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Happy Holidays to the US TROOPS! - Blog Hop

Happy Holidays to all our US TROOPS - thank you for all you do to ensure our precious freedom. Here is a stocking just waiting for Santa. The "Letters to Santa" Designer Series Paper is paired with the Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies: Holiday Stocking and Snow Burst Embossing Folder.

The Pleated Medallions is a fast embellishment when created with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Simply Scored tool. May Santa fill your stocking with "PEACE FOR ALL!"


Stampin' Up!'s Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set of 24 images gives you lots of variety for Halloween cards!! For these cards, I punched three 1 1/4" circles, placed Whisper White behind, and stamped through the holes.

I love these colors for Halloween: Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, and Lucky Limeade. Add texture with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder and the Big Shot! Peek back tomorrow for a WOW!

Giddy Up! w/ Stampin' Up!

Here is a fun out-of-the-box idea for the NEW Stocking Builder Punch and the NEW Stitched Stockings stamp set of seven images! This cute little hobby horse makes a GREAT toddler birthday card!!

I used Stampin' Up!'s Seam Binding ribbon for the horse's mane. Attached it with Sticky Strip, then cut off the long edge and ravelled! Simple!! The youthful background papers are "Just Add Cake" Designer Series Papers. Purchase your supplies HERE and give this a try!


More "Genty Falling" Leaves

Gently Falling is a FUN 2-step stamp set of 12! I used a Stampin' Up! clear Acrylic block inked on a Crumb Cake ink pad to create the soft square background - so easy. To make this ruffle, put a strip of Sticky Strip along the very back edge of your card. Then pinch and attach Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon to the Sticky Strip. The Stampin' Up! Seam Bindings are soooo flexible and easy to use with this technique.

"Gently Falling" by Stampin' Up!

Gently Falling Stamp Set of 12 isn't just for the colorful northern Autumns. Leaves are wonderful for lots of occasions like men's birthdays, sympathy, thinking of you, thanks yous, etc! I stamped the two-step images and then embossed the cardstock with Square Lattice Embossing Folder and my Big Shot.

The embellishment is a huge Spice Cake Designer Button! LOVE this stamp set!! Stop back tomorrow for another idea with this versatile set.

3X3 in my Pocket!

I whipped up a stack of these sweet little 3X3" cards with my contact info inside. I keep them handy when I'm out and about, wearing my logo shirts. I'm ALWAYS looking to share Stampin' Up! with others. This company has brought such wonderful friends into my life! And income and travel and FUN!!

I used the yummy Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Papers which are all neutrals and soooo easy to combine! The greeting is the NEW Occasions Alphabet that I find very handy. Don't you LOVE the New Quilted Satin Ribbon in Early Espresso color?? So much texture in one tiny card!

Stampin' Up!'s Stocking Builder Punch

The NEW Stocking Builder Punch is sooo fun to use with different Designer Papers! Here I used the New Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I added a touch of RED Glimmer Paper for glitz! Very traditional.

Look how the feeling of the card totally CHANGES when I use Well Woren Designer Series Paper! One of the designs in this packge looks very much like OLDE BRICK so I used it as the background - perfect! Very aged. Which do you like better??

Stampin' Up!'s NEW Card Keeper!

Isn't this box darling and HANDY storage for all your handmade cards?? This Card Keeper is a brand NEW item in the Holiday Mini Catalog - just in time to fill with cards and give as a holiday gift! This sturdy white chipboard box for only $8.95 includes a pattern to make covering it a snap. It has six dividers for organization.

My stamp office is soft aqua and white so I just decorated the front using Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. The large scallop was created with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die and ever handy BIG SHOT! My box is full so I'll be ordering lots more to use and give! Order yours NOW!

"Beau Chateau" Designer Series Paper!

I've fallen in love with this Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper!! It's Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede colors - sooo yummy! I used the wonderful NEW Simply Scored to easily create the pleated medallion. I topped it off with the new HUGE Spice Cake Designer Button in Soft Suede.

Don't you love the unique greeting from Occasions Alphabet? I stamped it and then cut it out with the Scallop Rectangle Clearlits Die in the Big Shot. Perfect!

Last but not least is a couple swirls, made with Swirls Scribbles Die, and Pearls. Do you like it? Order these supplies NOW to create your own masterpieces!!


Stampin' Up!'s "Spooky Bingo Bits" Stamp Set isn't just for bingo! It's actually 24 fun, versatile little Halloween images!! This card was a convention swap from Jane Allison of VA. I liked the way she alternated the images with Frightful Sight Designer Series Papers! The greeting is Scaredy Cat Stamp Set. This card is a snap to create when you use the 1 1/4" Square Punch.

"Pines & Poinsettias" by Stampin' Up!

I really love this new Holiday Mini Catalog's Pines & Poinsettias! This is a 3X6" card of Crumb Cake Cardstock. I used the Designer Frames Embossing Folder with my Big Shot to create a border for the image.

Sorry, my camera doesn't take a good close up. I put frost on the pinecones w/ the new Dazzling Details glittery glue! A added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper for pop! And there's a teeny, tiny Mini Jingle Bell, also new from Stampin' Up!, tied on the button. Its never too early to buy your Holiday stamps, so start HERE!

"Spice Cake" Designer Series Papers

I LOVE this gorgeous NEW 12X12" SPICE CAKE Designer Series Paper Pack! YUM! These creations are similar to my September 1st post which used the Mocha Morning Specialty Papers. I just switched papers and embellishments. SOOOO many fun combinations to create!

I used the clever "Occasions Alphabet" Stamp Set of 26 for unique greetings! The embossed frame around the greeting is Designer Frames [set of two] Embossing Folder for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

Stampin' Up!'s "Easy Events" Stamp Set

If you are a beginner stamper, here is an easy, quick Holiday card made with Easy Events Stamp Set of eight. The Red Glimmer Paper punched with the NEW Lace Ribbon Border Punch adds FAST sparkle!

This is the SAME Easy Events Stamp Set and the SAME Red Glimmer Paper! So fast, so easy! Do you know someone who would like to learn to rubber stamp? September 20, 22, and 24 I'm having "LEARN TO RUBBER STAMP" Classes in the Charlotte County, FL area. Check my EVENTS and spread the word! I LOVE to SHARE stamping!!

Stampin' Up!'s "Stitched Stockings" Stamp Set

This sweet holiday greeting was created by my fellow Inkerbelle swapper, Julie B. from CA! Stitched Stockings Stamp Set of seven has a COORDINATING punch, the Stocking Builder Punch! This makes holiday card making a breeze. LOVE the NEW Silver Glimmer Paper and Mini Jingle Bell! All are from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Check out the bottom edge. Julie put a piece of Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon behind so just the tiny scallop edge shows. Sweet detail! Order these items NOW and get started on your holiday creating!

Stampin' Up!'s NEW "Simply Scored!!"

I LOVE Stampin' Up!'s NEW "Simply Scored!" It makes folding your papers a breeze. It created this pleated Medallion focal point with the NEW Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper.100_0747
See how nice and even the pleats turn out with Simply Scored! I also used the Simply Scored to create an embossed border around the edge of the card.

Here you can see the TEXTURE of the NEW Quilted Satin Ribbon - LOVE it!! The stamp set is the Pines & Poinsettias set of five images. All items are in the NEW HOLIDAY Mini Catalog.

Stampin' Up!'s NEW "Gently Falling" Stamp Set

HELP...I can't stop! I've created over 30 cards with this one stamp from Gently Falling Stamp Set in the NEW Holiday Mini Catalog and the Mocha Morning Specialty Papers!! Everyone is different, but soooo classy! Neutrals have a distinct elegance. The sweet raised frames around the leaf are the new Designer Frames {set of two} Embossing Folders for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

These cards can be used for soooo many occasions. I like to keep lots of blank cards on hand and add the greeting as I send them.

This card from my upline, Tami Waddell in CA, was my inspiration. I just loved her creation. The great thing about stamping is SHARING all our ideas!

Stampin' Up! HOLIDAY Mini Catalog Starts TODAY!

I've been busy stamping up a storm for a demonstrator swap for the NEW Holiday Mini Catalog that starts TODAY!! I chose the lovely Pines & Poinsettias stamp set for my cards. I colored this main image with markers on the rubber and then stamped to get all the different colors. My FAVORITE new product is the SILVER GLIMMER PAPER!!! Are you surprised? You know I LOVE the RED Glimmer Paper!

Check out this background created with the NEW "Snow Burst" Embossing Folder for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine! Sooo much TEXTURE!!

I put silver Glimmer Brads in the center of the NEW Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons for a pop of interest.