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Winter Frame

This heart-warming frame was created by my demonstrator friend Barb F. of South Beloit, Il as a class project. Hanging in my Florida stamp room, it's a sweet reminder of winter. Images are from "Snow Much Fun" and "Jolly Bingo Bits" Stamp Sets.

For the red rhinestones on the ice skates, just use a permanent marker and color the rhinestones before removing from the backing sheet. Blot and attach.

Silver Glimmer Paper punched with the Snowflake Punch adds glitz!! A very charming creation, Barb!!


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.

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

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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.

Jolly Bingo Bits

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Jolly Bingo Bits is a set of 24 charming holiday images! Here are just a few which you could substitute for the mittens. I used the NEW 1" square and the Postage Punches for a quick design. The holly is Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper. One sweet card!

Glitzy Gift

Just returned from a trip to IL for my dear Dad's funeral. He was a great role model! Thanks to many great friends who came to hug me or sent condolences. You warmed and comforted my heart.

Back to blogging-

This simply GLITZY holiday greeting was created by my demonstrator friend, Peggy! The Glimmer Paper says is all...celebrate Christmas! It would be easy to change the greeting for any celebration.



Exclusive "Holiday Stocking" Die

Isn't this paper stocking sweet? I created it using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive "Holiday Stocking" Die! I enlarged it so you could see the details on the green cardstock. You can cut multiples of cardstock OR fabric, making creating fast! Here I used Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper - love the plaids. They remind me of fuzzy warm flannel fabrics!

I embellished with a Pleated Medallion, Red Glimmer Paper, Button and Glimmer Brad - all from Stampin' Up! We have it all and you can purchase now. The holidays are right around the corner - YIKES!

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!"

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!!

"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 "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! 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.