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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The “JOY” of Christmas Cards and Stampin’ Tips!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

OK … Halloween is over and many of you know that I just loved that “Motley Monsters” Designer Series paper, but what are we going to do with it now that Halloween is over?

Don’t fret … I have an obvious solution for you in today’s card share plus an awesome stamping tip! 000_1646

 The obvious answer … Yep, flip it over! The great wood-grain paper below comes from “Motley Monsters”! I teamed it up with the “Wondrous Wreath” stamp set and coordinating framelits. Save 15% when you bundle the stamp set with the framelits!


The stamp set and framelits are amazing to work with … the beautiful color you create when using this two-step stamp set. I stamped Old Olive onto the Whisper White and then the Mossy Meadow in-color on top of the Olive.

* Just a quick reminder that the tabs on the photopolymer stamps are there for you to align the images and make your stamping easier.


You know me, I wanted that holiday sparkle so I used the Red Glimmer Paper and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. I had a blast putting this card together. The Multi-purpose glue works wonders on glimmer paper and holds superbly.

Yes, the “JOY” comes in the Wonderful Wreath framelits collection!!


One of the things I liked about this stamp set was that it also had a beautiful verse for the inside of the card, but if you are like me …. you can never stamp it straight! Today I want to share an easy solution to that problem …

1. Begin with the Grid Paper and align the inside of your card so it’s straight …


2. Use Washi tape and place it where you want your verse to “end” ….

(I unsticky my washi tape a bit by placing it on my skin or clothing … you don’t want it to peel your cardstock)

3. Align the bottom of your verse slightly above your washi tape and stamp …


Ahhh … doesn’t that look nice! Perfectly straight! I love it, I love it, I love it! Why didn’t I think of this before, like 13 years ago – lol.


I hope you enjoyed my card and stamping tips …


I’d love to hear what you think… you can leave me a message below. I will have another “Motley Monsters” transformation for you tomorrow!

Till then, have a great day ~


PS… I still haven’t found those swaps!




Guest Stamper: Vicki T.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share a card from our Star’s Group gathering.  Our theme for our card swap was Christmas and this is Vicki’s card …


It is made with the beautiful Wondrous Wreath stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  The beauty of this set is that you can layer the colors and Vicki has demonstrated that so well.

It also coordinates with the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies … and when you bundle the two, you can save 15%, which can be used for more of your Christmas shopping!

Vicki also shared a valuable tip with us … there are tabs on the stamps themselves and are there to aid you in lining up your layers properly! Genius!


You will definitely be seeing more from this stamp set! Thanks Vicki for the beautiful card.

Have a wonderful day ~




Christmas in Pink -n- Gray

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.  I hosted the last of my clubs for the month yesterday and this afternoon I’m off to work.  I have to train a new employee today.

Yesterday I promised that I would share the Christmas card that I pulled together at my Star’s meeting on Friday.  I tried to use as much of the paper I had already cut, so I stuck with the Whisper White but swapped the Rose Red for Going Gray.

I already had the Pink Pirouette seam binding cut so I thought … what goes good with pink? Hmmmm… GRAY! I have been known to make a few cards with some very non-traditional Christmas colors so here’s my first for the season …


I used the tried and true “Lovely as a Tree” and stamped it in Smokey Slate, then used the greeting from the beautiful “Wondrous Wreath” stamp set. This set comes with the coordinating framelits, so you can bundle the two and save yourself 15%!!

Combining the embossing technique with our decorative masks creates a beautiful effect, especially when you sponge the embossing with an ink to really make them POP! A touch of dazzling diamonds glitter on the tree really gave our card that holiday effect.

The sweet and soft Pink Pirouette seam binding is added for additional dimension, and it just looks prettier!

What better way to finish off your card then to add some star’s to the inside too, and the easiest way was to use our new “Confetti Star’s Punch”. I even slid a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock behind it to tie our color pallet together and finish off the card.


Not bad for creating a card on the spot! The layout was inspired by the card my club members made this month, so I hope they enjoy another sample.

You may begin shopping by clicking on any of the items used for today’s card.

Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to stop and see me.

Have a beautiful day ~