Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns ‘Tis the Season

Mornin’, y’all! It’s Monday again! No telling what we’re in for today as far as weather goes. Just know that, if the power goes out for any length of time…we’ll be using the generator to keep food cold. So… that might put tomorrow’s blog post in question. You’ll know tomorrow!

If you were able to join me last night on my FB Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not – then here’s a link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to watch! 🙂  This one uses the really fun Merry Patterns stamp set – which is available exclusively to folks who host a workshop or place an individual order of $300 or more between now and the end of October!  

I added some Christmas Around the World plaid DSP and this is what resulted.  Take a look-see:  

The layout was inspired by this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.


I started by Fast Fusing a piece of the Christmas Around the World DSP to a Real Red mat for the card front.

I made the sentiment portion from a piece of Whisper White – also matted on Real Red card stock. Then I stamped the outline of the sentiment from Merry Patterns in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Using Real Red ink, I added the pretty fill-in for the sentiment.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to the card front.

I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Whisper White card stock and matted it on a Real Red scallop circle.  Then I stamped the outline of the candle image in Tuxedo Black.

There are two candle fill-in images in the stamp set.  I stamped one in Garden Green and the other in Real Red.  Then I added the little flames in Daffodil Delight.

Because it was there – and I like pines – I added the little pine bough in Garden Green under the candles – then I popped the circle on over the sentiment panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it off, I tied a small bow from Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Finally, I added three Black Rhinestone Jewels to the sentiment flourish.

On the inside, I added a second Merry Patterns sentiment in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the candles again – same colors, only this time, I stamped each image off twice before stamping the panel.  That way it was all light enough to not overpower the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a reprise of the Merry Patterns candles – in full strength ink cross the front…

…and some more Christmas Around the World DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This stamp set is so much fun – with all the possibilities of the multi-step stamped images.  I’d love to help you get it for yourself to help make wonderful Christmas cards this year and…well…for many seasons to come! 🙂  There are more details down below!




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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  <!– The Merry Patterns stamp set is only available as part of the special Merry Patterns Host Promotion!


Basic Gray Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ scallop circle (mat for candles); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″  (mat for sentiment)

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

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn-Fan Fix  

So – as I write this on Saturday evening, we’ve gotten ourselves ready for the arrival of Irma tomorrow.

As ready as we can get for a Tropical Storm, I suppose.

Food – check.

Water – check.

Generator close to house – check.

Horses set – check.

Fuel in all the vehicles and extra for the Genny – check!

Finn helped.  Cuz…that’s what he does.  Here he’s monitoring his dad filling gas cans.

Reporting in – all’s well, Mom.  Dad is filling every tank and can.  As you requested.

Later – after we got home and he had a well-deserved nap….he got himself ready to go back out and do man-work.

First step – get the dog.

…and once you have him, put him in his spot on the ottoman and await further instructions.

I know.  I know.

He’s a goofus. 🙂



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns ‘Tis the Season

  1. But, he’s so darn cute! I love the way you interpret for him, or is it translate? 🙂
    Love this card. Good video last night. Weather doesn’t sound too bad, though you are in a warning. Sounds more like a lot of rain than anything. I pray that there is no severe wind. Take care.

  2. Kate

    Love the card…and actually mean aged to watch its execution last night! 🙂
    Remember 9/11 today. Lest we ever forget.
    Take care and keep Finn close today.

  3. Kate

    Mean aged…??? Jeez…stop helping me!

  4. Beautiful card Mary! Your design is fantastic, love the layering too! Good thing that Finn was there to help guide you through all of the prep…I’m sure that he’s wondering what all of the fuss is about. 🙂

  5. LOL @ Man work! Beautiful card. I really love plaid paper. It is a beautiful holiday card. =)

  6. Sandra Warthen

    Be safe my friend. As Pooh would say, I think it’s going to be a blustery day.

  7. Just beautiful, Mary! I want this set! 🙂

  8. Robbie Miller

    Prayers for you and family !!

  9. Love the plaid and those wonderful holiday candles! Glad you are prepared! Stay safe!

  10. Kathy L

    Hi Mary, hope all of you are riding out the storm safely! Does Finn react to bad weather?
    Your card today is a lovely holiday one. That plaid dsp is my favorite of all the patterns offered this year. Wish we could get a whole pack of it.
    My sets of samples arrived today. That’s a LOT of stuff to play with, yay! Thanks for putting it all together.

    • Glad that you got it, Kathy – enjoy!! And than you – there’s always some paper that I, too, would like entire packs of – a Pack of Plaid sounds wonderful! Fortunately, Finn is unfazed by weather. He was a little confused when the generator started making noise outside and his dad was running extension cords all over the place. Other than that – he thinks we’ve brought this fun rain to make puddles and mud just for him!! 🙂

  11. What a fantastic Christmas card! I love those candles and that gorgeous background paper! Hope all is well after the storm hit. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • Thanks, Jen – I love the candles image, too! And yes – we’re okay (if without power for a minute…)! Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a comment!! 🙂

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