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How to create a Vintage Flower

TRY this sweet little scrunched Vintage flower. Punch a cardstock circle for the base. Wad up about 10" of Seam Binding Ribbon to wrinkle it. Apply a generous amount of Tombow Liquid Glue onto the punched circle. Using a pointed tool, like your stylus, press the wrinkled ribbon in a circle around the cardstock. When you are satisfied with the look, cut off the excess and embellish the center.

Now you TRY IT!!

International Stockings

These two festive stockings made with the Holiday Stocking Die are going overseas to our little grand-nephews. Because of their longggg travels, I decorated them with their names cut from Naturally Serif Die instead of a thick embellishment. The boys can hang them on the Christmas tree.

I used Letters to Santa Designer Series Papers. These stockings open for a holiday greeting and fit into a 5X7 envelope. Off to the Post Office.

Elegant Dasher

This simple Holiday card was a hit at my recent Holiday Stamp-A-Stack. The Designer Papers are Mocha Morning - rich neutrals and sooo easy to use! DASHER is a single stamp. Look what I created with the left overs...

I used the SAME layout and a different stamp set called HAVE A SEAT.

Here I used Delicate Doilies Stamp Set. These are a great example of just plugging in a different image to the SAME layout. Try it yourself!! Get your Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper HERE! You will love it!

Thankful !

These cute little Turkey cards are on the way to our daughters. Punches made this clever creature in a flash.

I used the OWL punch for the turkey by trimming off his ear tuffs - simple. The fan tail is 5-PETAL Punch and FANCY FLOWER Punch. I hand cut the beak. It's the week of Giving Thanks so make sure to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. I am thankful for EACH & EVERY blog viewer!! If you enjoy my blog which posts 6 days a week, share my site with your friends! Happy Turkey Day!!

Winter White Week - Elf Kisses

I LOVE this sweet little ELF created with punches! This is the perfect little gift for teachers, neighbors, or's the Fancy Favor Box Die for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

The Silver Glimmer paper is the perfect cardstock for a festive holiday feeling. The Handle is the Tasteful Trim Die.

Elf Parts:

Hat is Ornament Punch upside down

Face is the Large Oval Punch

Ears are two petals from the 5-Petal Punch

Body is half of Decorative Label Punch

Nose is pink brad from Subtles Brads

Cheeks are chalk from Stampin' Pastels

All products are from Stampin' Up! and can be purchased at the SHOP NOW link on the right. I appreciate your orders!

Simply Adorned Jewelry

Did you know Stampin' Up! has LOVELY jewelry?? All these products are Stampin' Up! This nickel-plated locket comes in several sizes and opens so you can insert little stamped images for every occasion.

100_0966Simply Adorned products come a lovely Chocolate Box - ready for giving!! A perfect STOCKING STUFFER!! The Baubles are GREAT zipper pulls for jackets, sweaters, and purses because they have a lobster claw clasp! Purchase at the Shop Now link on the right.

Winter Post


Real Red and Chocolate Chip are a great Holiday color combo! This card features the Winter Post stamp set and the Red Glimmer Paper punched with the Snowflake Punch. I stamped the reindeer with Chocolate Chip ink right onto the First Edition Specialty Paper.

I embellished with a Rhinestone Brad and Crumb Cake Seam Binding "frosting!"

Gift Certificates are available for the Holidays and I include a hand-stamped card.


Birthday or Christmas?

Here is another idea for the versatile Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set of 24. One image can be Birthday OR Christmas...just change the designer papers!

I started with a 4" square of Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper, fold all corners to the center, then fold the corners back out...simple!

This is Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Paper. Book an event with me and your guests can create this layout!!

Thanks, Rosy!

My most frequent blog viewer and friend, Rosy from Loves Park, IL sent me this fancy fold idea - thanks, Rosy! I used the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set of 24 for this sweet layout. Images & Greeting are heat embossed with Stampin' Up!'s silver embossing powder for a nice shine.

The great plaid papers are from Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Papers which I also used in my blog header. I custom create my own blog headers using Stampin' Up!'s MY DIGITAL STUDIO.