A Quick Holiday Treat

I have a super quick Holiday Treat idea for you today.  And this one would be easy to adapt for other occasions too – and other colors.  I used Lindor Truffles – I used the red ones and the gold colored ones for this treat.


I put two truffles in a cello bag – its’ the 3″ x 6″ sized in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I tied it shut with a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog.  Tie a knot first.  Then add a wood star from the Hearts & Stars Elements in the Annual Catalog.  There are three sizes of stars and hearts that are open.  The one I used here is the largest star.  And there are 6 of each one in the package along with solid ones. – 72 total pieces.  I also added a piece of the Gold Mini Sequin Trim – also in the Annual Catalog.  Then finish your bow.

That’s it.  If you wanted you could add a stamped tag – but I didn’t.  These were the little gifts at my last stamp a stack class.

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Have a great day!


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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Tree Tags & Free Shipping

Tree Tags & Free Shipping

Last Friday I was scheduled to have a Wrap Up the Holidays class but mother nature didn’t like that idea.  Instead we had snow!  Which is not normal for us – I live in Georgia – we average maybe 1-2″ of snow in a whole year and that’s usually in Jan/Feb time frame – occasionally in March.  Rarely in December.  But this weekend we got about 8″ of snow at my house!  So since my class was cancelled I decided to be brave and do a FB Live on my Stamping Together At Monika’s Place Facebook page instead.  It was my first real one on my page where I showed a project.  You can visit my page to watch it if you haven’t already.

Here is the project that I made.


It’s a set of tags featuring the Card Front Builder Thinlits dies and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also made a little box to hold the tags.

You can get written instructions here – Tree Tags and Box

Then on Sunday I got an email from Stampin’ Up! that they are offering a surprise Free Shipping day on Monday – December 11th – that’s today!

It’s a Surprise from Stampin’ Up! FREE SHIPPING!
24 hours only Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (MT).
– if you just need one small item or a whole cart load – order on Monday and it ships free!

Use the Host Code = Y6DEERDN when you checkout. For orders over $25 I’ll mail you the consumable supplies to make the tag project above.
Have your order delivered directly to your home by ordering at Online Store

Don’t forget about the Year-End Sales Event and Clearance Rack for last chance items and savings.



Thanks for visiting and happy shopping!


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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Season of Cheer

I hope you were able to get in your reservation for the Stamparatus – our new stamp positioning tool coming out in 2018.  If you need help let me know.  It’s going to be great to use when you need to make multiples of a card.  For example a Stamp-a-Stack class would be a perfect setting for a tool like this.  I’ve been sharing some of my cards from my Christmas Card stamp-a-stack classes and I have another one to show you today.


This one was my take on a card created by my friend Connie Collins.  She is so talented and will be part of the 2018 Artisan Design Team for Stampin’ Up!  I can’t wait to see what she creates with our new products in 2018.

For my card I used a Crumb Cake card base and then a couple of layers of the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series paper.  I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the circle that I stamped my greeting on.  The stamp set is Watercolor Wishes – I do believe it was my most used stamp set this season.  The big words really worked on so many of my cards.  The white circle and the white music print were both sponged with Crumb Cake ink.  I finished with Linen Thread and a snowflake die cut out of the Champagne Foil using the large snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

Everyone in my class made a set of 5 of these cards.


Thanks for visiting today.  Let me know if you reserved your Stamparatus.


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.

Thanks for visiting with me At Monika’s Place.