Stampin’ Up! Totally Trees One Big Meaning Thanks!

Good morning – it’s Saturday and OnStage Local 2016 is finally here!  I hope you’re having a great day – I’m pretty sure I will be!  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and getting a look at what’s coming up in the 2017 Occasions Catalog! 🙂

World Card Making Day was – as is always the case with Brian and Pam – a really fun day!  We saw lots of demonstrations of techniques and the “building blocks” of a card.  I learned some fun new ideas that I’m looking forward to sharing with y’all!

We all got cute little table favors….

The little box on the left had some peppermints and a little wooden stamp from the I Stamped This stamp set!  And on the right….well.  A chocolate chip cookie! 🙂

They’d set up a fun “selfie” station – with a frame with a big red bow on it.  Of course, if you’re holding up the frame it’s pretty hard to take a selfie.  We had to get someone to take the picture for us – which I think makes it a “youie” station! 🙂


That’s me with Beth Hooper, Amy Koenders, Kelly Cannon and Jari Francis!  Amy’s Inkin’ Krew had a good showing at WCMD 2016 – and will be even better at today’s OnStage event! 🙂

More pictures will follow in the next couple of days, but for now, let me show you the card I made for today!  It uses one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog – Totally Trees – and the great One Big Meaning stamp set from the annual catalog.  Take a look-see:

I played along with three challenges with this card.  The first, for the layout, is from Freshly Made Sketches.

My color palette came from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.


And, finally, I played with the What Will You Stamp challenge…

I started with a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP for the card front, matting it onto a Dapper Denim card stock mat.  Next came a strip of Mint Macaron paper from the Presents & Pinecones DSP, also matted on Dapper Denim and SNAILd to the card front.

I added a length of Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon over the DSP strip, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment panel is a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set in Dapper Denim.  I created a sticky note mask, stamping the sentiment on the sticky note and then cutting it out.  I placed the mask over the sentiment and got down to the trees.

I stamped two of the tree images from Totally Trees in Emerald Envy and added the solid “leaves” shape in Mint Macaron.  Then I removed the sticky note mask.

I added three Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes in the bottom corner.  For the mat, I used another piece of Dapper Denim card stock, offsetting it as suggested in the sketch challenge.

I popped the whole sentiment panel over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Totally Trees image in the corner of a Whisper White panel in Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron.

I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat and then into my Emerald Envy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Totally Trees tree on the front….

…and a final tree on the back of the envelope, plus some more Presents & Pinecones DSP on the envelope flap.

Here’s where I’d have put a picture of the back of the envelope.

If I’d taken one.

I have no idea why I didn’t.  And I’m not at home to remedy my faux pas.

So….close your eyes and simply image the serene beauty of the Mint Macaron DSP gracing the flap of my envelope. 🙂

Et Voila!  I just love Totally Trees – the options for arboreal beauty are many with this great set!  And it paired beautifully with the Fancy Frost Specialty DSP.  They created a card with not a “Christmas-y” feeling anywhere to be found!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one 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 $10.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  And you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets!  See my Rewards page for details!

Ordering Special Going on Through 7 Nov!

Double Peppermints
Since Stampin’ Up! is so generously offering a great 25% off on selected stamp sets, as well as letting us order the Stitched Shapes Framleits early, I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for this first week of the sale!

Between now and 7 Nov 16, for all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards points.

For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermint Rewards Points, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 will get the free gift, too, but you’ll want to use your own Host Code!).  Let me know if you have any questions.  

Let’s get ready for the Holidays – Happy Shopping!!

Stitched Shapes Framelits Die Set and Matching Stamp Set Sale


These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be “officially released” in the 2017-2018 annual catalog, but we get to buy them right now!

On top of that, SU! has a great 25% sale off coordinating stamp sets from 1 – 30 November! Click here to open up a PDF with the list of stamp sets that are on sale.  Or – you can go right to them in my Online Store….here! 🙂

And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets sale ends 30 November, you’ll still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date! Cool, huh? 🙂


  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning today! (will continue to be available through the 2017-18 Annual Catalog!)
  • 1 – 30 November 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
  • Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets): 30 November 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

FYI, here are the measurements for the full cutout pieces for the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:

  • Circles:
  • Squares:
  • Ovals:
    1-3/4” x 13/16”
    2-1/4” x 1-5/16”
    2-3/4” x 1-13/16”
    3-1/4” x 2-5/16”

The stitched embossing is approximately 1/16” from the edge of the cutout. So the dimensions are approximately 1/8” smaller than the cutouts.

Saturday – Sunday – Monday.  That’s all the time you have left to take advantage of my Double Peppermint Rewards Points!  Why not take advantage of it and get yourself closer to getting that free $40 gift!?

See you tomorrow!  In the meantime….here I am looking a bit like a doofus with my friend Kelly who’s looking as cute as ever at her very first Stampin’ Up! event since joining under me earlier this year! 🙂





Emerald Envy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (met for Presents & Pinecones DSP Strip); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment mat);

Fancy Frost Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Presents & Pinecones DSP: 1″ x 5 1/8″ (front strip); envelope flap

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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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Totally Trees One Big Meaning Thanks!

  1. bernath


  2. Kay V.

    Your card today is so pretty. TFS. Love the pictures you are sharing too. Looks like loads of fun.

  3. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, I love your card and will definitely make something similar combining the three colors. Have a wonderful time in Atlanta! – Ellie P.S. I hope you’re not missing Finn too much.

    • I do miss him – but I’ve gotten updates from his playdates thru the day and he’s having a great time! Thanks so much, Ellie – and I’d love to see what you create! Send me an e-mail with it! 🙂

  4. Mom

    Fun time!

  5. What an awesome card Mary! I love the shades of green, perfectly created! Had a blast hanging out, stamping and laughing with you today! 🙂

  6. Gorgeous!!!

  7. karrenj

    Your masked sentiment looks fabulous with those cute trees! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  8. This is the perfect theme for these colors! I like the masking technique! What an in testing look! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  9. Beautiful layers! You did a great job using the Totally Trees stamp set. Great Thank You card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  10. Breelin Renwick

    What a great use of the colors from our challenge! I love that you masked the tree for your sentiment! Thank you for playing along at HSS!

  11. I was wondering where that background paper came from. I would never had thought to use it without inking it up. Now that I have that idea I will be using mine more often as I was not happy with the sponging on it. Thanks for inspiring me! So glad you played with us on this challenge.


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