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Hearth & Home Thinlit Unique Use


Check out this very unique use of the Hearth & Home Thinlit Die!! Adorable frosted French Doors made with four window frames and Vellum!!


Inside the doors...the NEW Mr. & Mrs. Mike Davis!! This is such a special wedding THANK YOU!! It was designed by the bride, Rachel Ruiz-Davis, a North Star Stamper team member! GREAT card, Rachel!! (The wedding was on Halloween hence the orange doors.)

How to make a Wine Bottle Bib


It's EASY to "dress up" a wine bottle for gift giving! These directions are for a 750ML bottle. I started with Real Red Cardstock cut to 8-1/2" X 3". Score at 2-1/2" on the long side then fold to a 90 degree angle. Use a 1-3/8" Circle Punch to make a hole in the center of the small scored area. The bottle neck goes thru this hole.


I embellished the Bottle Bib with a striking Black Glimmer Paper "Delicate Ornament" #139667 die cut, lined with Gold Foil Paper. To curl the 1/8" Gold Ribbon, wrap it around a pencil and CAREFULLY  add heat with a Heat Tool. (Not too close because the ribbon will melt.) Let cool. Remove pencil.

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Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies


Here is a SHOW-STOPPER 3-D Card you will love to send!!


Start by cutting FOUR ornaments out of Gold Foil Paper #132622 using the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies #139667 and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439. (These directions are for a symmetric design.)


Gently fold and crease each ornament exactly in half vertically.


Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309 to adhere half of each ornament to half of another corresponding ornament. Do not attach the final halves to each other - instead attach them to your card front.


This is how your ornament will attach to the card. After the glue is dry, the ornament will fold FLAT for mailing!


Here is the side view of this 3-D card.


Is this a real SHOW-STOPPER??

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Get More from Embossing Folders


I'm going to show you how to get FANTASTIC results from the Woodland Embossing Folder.


Start by adding ink to the INSIDE of the LOGO side of the embossing folder. I simply dragged my open Marina Mist Ink Pad across the folder. You may also add ink by brayer or sponge. Run thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.


Next, I added a touch of Sahara Sand Ink to the branch using a sponge dauber. This is an option step.


To define the bark, I used the FINE TIP of a Tip Top Taupe Marker and quickly marked the branch dents. Then I added a thin line along the LEFT SIDE of all the vertical branches to act as a slight shadow.


The sentiment is minimal because the branches are the texture & detail of this card.


DON'T stress over any imperfections. Nature has LOTS of variation!! Please try this cool idea and get MORE from your Woodland Embossing Folder!! Click in tomorrow to see a Navy version completed.

Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

#139673 - 6X6" - $8.50


Dies Create Stencils


Today I used the Delicate Ornment Thinlits Dies to create a stencil. With Real Red Ink and a Sponge Dauber I scrubbed in lots of color to make the ornament. Last I embellishment with Gold Glimmer Paper. This is a quick easy card and lets you get more use from your dies!


Embellished Ornaments BUNDLE

#140856 wood - $48.25

#140857 clear - $41.50

7 stamp images & 8 dies

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Embel. Ornaments BUNDLE


Stretch Your Designer Paper


How do you S-T-R-E-T-C-H Designer Series Papers? This is a standard 4-1/4 X 5-1/2" card. Cut the Designer Paper 4 X 4 ". Then cut at an angle and spread 1-1/4" as you apply it to your card base. Stamp your sentiment in the opening. You can cut nine 4" squares from one 12 X 12" Designer Paper!! Demonstrators: this is great for Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks!!


Lovely, nostalgic papers!!

"Home for Christmas"

Designer Series Paper

#139592 - $11 

12 double-sided sheets

Home for Chr. $11

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Festive Flower Builder Punch Gift Box


Give your holiday gifts a SPECTACULAR presentation!


I started with Stampin' Up!'s food safe Takeout Box #135827. The belly band is Red Foil Paper and Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.


This sweet poinsettia is created w/ the "Reason for the Season BUNDLE" which includes a punch! After stamping the petals & leaves I punched them out. Folding the petals & leaves in half lengthwise adds extra dimension!!

Try it!!

Reason for the Season BUNDLE

Bundling $aves 15%

#140847 Photopolymer $33

10 stamp images & 4 pc. punch

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  Reason for the Season Bundle $33

Embellished Ornaments Framed


Here is the TRICK to framing

this Jolly & Simple card!!


You will need:

     * A Project Life Journaling Pen #135304

     * An appropriate sized thinlit - like

     "Seasonal Frame Thinlits" #139658



For interest, let your stamped image "break the frame line!" Lay the thinlit on the card. Tape the thinlit in place using low adhesive tape over the image where there will be NO line. Pen the INSIDE of the rectangle, starting and stopping only at the corners to make the line smooth. Add the ornament's bow last.


Embellished Ornaments - 7 images

#139756 wood - $28

#139759 clear - $20

(coordinating Thinlit Dies available)

Embel. Ornaments HC

Golden Vintage Leaves Bundle


Gold heat embossing, Very Vanilla & Basic Black are STRIKING!!


This detailed maple leaf is so realistic.


I had a little piece of the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum #139594 left, so I used it inside the card. Placing the sentiment in the lower corner is a nice change!


I love the envelope liner created with the same Designer Vellum in the same design, but opposite color! Classy!

Vintage Leaves BUNDLE

#140235 - $43.25

6 photopolymer images & 6 Framelits

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Vintage Leaves Bundle

Timeless Love


Time out from the holiday posts for an Anniversary card idea. This sweet floral stamp set of 5 images is TIMELESS LOVE.


I watercolored the flowers using an Aqua Painter and then scattered small Rhinestones. Last, I flicked on some ink spots.


The base is Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I'm lovin' the NEW Curvy Corner Trio Punch #139683 to add softness! 

Timeless Love Stamp Set

#138772 wood - $23

#139408 clear - $17

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Timeless Love

Winter Wishes


This stamp set of 7 images, WINTER WISHES, is lovely and nostalgic!


Do you remember sledding on these wooden sleds??



I stamped the sled in Early Espresso ink and then used my AquaPainter filled with water to "bleed" the brown ink and color the wood. QUICK & EASY!! The card base is Mossy Meadow color.

Winter Wishes Stamp Set

#139742 wood - $25

#139745 clear - $18

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Winter Wishes


Jingle All the Way Bundle


SEVENTEEN product bundles in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2015! WOW - $AVE 15% when you purchase Bundles!! This is the Jingle All the Way BUNDLE which creates a lovely winter scene using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for a snowy effect.


The base card is Night of Navy cardstock paired with Silver Foil Paper for an icy look!


I used Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper to line the envelope because the lyrics are "Silent Night!" LOVE Stampin' Up!'s product coordination - it's the BEST!!

Jingle All the Way BUNDLE - $ave 15%

#140861 wood - $34

#140862 clear - $29.75

13 Stamp images & 3 Coordinating Edgelits


Jingle All the Way BUNDLE

Festive Fireplace Bundle


What fun to create your own fireplace scene! Can you hear the fire crackle??


Here you can see I die cut the stockings and mantle greenery. I ALSO die cut the brick using the Hearth & Home Thinlits which is a window frame - I snipped out the window panes to modify the window into a fireplace.

And the finished card and envelope - a traditional Christmas theme!

Festive Fireplace Bundle $aves 15%

#140860  - $39

13 photopolymer stamp images

and 9 Framelit Dies

Festive Fireplace Bundle $39

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Acorny Treats


Need party favors, office treats, or lunch box surprises?? Try these!! The Acorn Builder Punch is FUN and versatile!!


I chose individually wrapped Lifesavers and attached a colorful punched ACORN with a mini brad.


Here is a closer look! Such a cute treat with a heartfelt message!

Acorny Thank You Bundle $aves 15%

#140841 - $28

10 stamp images & corrdinating Punch



  Acorny Thank You Bundle $28

Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies


Peek out the window! Just think of all the possibilities for scenes! I was fiddling with my brayer and thought these deep colors looked like the last moment before nightfall!  The silhouetted birds and branches are from the popular Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set.


Simple and sweet this would be appropriate for many occasional!


This similar card shows the window frame turned sideways with the trim cut off. This is the same piece of brayered background as the card above.


IT's FUN peeking out the window!!

Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies

#139666 - $20

(also available in a bundle)

Hearth & Home Thinlits $20

Hearth & Home Thinlits Samples

Vintage Leaves Bundle


Let's make some colorful Autumn leaves with the awesome Vintage Leaves Bundle! You will need the following:

    *Watercolor Paper

    *3 Classic Ink Pads: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry

    *Aqua Painter filled with water

Next, lightly wet the watercolor paper and apply areas of color - you can even be a little messy about it! I chose to blend the colors into each other. LET DRY completely, then:

    *Stamp leaf images onto dry Watercolor Paper using Archival Black Ink

    *Die Cut images with the coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies

Now you have a "pile of leaves to play in!" I mean "with!" LOL



I love all the RANDOM shading that results!!


SO FUN!! I double-matted using Basic Black to accent those black veins in all the leaves! Now look inside- 102_5408

Click by tomorrow to see another card I made with my "pile of Autumn Leaves!"

Vintage Leaves BUNDLE $AVE 15%

#140235 - $43.25

6 photoploymer images & 6 Die Images

Vintage Leaves Bundle




Peaceful Wreath


Get started on those Christmas cards!! Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set coordinates with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits, which SAVES time by eliminating fussy cutting!


Tip: to get a MORE realistic wreath, I used

four different green Stampin' Write Markers.


The base card is Brushed Gold Cardstock. The background paper is from the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper STACK #139595.

This is a Christmas CLASSIC!

Wonderful Wreath Framelits

#135851 - $25

Seven Dies

Wonderful Wreath Framelits $25


Acorny Thank You BUNDLE


I've had so much fun creating with Acorny Thank You BUNDLE!! Get it quickly because Autumn is almost here! I love the Woodland Embossing Folder #139673 to pair with the cute acorns!


Here are my tips: on the Woodland background, a used the FINE tip of my Basic Grey Stampin' Write Marker to mark the indentation in the tree branches! Also, I cut the Soft Suede layer 1-3/4" wide, then centered the 2" Circle Punch to remove a space to highlight the acorn! FUN!!


Peek inside & you can see I'm NUTS about YOU!!


The completed set is strikingly Autumn!! Get this BUNDLE and $AVE 15%!!

Acorny Thank You Bundle

#140841 - $28

10 photopolymer images & coordinating punch

Detailed Vintage Leaves


Check out this awesome detailed leaf from Vintage Leaves Stamp Set of 6 photopolmyer images with coordinating  Leaflet Framelit Dies!


The leaf is indented by dimensionalizing the white layer around it. It gives a unique look.


I had a scrap of brayered cardstock on my desk. I thought it might  make a lovely leaf...and I love the results!! I stamped the Vintage Leaf in the NEW Archival Basic Black Pad! Try it!!

Vintage Leaves BUNDLE $aves 15%

#140235 - $43.50

6 photopolmyer stamps &

6 Framelit Dies

Vintage Leaves Bundle


Happy Scenes Bundle


Have you enjoyed this week of Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks?? Stampin' Up! KNOWS you LOVE "bundles" so there are LOTS of them in the Holiday Catalog that starts Sept. 1, 2015!!

This versatile window frame can also be a FIREPLACE HEARTH!! I chose a Halloween scene to put "outside" the window.


I added a bit of coloring with Stampin' Write Markers.


Isn't this a FUN Halloween card?? This window/hearth thinlit has sooo many possibilities!! Add it to your Wish List!

Happy Scenes BUNDLE $aves 15%

#140853 - $34.75

16 photopolymer stamps & 2 thinlits



I LOVE Stampin' Up!'s wonderful product COORDINATION!!! It makes creativity EASY!


This vellum from Winter Wonderland Designer Stack

COORDINATES with the Wonderland Stamp Set of 6 images.


Coordinated products equal a professional finished project!! All items available in the Holiday Catalog starting Sept. 1, 2015.

Winter Wonderland

Designer Vellum Stack

#139594 - $10

36 sheets of 6X6" vellum in 6 designs


Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack


The outdoorsman's perfect card is created with the WINTER WONDERLAND DESIGNER VELLUM STACK of SIX designs, 6X6".  Actually, the antler motif has hit the market as the trendy new image!


These sentiments are the Host Stamp Set, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EVERYONE. It's a favorite of mine!!


Images in this VELLUM Stack coordinate with the WONDERLAND Stamp Set of 6 images. Remember to line your envelope for a special presentation!!

Winter Wonderland

Designer Vellum STACK

#139594 - 36 sheets of 6X6"

in 6 designs for $10


One Set ,Two Looks


Today I'm showing two more Convention 2015 Make & Take Projects which use the SAME stamp set, but fill two different needs. This Mint Macaron colored Holiday card shows the "kissing technique" on the gift. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that thin candy striped ribbon!! It comes in Real Red, too.


A quick Holiday card & coordinating envelope!


The SAME Stamp Set creates perfect BIRTHDAY cards, too!! I LOVE a multi-event stamp set!


This set, called Your Presents, is a wonderful mixture of shapes and bows to mix & match! Look for it in the NEW 2015 Holiday Catalog starting September 1, 2015!!

Convention Make & Take


This sweet little number is one of the Convention 2015 Make & Take projects. It features NEW Holiday Designer Series Papers, Ribbon, Stamps, and Button.


I made a coordinating envelope with the handy-dandy Envelope Punch Board. These exciting products are just a peek at the amazing 2015 HOLIDAY CATALOG coming September 1st!

GET READY because it's stuffed with AWESOMENESS!!


Even Max wants to "PEEK" at the NEW products!!!