Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Sparkle of the Season Christmas Card

Good morning and happy Tuesday.  I always think of Tuesday as sort of an “orphan day”.  Not so bleh as Monday.  Not so awesome as Friday.  Wednesday has its HAWWWMP.   Thursday is Friday-eve.  Poor Tuesday.  Just sorta…meh! 😉

So – to cheer up Tuesday – and you! – I’ve got a pretty Christmas card to share with you today and…a little sneaky peek.  Can you find it?  I used Peaceful Place Specialty DSP as a monochromatic backdrop to a Seasonal Swirls Die cut wreath and a simple Sparkle of the Season sentiment.  Take a look-see:

Most of the elements on this card – and the layout! – were inspired by the Inspired By challenge this week (I used the photo AND the sketch!)


I started with a piece of Buffalo plaid paper from the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP that I matted on Evening Evergreen CS for the card front.

Then I pulled out the Seasonal Swirls die set and cut a Pear Pizzazz, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent Eden’s Garden Cotton Paper pine bough wreath.

Wait.  A…what now??  You read it right.  Eden’s Garden Cotton Paper!  🙂  Eden’s Garden is a brand new – coming to customers on 2 November – suite.  It’s an “early release” from the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog.  I’ve gotten mine in (yes, Demonstrators are already able to order it – whoohoo!!) and will be sharing a sneaky peek at it this week!  Maybe…on Thursday for my YouTube live?! 😉

Eden’s Garden

I adhered all the die cut wreaths to the card front using Liquid Glue.  I layered them with the Pear Pizzazz first, then the Evening Evergreen and finally the Soft Succulent Eden’s Garden Cotton Paper.  Note:  if you want to make this right now – you can for sure use Soft Succulent cardstock! 🙂

I cut a fourth Seasonal Swirls wreath – this one the one with the stars – from a piece of Silver Foil Specialty Paper – and adhered it on the top.

I tied a little bow from Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I cut a strip of Peaceful Place Specialty DSP and stamped a Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Evening Evergreen, then I snipped a banner into the right end.

I cut a mat from the Soft Succulent Eden’s Garden Cotton Paper (the pack will have both Soft Succulent AND Evening Evergreen paper and…it’s real pretty!).  I adhered the sentiment to the strip with Liquid Glue and popped it over the bow with double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a bunch of Pearl Basic Jewels around the wreath – to look like berries? – and the card front was done!

For the inside, I stamped a second Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Evening Evergreen.  Over the top, I stamped the wreath in stamped-off-once Soft Succulent.  Then I added the stars in Versamark, sprinkled them with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set them.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into my Soft Succulent card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the stamped-off-once Soft Succulent wreath and silver-embossed stars on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really really love the Sparkle of the Season Bundle – love the images and sentiments, love the die cuts, love the multi-seasonal versatility!  Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween – it’s got it all!






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P.S.  Still time to score Double Peppermints and donate to a great organization benefiting our Warriors and Rescue Dogs.  Read on for the deets!

I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:


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 October Tutorial features the Sparkle of the Season Bundle!  

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Stamps-N-Lingers Fundraiser for a GREAT Cause and a DOUBLE Peppermints Ordering Special!

Through 9 October 2021!

I recently came across an organization that does good for two populations that I care about very much – and I know you do, too.  K9’s for Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma.  Which is awesome.  But – here’s the kicker and the piece that made me sit up and take notice!!

K9s For Warriors Logo

The majority of their K9s are rescued from shelters or surrendered by their owners. In saving these animals from abandonment or euthanasia, this great organization gives them purpose. Each pair who graduates from the program represent two lives saved – the Service Dog and the Warrior.

But wait – there’s more.  Dogs who do not graduate from their program qualify for a “career change” and are adopted out to loving homes or they enter the K9FW Station Dog Program – which lets them help to address and mitigate the stress factors common to the work and environment of dispatch operators, first responders, and police officers

Okay – so…HOW COOL IS THAT?!?  Veteran – WIN.  A Dog’s Life Saved?!? WIN WIN!


How can YOU help ME help THEM??


Shop Online: Place an order of $100 or greater through my online store between now and 9 October 2021.   Here’s what’ll happen:

  • 20% of the retail of $100+ orders placed through my online store between now and 9 October 2021 will be donated to the K9’s For Warriors.
  • You’ll earn DOUBLE Peppermint Points and a $10 thank you gift (of your choice!) from me.  See my host code details below and be sure to add the Host Code:UMS9DENS

  • Anyone ordering $100+ will be entered to win a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (already have the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine? Well – you can elect to pick out $120 in Stampin’ Up Merchandise of your choice instead!) from me to be given away on 10 Oct 2021! See the details below.


Make a Donation of $50+ directly to K9’s For Warriors. (send me a screen shot of your order to me here!)

  • Anyone worldwide is welcome to make a donation to the organization directly – Click here to donate directly
  • For those in the US, send me a screenshot of the receipt for your donation of $50+ to K9’s for Warriors to and you’ll be entered to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine* to be given away on 10 October! See the details below.
  • If you order $100+ through my Stampin’ Up! store AND donate at least $50 directly to the K9’s for Warriors, your name will be entered twice to win the machine!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (OR $120 in Stampin’ Up Merchandise!) Giveaway – 10 October 2021!

As an added bonus, I’ll enter anyone who either orders $100+ through my online store between now and 9 October 2021 OR who makes a direct donation* of $50 or greater to K9’s for Warriors by 9 October 2021 into a drawing for a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!  Do you already have the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine?  Well – then you can elect to pick $120 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise instead!! 🙂

*Please note: Per Stampin’ Up! rules, I’m only allowed to ship the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to addresses in the United States or military APO addresses.  Only those with US/APO shipping addresses will be eligible to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Anyone outside the US is welcome to donate but will not be eligible to win the machine.  Orders and/or Donations must be placed by midnight EASTERN TIME on 9 Oct 2021 to be entered to win the machine.  One winner of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be randomly chosen on Sunday, 10 October from all of the entries received.

BONUS BONUS:  Everyone who participates ($100+ order thru my Online Store AND/OR Donates $50+ directly to K9’s For Warriors) will also be eligible to win one of 12 prizes!   I’ll give away a K9’s for Warriors KeyChain to TEN people…

and a K9’s for Warriors car magnet to TWO people.

Drop me an email at with any questions.

Let’s make a difference for our Veterans AND our Canine heroes!!   #K9sStrong

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Succulent Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath

Pear Pizzazz Cardstock: Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath

Silver Foil Specialty Paper: Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath with stars

Eden’s Garden Cotton Paper: 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for sentiment strip); Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath (this will be available to customers on 1 November!! – you could use Soft Succulent CS until then!)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Peaceful Place Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment strip); 2 1/2″ x 6″ (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 

On World Card Making Day last Saturday, while we were all having fun being creative (and winning prizes!) – Wayne and Finn were making my ponies’ dreams come true!

Finn rode to get the hay and then Wayne called me to come get him from the top pasture (it was TOO hot for the fur-ball to trot back to the house!).

He insisted on supervising some of the unloading.


Dad was doing fine, so…Finn cleared me to take him back to the house and some A/C!


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15 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Sparkle of the Season Christmas Card

  1. Great take on the challenge. There’s a challenge I saw the other day using buffalo plaid but I can’t remember where. I need to write these things down! Somehow I knew you’d be right on top of the new product! You made a lovely card with the paper.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Karen – I do love this paper! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card Mary! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love, love, love this card! The clean design and colors are perfect. 😀 Poor velcro dog…it’s too hot to work and going inside means getting brushed…it’s a no win situation. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s a hard life he has – pretty much all the way around!! Thank you, Amy! 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    Love your videos!! Thanks for sharing.
    Pretty card!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Gerri – appreciate it. I’m glad that you enjoy them! 🙂

  5. Jenny Engelke

    A-MAZ-ING!!! I hope you don’t mind if I save this project and case for an adult ed Christmas class! I just love everything about this card, especially all the gingham and checks!

    • stampsnlingers

      Not at all! CASE away – I hope they enjoy it! Thank you so much, Jenny!! 🙂

  6. Debbie Petersen

    I love your card and I love seeing Finn. I have a border collie, Sam, and velcro dog is a great description 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      RIght? They just have to step outside and the stickers LEAP onto them! Thanks so much, Debbie! 🙂

  7. stampsnlingers

    Hey Michelle – thanks for stopping by to leave your comment (sorry – I’ve got comment moderation on, so it won’t show up until I have a chance to come in an Approve it!). I appreciate the kind words and the effort! 🙂

  8. I LOVE your card, such a gorgeous CHristmas card! Thank you for inspiring us @IB this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Danni – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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