Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Birds, Christmas, Grunge style, Nature

The Paper Players Color Challenge PP553

Today’s blog is a card I created for The Paper Players Color Challenge PP553 using Real Red, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. All very festive Holiday colors in my mind!

I choose to use the Happy Holly-Days stamp set from the 2021 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog which is currently available for you to order from. You may order from my Online Store here.

The background of the Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) is embossed with the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder. The background right behind the bird is stamped with the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set onto a Very Vanilla CS oval. The oval dies are from my stash. I distressed the edges of the Old Olive CS oval.

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers combined with the Stampin’ Write Watercolor Markers to color the images. The bird is colored in Real Red as are the berries for the holly. The yellow is Daffodil Delight and the green is Old Olive.

I hope you stop by The Paper Players to see all of the entries for this color challenge PP553. I really enjoyed the challenge!

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Christmas, Uncategorized, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Merry Moose Christmas Cards

Wow! Christmas is almost here! It seems I have been making Christmas cards forever! Today’s Stampin’ Up!® Merry Moose Christmas Cards are very special because they are for my customers. I love my customers! They are the life of my business. With this in mind, the Stampin’ Up!® Statement of the Heart is really true for me “To love what we do and share what we love as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments, in this we make a difference.”

The Merry Moose stamp set and Moose Punch are just so fun! And the “Merry Christmoose” sentiment adds a little humor. The background for the card is from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper (DSP). So, let’s get started!

Supplies

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 /12 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Pretty Peacock CS: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches and 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches; Feels Like Frost DSP: 3 3/4 x 5 inches; Whisper White CS: 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches; Soft Suede CS: 3 x 4 inches and Cherry Cobbler CS: 1 1/2 x 2 inches. Alternatively, on some cards I used Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Highland Heather and Shaded Spruce in place of the Pretty Peacock.

Stamping

Starting with the Soft Suede ink, stamp the inside of the Whisper White CS card base with the little racoon and then with the sentiment “enjoy the stillness of the season”. Similarly, stamp the moose onto the Soft Suede CS on one side. Note: Remember to use a catalog, magazine, or the Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a great image with the Photopolymer Stamps.

Switching to the Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp the sentiment “Merry Chrismoose” onto the right hand side of the 3/4 x 3 7/8 inch Whisper White CS. Continuing with the Cherry Cobbler ink stamp the scarf onto the Cherry Cobbler CS.

Putting it all Together

Fussy cut the scarf and then use the Moose Punch to punch out the moose. Next use adhesive to adhere the scarf to the moose, and the sentiment strip to the 7/8 x 3 7/8 inch Pretty Peacock CS.

Apply adhesive to the Feels Like Frost DSP and then adhere it to the Pretty Peacock CS. Next adhere the card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base. To top it off add the sentiment strip.

Complete the card by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the moose to the card front on the sentiment strip.

Viola! You have made a fun Christmas card! I am trying to send one to every customer. If I perchance miss you, please leave me a comment or PM me on my Facebook page HERE.

Over the first 15 days of December I made 15 Christmas cards for you to see on my Home page HERE.

Thank you all for joining me today for this jolly Christmas card. I hope you all have a very safe and joyous Holiday Season!

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Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!

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Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Fun/Fancy fold card, Mini Catalog 2020, Winter Holiday

Snowflake Wishes Fun Fold Christmas Card Stampin’ Up!®

Wow! I can’t believe how fast the time is going! 11 days until Christmas! I still need to get my cards out. I have them all made, the letter is written, I just need to put the letter and card in an envelope and address them. That is my goal for today.

This is an easy Fun Fold using the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper. You can put this card together quickly and have a festive winter card ready to send out in no time.

This lovely wintery card is great for showcasing your Designer Series Paper. I know I have quite a stash. Pick out 3 different designs of the Snowflake Splendor DSP.

Measurements: Pool Party Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 11 inches with score lines at 1 3/8 inch, 4 1/8 inches and 6 7/8 inches; Pool Party CS belly band: 1 1/4 x 10 inches scored at 3 1/2 inches and 7 5/8 inches; Snowflake Splendor DSP: two at 1 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches, 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches and 3 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches; and Whisper White CS: 2 1/2 x 4 inches, 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches and 3/4 x 4 inches. You will also need 10 inches of the 1/4 inch Snowflake Splendor Ribbon to adhere to the belly band, and you will need a bow.

With Bermuda Bay ink stamp the sentiment “May Your Season Sparkle” onto the 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Use Pool Party ink to stamp the group of small snowflakes on the corners. Note: Remember to use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or a catalog to stamp on with the Photopolymer Stamps to be sure to get the best images.

Use the Bermuda Bay ink to stamp the sentiment “Snowflake Wishes For a Merry Christmas” onto the 3/4 x 4 inch strip of Whisper White CS. Use Pool Party ink to stamp a snowflake onto the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Use the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch to punch out the snowflake. Set aside.

Fold the Pool Party CS card base as shown. Use your Bone Folder to make all of the folds nice and crisp. Lay the card flat on the table.

Adhere one of the 1 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch pieces of the Snowflake Splendor DSP on the front flap.

Open the card and lay flat on the table. Adhere the other 1 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch piece of Snowflake Splendor DSP to the other side of the front flap. Next adhere the 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch Snowflake Splendor DSP and then the 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS with the sentiment stamped on it.

Finish with the 3 7/8 x 5 1/4 inch Snowflake Splendor DSP on the last panel.

Fold the card up again and wrap the 1 1/4 x 10 inch Pool Party CS around the card snuggly. This is the belly band. You want it to slide off easily but not fall off. Adhere the end in front.

Cut a banner end on both ends of the sentiment and adhere to the lower portion of the belly band.

Wrap the 10-inch piece of the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon around the belly band and glue in place with the ends meeting in front. Adhere the snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon bow with glue dots.

There are a lot of Bling! possibilities for this card to make it sparkle. I used both the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments.

I placed the light blue Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the center of and around the large snowflake, then added the Snowflake Embellishments to the background.

Viola! You have a beautiful Fun Fold for sending Christmas Wishes!

I really appreciate you stopping by today. I hope you try this fun card. Best of luck with all your Christmas cards if you haven’t gotten them out yet.

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Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Guys cards, Masculine, Mini Catalog 2020, Winter Holiday

Christmas Gleaming Merry Christmas Stampin’ Up!®

Hello! The Christmas Gleaming stamp set and coordinating Gleaming Ornament Punches are so much fun to use to create gorgeous Christmas cards.

The Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so beautiful with the copper foil accents. The paper is currently 50% off, item #150429. Shop HERE.

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches, 3 3/4 x 5 inches and 3 x 4 inches; Old Olive CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Brushed Metallic CS in copper: 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Brightly Gleaming DSP: 1 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches for the striped pattern and 3 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches.

Adhere the Brightly Gleaming DSP card pieces to the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla CS as shown. Use Old Olive ink to stamp the sentiment “MERRY Christmas” onto the Very Vanilla CS.

Use a Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Very Vanilla CS card base. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Old Olive to the front of the Very Vanilla card base, then adhere the DSP card piece to the Old Olive CS.

Punch a 2-inch circle with the 2-inch Circle Punch and then adhere it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the ornament on the left in Night of Navy and the ornament on the right in Pretty Peacock. Use the Gleaming Ornament Punch to punch out the 2 stamped ornaments. Note: the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack is also 50% off! Item #150647.

Adhere the 2 ornaments to the Brushed Metallic CS circle. Add a bow tied from the Night Of Navy ribbon in the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack. I tied my bow using 2 strands of the Night Of Navy ribbon. Adhere the bow with a Mini Glue Dot.

Viola! You have a gorgeous and somewhat masculine card to wish someone a “Merry Christmas”!

I am so glad you were able to stop by today. I hope you have a relaxing and craft-filled weekend!

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Have a very happy and crafty weekend!

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Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, Christmas, Fun/Fancy fold card, Mini Catalog 2020, Winter Holiday

Friday Fun Fold for Christmas-Sweetest Time Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Friday! Boy this week seemed to go fast! I have a Christmas Fun Fold for you today.

This Fun Fold Box card is flat for mailing, but when opened stands up as a box dressed up as a Christmas present. The sentiment and holly are from the Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies.

Measurements: Shaded Spruce Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 9 inches scored with the 9 1/2 inch side up top at 2 1/8 inches, 4 1/4 inches, 6 3/8 inches and 8 1/2 inches, two 1/2 inch circles (1 1/2 Circle Punch) scored in the center and a stitched oval die cut (Stitched Shapes Dies largest oval); Real Red CS: four at 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches and a scalloped oval die cut (Layering Oval Dies 3rd largest); Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP): four at 1 5/8 x 5 inches; and Whisper White CS: two at 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and a stitched oval (Stitched Shapes Dies 2nd largest stitched oval).

Stamp the sentiment “for you with Christmas cheer” on the Whisper White CS stitched oval die cut in Real Red ink. On the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Whisper White CS stamp the berries in Real Red and the holly leaves in Shaded Spruce ink. Remember to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat so you get the best image with the Photopolymer stamps.

Adhere the Plaid Tidings DSP to the 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 inch Real Red CS.

On two of the Real Red CS/Plaid Tidings panels, adhere the two 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card pieces as shown. This will be the “back” of the card where you would write your message. It will make more sense once you put everything together.

On another Real Red/Plaid Tidings panel, wrap the Real Red Braided Linen Trim around 3 times as shown. Tie a bow with 2 strands and adhere to the top with Mini Glue Dots. Tip: Sometimes the Glue Dots do not hold the bow so I add a little drop of the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue under the bow.

On the back of the Shaded Spruce CS stitched oval die cut, adhere the scored 1 1/2 inch circles by folding the circle in half, adhering 1/2 of each circle and having them meet in the middle.

Adhere the sentiment “for you with Christmas cheer” to the Real Red scalloped oval die cut. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the Shaded Spruce CS stitched scalloped oval die cut.

Fussy cut the holly leaves and berries with Paper Snips. Adhere to the sentiment label. Tie another 2 strand bow with the Real Red Braided Linen Trim and adhere to the sentiment label.

Use your Bone Folder to fold all of the score lines on the Shaded Spruce CS card piece.

With the 1/2 inch panel on the right, adhere all of the Real Red/Plaid Tidings panels as shown.

Here is where we will attach the sentiment panel to the middle of the card front with the two folded 1 1/2 inch circles. Glue the circles on the back of the sentiment panel, still folded, side-by-side along the center line.

Turn the whole card over with the 1/2 inch panel on the left. Apply adhesive to the 1/2 inch panel and fold over to adhere to the opposite side.

You should be able to pop the box open as shown.

Viola! You have a super fun Fun Fold Christmas card that mails flat but looks like a present when opened!

I am so glad you stopped by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to spend time crafting.

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Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Christmas, Faux Shaker Card, Snowman, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Snowman Season Christmas Faux Shaker Card

Hello! Well, it is almost Friday. Yay! We made it through another week! I have an extra fun card for you today!

One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that you are able to attend the Onstage Stampin’ Up! Convention in November of each year. This last Onstage there was a presentation by Rosemarrie Gonzalez on how to make this faux shaker card that I am going to share today.

Snowman Season is an adorable stamp set with this happy snowman. He reminds me of young children putting their faces up in the snowfall to catch snowflakes on their tongue. This is a very simple shaker card to make.

Measurements: Thick Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; Green Foil Sheet: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches (I used a rectangle die to cut the center of the green foil so I can save it to use on another card); Whisper White CS: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches and a Stitched Nested Label die cut (the 3rd up from the smallest): and Red Foil Sheet Stitched Nested Label die cut (4th up from the smallest). I also die cut some snowflakes from Silver Foil Sheets with the So Many Snowflakes Dies.

On the back of the Thick Whisper White CS card base, stamp the sentiment “Merry Christmas” in Shaded Spruce ink. Next stamp the sentiment “Hoping this season builds heartwarming memories” in Real Red ink. Add a few snowflakes in Smoky Slate ink. I Stamped Off some of the snowflakes.

Stamp the happy snowman in Memento Black ink. Add some snowflakes in Smoky Slate ink, some full strength and some Stamped Off.

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the happy snowman. The colors are the Light and Dark: Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.

Slide the happy snowman card piece into one of the Stampin’ Up! Clear Envelopes (p. 153 in the Annual Catalog, item #102619).

Add a spoon or two of the Snowflake Sequins.

Push the card piece into the lower left corner, flip over and seal the top to be snug on the right hand border.

Fold the excess envelope down and seal with Scotch Tape. Viola! A shaker card!

Using the 1/4 inch Crinkled Seam Binding, wrap it around the shaker card and tie in a bow. Tip: When no one is around to hold the tie, I use tweezers. This bow is made extra special by tying in an extra piece. It is hard to see but the bow has 2 tails on each side.

Adhere the Green Foil rectangle to the Thick Whisper White piece. Be sure you have the sentiment on the back facing the right way. Adhere the shaker card piece to the Green Foil and Thick Whisper White CS with 1/4 inch strips of the Foam Adhesive Sheets. So cute!

Use the Shaded Spruce ink to stamp the sentiment “Let It Snow” onto the Whisper White die cut Stitched Nested Label. Stamp some snowflakes around the border in Smoky Slate ink. Adhere to the Red Foil Stitched Nested Label die cut.

Adhere the Red Foil to the front of the shaker card piece. Add the Silver Foil snowflake die cuts as desired.

Viola! You have a really fun and happy snowman shaker card for Christmas!

I am so glad you stopped by to see this fun and easy Faux Shaker card technique! I was so “Wow’d” when Rosemarrie demonstrated this technique.

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I hope this happy snowman faux shaker card has brightened your day! Happy crafting!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Cat, Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Punch, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Peace & Joy for a Cat Lovers Christmas

Good Morning! I hope you are getting started on a lovely day. I have a really cute card today using the Cat Punch and the Peace & Joy stamp set.

I just love the Stampin’ Up! color Pacific Point. It is just so soothing. I am also in love with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is the snowy background. Right now you can get the DSP for 20% off during the Giant Year-End Closeout from December 8, 2020 to January 4, 2021. Shop HERE. Download the complete list of retiring products and discounts below.

The Peace & Joy stamp set has several large sentiments along with smaller strip sentiments to design your own personal sentiment. It is also on the retiring list.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Pacific Point CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and 3 x 4 inches; Snowflake Splendor DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and Whisper White CS: 3 x 3 inches, 1 1/2 x 4 inches and 1/2 x 3 inches.

Stamp the “Peace” sentiment in Pacific Point ink onto the 1 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp the sentiment “To you and yours” onto the 1/2 x 3 inch Whisper White CS. Note: When using the Photopolymer stamps, you will need something underneath like the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or a catalog to get the best image.

Fussy cut the sentiments with your Paper Snips and set aside.

Use the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch to punch a circle on the upper portion of the Snowflake Splendor DSP in the middle. The DSP in this photo is upside down. Be sure to push the DSP all the way down into the punch.

Adhere the 3 x 3 inch Whisper White CS to the back of the Snowflake Splendor DSP covering the 2 1/4 inch circle. I am using a Silicon craft Sheet to avoid having the project stick to my table. Flip over and adhere the card piece to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Pacific Point CS.

Punch the cat out of the 3 x 4 inch Pacific Point CS with the Cat Builder Punch. Adhere the cat in front of the “moon”.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “Peace” sentiment under the cat. Adhere the “To you and yours” sentiment under the “Peace”.

Use your Bone Folder to fold the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS card base at the 5 1/2 inch score line. Adhere the cat card piece to the front of the card base.

Viola! You have a soothing card to send some peace to your favorite cat lover.

I really appreciate your visit today. I have been doing a 15-Day Christmas Card Challenge since December 1, 2020 if you would like to go to the previous posts and see lots of handmade Christmas card ideas. Please leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite.

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