Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Card II

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a card that I created using up some of my larger pieces of scraps from the Holiday Retreat cutting … now I have a leftover gold Christmas tree!  So what else would I do but use it on my next card!! Today I have that card for you …

Besides my Christmas tree, I had the squares left over as well which I layered onto a gold background to pull the gold out of the Wrapped in Plaid Designer paper.  Since I wanted the tree to be my focal point of my card, I added a piece of Vellum Cardstock cut from the Stitched Framelits Dies. I then embossed my Christmas tree with the Country Floral embossing folder.

The base of my card is Shaded Spruce which coordinates with the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper, to create a dramatic contrast I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler behind the gold. I embossed the ends of the Cherry Cobbler with the Country Floral embossing folder as well to add some texture and to coordinate with my tree.

The greeting comes from the beautiful Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set from the Brightly Gleaming Suite in the Holiday Catalog.

A simple card really … just some layers to create an elegant look and feel.  I love the way it turned out.  Hmmm … who would know this card was created from scraps!! The secrets our stamp rooms keep. lol

Thank you for joining me today!

I hope you take a moment to enjoy this beautiful fall day.

Today’s Stamping Supply List … Click on any of the items for more information or to begin your shopping.  Thank you.


Easy & Elegant Christmas Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with one of the cards that we made at our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. This card is elegant but easy to create! What an awesome combination when making Christmas cards.

Let’s begin with the “Delicate Ornament” Thinlits Dies … I chose the longer thin one. I really like the soft swirl in the design. Whisper White cardstock was used for my base and the front of my card. Using the BigShot and the Precision Base Plate I cut out the ornament. You will save both pieces as the ornament is laid back into the cut out.

(Note: the Delicate Ornament Dies are bundled with the Embellished Ornament Stamp set ~ A great buy)


The Red Foil Sheet is used for the mat and becomes the focal point as it makes the ornament pop! Look closely at my card … you will see that I had enough space to cut my greeting and the ornament top out of the foil before I adhered the card together. Just make sure you are not cutting into the area of the ornament.

My greeting comes from the Holly Jolly Greetings (Christmas) & Christmas Greetings (Merry) Bundle! I love using these two items together … so much you can do with it.

Wow … you’ve just finished the card! Wasn’t that easy … and it’s so pretty. I love the shine of the red foil paper. You can use either the Multipurpose Liquid glue to adhere the ornament and “merry” … however, the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen works slick on the “merry”.


As I said, this was one of my Holiday Retreat cards, now with the new Occasions catalog out (for demonstrators now) I’m planning projects for our Spring Stampin’ Retreat. I’ve got an April date planned … make sure you’re on my mailing list to get your invitation!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a wonderful Friday!






Seasons Greetings in Silver & Blue …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s been two weeks since we were at our Holiday Retreat and one of the pillow gifts my guests received was the beautiful Christmas Bauble stamp ….


We made a gorgeous card by coloring in the bauble with our inks and blender pens, and a touch of that fun glitter glue! It definitely is a perfect stamp for those who love to color, but what about those of you who don’t like to color?!

That was a challenge posed to me at retreat. After thinking about it, I described a card that could be make in silver and blue, with minimal coloring. It’s now out of my head and onto the paper … or should I say cardstock…


I began by embossing the Christmas Bauble in silver on the stunning Brushed Silver cardstock and then colored it with the Night of Navy Blendabilities Assortment. I only used the darkest shade for coloring the bauble.

I framed it up like a pretty little package using the Silver 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon.

I mounted the bauble image onto Night of Navy cardstock and embossed Seasons Greetings from the “Watercolor Winter Too” photopolymer stamp set, then completed the card by mounting it onto a Smoky Slate base.


You don’t have to love coloring to love this precious stamp … I’m sure there are many different cards we could create with little or no coloring, this is just one idea.

Feel free to share your idea with me … I’d love to share it with our stampin’ community! Send picture to lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com


Thank you for stopping by ~

Hope you enjoyed today’s solution to coloring in an entire image. Sometimes less is more … especially when you need to make 80 Christmas cards!

Have a wonderful day,