Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here with Beautiful Boughs

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you had a great week!

My card today is a another little sneaky peek at the coming-soon Christmastime is Here Suite (you’ll be able to get it on 1 Nov!) – and I paired it with some Beautiful Boughs Die cuts.  Take a look-see:

My layout is from this week’s Sketch Saturday challenge.

I started with a piece of the Christmastime is Here DSP and adhered a smaller piece – with the pinecones! – at the bottom with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Cherry Cobbler, I stamped the sentiment from Christmastime is Here in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.  Then I cut it with the Christmastime is Here Die.  I used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to add some faux stitches.

Next up – die cutting time!  First I used the lattice die in the Christmastime is Here Die set to cut two pieces in Early Espresso.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front – trimming the excess with my Paper Trimmer (Oh – hey!!  YOU can get the new Paper Trimmer on 1 Nov!!).  Then I matted the panel onto a Cherry Cobbler mat to make the card front.

I pulled out the Beautiful Boughs Die set and cut some boughs in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive, a couple of solid pine cones in Early Espresso and some detailed pine cones in Gold Foil.  And a little flourish in Gold Foil.

I did a little dry-fitting and then adhered the pine boughs – with the pine cones nestled in and amongst them – with Liquid Glue.  Then I used Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals (at the bottom) to adhere my sentiment.  With Liquid Glue, I tucked the Gold Foil flourish under the bottom of the sentiment.


I tied a double-loop bow with Mossy Meadow Linen Thread – using only two wraps for each loop – and adhered it with some Liquid Glue at the bottom of the sentiment.

I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots in the top corner of the card front and nestled a few around the pine boughs, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Christmastime is Here sentiment in Cherry Cobbler to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then, with the pine bough “fill” image in the stamp set, I added some Mossy Meadow boughs at the top and bottom corners.  I gave the arrangement a few Early Espresso pine cones, too.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Old Olive card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Christmastime is Here pine boughs and cones on the front…

…and more of the pine cone Christmastime is Here DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Christmas Roses and pines – the makings of a perfect Christmas arrangement – all in the Christmastime is Here Suite!  What a wonderful combination – and the Beautiful Boughs Dies just bring it all together!  I hope you like!





P.S.  Don’t forget my Ordering Special is still going on – be sure to get all stocked up on envelopes, boxes and bags!! 🙂


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.

Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special Thru 28 Oct!

I’m offering an ordering special for Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me between now and Tuesday, 28 October!  You get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes, Acetate Card Boxes, Treat Bags or Treat boxes with your order of $50 or more this week!

Here’s the deets:

For any order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through me, you’ll get to select a pack of Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes or Acetate Card Boxes of your choice for free from me!  This is in addition to the regular $10 thank you gift that you get to select if you add the Host Code (for orders under $150 add the code, for orders over $150 don’t add the code…you’ll automatically get the gifts too!).  You’ll also earn Peppermint Rewards points AND you’ll get my October Card Class Tutorials (featuring the spectacular Toile Christmas bundle!).

How to get your free Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes, Card Boxes or Treat Packaging:

All you’ve got to do is place your $50 or greater order and then email me your selection!  I’ll order the Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes, Acetate Card Boxes and Treat Packaging when I place my Host Order on 1 November and then send them out (along with your thank you gift if you’ve added the Host Code or have an order over $150) to you just as soon as my Host Order arrives.

You can see all the goodies you can choose from if you go to my original post!  Right…HERE!

Exciting News…

Available on 1 November….The Brand New Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00 usd/$34.00 cad

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

Ordering Deets

  • Ordering begins on Friday, 1 November
  • No order limits apply.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.


LIMITED TIME Pink Sky Bundles

We’ve got TWELVE Pink Sky Bundles available for you thru the end of October.  Eight of them are brand spanking new!  Check this flyer!

For all the details and handy shopping links, check out my post from yesterday!  Or go right to the Pink Sky bundles in my Online Store! 🙂

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Beautiful Boughs die cut pine boughs

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Christmastime is Here die cut sentiment

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: Beautiful Boughs die cut pine boughs

Early Espresso Card Stock and Gold Foil: Beautiful Boughs die cut pine cones

Early Espresso Card Stock: Christmastime is Here die cut lattice

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

Christmastime is Here DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (lower panel on front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

An unexpected box came in the mail yesterday.

I opened it and then saw the address label!

So – rather than risk mail fraud, I called the legal recipient over.

My mom taught me to always read the card first…

Finn was excited!

Then we dug in – and the first thing we found was….AN OCTOPUS!!

After a few squeaks for fun, we kept looking.

Cookies!  From The Hungry Hound Barkery in Sommerville, NJ!

I dug the bags out and let the Man inspect them…

I asked him if he thought he might want a cookie and, being his Mother’s son, he said….DUH!

And then – it was all too much.  The excitement – and the smell of cookies! – got the best of him!

He hurried out to the living room to savor the yumminess!

I swear he was sucking on the frosting trying to make it last!! 😉

When he finished, he snatched up the octopus for a little play and a snuggle!

Thank you, Thank you, Miss Karen!!  (we teach our Southern dogs to be respectful!)




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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here with Beautiful Boughs

  1. Barbara Riefner

    What a cute idea and how nice of Karen!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes it was nice of her! Thank you so much, Barbara! 🙂

  2. What a pretty card! The colors are fantastic and so is your layering. Ginny gets a little bag of goodies from the Hungry Hound now and then too…we have a similar reaction at our house. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I can just imagine that the tail is going a hundred miles an hour!! They smelled pretty darned good to ME! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. That was so thoughtful of Karen and I’m so glad you captured the moment that will melt her heart. I’m in love with the inside of your card. It reminds me of when I worked in a gift shop in Lake George because we carried a lot of souvenirs with the pines boughs and cones. Of course, the front is great too. I love how you layer pieces. I had a great week and I’ll wave to you tomorrow morning!

    • stampsnlingers

      Okay – squint your eyes and pretend you see me waving back! If your timeline changes, let me know!! Thanks so much, Karen – I love the pines in the Christmastime Is Here suite!! 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    That Finn is one lucky dog!!
    Your card is beautiful! Love the way you can make all those bits and pieces come together.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Gerri! And yes – he’s a lucky dawg (southerner) indeed! 🙂

      • JoLene Harmon

        I love your card. This speaks to my heart, with the pine cone & boughs of Christmas. So comforting ❤️ Cherry Cobbler hasn’t been my first choice for any occasion, but it is growing on me. This is an amazing suite. Only thing that would make it better, is for the roses to be blue. 🌹💕
        This gift for Finn’s 3rd Birthday, is great. He really enjoyed the surprise. I don’t comment enough on your blog, I really enjoy the stuff about Finn. 🐕 I wasn’t able to go back & visit my ex-hubby, & Chance. His white German Shepherd. He passed with seizures, without me seeing him again. Finn’s Photos & stories, really captures my heart. 💕 I’d really be in trouble if you posted Photos of the 🐎’s. My 2nd & 3rd animal loves. 1st is my community of fur babies of the feline purrsuasion. 🐈🐱 There I go again, writing Chapter & Verse. You are easy to talk to. 💝
        Anyway, thank you again, 🌹 for all that you share with us. 💕❣️

      • stampsnlingers

        We miss them so much when they leave us, don’t we? It’s one of the hardest things ever. I’m very glad that you enjoy the cards and posts and videos, JoLene. Thanks very much! 🙂

  5. Faith Simpson

    Loved seeing Finn open his very own surprise package…..just too much fun. That was a lovely idea that Karen had!!
    Your card today is lovely too, Mary……Pine cones add so much to cards in the fall and Christmas seasons.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Faith. And yes – it was VERY nice of her. We have a great group of ladies in our teams. Meeting and making so many friends is one of the best parts of being a demo! 🙂

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