Posts Tagged With: Christmas Cards

Stampin’ Up! Playful Tidings & Trimmings Festive Foliage Christmas Card

Hey – it’s Monday!  But…it should be a short week for most of you?  I hope so – cuz that would mean it’s like…HAWWWMP day!  And…if your turkey is still in the freezer….uhm…best get it OUT right this minute!  I saw a chart and…this is the last day to stick it in the fridge and have it thawed in time!

You’re welcome for that PSA! 🙂

I recently got the Festive Foliage background stamp – from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – and have been wanting to play with it.  So.. I did!  And I used it along with the Tidings & Trimmings set, a little Tidings of Christmas DSP and…the Playful Alphabets dies to make a Christmas spotlight technique card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Candy Canes & Sweet Little Stockings for Christmas

Happy Monday!  So…I realized something yesterday while we were at Sam’s.  Wayne said…”It’s Sunday and everyone is at Sam’s shopping!”.  I did a little high-level, very sophisticated math in my head and realized…THANKSGIVING is like…tomorrow!

Well – not EXACTLY – but…close!  A week from Thursday!  I ordered my ham to pick up next week and then promptly decided (apparently!) that I was “ready”.  So…nothing to worry about or prep for – obvs!  Sheesh!

Know what’s RIGHT AFTER THANKSGIVING!?

Friday!  Bwahahahaha!  YOU thought I was going to say CHRISTMAS!

But – it IS right smack around the corner so…today’s card is spot on!  It uses the Candy Canes and Sweet Little Stockings stamp set – and is SOOO easy that if you’re behind (I am so NOT behind! 😂😂😂😂) and need some quick cards – I’ve got you covered.  Take a look-see!

This sweet layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This one goes fast so….pull out your Stamparatus and…let’s roll!

I started with a piece of Basic White that I matted on Shaded Spruce for the card front.

Another piece of Basic White went into the Stamparatus and I stamped it with the Candy Canes stamp in Real Red.

I used the next-to-largest Scalloped Contours die to cut out a rectangle and adhered it to the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using Stampin’ Seal, I adhered a length of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon across the panel.

I stamped the sentiment from Sweet Little Stockings in Real Red on a strip of Basic White and matted the strip on Shaded Spruce cardstock.

Then I popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Shaded Spruce gem from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

Who AM I!?? 😳😳😳  Surely….this can’t be a Mary card!!?

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment and a candy cane, from Sweet Little Stockings, in Real Red on a Basic White panel.  Then I added another Shaded Spruce Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got a few Sweet Little Stockings candy canes on the front…

…and one…single…yummy…cane on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Red – White – Green.  Classic!  Real Red Candy Canes!  A Sweet Little Stockings sentiment and…how handy that there was a CANDY CANE in that set, too!?

I hope you like!

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

I’ve got ONE opening left in my Host Club that starts on 1 Dec – so…if anyone wants a great way to add to their stampin’ stash – this is it (beaten only by Joining Stampin’ Up!).  Here’s all the deets!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings Santa Paws for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the colors, I figured I’d pull out the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle and the coordinating Sweet Stockings DSP.  And so…I did!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Christmas Trees Let Your Heart Be Light

Good morning and welcome to another week.  You’ll be glad to know that Finn had a great Gotcha-Day weekend.  Yesterday he got to ride to two DIFFERENT Home Depots – and go in BOTH times!  It was a dog’s dream!  Even the slightly rude dog in the second store couldn’t dampen the happiness of my kid!  I will say though that, whatever that handsome husky said…it was…not nice!  Finn got serious FAST!  He didn’t start it but…he was for sure going to FINISH it!  Whatever HE said back shut that other dog up but QUICK! 😉  All of which makes my “no sniffing or greeting on a leash” rule even more sacred!

So – my card today takes us back to Christmas (which is – yes…only SEVENTY days away! 😳) and the wunnermus Whimsical Trees bundle and coordinating Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP (one of my fave DSPs of all time – whoda thunk it?!?).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes & Peaceful Place Christmas Card

Good morning and happy Monday!  The last Monday in September.  Can you even believe it?? I’m having trouble with the idea that we’re headed into the last few months of 2021.  Crazy!

Even crazier??  Sale-a-Bration 2 is almost over – three more days is all that’s left and then…buh-bye free stuff!  Buh-bye FREE extra bundle just for buying a Starter Kit and starting to get a 20% discount on everything.  Seems like yesterday SAB 2 was kicking off – and now it’s almost over!

My card today is an easy one that would be a sweet addition to your Christmas Card list.  It used the Merry Snowflakes stamp set – bundled with the Stitched Snowflakes Dies.  And some pretty Peaceful Place Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees & Wonder Top-Fold Easel Card

Good Sunday morning, y’all – from the North GA mountain!  It’s the last day of our retreat – hard to believe.  It takes SO long to get here and then –BLINK– it’s over!  We’ve had such a good time I’m already looking ahead to a team retreat NEXT year here, too!  Maybe one of you reading this will join us! 🙂

We’ve done a bunch of great shoebox projects – and they’re all wunnermus!  I’ll most likely be sharing them over the next few days.  But today, I want to show you the project that I brought for everyone!  It uses one of my fave sets/suites in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog – the Whimsical Christmas stamp set with it bundled Christmas Trees dies.  And the gorgeous – totally non-traditional-Christmas colored! – Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP.  AND – it’s one of my favorite fun folds, too!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Whimsy Kit Peek!

Good morning and…let me be the first to wish you a very Happy HAWWWMP DAY!!!  Yes!  It’s Wednesday – and….THAT means that I only have two sleeps before I head to the airport to pick up Amy and Karen and then head up to the north GA mountains for our Inkin’ Krew Retreat!  I am so excited to see everyone – and I’ve got a couple of ladies who are in my Crittters-N-Creatin’ Krew Team that I’ve never met in person!  Plenty of time on Zoom – but…this’ll be the first time we’re in the same spot!  It’s going to be a blast!  I’ll share pics as I’m able thru the weekend!

Stampin’ Up! recently released a brand new All-Inclusive Kit called Christmas Whimsy.  I ordered it first jump out the gate and when it came….I dove in!  Remember – this is the one I think looks like it come straight outta Who-Ville!!

When I opened it up I found everything – and I do mean….EVERYTHING!…I needed to make eight fun Christmas cards!

THAT is the neat and tidy image from Stampin’ Up!  Here’s my hot mess!

Great job, Mare! 🤦‍♀️

But – I popped all the die cut pieces, folded the two designs of card bases and opened up the instructions.  I decided that at least for this first one, I’d do them exactly as the instructions said.

The instruction sheet is cool – they used pictures to let you know what to do and in what order – and (unlike some picture directions – you know the ones I mean!) – THESE actually WORK!

I mean – they even tell you how many stars or snowflakes to use and where to put the Dimensionals! 👍👍👍

I used the enclosed Night of Navy Ink Spot and the exclusive stamp set to stamp snowflakes and stars on the card bases – and stamp the sentiments.  This is where I DID depart a little – I’m not a huge “Season’s Greetings”  fan so I did them all with Merry Christmas.  But…you can do whichever you prefer – they both fit on the labels perfectly (thanks, Stampin’ Up!).

 

There’s a roll of Gold Trim to use on each design – love the tag “tied” on (in truth it’s got a little Glue Dot and the tag itself is popped on with a couple of dimensionals!).   And there are pretty blue foil snowflakes and stars adhesive-backed sequins to add, too!

The second design also gets a little gold foil star “sticker” added – only hard part here is making sure to get the ladder onto the card front straight so that it doesn’t look like someone is fixin’ to end up in the ER!

There’s even an “inside” sentiment that I used – and added some Night of Navy stamped stars.

I guess Stampin’ Up! has heard me say #nonekkidenvelopes cuz they included some beautiful envelopes with Gold Foil accents.

But…I added some stars to the front, too.  Cuz….I could! 😉

Et Voila!  In the blink of an eye I had eight fun full-sized cards – with insides stamped and ready – and decorated envelopes – all ready to get signed, stamped and mailed!  No cutting (except for the Gold Trim!) required – and the easy instructions make this a PERFECT project for new stampers or kids or….pretty much anyone who needs really cute Christmas cards!  It would be a GREAT activity to do together with family and friends – order a few kits and get to creating! 🙂

I hope you like!

And – this isn’t the ONLY kit that we’ve got available right now!  Check them all out – we’ve got stamping kits and even NON-Stamping kits for you to choose from.  Stop by the online store Kits Collection to pick up your kits!  Don’t forget that the kits are only available while supplies last, so order quick to make sure that you get yours…and pick up some free Sale-a-bration goodies if your order reaches $50!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Knit Together Christmas Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  I hope your weekend was good despite the inherent solemnity of the date. Other than my haircut on Saturday, we stuck pretty close to home.  🙂  I’m busy getting ready for our team retreat next weekend and we had a team meeting yesterday.  We made some cute cards – and I’ll be sharing my riffs on a couple of them in then next little while.

My card for today uses the sweet Merriest Moments stamp set with the bundled Merriest Frames Dies and…the Knit Together bundle.  Take a look at what I came up with when I added some Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP!

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Pines and For Unto Us CAS Christmas Cards

Good morning, all – and Happy Happy HAWWWMP Day!  The week is flying by, isn’t it?  I had to look at my watch when I started this post last night to see what day it was.  I was shocked to realize it was already Tuesday.  Yikes!

I’ve been getting some queries about ideas for easy to make Christmas cards – that are suitable for making multiples!  I made one a couple weeks back using the Curvy Christmas stamp set – you can see it here.  But – it got me to thinking, so I decided to do a riff on that one – with one of my favorite stamp sets – the Peaceful Boughs set.  I added a sentiment for the inside from For Unto Us and went back to the gorgeous Gold Cards & Envelopes, just like the first card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot Christmas For the Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Ann’s getting us thinking about Christmas again with a Clean-And-Simple theme challenge this week.  I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

I pulled out the sweet little Have a Hoot stamp set (didn’t need to use the bundled Peek-a-Hoot dies this time – but they’re there!) and used it as the starting point for my wintery Christmas card – with the pretty Snowflake Splendor DSP playing backup.  Take a look-see:

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