Stampin’ Up! Making Everything Festive and Bright

Happy Monday!  Hope you’re warm where you are and ready for a great week!  You MAY have today off for Veteran’s Day!  Whether you do or don’t – please take a moment to thank a Vet or say a prayer for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines sitting in harm’s way today to protect our great Nation!  Past or present, each of them has written a blank check on all our behalf!

My card today is a super simple one – made easy with the wunnermus Stamparatus!  I used the Everything Festive stamp set from the holiday catalog and the Making Christmas Bright set from the annual catalog.  Take a look-see:

This simple layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

For the card front, I used the fun wreath image in the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and stamped it all over a Whisper White panel in Pineapple Punch ink.  Then I matted the panel on Real Red.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus and the Marker-to-Rubber technique to stamp the Everything Festive image on a piece of Whisper White.  I colored the “Merry” in Mossy Meadow, “&” in Night of Navy, and “Bright” in Real Red.  Then I stamped all the stars in Pineapple Punch.

I cut the sentiment with the largest Stitched Shapes square die – and also cut out a piece of the Christmas-light-strewn paper from the Night Before Christmas DSP.

I adhered the DSP square with Liquid Glue – then popped the sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a couple lengths of Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon across the bottom of the panel – adhering them in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a bow in the center.

A single Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Making Christmas Bright set in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  I added the wreath in Pineapple Punch a few times, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Making Christmas Bright wreaths in Pineapple Punch on the front….

…and more of the Night Before Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Fun – easy – and quick.  All thanks to the Stamparatus and some fun images and sentiments from Making Christmas Bright and the Everything Festive stamp sets!  I hope you like!






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Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


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!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Real Red Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes Square (sentiment)

Night Before Christmas DSP:  2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes Square (behind sentiment); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Yesterday, while Wayne winterized the trailer,

Finn and I picked some apples from the orchard next door.  Not to worry – we had permission and only took ones that had already fallen on the ground!

We got a decent little haul – and they’re GOOD!!

Of course they’re for the ponies – but they do share with us!

Finn had a blast – watch for more pics in the next couple of days!


Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Christmas | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Making Everything Festive and Bright

  1. Fun card! Love the stamped background. It does look like Finn had a great time “helping”…did he try the apples too? Hoping that he liked them if he did! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Nope – he just liked looking at them. And galloping madly about around the trees! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Linda Callahan

    I love the fun background you created! Great holiday card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  3. I love the look of that sentiment! That fun ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Susan K

    What a fun card! I like your color choices, esp that bright, happy wreath.
    Glad Finn had fun in NC!
    Happy Veterans Day. Thanks for your service.

  5. What a great Holiday Card! I love how bright it is! Thanks so much for sharing at Freshly Made Sketches.

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