Stampin’ Up! Merry Musical Christmas Happiness!

Happy Monday, y’all!  And – since SU! is giving EVERYone FREE SHIPPING TODAY – it really IS a Happy Monday!

You read it right – and they mean free shipping on ANY and EVERY order!  So – click here and head over to my Online Store to get saving!  Oh – and today’s the last day of my TRIPLE Peppermint Rewards Points – so… pretty darned perfect timing, huh?? 🙂

So – if you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video, thank you so much for spending part of your Sunday with me!  If not, and you’d like to watch – here’s the YouTube replay! Fair Warning – there were technical difficulties with my internet last night and this version is after dealing with that.  There’s some heavy, disgusted signing at the start!  Drive on…it gets better, I promise!! 😉

I sort of indulged myself with this card, y’all!  I went to a favorite standby – the retiring Christmas Happiness stamp set and Merry Music DSP – to make today’s Christmas Card.  Take a look-see:

The layout is courtesy of this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

I started with a piece of striped Cherry Cobbler paper from the Be Merry DSP and adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base with Liquid Glue.

My Merry Music DSP art piece is stamped a few times with some Garden Green pine boughs from the Christmas Happiness stamp set.  I stamped them a couple times full strength and once without re-inking.  Then I added a couple of pine cones – the outline image was stamped in Early Espresso and the fill-in image in Soft Suede.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and then popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To make the sentiment, I inked the words separately in Cherry Cobbler – and stamped them in a straight line (the sentiment image has them stacked) – on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  I snipped a banner in one end and then edged the banner with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used Liquid Glue and a single Mini Stampin’ Dimensional (under the left end) to adhere it to the card front.

I added a few Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes and a Linen Thread Billie Moan bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the Be Merry DSP to cover the inside of the card base.  Then I stamped a second Christmas Happiness sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I stamped a pine bough in stamped-off-once Garden Green and added a Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shape.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into the card base, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Garden Green Christmas Happiness pine bough and an Early Espresso/Soft Suede pine cone on the front…

…and more of the Be Merry DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Christmas Happiness pine boughs and Merry Music DSP – a classically perfectly Christmas card!!  Hope you like – and are making sure this beautiful pair is in your stash before it’s gone forever!



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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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special!  

Ends Today!

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂 

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  🙂

Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!

The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  


Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!



 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!



Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for art panel and inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 5/8″ x 3″ (sentiment banner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Merry Music DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (art panel)

Be Merry DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2′ (card front and inner liner); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix  

On Saturday, we left early in the morning – well, “early” is a bit of an exxageration.  We left at 7am – after debating the wisdom of driving out in The Big Snow Event of 2017.  But we ended up deciding to give it a shot and we headed out to go up to NC to check on our property up there and get a couple of things done.

This is how it looked as we left…

Y’all.  It is NOT supposed to look like that in Atlanta.  Seriously.

We stopped to top off the fuel tank – just in case…

While Wayne took care of that, I took a picture of the Cracker Barrel…

…and the Man relaxed in comfort in the back of the truck.

He had his bed and a blankie.  And his breakfast in a bowl right in front of him.  You can see his ears pulled back – he’s listening to his Dad clanking around with the fuel pump.

We had a great weekend – the snow continued much of the way but the roads were clear.  Finny had a good time – although I think some of the fun of riding was replaced by boredom!

I’ve got some really fun pictures to show you in the next few days!



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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Merry Musical Christmas Happiness!

  1. I can’t wait to see what pictures you have in store for us and what more genius cards you have too!

  2. What a beautiful card! Love the stamping on the designer paper, perfect colors and perfect for Christmas! So glad that you all made it up north and back safely. Finn does look quite comfortable in “his” truck. 🙂

  3. Kate

    I do love me a road trip…looks like a good time was had by all.
    And beautiful card, btw.

  4. Lovely card. ‘Course, you used my favs….pine and music, red and green. And, I am jealous of your snow. None here yet, and none in the immediate forecast. Finn is too cute!

    • They’re my favorites, too!! Love them all together! You’ll have snow soon, I feel pretty confident! And I’m ready for ours to melt! Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂

  5. So pretty, Mary! Love seeing the pics of the snow, too.

  6. I love everything about this card! The music paper, the pine boughs, and red and white striped paper are all favorite Christmas images. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. jentimko

    This card has so many beautiful details. I just love the paper combinations and those pines. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

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