Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas Cardinal Sneak Peek

Good Monday!

And nope – NOT an oxymoron!  At least…not for me.

Sorry – that was mean!  But…Monday has no effect on me anymore!

Well – except if I need to go to Walmart, I know that one of these next five days is the day to do it!  Don’t have to go on the WEEKEND anymore!  Whoo-hoo!

My card today showcases some of the goodies you can get for a tidy little savings if you purchase my Bundle #6 Toile & Wreaths!  I used the Toile Christmas stamp set and bundled Christmas Cardinal, plus some gorgeous Toile Tidings DSP!  Take a look-see!

I took some design ideas from the samples in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the layout is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with some pretty Real Red Toile Tidings DSP, the same size as the card front, adhered with Liquid Glue.

The next layer is a Garden Green check design – also from the Toile Tidings DSP, matted on Real Red and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then there’s a smaller Very Vanilla panel, matted on Real Red and stuck on with Liquid Glue.

I stuck a piece of new Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon (2019 Holiday Catalog!) across the card front with a couple of Glue Dots.

On a seperate piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the branch and Cardinal images in Basic Gray Ink, using my Stamparatus.  I cut them with their dies in the Christmas Cardinal die set.

For the branch – I used Light and Dark Crumb Cake and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the branch and leaves.  I picked up Real Red ink from the lid of the ink pad with my Blender Pen to color the berries.  Then I adhered it over the ribbon with Liquid Glue.

I colored the Cardinal by using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to pick up Real Red ink from the lid and I used Mango Melody the same way for his beak.  I popped him onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from Toile Christmas, is stamped in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and cut with the Christmas Cardinal die that matches it – then it’s adhered with Liquid Glue.

I cut a few leaves from Garden Green – with dies in the Christmas Cardinal set –  and adhered them with more Liquid Glue.  Then I tied a little bow of Garden Green 3/8″ Double-Stitched Ribbon (2019 Holiday Catalog!) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  I added a few Garden Green Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel.  I also added a branch – in Basic Gray, then colored it like I did on the front.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Crumb Cake card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Toile Christmas branch on the front…

…and some more of the pretty Toile Tidings DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  How gorgeous is that die cut Toile Christmas Cardinal?  Especially all shimmery from the Clear Wink of Stella?!?  I love the coordinating Toile Tidings DSP, too!  I hope you like!

My Special Bundle #6: Toile & Wreaths Bundle – is perfect if this card struck your fancy! 🙂

…and a free bonus gift – Toile & Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots!





P.S.  Heads up!  Trimmer Cutting Blades will be available TOMORROW!!  Be watching for a special post when I know they’ve gone live – you’ll want to go to my Online Store and get your THREE packs (that’s the max) quick as you can!  Cuz – this is the VERY LAST batch we’ll be getting!


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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles

I know you’ve got a LONG wish list from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog!  And – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money and fill out that wish list a little faster!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019 Holiday Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂  Please note – these bundles are only available until 15 Sept – so…get them while you can!

Head on over to my Ordering Page to see what you’ll get in each bundle (I’ve got PICTURES!!) and then get your order placed!


2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone (with US or APO address only! – sorry) – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂

Blog Candy Give-Away!

To enter to win this Gift Of Fall kit and coordinating Add-on Bundle, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, 27 Aug 19 and tell me your favorite new BUNDLE in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  There are TWENTY-FIVE bundles in this catalog – which one do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Wednesday, 28 Aug 19!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!

Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!

What’s The Best Bundle Going??

It’s the…


From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Toile Christmas die cut sentiment

Real Red Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for smaller DSP panel on front); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for Very Vanilla panel on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Toile Christmas die cut branch

Garden Green Card Stock: Christmas Cardinal die cut leaves

Toile Tidings DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (smaller DSP panel on 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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Finn Fan Fix

Whatcha looking at, Finny?

WHAT?  Why, Mom – what do you hear?

I’m coming – hang on!

Where is it?  What did you hear?  Do I need to bark?


Not to worry, Mom – I’ve got your six!

Turns out…there wasn’t anything in the pasture.  He was just…watching the day go by!

But me ASKING him….triggered his inner Rottweiler/Malinois/Doberman…. 😉




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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas Cardinal Sneak Peek

  1. Gorgeous card, Mary! You know I love everything about it. You know you are safe with Finn around!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes ma’am – never a fear when Finn-dog is near! 🙂

  2. Read my blog today, Mary, all the way to the end and it WILL have an effect on your Monday…LOL. I will be CASEing your beautiful card because this is one of the new sets that I have…woo hoo! Have a blessed day. Finny and your story are too cute.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen. And yes. That earworm DID have an effect on my day! 😉

  3. Such a beautiful card Mary! Love the layering and the colors! 🙂 Good thing that Finn is always on guard…I’d hate for a rogue squirrel or chipmunk to get you. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – you just never know… 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  4. Patty S. of Ohio

    Your Finn posts are the highlight of my day!! My favorite bundle is the “Gather Together” bundle. I think this bundle would be very versatile with any season or theme. Welcome to “happy retirement” land Mary!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Patty – looking forward to some time doing…nothing!! 🙂

  5. Karen A.

    You hit the nail on the head for me….your beautiful card from the toile bundle is exactly my first bundle I’m hoping to get. I love cardinals!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Karen – I agree – it’s a wonderful set! DO check out my Special Bundle with that as a part – it’s a great deal! 🙂 Thanks! 🙂

  6. Lila Shiffner

    Mary, I love the red bird. It makes a beautiful card. Can you make me 6 of those cards? LOL

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Lila! And…sure! They’ll be ready in about 2020!! LOL!! 🙂

  7. Claudia Ingram

    I love, love, love Finn’s posts!

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