Stampin’ Up! Father Christmas for a Single Stamp Set Sunday!

Well, I failed in my plan to get into another hoarder-hide-away. 🙁  Just didn’t want to – I wanted to make a card or two!  So that’s what I did and we’ll get right to it, cuz I figure y’all have things to do today, yes?  Let’s all delude ourselves that I’m going to do what I need to do today, too, shall we?  If we all believe, it could happen!

The stamp set I used today is one that caught my eye from the moment I saw it in the new Holiday Catalog.  Father Christmas – is a beautiful, vintage-y set, just itching to be front and center on your Christmas cards this year.

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I did it up in classic vintage colors – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.  Take a look-see:

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I started by stamping Father Christmas himself, in Early Espresso ink, on Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I used my Blender Pens to add the color.  Cherry Cobbler for his Santa-suit, Always Artichoke for the tiny tree, Crumb Cake for his satchel and the teddy bear, So Saffron for his watch and the trumpet, Pool Party for the drum and Calypso Coral for the clown.  Then I used my White Stampin’ Chalk Marker to color the furs on his suit and his beard.

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Then I cut him out with an Oval Layering Framelit die and lightly flicked the edges with a sponge dipped in Crumb Cake.  Then I matted it on a scalloped-edge oval cut from Always Artichoke.

For the images on the card front, I used the marker-to-rubber inking technique, using my Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake markers, for both images.  I also used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to be sure it all lined up.  As with the oval, I flicked the edges with my Crumb Cake sponge.

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I pulled out my new Warmth & Cheer and Presents & Pine Cones Washi Tapes and laid three different Cherry Cobbler designs across the center of the panel.  Over that I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to lay down a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  Finally, I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler ribbon from the new 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

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I popped my Father Christmas oval over the top of the washi and ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used another panel of Crumb Cake and added the image to the top and bottom.  I continued to use the marker-to-rubber inking technique so that the look would stay the same throughout the card!

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And I added the second sentiment, using the Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler markers.  I matted it on Always Artichoke and then SNAILd it into my Cherry Cobbler card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

On my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I added more of the Cherry Cobbler design Washi Tape – two strips on the front…

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…and three on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  One stamp set yields big Christmas-y impact!  I love how this looks old-fashioned, with a vintage flair!  Hope you like it as well.

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


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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 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.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free!

Here’s the deets!

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  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll see you bright and early on Monday, y’all!



Soon, folks, soon I’ll be able to give you links to the Father Christmas stamp set, the Washi Tape and the new ribbons!!


Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for Father Christmas)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ oval (Father Christmas)


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13 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Father Christmas for a Single Stamp Set Sunday!

  1. Wow!! You’ve used that stamp set to absolute perfection Mary!! The colors are beautiful and your stamping and sponging is fabulous. Love every detail on this card! 🙂

  2. Mom

    Really beautiful! So vintage. So nicely done.
    And company shouldn’t be looking in your closets anyway!

  3. Lois Ritter

    As usual, the set didn’t appeal but you have done a nice job and now I NEED it

  4. Just stunning! I love this vintage set and you’ve done a beautiful job!

  5. Thanks, Jari! 🙂

  6. This is so so stunning Mary!!

  7. Thanks much, Jaime 🙂

  8. Dona

    Love the set and your card.

  9. lwgeiger2015

    Lovely cards!

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