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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!!

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

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


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

Get it NOW

Another Use for Framelits


I love this quick, clean NO LAYER look! Did you see my post from yesterday? Just scroll down to see how I created "PEN-A-FRAME."


I used the Project Life Journaling Pen to frame these cards. I also use these handy, waterproof and fade resistant pens for addressing my envelopes.

Project Life Journaling Pens

#135304 - $5 - 2 pens

PL Pen $5

Another Use for Framelits


Don't you love multiple uses for your tools? Check out this simple NO LAYER CARD DESIGN using a framelit in a DIFFERENT way!


Stamp an image, then "PEN-A-FRAME." Just lay a framelit on your card. Use the "05" (larger) tipped Project Life Journaling Pen to trace around the INSIDE of the framelit! SO SIMPLE! Want a double line? Now trace around the OUTSIDE of the framelit. Skip the tracing line when you come to the image. Add a bold sentiment. 


Click back tomorrow for two more NO LAYER CARD ideas!!

Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies

 #135707 -  $25 - 5 dies

Project Life Framelits

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


Cookie-Cutter Halloween Cards


It's time to stamp for Halloween! Try a fancy fold paired with Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper!


This fancy fold PANEL CARD really shows off the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Papers #142022! Get the folding directions HERE.


No extra postage is required.


DON'T CUT - punch instead!!

Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

#140396 - $18

(also available in a Christmas Bundle)

Shop with Nancy HERE

PSSST: Designer Series Paper Sale - TOMORROW

Cookie Cutter Punch $18



Christmas Pines in Metallics


PURE ELEGANCE created with trendy Copper, classic Gold and basic Black! The base is Basic Black with a layer of Copper Foil Paper. Then I added Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate for the MAGIC! I only have one good photo because it's a difficult finish to photograph because of the SHINE!! Try this combo - YOU will love it!!

Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

#141653 - $12

Buy it now HERE


Foil Acetate $12

Get More From Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder


Aren't these unique?! I LOVE THE CABLE KNIT DYNAMIC EMBOSSING FOLDER #143537 - $10 from STAMPIN' UP!

These colors are Real Red and Emerald Envy.

Cable Knit $10


To use this DYNAMIC Embossing Folder, SPRITZ your card stock with water before running thru the Big Shot to soften the paper and get DEEPER TEXTURE! Use only the TOP CUTTING PLATE - NOT two cutting plates because this folder is THICK!


Cut the embossed card stock in strips between the cable designs.


Start in the center and attach the cable strips to the front of a base card. I LOVE Tombow Liquid Glue because it bonds well in my humid climate.


Open the card and trim off any excess cable.


 A cheery, COZY Christmas Card!!


Extra strips created this festive frame!

Buy it HERE from Nancy

My next post is ANOTHER idea with the Cable Knit!


Totally Trees Panel Cards

Totally Trees


I'm beginning with this CUTE set: Totally Trees. I have two VERY different creations.


Hey NORTHERN friends, this one is for you! I LOVE the Cable Knit DYNAMIC Embossing Folder #143537 !! Remember to lightly spritz your card stock with water before running it thru the Big Shot so it's flexible! This card says CHILLY AUTUMN, for sure!!


This design is for my SOUTHERN friends and uses the SAME stamp set, card fold and layout, but looks totally different! The photopolymer allowed me to bend the image and create three different angles on the palm trees!

FREE Panel Fold Pattern HERE



Cookie-Cutter Punch "Sit Down" Treats


"SIT DOWN" Treats will make you GIGGLE!!!  Don't you love a little "goodie" on the table for your guests?!?! Grab your Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Punch, coordinating stamps & individually wrapped Life Savers.

    1.  Stamp, color & punch "little characters." I RECOMMEND using THICK WHISPER WHITE CARD STOCK #140272.

    2.  Score across the top of the legs.

    3.  Sandwich a Life Saver between two heads using Glue Dots. DONE!


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Cookie-Cutter Halloween

#142252 wood - $23 

#142255 clear - $17

Cookie-Cutter HalloweenCookie-Cutter Punch

#140396 - $18

(also available as a Bundle w/ Christmas images)

Cookie-Cutter Punch $18


Totally Trees


It's LABOR DAY in the USA! Goodbye summer - Hello autumn! Totally Trees Stamp Set from the NEW 2016 Holiday Catalog has lots of tree shapes to create amazing Fall & Christmas greetings!!


One of the great assets of Photopolymer stamp images is FLEXIBILITY! The red arrow show the image as it was created. I simply curved the image as I mounted it on the block to create a "HILL."


I also slightly curved the "THANK YOU" to repeat the curve of the Thoughtful Banners sentiment frame. TRY IT!

Totally Trees Stamp Set of 27 images

#142198 - $26

Shop with Nancy HERE

Totally Trees