Toile Christmas Bundle by Stampin' Up!


RED = Christmas! What a GORGEOUS, realistic cardinal image in the Toile Christmas Bundle #152367 !! NO fussy cutting because the 10% off Bundle includes 8 coordinating dies!


The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper #150432 is a perfect match for this handsome Cardinal. The Cardinal was colored with Stampin' BLENDS Alcohol Markers: Real Red Duo and dark Daffodil on the backside of VELLUM. 


Real Red Glimmer Paper #150427 is die cut with Heirlooms Frames Dies #152325. 


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Frosted Foliage Bundle by Stampin' UP!


The moment I saw the Frosted Foliage Bundle #153029, I couldn't wait to die cut it in FOIL!! It's such a delicate wintery design!!

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The base card is the NEW Seaside Spray combined with Blueberry Foil from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets #149495 and Silver Foil #132178. "JOY" is die cut using the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies #149550.


I popped an individual foil snowflake from the same bundle inside to draw the eye to the sentiment.


This STUNNING bundle creates exquisite cards! Try it!


Pinch Box and Pattern


Today, I have an adorable little party favor box and PATTERN for you! Mine are made with the All is Bright Designer Series Paper #147892 and hold three Dove Chocolates.


Just "PINCH" the sides of the top edge to pop open! The All is Bright Paper Clips #147893 are perfect to close the top with a festive touch!!


The first one you make, use scrap card stock and get the feel of the pattern.

Here is the pattern as my holiday gift to you! ENJOY!

Pattern here: View this photo





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I'm so sorry I've be unable to blog!! My new laptop got hung up at the Geek Squad for my data transfer!! This is a clever swap card by Kathy Van Helsland. Half of the front opens for your message.


Here is the inside. The red card stock measures 8-1/2 X 3-1/4" scored at 4-1/4".



This is an easy layout, but very unique! Are your Christmas cards in the mail yet?? Half of mine have been sent!


Such a cute Birthday card for anyone!! This is a swap, sadly without a name.


This perfect paper is Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper #146277.







Kathy Johnson of Forest Hill, MD is the creator of this crisp, pretty swap card! It features Serene Garden Bundle of 8 stamps and 6 dies #148395.


Kathy used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for the color. Very nice, Kathy!


This is a nice, simple holiday card I received as a swap, but don't have a name to give credit. This stamp set is the versatile Sheltering Tree #137163.


Wink of Stella #141897 adds frosty shimmer to the wintery tree! Lovely!


More Swaps


As promised, more of my favorite OnStage swaps from last week. This unique layout caught my eye! Jo Ann Harris created this card using Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle #149962, New Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Blends Markers.


The images are heat embossed with Silver and this poinsettia is shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897.


I especially love the slashes of Silver Glimmer Paper!! #146960


Here is a DELIGHTFUL birthday creation by Jackie O'Bryan of KS. Black really POPS the colors!! This is the cute Broadway Birthday Bundle #148321.


Check out this UNIQUE detail: she ran a circle of Window Sheet #142314 thru the Subtle Embossing Folder # 143706!!! Very interesting texture!!


All the color strips are popped out using the Foam Adhesive Strips #141825! This is a HAPPY card for ANYONE's Birthday!

Merry Christmas to All Gift Card Holder


Everyone needs Gift Card Holders for the Holiday. This one is very easy!


Cut base card stock 4-1/4" x 11", and score at 5-1/2" and 8-1/2".  Use about a 1" circle punch to punch a thumb hole in the edge of the card stock. This edge folds to the inside of the card and is attached only on the side edges with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape #138995. Attach the inside layer that is 4" X 2-1/2". Last, close your card and attach the front layer so it hides the inside layer. The lovely sentiment is from the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set #147702.




Dashing Deer Easel Card


Here is a FUN "easel card" made with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set #147728! It's easy to create.


Cut the base cardstock 4-1/4" X 11, scored at 5-1/2" and 8-1/4". Create your card and attach only the lower half of the front layer. Inside, place a "STOP" for the lower front edge of the card to rest against. I often place a sentiment on the "stop." The "stop" needs to be dimensionalized. Very simply and impressive! Try it!

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Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set


Interlocking Gate Fold cards are FUN and impressive!!


Making Christmas Bright Bundle #149947 contains a Punch! This bundle is a good choice for this fancy fold format.


The punched Christmas lights are layered onto the 1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #146139 and mounted on alternate sides of the center opening with Dimensionals. It's simple!


The ADORABLE "All is Bright Designer Series Paper" #14789 pops this format!! Try this!

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Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up!


I need a masculine Christmas card to send to a Nursing Home. This Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147794 gives a "flannel look!"




This deer silhouette is die cut from the Black Foil Sheets #147898.


This deer is die cut from Gold Foil #132622. I applied Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106 on both the Black and Gold Foils before die cutting with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263. The deer die cuts become "stickers," which are SIMPLE to apply!!

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Spirited Snowmen by Stampin' Up!


Such a HAPPY fellow because he is surrounded by HAPPY COLORS of Real Red and Granny Apple Green! This is an easy format: simply cut 1" off the right front edge of your basic card. That piece becomes the banner by tucking 1" under the inside Whisper White layer and folding back over the front! PRESTO!


This arrow shows where the 1" banner tab is tucked under the inside white layer.


Blends were used to color the Spirited Snowman #148072. Time to start those Christmas cards!


All is Bright Designer Series Paper


Christmas is coming FAST!! Here is a quick, inexpensive little gift idea. These are composition books covered with the BEAUTIFUL "All is Bright" Designer Series Paper #147892.


I placed Tear & Tape #138995 on all edges of the book. I avoided the fabric spine because it flexes when the book opens. Next I placed a straight edge of the designer paper right along the fabric spine, smooth the paper, opened the cover and cut away the excess designer paper. 


This paper is colorful and playful! This book would make a great Christmas Shopping List or Teacher gift!


This paper is from the same package, but has an elegant feel.


Try covering any size book that suits your needs. It's easy!!


Buffalo Check


Color makes all the difference!! I'm playing with all the Buffalo Check samples I recently made and posted. LOVE the versatility of the Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797!!


Checks stamped in NEW Mango Melody ink give a BRIGHT, CRISP feel. It's happy and youthful. This sweet little lion is from A Little Wild Stamp Set #144344.


Cherry Cobbler and NEW Shaded Spruce inks create a wonderful CLASSIC, traditional Christmas feeling. Notice I added added lines within the checks with Shaded Spruce BLENDS marker! Sure changes the look. This adorable little tree is from Timeless Tidings Stamp Set #148936 20180913_160102

Lastly, Canjun Craze ink feels like chilly autumn and flannel shirts. I added TWO lines within the checks using Old Olive and Daffodil BLENDS markers. The sentiment is from Labels to Love Stamp Set #144967.


Buffalo Check Background Stamp does it ALL!! It's a MUST for your collection!!


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Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper


This UNDER THE MISTLETOE Designer Series Paper #146921 is included in this month's promo: Buy 3 Designer Papers, Get 1 FREE!! This is the same card format as my last post. This fancy fold card begins with a 5-1/2 X 12" base. Score at 4-1/4, 7-1/4, and 10-1/4". It's EASY and a great way to show off Designer Paper!!


Love these Reindeer!!


This card features a "slip-off" belly band of 1 X 10". Try this FUN fancy fold!!



Tips to Attach Vellum on Card Fronts


This soft and simple snowflake card features the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #144686. The base card is Soft Sky and rather difficult for amatuer me to photograph. In person this is really sweet. The Snowflake is embossed on Vellum Card Stock #101856.


I attached the Vellum top layer in two ways. I used Tear & Tape #138995 under the snowflake. 


I also placed a glue dot on the dot of the "J" on the Soft Sky base card. Last, I centered the Vellum layer pressing the Tear & Tape and glue dot firmly. The glue dot is covered by a Rhinestone #144220. No adhesive shows thru on the front of the Vellum! So look for places under embellishments to "hide" your adhesives when using Vellum.


 Make your Christmas card now!

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Santa's Sleigh Thinlits


Christmas is coming and Santa's Sleigh is ready! For an elegant look, use FOIL PAPER! I chose the Champagne Foil Paper #144748 from the Holiday Catalog page 37.


I paired the Foil Paper with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green for a traditional look. The black layer POPS the image. Get started on your Christmas Cards now!

 Santa's Sleigh Thinlits

#140278 - $30, twelve dies

Bridge Card Modified


I love all the Bridge Card fancy fold layouts I am seeing, but wanted to change it a little. I moved the "bridge" piece up to the top of the card and used a window sheet instead of card stock! This makes the French Horn magically "float!"


I used Tear 'n Tape #139995 to attach the Window Sheet #142314 at the very outside edges of the card. It's clear so it mostly disappears.


This top view really shows the "floating" die cut. I used the Musical Season Bundle #146048, a favorite of mine!


Yes, this card folds flat for mailing. It collapses to the side. Such a FUN fancy fold!!


Here is your pattern:


Quick Gift Card Holder


The Season of Giving is right around the corner! This easy card holds a gift card or money. It features the CUTE Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111 from the Annual Catalog and the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.


The pocket inside holds the gift card or money. Cut the base card 4-1/4" X 11 and score at 2-1/2" and 5-1/2". SIMPLE!! Did you notice that SWEET little ribbon?? It's Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon #144620. Give this Gift Card Holder a try - it's so easy!

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

#144111 - $11

Be Merry DSP $11


Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies


This EXQUISITE metallics on black card was created by my good friend and Team member, Barb Faulkner of South Beloit, Illinois! It's absolutely REGAL!!


Barb die cut the little snowflakes w/ the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies using Champagne and Copper Foil Sheets. TIP: any excess glue can be removed from Foil Sheets using a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol! Handy info!!


Mixing metallics is a HOT TREND!! The bottom edge uses the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape #144644. Love this creation by Barb!!

 Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

#144678 - $30

Also available bundled w/ stamps

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits $30

Painted Harvest Creates Holiday Wreath


Sneak Peek!! This is the versatile PAINTED HARVEST STAMP SET coming September 1, 2017! This image is actually a sunflower, but creates a very pretty holiday wreath!! I love the shading that is built into the two-step image!! The sweet little bow is pre-packaged in the 2017-19 IN COLOR BITTY BOWS #144217 in the annual catalog.


Another color combo shows a little "fork bow" made from the 5/8" Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon #144191.


Colors: Old Olive and  Lemon Lime Twist for the wreath; Berry Burst. A BIG thanks to Bente Snow of Denmark for sharing her great holiday idea. LOVE it!!

Painted Harvest Bundle

with Punch

#146021 - $33.25

Coming September 1, 2017!! If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator, I'm happy to send you a Holiday Catalog. Email me:

Holly Jolly Layers Host Stamp Set


I have a guest stamper today, my friend and team member, Shari Wicks of Florida! What a VERY SWEET card she made featuring the Host Stamp Set, Holly Jolly Layers!


The Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Squares Framelits are a perfect pair!! Lovely, Shari!! Thanks for sharing. Please note: the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits have sold out and will be back in stock the end of January. Put them on your WISH LIST!!

Peaceful Pines with Sparkle


Peaceful Pines Stamp Set is FULL of options! I like a little SPARKLE myself! This card has a generous 1/4" frame of Silver Glimmer Paper.


I used an assortment of colored Enamel Shapes to decorate the tree! This card was favorite in a recent class of mine. Simple and Classic!

Triple Fold Card Measurements


A TRIPLE FOLD card is the perfect showcase for designer papers, like "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper!


The BASE CARD is 12 X 5-1/2". Score the long side at 4-1/4, 7-1/4, & 10-1/4". Try it!


Use a BELLY BAND to hold all the folds together. The band can be any width - mine is 3/4 X 9-1/2".


 "This Christmas"
Specialty Designer Series Paper

#141628 - $13 - 24 sheets of 12 X 12"

This Christmas DSP $13


Cookie Cutter Christmas


Stampin' Up!'s Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE is so versatile. The punch that looks like a Gingerbread man, also punches out this reindeer when you use it upside down!!


This is a cute fold - a card inside of a card! It's NOT a pocket.


Measurements for this card are very flexible. I cut Island Indigo card stock 8-1/2 X 4/1/4" and scored it at 5-1/2". I cut the Basic Black Card stock 8-1/2 X 3-1/2" scored at 4-1/2". Center the smaller card on the largest area of the bigger card. Interlock flaps. 

I have most of my Christmas cards in the mail - do you???

Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE

#143493 - $35

17 photopolymer images & punch

Cookie Cutter Chr. BUNDLE $35

Gift Card Holder from Envelope


This is a QUICK Gift Card Holder from a Stampin' Up! Envelope! I've used this idea for decades because there are so many endless ways to embellish it! I made this video a few years ago. The NEW Classic Label Punch works well, also. If I'm in a real hurry, I just skip the "slot & tuck" part. The flap folding over the top lets you use the gummed edge as a closure! Please try this - great for lot of occasions!!

Classic Label Punch

#141491 - $18

Classic Label Punch $18

Make it quick with scraps!


Don't you LOVE a quick card made with scraps?? Here you go! Cut four designer series papers 1-7/8" X 2-1/2". TIP: IF YOUR PAPER CUTTER ALLOWS, CUT THEM AS ONE SHEET, because then they will be the same size and fit perfectly! I used the Warmth & Cheer 6X6 Designer Series Paper Stack.


The secret is MARKING THE CENTER of your card for perfect placement. Use a little extra TOWBOW LIQUID GLUE so you can S-L-I-D-E the paper into the exact position! Using too little liquid glue causes the liquid to dry quicker and GRAB....halting your adjustments! I embellished with Glimmer Papers for a POP! I used only SCRAPS! Demonstrators, this is an excellent Make & Take for any season! Try it!

Warmth & Cheer  

48 double-sided sheets

6X6" Designer Series Paper STACK

#141991 - $10


Warmth & Cheer DSP stack


Baby's First Christmas Ornament

 I just finished personalized Christmas Tree ornaments for our first grandchild! She's ADORABLE! I covered heavy chipboard with Designer Series Paper. The front is a favorite baby picture and the back says, "Lily's First Christmas 2016." (Be sure to date your ornaments! I heat embossed the entire ornament with CLEAR embossing powder. I was VERY CAREFUL not to over-heat the photo. I made an extra - good thing, because one of the photos bubbled up and scorched. OOOOPS - live and learn. I added the Silver Glimmer Hearts and Eyelet after heat embossing.


I left the "glare" on this picture so you could see the ornament is shiny. My clear embossing powder is contaminated with the old iridescent ice embossing powder so I ended up with a few sparkles on Lily's sweet face.

I have made ornaments in the past with reprints of old childhood pictures, school pictures or special memories. It is not just for babies. It's always fun at Christmas to look at all the personalized ornaments you collect over the years!  Try this ornament idea!

Curled Paper Wreath by Shari


Shari Wicks, my friend and team member from Florida, made this FESTIVE Curled Paper Wreath using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. It's ADORABLE!!


The strips are 1/2" wide and curled from the center out using a bone folder. Shari used this video as her source: Kristin 


This CLEVER idea could be made up for any season!! TRY IT!!

Cane Candy Lane

Designer Series Paper

#141981 - $11

12 double-sided sheets of 12X12"

Candy Cane Lane DSP $11


Jar of Cheer


Here's a SWEET Christmas card! This "jar" is so VERY versatile! The jar is in the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies #141490.


I made a reverse mask and stamped the candy inside the jar. The 1/2" Circle Punch perfectly cuts out the candy to place outside the jar.


Inside I added a "scrap" of the Candy Cane Designer Series Paper to save it from the trash!!

Jar of Cheer Stamp Set

#142161 - $21

13 photopolymer images

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Cookie-Cutter Christmas 3-D Card


What do you think? ADORABLE? YAY!!


Start by stamping and punching THREE Cookie Cutter Christmas "gingerbread men." Score the little characters exactly down the center. Crease well.


Glue half of one character to the half of another. Repeat. Attach to your card. Easy! Folds flat for mailing.


Did you notice this cute coordinating little charm? It's in the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments #141997.


What a "SWEET" card to send or receive!! Don't forget that this Candy Lane Designer Series Paper #141981 is part of the Buy Three Get One Free Promo ending Oct. 31, 2016. 

Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE

#143493 - $35

17 photopolymer images & Builder Punch

Cookie Cutter Chr. BUNDLE $35


Star of Light


This Star of Light image is two-step stamping.


I started with a quick, light "wash" of Soft Sky ink on Watercolor Paper. After it dried, I stamped the open image in Bermuda Bay and then add the bold image with Soft Sky ink. Since the images are photopolymer, it's a cinch to line up!



I LOVE these classic words!




Star of Light Stamp Set

#142110 - $26 - 21 images

also available bundled w/ dies

Star of Light $26


Star of Light Bundle


Simple elegance! Dark night sky!


I can't read these words without singing them in my mind.


The white star in the center is die cut from Shimmery White Card Stock. I put Tear & Tape on the back of the Shimmery White and die cut the star, cutting the tape at the same time. This works great because no liquid glue squishes out and shows. Try it!

 Stamp of Light BUNDLE

#143509 - $49.50

21 photopolymer images & 7 dies

Star of Light BUNDLE $49.50

Jolly Hat Builder Punch


Don't you LOVE a cute & simple card? The Jolly Hat Builder Punch is quick and it create hats that fit multiple creatures found in the coordinating stamp set, Jolly Friends, available bundled with this cute punch!


A strip of Red Glimmer Paper and Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape #141985 add some "SNAP" to this quick card! Remember, Washi Tape is "repositionable!"

Jolly Hat Builder Punch

#141847 - $16

Also available in a bundle.

Jolly Hat Builder Punch $16

How to Make a Double Z Fold Card


Santa cannot find Elf No. 2!

Where is he??


The SNEAKY Elf is HIDING behind Elf No. 1 ! GIGGLE! Oh my gosh I LOVE these Double "Z" Fold cards! SOOO many possibilities!!! 


Here is my pattern: Start with your base card stock cut 5-1/4" X 11". Score at 5-1/2" and 2-3/4" which creates a standard "Z" fold. AFTER scoring cut off 1" on the long side. Now you have two Z's to fold and attach. TRY IT - SO FUN!


First I attached the 1" strip - note that it goes under the Emerald Envy Envelope Paper I used as background paper on the FRONT panel. I attached the hiding Elf first, closed the card and lined up the second Elf on top of the hiding Elf. SIMPLE!

Jolly Friends Bundle

#143511 - $29.50

21 photopolymer images & Hat Builder Punch

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Jolly Friends Bundle $29.50