Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season to Remember Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good morning, y’all! I hope your weekend is going well.  We’ve been playing footsie with rain off and on so…spending more time in than out! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook live – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay – here’s the link!

I have been less-than-successful in my effort to NOT make Christmas cards yet – but…the new bundles in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog (available SOON – 3 Aug!) have just been calling my name!  ESPECIALLY the sister bundles of Christmas to Remember and Christmas Season!  For this one, I also used the Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper – one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies you guys will be able to choose when you spend $50 (before shipping & tax) during this next round of Sale-A-Bration (3 Aug – 30 Sept).  Check it out!

What?  Not what you were expecting – color-wise?

Well – that non-traditional color scheme is a result of the inspiration from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge! Really shoved me right out the box! 🙂

This is a bit of a CASE from the sample in the Sale-A-Bration flyer! 🙂

I started by cutting a Bermuda Bay panel and matting it on Polished Pink for the card front.  Next up – I started cutting the big, gorgeous pine boughs from the Christmas Pinecone Die set – this is the one bundled with the Christmas to Remember stamp set.

I cut the more solid die from Mint Macaron and the detailed die from the new – and FREE during Sale-a-Bration – Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper.

Note:  these are both very detailed die cuts – so…plan to run them back and forth thru your cutter a few times.  Use the Take Your Pick with the Die Crush Tip on it.  And take your time!

I used Liquid Glue – sparingly!! – to adhere the Be Dazzling die cut over the Mint Macaron cut.  Then – I used a lot of Stampin’ Dimensionals – strategically placed so they’re hidden – to pop the layered die cut over the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set in Polished Pink on Basic White and cut it with a label die from the Seasonal Labels Die set.  THIS die set is bundled with the Christmas Season stamp set.

I know – it’s a little confusing.  But…these two bundles were DESIGNED to work together! 🙂

I used my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to add faux “stitches” to the sentiment label.

Using Stampin’ Seal +, I adhered a loose “z” of Polished Pink 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon – then I popped the sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Night of Navy gem from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sentiment label and some Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color Jewels here and there around the pine bough – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Polished Pink on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I stamped the pine boughs, stems, berries and pinecones from Christmas Season in Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, and Bermuda Bay.  I added some little Polished Pink dots and another Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Polished Pink mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

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

…AND on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  WOW!  While I was making this card – my brain was saying…nononono!!  But, when I got it done…yesyesyesyes!  I love how these colors – and the bold glitter of the Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper – work with the wunnermus Christmas Season (with the Seasonal Labels Die set) and the Christmas to Remember set (with the Christmas Pinecone Dies)!  This is going to be a CLEAR FAVORITE Suite!

l hope you like!

If you’d like to make this card – all the card cut measurements and products used are listed down below!  And – these goodies are in my Special Bundle #3: Boughs, Cones and Tree, Oh My! ….and will for SURE earn you the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper as just ONE of your Sale-A-Bration picks!







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!  

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 out!

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 get signed up using the handy form!


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)

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

Happy shopping and saving! 🙂

Jul – Dec 2021 Special Bundles Available Now!

You guys should have received your new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini catalogs in the mail by now – if you haven’t (and think you SHOULD have!) give me shout!  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to take a gander thru it (it’s pretty amazing, isn’t it??) – and if you have… I know you have a long list of things you really need to have!

So – to help you gather up those goodies and maybe save a little green, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate 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 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

AND – since it’ll be Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three – and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) – and you’ll receive the very cool In Your Words stamp set FREE!  This all-sentiment stamp set was developed using input from SU Demonstrators – which means…it’s got a TON of amazing sentiments for you to use in your projects! 🙂

Here are the bundles I’ve put together for you!

Bundle #1: It’s Only Natural – $193

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $241 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  By itself, this bundle will earn you FOUR $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level OR 2 $50-Level and 1 $100-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle                                   $53.00
  • Peaceful Cabin Bundle                                       $54.00
  • Reflected in Nature Stamp Set                          $20.00
  • Welcoming Woods Stamp Set                           $21.00
  • Harvest Meadow DSP                                         $11.50
  • Peaceful Place Specialty DSP                            $15.00
  • Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder                        $10.00
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots           $9.00
  • 3/8″ Diamond Weave Ribbon                              $10.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The It’s Only Natural Bundle, you’ll get a package of the amazing new Cork 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper!

Bundle #2:  The Reason for the Season Bundle – $193 

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $241 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you FOUR $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level OR 2 $50-Level and 1 $100-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Great Tidings Bundle                             $43.00
  • Stars Are Shining Bundle                       $30.50
  • Merry Snowflakes Bundles                    $54.00
  • For Unto Us Stamp Set                           $21.00
  • Angels of Peace Stamp Set                    $21.00
  • Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder     $10.00
  • Silver Foil Specialty Pack                        $10.00
  • White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon    $8.50
  • Snowy White Velvet Sheets                     $5.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The Reason for the Season Bundle, you’ll get a FREE roll of Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon!

Bundle #3:  Boughs, Cones & Trees, Oh My Bundle – $245

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $309 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you FIVE $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level and 2 $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level and 1 $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Christmas to Remember Bundle                         $60.25
  • Christmas Season Bundle                                    $54.00
  • Words of Cheer Bundle                                        $46.75
  • Whimsical Trees Bundle                                       $51.25
  • Painted Christmas DSP                                         $11.50
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP                        $15.00
  • Wonderful Snowflakes                                           $6.00
  • Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon    $8.00
  • Gold Holly Leaves                                                   $7.50

BONUS:  When you purchase The Boughs, Cones and Tree, Oh My Bundle, you’ll get a FREE roll of Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Metallic Ribbon

Bundle #4:  We Love Fall Bundle – $189

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $237 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you FOUR $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level OR 2 $50-Level and 1 $100-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Pretty Pumpkins Bundle                      $45.75
  • Gorgeous Leaves Bundle                     $44.00
  • Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle                $50.25
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP       $15.00
  • Timber 3D Embossing Folder              $10.00
  • Gold Shimmer Vellum                           $5.00
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack     $6.00
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock                $15.00
  • Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon                  $8.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The We Love Fall Bundle, you’ll get a FREE pack of Matte Decorative Dots!

Bundle #5:  Not So Spooky Bundle – $161

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $201 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you THREE $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $100-Level and ONE $50-Level Sale-A-Brations Products.

Check it out!

  • Cutest Halloween Bundle                            $31.50
  • Frightfully Cute Bundle                                $41.25
  • Clever Cats Stamp Set                                $17.00
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP                       $11.50
  • Black 12″ x 12″ Glitter Paper                       $6.00
  • Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon           $7.00
  • Tombstone Treat Boxes                               $10.00
  • Flirty Flamingo Stampin Blends Combo      $9.00
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends Combo          $9.00
  • Old Olive Stampin Blends Combo                $9.00
  • Highland Heather Stampin Blends Combo  $9.00
  • Basic Black Stampin Blends Combo             $9.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The Not So Spooky Bundle, you’ll get a FREE Pack of Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins!

Bundle #6:  All About the Fauna Bundle – $181

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $226 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you THREE $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $100-Level and ONE $50-Level Sale-A-Brations Products.

Check it out!

  • Sweet Little Stockings Bundle                    $47.50
  • Peaceful Deer Bundle                                  $36.00
  • Penguin Place Bundle                                   $31.50
  • Arctic Bears Bundle                                      $47.50
  • Sweet Stockings DSP                                    $11.50
  • Jolly Felt                                                          $9.00
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon   $7.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The All About the Fauna Bundle, you’ll get a FREE pack of Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots!

Bundle #7:  The Across the Seasons Bundle – $194

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $244 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you FOUR $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level OR 2 $50-Level and 1 $100-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Sparkle of the Season Bundle                  $45.75
  • Time of Giving Bundle                               $45.75
  • Festive & Bright Bundle                             $46.75
  • Little Delights Stamp Set                          $16.00
  • Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set       $22.00
  • Well Defined Stamp Set                             $21.00
  • Wonderful Gems                                          $8.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The Across the Seasons Bundle, you’ll get a FREE Star Crossed Embossing Folder!

I’ve ALSO got a special extra freebie for you when you order more than one of the bundles! 😉

So – head over to my Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – it ends on 17 Aug 2021!  So….don’t wait too long!

Alabama's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Underway Through Sunday - Alabama News

Thirteen states will be offering a sales tax holiday during the months of July or August.  Alabama (started today!), Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) are the thirteen affected states.  To see the names of participating states, Stampin’ Up! products that qualify, and sales tax holiday dates, click here.

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you live in states who benefit from the sales tax holiday (yay!), this is a great time to stock up on essentials for your craft room!  Here’s a link to my Online Store to get you started.

Note: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin have suspended the sales tax holiday for this year.

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Polished Pink Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Mint Macaron Cardstock: Christmas Pinecone Die cut solid bough

Basic White Cardstock:  Seasonal Labels die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper: Christmas Pinecone Die cut detailed bough

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 

Often in the morning, between letting the girls out and getting in gear to clean the barn, I’ll sit out on the patio at the barn (after turning the fountain – and sometimes the ceiling fans! – on, of course!).  Check email.  Go down the FB rabbit hole.  Maybe read a bit.

Finny usually hangs with me – he’s that kind of guy.

Um… Mom??

This is how he gently suggests that perhaps I need to get my butt out the chair and get to work!!  The day’s a-wasting!


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season to Remember Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the non-traditional colors for Christmas. Finn is just checking to make sure that he’s not missing out on anything. 😉 Nice little spot to relax!

    • stampsnlingers

      It IS a nice spot to chill out, for sure! Thanks very much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Susan K

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! My thoughts would’ve gone immediately to flowers with that color combination, but you stomp on that box! Gorgeous card! TFS
    Finn looks ready to get to work. He must really like mucking out the stalls!

    • stampsnlingers

      He likes watching ME clean, for sure! 😉 Thanks very much, Susan – I appreciate you! 🙂

  3. Mary, I have to say I most likely would never choose these colors for a Christmas Card. BUT, they so work for this card! GORGEOUS! Love IT!!! TFS, Jean ~

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jean! They ARE out of the box, for sure! 🙂

  4. Reading is something I haven’t been doing much of lately. I need to get back in the swing. But aside, from that, who wouldn’t love to receive your beautiful, non-traditional Christmas card. It is gorgeous and it was fun watching it in the making. Have a blessed day.

    • stampsnlingers

      I don’t get as much reading done as I used to – but…I DO enjoy a few moments here and there when I can! Thank you so much for the kind words, Karen! 🙂

  5. Marciene Ingram

    Hi Mary, I’m a demo in Minnesota and love your card! I was thinking of CASEing it, but I was wondering if you cut the Bedazzling paper from the back side and if you had to shim it? Thanks for sharing your incredible talent!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Marciene – thanks! CASE away! For the Be Dazzling Paper – I ran it thru several times back and forth with the “normal” sandwich. Then I flipped the plates over (with the die/paper inside) and ran it back thru with the die facing UP and the paper on top of it. That seemed to work pretty well! 🙂 Have fun! 🙂

      • Marciene Ingram

        Hi Mary,
        Thank you! I cut mine out from the back, took many cuts and still didn’t get some of the pinecones cutout. I did a smaller die (snowflakes from the Giving Gifts) and cut from the glitter side and it cut with only two times through the “Boss”. Thanks again for your help and advice! Marciene

      • stampsnlingers

        Glad that it helped! 🙂 Thank you!

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