Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped in Plaid Ho Ho Ho!

Morning, y’all!  Are you checking out the Year-End-Closeout bargains and determining which of the Retiring and Discontinuing goodies you need to add to your stash before they’re gone?  I hope so – don’t be risking losing them forever! 🙂

My card today uses a stamp set and punch that IS carrying over – the Perfectly Plaid Bundle with its Pine Tree Punch!  But – when next you see it – it will NOT be a bundle – and you will NOT be able to save 10% on the purchase price.  So…if you don’t have it yet…get it before the end of the Holiday catalog!

I mean – unless you LIKE spending extra money??


Didn’t think so!

I used the bundle and combined it with the seriously gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  Which is NOT carrying over – which means you MUST get it before 2 Jan (or before it sells out!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.

And the Christmas-y colors are from the CAS Colours & Sketches color challenge!

I started with some Cherry Cobbler paper from the Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ DSP that I matted on Gold Foil for the card front.

Using SNAIL – I laid down a length of Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ Striped Ribbon, that I secured in the back with Glue Dots.

I cut two Stitched Shapes squares from a piece of Whisper White – and two Gold Foil scalloped squares using the Layering Squares Dies.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue – then adhered them to the card front.

I punched a Pine Tree Punch shape from two different – but similar! – designs in the Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Then I popped them both on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Perfectly Plaid sentiment in Versamark Ink on a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I cut the sentiment with a Stitched Rectangle Die and used Liquid Glue and a single Dimensional in the center to adhere it over the Pine Trees.

I added a few Shaded Spruce gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a Cherry Cobbler plaid tree from Perfectly Plaid in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  When it was good and dry, I inked the second sentiment from Perfectly Plaid in Versamark and stamped it over top.  I heat embossed it in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I added a single Shaded Spruce Noble Peacock Rhinestone.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Gold Foil mat and into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Cherry Cobbler plaid tree on the front…

…and one of the pretty plaids on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  This Perfectly Plaid bundle – with a Pine Tree Punch (loves me a good punch!) is absolutely one of my favorite things and I am SO happy that it’s carrying over!  I hope you’ve already got it – but if you don’t – be sure to pick it up with the 10% bundle price.  And do NOT miss getting a goodly supply of the gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ DSP before it is GONE, Baby, GONE!  I hope you like!






P.S. If you want the new 2020 Jan – Jun Mini and 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalogs – there’s still a SMIDGE of time left!! Just place a minimum $50 order before shipping and tax on my Online Store before 5 Dec – and…there’ll be one on the way to YOU, too! 🙂



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.

Going On Now!

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Running thru 2 Jan 20 (but only while supplies last), you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. You’ll want to shop early to avoid missing out!

And don’t forget: This offer is while supplies last only and popular items will sell out quickly.

The deets:

  • Sales Period: 3 Dec 19 – 2 Jan 20 at 11:50pm (MT)
  • Only items listed on the flyer, Excel spread sheet, and online store are eligible for this promotion.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items from the 2019 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.

Here are handy links to the goodies in my Online Store!

Retiring Favorites    Discounted Products

Stampin’ Up! has also released the list of products in the Holiday Catalog that are carrying over into future catalog!  Yeah!!

Click the links below to see the complete list of retiring and carryover items (those goodies that will be available for purchase in a future catalog!).

****Take a close look at the asterisked items in the Holiday Carryover List…there are a few of your favorite things that are currently sold out and unavailable…but that will be back!!  Like…the Moose Punch, the Feels Like Frost DSP and the Brightly Gleaming DSP (to name a few – there are MORE!).  While they will NOT be available from 2 Jan 20 thru the start of the 2020 Holiday catalog next Fall – they WILL be back!  Check out the full list.

  • Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (item 150705)
  • Christmas Countdown Project Kit (item 150703)
        • Please note: The coordinating Christmas Countdown Stamp Set (item 151833) will not carry over – so you want to get that NOW!
  • Jingle Bells Embellishments (item 149598)
  • Snowflake Sequins Embellishments (item 150443)
  • Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150444)
  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item 150432)
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150429)
  • Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set (item 150464)
  • Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack (item 150647)
  • Merry Moose Stamp Set (item 150494)
  • Moose Punch (item 150652)
  • Gather Together Stamp Set (item 150589)
  • Gathered Leaves Dies (item 150662)

Can I get a big Whoo-hoo!?!

Got questions?  Give me a shout!

Thirty-One Gifts Helping You Get Ready for the Holidays!

Check out my Online Store for all the deets!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Gold Foil:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner): 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ Scalloped Squares (mats behind trees)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock:  1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Rectangle Stitched Die cut (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ Stitched Shapes Square (behind trees); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (adhered on card front); 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment strip); 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (banner behind sentiment); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn took a little limelight-break today!

He allowed me to share a couple of sweet photos with you of a tiny human and one of my favorite people!

You guys might recall that a few weeks back I put together the super cool Countdown to Christmas Project Kit (which – OBTW – we’ll see again next Fall – YEAH!!!)?  And we talked about what kinds of things to put in a 2″ x 2″ box that was suitable for a 1+ year old.

Well – I got it pulled off.  I DID do some boxes for mom and dad – seemed fair!

So…yesterday I got some photos of young Nehemiah Walsh and his first Countdown to Christmas calendar!


Seriously?  Is he not adorable??!

And – he comes by his ginger-ness quite honestly.  Here he is with his Dad (the aforementioned one-of-my favorite people!).

So…given the smiles and the fact that Jenna told me she’d been looking for a calendar and that this one is “perfect” – I’m going to take them at their word and stick this one in the WIN column!

AND – it’s easy-peasy to put together?!?  Score!



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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped in Plaid Ho Ho Ho!

  1. Such a pretty card! Perfect colors and design. Sweet picture of the little with the calendar too! I’m sure that he loved it! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Appears that he did! And I’m SURE he loved…banana puffs? And socks. Nothing a little likes more than socks, right?!? LOL. Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Oh, my goodness…how much sweetness can a person stand! First of all, I love your card the way you designed it and the papers, of course! I’m glad the punch and stamp set are carrying over too. Second, what an adorable child and he has one of Perry’s favorite names and color of hair. Finn must love your favorite peeps too. What a smile. You made my morning…thank you!

    • stampsnlingers

      He is ridiculously cute – and that smile is pretty much “him” – he’s a very happy child! Thanks very much, Karen – I’m also pretty happy that this set is carrying over!! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    oh gosh, Mary….your card today uses one of my favorite sets to use when….oops….I forgot to make a card for…..and I can do one fairly quickly!! I’m so glad it will carry over.
    AND I got a video from my granddaughter when Micah (3 year old great-grandson) was looking into drawer number one of the advent calendar. He was SO excited, and they LOVE the calendar. Stampin Up hit it out of the park with that project kit!!
    So sweet that you got pictures of that adorable baby with the calendar you made!! Just makes our hearts happy, doesn’t it??

    • stampsnlingers

      It really did make me smile, Faith – that calendar is just gorgeous – and I am SO happy we’ll see it again next Season, aren’t you? AND the Perfectly Plaid set, too! YEAH!! Thanks so much, Faith! 🙂

  4. Kathy Fennell

    I love this stamp set bundle one of my fav’s, great card Mary! Out of the smiles and eye’s of babes that say’s it all! Good job Mary you scored, he looks very happy indeed! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Kathy – it tickled me to see him smiling so big!! 🙂

  5. Jeanne

    Very cute card – love the plaid trees! Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S!

  6. Carole

    What an adorable little one! I did not get the calendar box the first time around, but now I think I will. By the way, please share with all of us who are wondering, what we could put in those boxes for a wee little one. I’m sure I’m not the only one who would like to know.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it is really a great kit – no stamping required at all! So…for “his” boxes – I had little tiny Christmas socks – one pair rolled up around a Lindor (for parents) truffle will fit in a box. So…six pairs in the set – six boxes. I also bought some Gerber apple slices and banana puff things and some biscuits of some sort. Put a few of those in baggies and tied with some ribbon. Also got a couple of pacifiers that I put in a baggie with ribbon. Pretty boring stuff…but…ONE year old! So…the fun is in the opening. Right? Please say yes! 😉

  7. The trees look great in that festive plaid! Thanks for making CC&S part of your crafting time! 🙂
    What did you use for the stars on top of the trees? I’m nearly out of the shiny gold star-shaped brads I bought about 10 years ago (yes really) and have been looking for a suitable replacement.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Patricia! Appreciate you stopping by! The gold stars on the top are part of The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley – love them! They’re the perfect size!! Hopefully they’ll come again as a stand-along embellishment! 🙂

  8. Congrats on the #GDP218 Win! Great card! I love how you did the inside😊

  9. Samantha Johnson

    What a lovely Christmas card, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

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