Christmas Season in Red

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Still looking for Christmas Card ideas? Today I’m seeing red … Christmas Red. I have teamed up the Dashing Deer and Winter Woods bundles to create a monochromatic card that is simple and beautiful.

This was one of the cards we did in our Stamp Club this month…

Our base is Whisper White (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) and our stamped piece is 5″ x 3-3/4″ … We used Real Red to stamp the Filigreed Deer from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set.  You will need to let that dry or heat set it because our next step was to emboss it with the Gently Falling Impressions Folder.  We used a piece of Real Red 5-1/4″ x 4″ to mat our stamped piece.

Our next step was to cut out the Christmas Tree from the Winter Woods bundle.  This tree can be used as 2 pieces for a beautiful layered effect, plus you can “fluff” up your branches for even more texture.  Our next step was to decorate our tree which we did with the Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels.

The inside has our greeting which came from the Winter Woods stamp set.  The pretty design stamped on the inside and on the envelope came from the Dashing Deer stamp set.  These two bundles really pair up wonderfully.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share of the Winter Woods and Dashing Deer Bundles. I appreciate the visit!!

Have a wonderful Friday ~

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Create Christmas Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … I have the cutest cards to share with you today. These cards were shared with us (demonstrators) from Stampin’ Up! and it wouldn’t be nice if I kept these cuties to myself.

You’ll recognize these samples from the Holiday Catalog and can be found on page 38. You will also notice the Buffalo Check background stamp (I will be sharing some samples & tips on this in a future post).

Here is the “Spirited Snowman” … Give these holly jolly snowmen a place in your home. They deserve it! And they will prove themselves useful!

He just looks like he is having snow-much fun!! And so can you when you a head start in your stamping schedule and get started on your seasonal cards! Using just one stamp set, Spirited Snowman. Stampin’ Up! created these three different cards… the versatility of the set is enhanced with different coloring themes and techniques.

Each one is so cute in it’s own way … I love the two snow-people hugging and the sample on the far right, so cute and so simple to make.  Stamp your snowman … emboss your snowflakes with clear embossing powder … and then sue your watercolor pencils to add color to the background and then blend it with your Aqua painter!  When you blend the watercolor pencils the clear snowflakes will now “pop” out and look white (looks like magic!).

Thank you for spending a part of your Thursday with me …

Enjoy your day!

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Two 4 Tuesday: Guest Stampers… Karie & Kellie

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 times the fun with 2 cards created by two talented twins!!  That’s right … Karie and Kellie are twins and created these cards for our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat Attendee card swap.

If you’ve been following my blog you’ve been lucky enough to see some of the other swap cards … are attendees are so talented.

Let’s begin with Karie’s card … She used the very popular Dashing Deer Stamp set and teamed it up with the Lovely As a Tree.

I love that Karie used the masking technique to create the moon in the background, it adds a soft elegance to a natural card.  Don’t you just love cards that are gender neutral, but I’m a nature lover myself and I find this card simply beautiful.

Now if you’re looking for a punch of color and some holiday fun, just take a look at Kellie’s card …

Kellie used the Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set and teamed it up with the Merry Christmas To All Bundle from the Holiday Catalog.  If this card was not festive enough, Kellie used the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add texture to her background.

Well … I can’t pick a favorite, I like them both.  If you prefer a tranquil nature setting then Karie’s card is more your style, but if you’re looking for a fun and festive way to wish everyone a Merry Christmas than Kellie’s card is the ticket.  This is the reason why I never vote at the card contests!! lol

Thanks for checking in with me today…

Hope your day is two times more fun!!



Stampin’ Claus is Coming to Town ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you looking for crafting gifts for your friends and/or family?  Or … a hint to your husband for a Gift Certificate works! lol  I had quiet a few husbands calling for ideas last year, if they’re not sure what you’d like I can made a gift certificate for any amount you prefer …

I also have done them for birthdays and I’ll create a special Gift Certificate envelope … they are so pretty!  I’ve been known to “gift” the Gift Certificates in fun and surprising ways.  Let’s chat.

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Don’t forget the End of Year Sale and Clearance Rack if you know what your friends want…

If you do not feel comfortable ordering Online, please feel free to contact me and I will help you place your order.  I can also answer any questions you may have.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.

See you tomorrow with another card share …

Simply Sunday: Christmas Cards Made Simple

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you’ve been meaning to make Christmas cards year after year but you just run out of time or you don’t get as many made as you’d like to, let me help … Today my Simply Sunday post is to share beautiful yet simple cards that will be easy for you to get those cards done.

Pretty right!? The base of the card is the Gold Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes!! You can find these on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog and you get 20 of each (card base & envelope). Then I simply cut a front to emboss, you don’t have to … you can go directly to the greetings which are from the “Merry Christmas to All” bundle. It can be that easy!

If you do want to step it up and create some texture on the card, the front is 5″ x 3-3/4″ then run it through the BigShot with your favorite embossing folder.  I used the “Tufted” but the new “Swirls and Curls” embossing folder that is part of the All is Bright product suite, either would work great!  The new Seasonal Wreath would be pretty too!

The “Happy” is heat embossed in gold and the “Holidays” is cut from the Gold Foil paper, again both are from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle from the All is Bright product suite found on pages 4 and 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

If you want to step it up a bit …

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front.

The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper adds a beautiful layer to your card with ease. This pattern reminds me of poinsettia’s.  You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! This amazing laser cut paper has Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

I’m so happy and grateful that you’ve taken time out of your Sunday to sit with me a while.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.




A Walk through the Winter Woods …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sometimes we look for holiday cards that are a little on the simple side, earthy, more masculine … well, today is the day for you. I have a wonderful card to share with you that I created using the Winter Woods stamp set.

I started this card using Very Vanilla cardstock … base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ background that I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It adds such a nice texture to the card.

I stamped the birch in Soft Suede on a piece of 2-3/4″ by 3-3/4″ Very Vanilla and then I tied a bow around it … to keep the natural look of the card I used the Burlap Ribbon and pulled it apart!! Love the way it adds so much texture to your card.

I chose to mat the tree with the beautiful Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (Merry Merlot) and measures 3″ x 4″, just to add a little holiday color -n- sparkle.

The greeting comes from the Winter Woods stamp set so no need to look any further, and is stamped in Merry Merlot to coordinate with the glimmer paper. To finish it off, I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

A nice simple layout with touches of texture and dimension to bring our nature scene alive… and a touch of holiday bling!!

Thank you for taking a stroll in the woods with me today, hope you enjoyed the view!  I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful weekend.




Year-End Closeout officially begins!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a cute card to share with you today created by Guest Stamper: Jennifer F. Plus… I wanted to let you know that our Year-End Closeout Sale has begun!!

During the Year-End Closeout, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Some of the retiring items on your holiday catalog wish list are discounted!

Reminder: Place you orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Don’t forget the Clearance Rack.


Oh Wow … I can’t believe the “CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS PUNCH BOX” is 40% Off.  This my friends is a perfect Christmas Gift for your crafter.  It contains 6 stamps, a block, two ink spots and the punch, not to mention the beautiful tin it’s all contained in.  Wrap up the box and make someone happy! At that price, gift one to yourself.

Time to get out your Christmas list and start shopping for your craftin’ friends & family members …

Now … for that cute little card I promised.  This card was created by Jennifer as a swap card for our Attendee Swap at my annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.  I couldn’t help but fall in love with this one, it was one of my favorites sayings …

Don’t you just love it!!  Let me know if you need any help getting that “SPECIAL DELIVERY” from the North Pole.

Thank you so much for the visit today, I’ll be back tomorrow with more card shares for you.

Have a wonderful day ~