Sweet Treats for Christmas

The Christmas around the World Designer Series Paper has a variety of prints including this one filled with sweet holiday treats.  I’ve been working my way through this paper and the various prints.  I may just finish up what I have with a card design for the Ronald McDonald house next week.  I’ll be headed there with some other demonstrators to stamp with the guests at the house.  Perhaps I’ll use this card design and just let them choose their own prints from the paper pack.


This card was part of my stamp a stack classes and I would change a few things if I use if for the Ronald McDonald house.  Because the kids and adults are usually not familiar with stamping and making cards I try to keep it as simple as possible.

Here is what I did on this card (with notes on what I might change):

  • Soft Suede card stock is the card base
  • A 4″ x 4″ square of Designer Paper is on the top (I use this size to get the most out of one 12×12 sheet.  (for RMHC I’ll use various designs that I have left from the pack)
  • A 4″ x 1-1/4″ strip of Real Red card stock.
  • A piece of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine is tied around the card and in a bow. (for RMHC I will either leave this off completely or perhaps pre-tie a box and have them stick on with a mini glue dot)
  • A Real Red scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circle Framelits Dies (I pre-cut these for class and would do the same for RMHC)
  • A Whisper White stitched circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies ( I pre-cut these for class and would do the same for RMHC – I might switch out for a plain circle so if they stamp near an edge the stitching wouldn’t be in the image)
  • The stamp is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  (for RMHC I’ll likely pull out a few other sentiments in case I need something that doesn’t say Christmas for someone there.)  I used Soft Suede ink.
  • I added a little gold metallic star (for RMHC I’ll probably leave this off only because I don’t have enough for them to put these on the card)
  • Then there are two little Garden Green holly leaves tucked under the circle.  These are from the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.  (I’ll precut these and have them stuck to glue dots for the RMHC)

A group of us goes once a month to our local Ronald McDonald House – well for me it’s about 45 min away.  I missed last month so I’m looking forward to being there and seeing the holiday decorations at the house.

Don’t miss out on some of these great products from the holiday catalog – they will be retiring soon – Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Watercolor Christmas stamp set.


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Santa’s Suit

Santa’s Suit

This Santa’s Suit stamp set is so cute!  The Photopolymer set has all the different pieces to create fun cards and a coordinating die set called Santa Builder Framelits.


It stamps so nicely.  I did the outline of all the images in black and then stamped the filler images mostly in Real Red.  The suspenders are colored in with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and so is his belt buckle and the clothes pins.  There are stamps to fill in the suspenders and the clothes pins but we were already using up all my little blocks so I thought the markers worked just as easily.

I also used the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker to color in his heads, hands, and feet.


On the inside of the card I added his boots.  On this one I also have mittens on the inside.  But on the others that I made I included those on the front clothes line.  When I made this card I spaced the front too far apart and they wouldn’t fit.


The tag is part of the Framelits dies. And I tied it on with a piece of the Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon.  The red striped Designer Paper is from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper pack.

The Santa’s Suit stamp set, Santa Builder Framelits Dies, the Santa’s Suit Bundle and the Christmas Around the World Designer Series paper will all be retiring after this Holiday catalog ends.  Be sure to order them now before they are gone.

This card was part of my Stamp a Stack class last month. Everyone in my class made a set of 5 of these cards.


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Ready for Christmas

Ready for Christmas

Are you ready for Christmas?  I’m not.  We are in the middle of doing some redecorating – replacing furniture which now includes painting all the walls and replacing the baseboards in the main floor of the house.  So I haven’t even pulled out any Christmas stuff.  Instead I’m trying to find a place to put the stuff that was in/on the furniture I’m getting rid of until the new stuff comes – hopefully before Christmas (but maybe not).   On my card today this little dog is ready for Christmas!


This is the Ready for Christmas bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  It’s the fun staircase stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies.  Right now you can still purchase as a bundle and save 10%.  In the new year these two will still be available but not as a bundle – only as individual items.

On this card I’ve also used one of the Stampin’ Blends – Bronze color – to color in the little dog.  Oh my he looks so good! It was just the perfect color for him and for the Chocolate Chip Cookies.


The plate and sweater are colored in with Stampin’ Write Markers because the colors I wanted to use don’t come in the Stampin’ Blends.  I did hear that we will be adding more colors in the future!

The little table is stamped on the Wood Textures Designer Paper Stack – since there is all different sheets with different types of wood you could pick what you want for your table.  Then I used the die set to cut it out, and the dog and the cookies.

The Holly Embossing folder was perfect for the background – don’t miss it – it’s in the annual catalog.  And the rug is a strip from the Quilted Christmas Designer Paper Stack.

On the inside of the card (and also on the envelope) I stamped a portion of the Christmas Tree.


This card was part of my November Christmas Stamp-a-stack class.  Everyone that came made 5 of these during the class.

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Don’t miss the Year-End Sales Event going on now.  We are saying good-bye to retiring products from the Holiday catalog.  Because once January arrives it will be time for brand new stuff in our Occasions Catalog.


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Color Theory Trees

There are so many wonderfully creative ideas out there on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and other places.  I often mark ideas that I love and use them later either as a starting point for something or sometimes they are quite perfect and I stick very close to the original idea I found.  Often I’m not exactly sure who created the idea and for all I know they could have copied it from somewhere else.  So today’s card is an idea I found online – I believe it came from someone over in Europe as the stamped words on the card were not in English.  So it was likely from someone in Germany.   I thought it was a clever idea to use some of our all occasion designer paper for a Christmas card idea.


This is the Color Theory Paper Stack and I used these cards in a couple of my classes.  The color options included Dapper Denim, Old Olive and Crushed Curry.  The Designer Paper is paired with the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits – the tree and the star die are from that set.  But you could do this same idea with just a tree die that perhaps wasn’t even Christmas.

The words are from the coordinating Santa’s Sleigh stamp set.  Both of these were from last years Holiday catalog and carried over into our Annual catalog.  Cut a strip of the paper and then cut out the two trees and a hand full of stars.  Adhere everything to a Whisper White card base and its done.


While you are in my online store be sure to check out the Year End Sale we have going on.  Some products are retiring from the Holiday catalog so get them while you can, others are on sale to clean out some inventory and make room for new stuff coming in January!

The new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalogs will be coming out soon.  The ones I mailed out will be heading your way later next week.  If you aren’t sure if you are on my mailing list send me a note and I’ll check.  If I need to I’ll get you one in the mail once I have some here to send back out.

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Oh Joy with Foil

I heard from a few people that they are already done making all their cards and ready to get them in the mailbox!  That is wonderful!  I stopped in the post office yesterday and picked up some holiday stamps.  They had a variety of choices – have you done that yet?

I love how this card turned out.  I used the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is so much nicer in person than how it looks in the catalog.  For my cards I used the Soft Sky patterns but I think the other colors would be fun too – at least the Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst would be bright and cheerful for the holidays.  The Tangerine Tango I will save for something else.


I used the Watercolor Wishes set again.  I’ve been using it a bunch the last couple of months.  And I have more card kits and I may have a little pop-up class to make some more of the kit cards – I’m going to look for a day in early December to fit that in.

The Layering Oval framelits are the two layers of the greeting – a Whisper White oval to stamp the greeting on – and I used Basic Black ink.  Then the Soft Sky scallopped oval in the back.  Layer it on a piece of the Foil Frenzy.  I finished with a little bit of Baker’s Twine.  It’s a quick card to put together but the foil really makes it shine!

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Quilted Christmas

Christmas card season is upon us.  I received my first one in the mail yesterday.  How about you?  Have you made yours?  Have you planned anything yet?  Well if you need some inspiration I’ve got ideas to share with you.  So keep coming back to see what is new on my blog.

Today I have a card that uses the Christmas Quilt bundle from the Holiday catalog.  This one actually came about because of left over pieces I had from another card.  I’ll share that one on another day because I apparently didn’t take any photos of it yet.


The bundle includes the Christmas Quilt stamp set and the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.  I also used the coordinating Quilted Christmas Designer Series paper.  The greeting is stamped in Garden Green.  My card base is the Thick Whisper White card stock.  The very center is finished with a pearl.

You can get all the items for this card in my online store.

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Little Teapot

More Stampin’ Blends.  Look how pretty this little teapot turned out.  blends-teapot-card

This is a little notecard – they are quick and easy since they come scored and with envelopes.  For this one I added a piece of Old Olive Card stock that’s embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder.

The teapot and succulent bowl come from the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series paper.  I colored with the new Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut them out for my card. I used the Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

The little greeting is from the Banners for You stamp set and so are the little leaves I added to the envelope.

I’m off to OnStage Live in Salt Lake City today.  I’m going to try to add some blog posts while I’m away.  But sometimes that doesn’t work as well as I want it too.


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The Merry Patterns stamp set is seen in the photo below along with the Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blends on this card.
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