Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread for a Holly Jolly Christmas Triple Square Card and a Blog Candy Winner!

Good morning!  It’s a BIG Day!  I’ve already ordered our new Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalogs and Jan – Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration Brochures and will be mailing them out to you (you know who you are!) as soon as I can.  And I…MIGHT?…have done a little more pre-ordering!  I can’t wait to share more new goodies with you!

I’ve got a fun card for you this morning!  I saw a Triple Square card – made by LeeAnn Greff – and thought it was too fun.  So…I made one for myself.  I used the Gingerbread & Peppermints DSP and a couple of sentiments from the Frosted Gingerbread and Holly Jolly Christmas stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

The red-white-cream color palette is from the Cupcake Inspirations challenge!

I started with a Real Red card base and – to the front and the inside – adhered a piece of Real Red plaid paper from the Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP pack, using Liquid Glue.

I ran a Very Vanilla panel thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine inside the NEW Gingham Embossing Folder (this is coming SOON in the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog!).  Then I matted it on Basic White for the card front.

To make the “triple square” I started with a square of the Regals DSP – same design that I’d used on the card base – and matted it on Basic White using Liquid Glue.

The next layer is a same-size square of Gingerbread & Peppermints 6″ x 6″ DSP – also matted on Basic White.

I used my Grid Paper to help me get the two matted squares lined up correctly – then adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment – I cut a 2″ square of Basic White and stamped the big sentiment from Holly Jolly Christmas in Real Red.  Then I matted it on another square of the same Real Red Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP that I’d been using.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the sentiment onto the layered squares.  You can see from the photo above that the sentiment “diamond”  is lined up in the same orientation as the BOTTOM large square.  THAT and being “matted” with the same paper as the bottom square – is what creates the illusion!

I adhered the whole thing onto the Very Vanilla card front with Liquid Glue.

I added some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment and some peppermints from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set in Real Red on a Very Vanilla panel.  Those three peppermints are all on one stamp – and they fit perfectly in a corner!

I added a Red Rhinestone, then used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic White mat and then into my card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Frosted Gingerbread peppermints on the front…

…and added some more Gingerbread & Peppermints 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this Triple-Square technique, don’t you?  I think I need to try a few more cards using it!  I really like how this one turned out – with the marriage of the Holly Jolly Christmas and Frosted Gingerbread sets.  And the addition of the Gingerbread & Peppermints DSP was kind of perfect (she says modestly!)!

I hope you like!

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






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I sure enjoyed reading all of your favorite Christmas traditions these past few days!  Singing and family and candelit Christmas Eve services played heavily for a lot of you!  Thank you for sharing them with me!

To find the winner of the November Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin kit – I put all the comments into the Random picker and out popped… #14!

That was the comment left by Lora!

“I look forward to putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving. I have so many ornaments from years gone by that is so fun to see them. They bring back so many memories, either of a family member or good friend. Some of the ornaments were made by our children.”

Whoo-hoo – congrats, Lora!  If you’ll get in touch with me, I’ll drop your Paper Pumpkin in the mail quick as I can!

Thanks, everyone, for playing!

Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

Today thru 3 Jan 2022

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!


Starts: 1 December 2021 at 12:00 AM (MT)
Ends: 3 January 2022 at 11:50 PM (MT)


  • Each Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires).
  • The Carryover List will be available online until the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog launches.
  • Look for discounts up to 50% on SOME (not all) of the items on the Retiring List.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.

See which products will be on their way out once the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog retires.

DOWNLOAD SORTABLE EXCEL SHEET– modified for you, removing non-English sets
DOWNLOAD PDF – this is the full list, including non-English sets

See which products will still be available after the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog retires.

DOWNLOAD SORTABLE EXCEL SHEET – modified for you, removing non-English sets
DOWNLOAD PDF – this is the full list, including non-English sets

Please be sure to note the asterisks, okay?  Some of the carryover items will not be available right away – but will be back in the next Mini Catalog next summer!

Clearance Rack Refresh!

What better way to cap off a big Last Chance Sale than to restock the the Clearance Rack with discounted goodies?!  That’s just what Stampin’ Up! has done for us!  You’re going to want to check them all out before they are gone…cuz Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Here’s a link right to the Clearance Rack in my Online Store.

Happy Shopping and Saving!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (x2 – mats behind each larger DSP square); 2″ x 2″ (sentiment square)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner)

Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (x2 – front of card and inside liner); 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (bottom DSP square); 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ (“mat” for sentiment square)

Gingerbread & Peppermints 6″ x 6″ DSP: 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (top  DSP square); 3″ 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 


When looking for signs of “winter” – SOME people look for falling leaves.  Snow.  Overcast and blustery days.

For us? We look for all that.  But the REAL signs are fuzz-bucket ponies and…

Wayne atop the first bale of the season going into the pasture.  Complete with covers and insulated hoody!

THAT means winter is here for real here at the Deatherage house!




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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread for a Holly Jolly Christmas Triple Square Card and a Blog Candy Winner!

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the colors and the design is perfect! Yeah, we had our first bit of snow up here yesterday too. Thankfully it didn’t stick around…but I think that means that winter is officially here too!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yup – sounds like winter is breaking out all over! 🙁 But – it’ll be Spring eventually! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Crystal Muirhead

    I love the combo of vanilla and white. I’d have never thought that! Beautiful card!!

    • stampsnlingers

      I wouldn’t have either without the color challenge! But I DO like how it turned out! Thank you, Crystal!

  3. Susan K

    My first thought—after wow—was how creative to use the vanilla to soften it and call more attention to the art piece…before I saw the challenge colors! Great use of the colors! Love this!
    Yep, feeding hay is a sure sign winter is here. I’m glad I don’t have to do that anymore!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – never would I ever have thought of the color combo otherwise – but…it totally works! Thanks much, Susan! 🙂

  4. sue t.

    Stunning, CAS card! Thanks for getting your color on at Cupcake Inspirations!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Sue! And thanks for taking time to come by and leave a comment! 🙂

  5. noraln44

    This card is gorgeous!! I LOVE the embossed background and the pretty design of the red and white. Lovely design. Thanks for playing with us at The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!!

    Design Team
    Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Nora! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. Such a wonderful card, I really like how the cream/white look on your card so wonderful and details like your blog post as well, thanks for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Have a great day!

    Leanne DT/CIC
    Cupcake Inspirations

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Leanne – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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