut, here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Christmas Pines Merry Medley 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
My layout was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch #460 – although as you can see, I turned it on its side.

MM460 Sketch
This card, like a few others, started as a CASE of a card in the new catalog – and that’s where my Merry Medley card front originated.  For that, I inked the background stamp in Whisper White Craft Ink, and stamped it on Basic Black card stock.  Now, Whisper White Craft ink is a bit…different.  It’s….goopier?  Or maybe that’s just mine.  Regardless – since the stamp is so big, I laid it upside down on my work table, rubbed the ink on it (very lightly, rubbed the pad side-to-side on the stamp), then carefully laid my card stock on the panel and rubbed it all over to transfer the image.

And that was the end of the CASE! 🙂

Christmas Pines Merry Medley 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
After I lifted the card stock from the stamp, I matted it on a piece of Crumb Cake.  The center panel is a piece of Cherry Cobbler design paper from Presents & Pinecones, also matted on Crumb Cake.

My circle element starts with a die cut from the ever-popular Swirly Scribbles, cut in Crumb Cake card stock, which acts as a wreath base.  Eeeeeevrry wreaaaaath has a baaaaaasee….

Oh, sheesh, sorry!  Maybe I’m tired – I keep typing into song….

Anywho – I cut the Swirly Scribble wreath to give me something to build on and help make the circle.  I cut several of the smallest pine boughs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, from Garden Green card stock, and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to the wreath.  

Then I used a little more of that Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

Christmas Pines Merry Medley 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers
To stay true to the sketch, I let the edge of the wreath slide off the edge of the card, then I snipped the excess.

The sentiment is a piece of Whisper White card stock, that I punched the top of with my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and rounded the bottom corners of with my Project Life Corner Punch.

Then I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Pines in Cherry Cobbler and added the little leaves shapes in Garden Green

Christmas Pines Merry Medley 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I stamped the pinecone base images in Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand and then used Soft Suede to stamp two different designs over the top.  These are the smaller pine cones in the set – and I used the small die in Pretty Pines to cut them out.  I also cut one of the little berry shapes out in Copper Foil and then cut it apart so I had several little berried to stick in my “bunch”!

Christmas Pines Merry Medley 8 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Using Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue again, I built my little pine cone bunch, with the last cone being popped on with Stampin’ DImensionals.  I also cut a little bow from Cherry Cobbler with the die in Pretty Pines, and stuck it on with a Glue Dot.  In the interest of more-is-better, I made a little Copper Metallic Thread bow, adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue, and finished it off with a Garden Green Enamel Shape.  Then I popped the tag on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

Christmas Pines Merry Medley 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
On the inside, I kept it basic and simple, SNAILing a piece of the Presents & Pinecones DSP, matted on Crumb Cake, to a Whisper White panel, which I also matted on Crumb Cake.  I added a few of the tiny leaves images in Garden Green and that was it.

Christmas Pines Merry Medley 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I SNAILd the liner in to my Cherry Cobbler card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I reprised the Garden Green leaves from Christmas Pines on the front…

Christmas Pines Merry Medley 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers
…and gave it a custom envelope flap with more of the Presents & Pinecones DSP.

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Et Voila!  I love this color combo – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Basic Black – I think it’s a great Christmas-y theme.  And the Merry Medley is going to be a favorite, I can tell.  I don’t have to say anything about Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines, do I?  

You already know.

Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.



2016 Holiday Paper Shares Collage2916 Holiday RibbonsEmbellishments

Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!

12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP  (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP  (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)

New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)

10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box

Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

It’s Time to Start Spending Your Bonus Days Coupons!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Here are the details:

  • There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
  • During the redemption period, shipping and tax will be calculated based on your order total after your coupon codes have been applied.
  • Coupon codes may only be redeemed once. Codes are redeemed when an order is closed using the codes. If a closed order using a code (or multiple codes) is cancelled, the coupon code(s) cannot be “un-redeemed” for use on a new order.


Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016

Redemption Deadlines:  August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Those of you who’ve ordered from me in the past year – be looking for your Holiday Catalogs this week!  If you’re not a current customer, but would like to be, head over to my Contact page and request one for yourself! 🙂

P.S  I found out today that my first Christmas Pines card – see it here – was selected as a winner over at Freshly Made Sketches!  Thanks to all the ladies over there for selecting my card!  Y’all take a few minutes to go check out all the great cards and other winners!  Here’s a link.

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      Christmas Pines, Pretty Pines and Merry Medley can’t show up here yet! Just a few more weeks…. 🙂


Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for Presents & Pinecones panel); Swirly Scribbles die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment tag)
Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)
Garden Green Card Stock:  Pretty Pines thinlits die cuts

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Christmas Pines for a Merry Medley!

  1. So pretty Mary! Love the way that your background turned out and your pinecones are just perfect. I definitely need to CASE that! 🙂

  2. Elisha

    Great card! I SO appreciate your attention to detail:-).

  3. Mom


    Ah, Duck Duck. She is lost and gone forever…

  4. Karen L.

    Great looking card!! I am already thinking of my Christmas card design for this year!! So many ideas & so little time!! Oh, geez, I must have run-a-muck as well. I am so sorry to hear that Duck Duck has turned up her snobby beak…..well, it was fun for a while!! Hang in there!!

  5. Great results with your white ink! I have not had such nice looking stamping with it so far, but I love how you did your card. So many beautiful details! Merry merry!

    • It’s a bit persnickety, for sure – this one wasn’t my first attempt…there MIGHT be a not-so-good version on the BACK of this one! .;) Thanks, Jari! 🙂

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