Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Holly Jolly Layers

Hey y’all!  Well – it’s over.  We’ve seen the new 2017 Occasions Catalog.  We’ve perused the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.  We laughed and whoo-hoo’d.

Yes.  Even me.

I’ve pre-ordered some goodies – so I’ll have them to begin sharing projects with you soon!

Tomorrow afternoon – around 3pm Eastern time, I’ll be able to share pictures of the projects displayed at OnStage.  All made with the fun new products we’ll see in January!

You’re gonna like ’em – I promise!  There’s a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for everyone!   And of course – everyone loves Sale-a-bration!

Y’all know about the wonderful background stamp called Merry Medley, right?  So, one of the fun ideas we saw on Friday at the WCMD event was from Pam Morris.  She had taken her Merry Medley stamp and cut it apart into several – maybe….8?  9? – separate stamp sets.  Look at the projects she made for us!

Fun, right?  Now – full disclosure – I wouldn’t do this with my only copy of this stamp.  I like it way too much as a background stamp.  But – if it continues into the Annual Catalog (fingers crossed!) – you can bet I’ll be ordering a second one and cutting it right up! 🙂

But for now….I used Merry Medley in it’s “whole” form and the host-exclusive set Holly Jolly Layers, paired with some Candy Cane Lane DSP to create a fun card.  Take a look-see:

The design for this card comes from this Stamp Ink Paper challenge:

I started by simply SNAILing a piece of Crumb Cake paper from the Candy Cane Lane DSP onto a Real Red card stock mat (yes, Real Red – Crumb Cake – White.  Again.  Cuz it’s good!!)

Then I pulled out Merry Medley and inked it up with Real Red ink. Then I laid a strip of Crumb Cake card stock onto the stamp.  With these large background stamps it’s often easier to lay the stamp rubber-side-up on your work surface, ink it up, and lay your card stock on top.  Then press/rub all over to transfer the image to the card stock.  With the image on the card stock, I SNAILd it to a Real Red mat and then to the card front.

Then I added a piece of Real Red Stitched Edge Ribbon, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

The sentiment, from Holly Jolly Layers – is stamped in Versamark on a piece of Crumb Cake CS, sprinkled with Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heat embossed.  When it was completely cool, I cut it with a scalloped square from the Squares Layering Framelits.  I matted it on a larger scallop edge square and popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card front was done.

I love this Glitter Embossing Powder – it comes in Emerald Envy, too! – it’s fine enough to use with a relatively detailed stamp and it works just like “regular” stampin’ emboss powder!

On the inside, I inked the little candy cane from Holly Jolly Layers in Versamark, stamped it in the corner of a Whisper White panel, and heat embossed it with more of the Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss powder.

I SNAILd it to a Real Red mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

For my Medium Whisper White Envelope, I added another Holly Jolly Layers candy cane to the front – again with the Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder…

…and added some more of the Candy Cane Lane DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Real Red and Crumb Cake come thru again – this time with a little sparkle! – and the Merry Medley stamp set instantly adds Christmas-y impact.  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 more 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.

Add these stamp sets to your stash if you don’t already have ’em, folks!  They’re good ‘un’s! 🙂





Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for Merry Medley strip); 2 1/2″ scallop square (mat for sentiment)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (Merry Medley strip on front);  2 1/4″ scallop square (sentiment)

Candy Cane Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 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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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Holly Jolly Layers

  1. Cool design , Mary, and I love the red glitter! Oh so festive!!

  2. Patricia Allison

    Instead of cutting up the background stamp, I would use markers to ink up the sentiment I wanted to use. Beautiful card, Mary! These reds really make me think of Christmas!

    • That’s how I’d have to do it, too! The nice thing about the cut up version was the ability to use the stamp-a-ma-jig to align the small sentiment. But…cutting it up seemed a little scary!! Thanks, Patricia – the red and crumb cake are indeed very Christmasy! 😊

  3. Karen L.

    Love the card……very nice combo of colors & the red glitter really is a nice touch! Sounds like you had a great couple of fun days & am looking forward to some peeks at what SU has in store for us.

    • We really did! And I can’t wait to share them. I WILL wait – cuz I have to – but it’s going to be hard! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  4. That’s awesome Mary! Love the design and you’ve layered it perfectly. Fantastic colors too! 🙂

  5. What a beautifully designed Christmas card Mary! I love how the scallop edge on the ribbon mimics the scallop edge of the squares. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

  6. Mom

    Very sophisticated.

  7. Great job with the sketch this week Mary. Your Christmas card works perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

  8. Elisha Smith

    Hey! Congratulations on your win! Love your card! I don’t know if I could cut that stamp up either, but Pam certainly made some beautiful cards in doing so:-). Have a great week!

  9. Oh Wow, Mary, you nailed my absolute favorite holiday colors together in this card! There is something about Red and Crumb Cake that just soothes my mind! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week! xo Crystal

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