Stampin’ Up! Painted Christmas Suite Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Been a busy week here – new catalogs to mail, videos to do – gardens to build!  Hope you’ve had a good week and have something fun on the books for the weekend!

So…if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live (with a sneak peek from the new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!) – I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay – here’s the link!

When I first saw the new catalog – the Painted Christmas Suite – with its Christmas to Remember and Christmas Season bundles – caught my eye right away.  It was the PINECONES!!  They’re everywhere – from the stamp set images to the amazing Christmas Pinescones Die set – and we all kind of know how I feel about pinecones.  So…although I am not anxious for Christmas – I just HAD to use those sooner than later!  And…so I did – to make a super easy Side-Fold card for you.  Take a look-see:

While this is a fun fold, the layout for the front was inspired by the sketch over at Sunday Stamps this week.

To make the card base – the basis of the Side-Fold – I started with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Along the long side, I scored at 5 1/2″ and again at 6 3/4″.  Then I folded the card at the 5 1/2″ score line as if for a “regular” card.  Then I folded the 6 3/4″ in the opposite direction.

I used Liquid Glue on the inside of the card base, just on the small 1 1/4″ section between the two folds – then used that to adhere the front and back together.


I cut a piece of new Gold Shimmer Vellum (coming on 3 Aug) and embossed it in the Timber 3D Embossing Folder (avail on 3 Aug).  Then I used a line of Liquid Glue to adhere it to a Cherry Cobbler mat and then to the small section of the card front.

The larger card front is a piece of Painted Christmas DSP (3 Aug), matted on Cherry Cobbler and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Cherry Cobbler, then cut it out with a label die in the Seasonal Labels Die set (avail 3 Aug and bundled with the Christmas Season stamp set) and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I stamped Christmas Season leaves in Pear Pizzazz, pine boughs in Evening Evergreen and berries in Cherry Cobbler – all on Basic White – and cut them with their matching dies from Seasonal Labels.   I used the dies in Christmas Pinecones to cut solid pine cones from Gold Shimmer Vellum and detailed cones from Early Espresso – adhering them together with Liquid Glue.

I layered up the parts of the collage, using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, inserting some Gold Holly Leaves (3 Aug), too.  I also added a double-loop Linen Thread bow with a Glue Dot.

I wrapped a length of new Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Ribbon (3 Aug) around the smaller panel on the front – over the embossed Gold Shimmer Paper – and secured it in the front with a Glue Dot.  Then I used another shorter length and tied it in a knot around the first ribbon to create a “faux bow”.

I added some new clear Wonderful Gems (avail on 3 Aug) here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel.  In the corner I added some Pear Pizzazz leaves, Evening Evergreen pine boughs (I stamped twice without re-inking), Cherry Cobbler berries and Soft Succulent dots.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into the card base – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Christmas Season foliage on the front…

…and more Painted Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  How awesome is this Painted Christmas Suite?!?  Answer…TOTALLY awesome!! The two bundles – Christmas to Remember (bundled with the Christmas Pinecones Dies)…

and Christmas Season (with the bundled Seasonal Labels Dies)…

are wunnermus and designed to work together like peanut butter and jelly.  Or…George and Gracie!  Add in the Painted Christmas DSP and you’ll be ready for Christmas in July.  Or…you know – December!  🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!






Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.The July Tutorial features the Sweet as a Peach Bundle!  


Nearly all the DSP in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog will net you a 15% discount  – which means that July is a GREAT time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!


  • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Order Deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

You can see all the pretty paper included in this sale on this flyer (click the image to open a full-size printable flyer):

So – get on over to my Online Store right quick, y’all, and score that 15% discount!  😉

Happy shopping and saving! 🙂

July – December 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!  Kind of like…a cruise ship buffet!

For this catalog, I’m offering a New Designer Series Paper Share and you can DOUBLE it up if you like! 🙂

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers and specialty papers!  I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Aug 21 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 – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

Stamps-N-Lingers Designer Series Paper Share – $34 – Plus $7.50 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking

You’ll get 83 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and some fun Specialty Papers, too!  To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you over $190 – plus shipping!

  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 6 sheets
  • Whimsy & Wonder DSP – 6 sheets
  • Sweet Stockings DSP – 6 sheets
  • Peaceful Place Specialty DSP – 6 Sheets
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP – 8 sheets
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 6 sheets
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 6 sheets
  • Black Glitter Paper – 1 sheet
  • Cork Specialty Paper – 2 sheets
  • Red Velvet – 1 sheet
  • Gold Shimmer Vellum – 2 sheets
  • Snowy White Velvet – 1 sheet
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock – 3 sheets (1 each of three colors)
  • Red & Green Foil Sheets – 2 sheets (1 of each color)
  • Jolly Felt – 4 sheets (1 each of four colors)
  • Silver Foil – 3 Sheets (1 each of three finishes)
  • Kraft 6″ x 6″ Paper –2 sheets

Want Double the Fun?  Then a DOUBLE Share is the way to go!  – $68- Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking

With a Double Share –  you’ll get 166 sheets of DSP and specialty paper! 🙂  I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the 6″ x 6″ DSPs – you’ll get double sheets of those.  These are the Cute Halloween, Gingerbread & Peppermint, and Kraft Papers)

PLUS!  Get a FREE Gift From Me! – When you order one of my shares, you’ll get a sampling of fun papers from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration catalog!

  • I’ll submit the order on 3 Aug 21 when the Catalog goes Live.  I’ll expedite the order so I can get them back and cut and packaged and back out the door to you just as quick as I can!!
  • You’ll receive a PayPal Invoice around 27 July or when I get your order if you place it after the 27th.   I’ll need payment before I submit the shares, please and thank you! 🙂
  • Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US or Military APOs).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 1 Aug 21 at 8pm EST!!

Head over to my Share Page to see get signed up using the handy form!

My 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retired Products sale is going full tilt – but there’s still plenty to choose from, so head over and see what’s left to love!

Prices are roughly half-off from their original retail prices – so it’s a pretty good deal all the way around!

Click here to get started – it’s all first-come-first-serve!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and at 6 3/4″); Christmas Pinecones Die cut detailed pine cones

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for strip on front)

Gold Shipper Vellum Paper: 7/8″ x 4″ (Timber 3D Embossed strip on front); Christmas Pinecones Die cut solid pine cones

Basic White Cardstock:  Seasonal Labels die cut (sentiment); die cut stamped Christmas Season foliage

Painted Christmas DSP: 4″ x 4″ (card 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 

We had a very important mission to accomplish the other day!

To the Post Office!  To send the new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog and a bunch of Customer and Team gifts on their way!

Rest easy, y’all – Finn was all over it!


Just doing a quick last minute double check, Mom – it’s all there.  So…let’s roll!


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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Painted Christmas Suite Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

  1. You and your pine cones…you know I’m a sucker for them! Well, I’ll just add the card supplies to my wish list and my CASE list! It’s beautiful…I LOVE it!!! Finn is a great watch dog.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – I figured this one would appeal to you! 🙂

  2. Such a beautiful card! Love that paper, perfect colors for the holidays! Good thing that the boss is supervising and making sure that all is well with the mailing…don’t want to forget anything! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yup – these things take precision and strict attention to detail! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    A MOST beautiful Christmas card!!!

  4. Heather Heroldt

    So very pretty, Mary! I just got this suite as well, and I can’t wait to play! Beautiful inspiration – love the side fold! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Heather – have fun with it! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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