Throwback Thursday: Bring On the Holiday’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a few cards from the last two years that are still pretty relevant … meaning the core ingredients are still available in the catalog. Just sit back, relax and enjoy …

The wreath was always a favorite of mine and who can resist the red glimmer paper for Christmas, so pretty!


My next card is the simplest of cards yet so pretty. Actually you could use this layout for any occasion, but here we focus on Christmas. We have so many pretty holiday papers to choose from this year, you could really go all out this year.


I’ve got more of the beautiful glimmer paper for you … this time in silver, and it coordinates so beautifully with the Delicate Ornaments stamp set and framelits. My tops were made with the Silver Foil Paper and then I added a touch more sparkle with the Rhinestones.


Here is a little gift card holder I created many years ago, but it’s still one of the most popular and requested card when someone purchases a gift certificate from me.


We made these little gift card holders at our 2015 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. The a pretty quick to make and a lot of fun to embellish. If you would like the instructions for this “Gift Card Holder” just place an order of $35 or more using the Hostess Code: JPBU2RN4 

Make sure to add your e-mail to your order and I will send it directly to you.  Remember, any orders over $50 will get you a virtual rewards point. (All order amounts are before shipping & handling)


I would probably be using the Candy Cane Lane product suite, in fact almost any of the holiday stamp sets this year would work great.

Hope you enjoyed the stroll down memory lane … If you have any questions about the products shown today, just leave a message in the comment box, or shoot me an e-mail at

Thanks so much for joining me,

Hope you have a wonderful day~

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Simply Sunday / Guest Stamper: Jenny F

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you a card I received from my sideline & stampin’ sister, Jenny F.

Jenny used the beautiful “Winter Wonderland” Specialty Designer Series and teamed it up with the Elegant Ornaments Bundle.


This specialty paper has a sheen to it that also adds to the elegance of the card.

The simplicity of the black and white pallet gives an elegance to the card and works great for a gender neutral card.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Hope your Sunday is Simply wonderful ~




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!






Delicate Ornaments …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With the release of the new 2015 Holiday Catalog, I wanted to share with you some of the amazing new products! I’ve already shared sneak peeks of Fall and Halloween cards, so today I’m going to bring you Christmas …

I want to focus on the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die and the new Precision Base Plate. This steel plate delivers improved performance with more detailed dies, giving you extra fine cuts.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back to watch this video explaining how it works …

The beautiful card shown in the video is the same card as shown in the Holiday catalog on page 14 – there is where you’ll find the Precision Base plate.

The Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies are on page 15, and can be bundled with the Embellished Ornaments stamp set to save 15%. You’ll be seeing more of these in upcoming blog posts.


Today I’m using the Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies with the beautiful Winter Wonderland Designer Paper stack and Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

I wanted to use Early Espresso cardstock with my gold paper, but please note that you may need a shim to cut out the delicate ornament even with the Precision Base plate … it is a lot thicker and each BigShot is different. So this is just a “heads-up”.


I cut the gold paper with the solid image to back my Espresso … the color really gets pulled out when combined with the Winter Wonderland Designer Paper stack. I really loved building this ornament, can’t wait to sit down and “really” play with these.

The fine tip glue pen works wonders when layering these images! I even used it to adhere my designer paper… just put a dot of glue behind the dots on the designer paper. Once dried you can bearly see it.

The greeting comes from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and stamped in Early Espresso. I then popped up my ornament to give the card some dimension, the ornament itself give you beautiful texture.

I finished it off with a couple of little pearls and the gold thread. I love the way this card turned out!


I hope you enjoyed today’s card share and video.  If you like my blog … share it with a friend!

Have a wonderful day ~