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Stampin’ Up!® Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas Card

I am on Day 6 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’® Up! Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas card. Each day my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!

The Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas Card is being submitted to the Cardz4Guyz Card Challenge #285 Shades of Brown. Stop by the Cardz4Guyz blog to get more ideas on cards for guys.


Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas Card

  • Early Espresso Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Early Espresso CS: 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
  • Soft Suede CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
  • Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches (inside), 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches (front) and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Note: the front is slightly smaller than the inside.
  • Early Espresso 1/4 inch Faux Suede Trim: 8 inches

How to Use the Blending Brushes

First place your 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inch Very Vanilla CS card piece on a scrap of paper. Apply slight pressure as you move the brush in a circular motion on the Crumb Cake ink pad. Tap onto the scrap paper. Then apply light pressure and move in a circular motion along the edge of the card piece. Start light and go slow. You can go over the area until it is as dark as you desire.

I wanted the very edge to be a little darker than the border of the card piece. You can hold the card piece up and scrape the Blending Brush on the very edge to accomplish this look.

To finish up with the Blending Brushes, stamp the sentiment “May You Enjoy The Peace of this beautiful season” in Early Espresso ink onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Punch the sentiment out with the Elegant Tag Punch. Use the Blending Brush with the Crumb Cake ink to blend the ink around the edges of the Elegant Punch.


Stamp the cabin in Soft Suede ink onto the 4 x 51/4 inch Very Vanilla CS that has been shaded with the Blending Brush. Use the Blender Pen to smooth out the color on the cabin.

The tree stamp in the Peaceful Cabin stamp set is a group of 3 trees on one stamp. I cut my trees apart so that I would have more flexibility in using the trees.


Stamp the cabin onto some sticky paper and fussy cut. Lay it over the cabin on the Very Vanilla CS. Using the Soft Suede Ink, stamp some trees around the cabin.

I used the single stamp of the tree to stamp a tree on the right side of the cabin.

Sometimes when you stamp over another piece of paper, the image doesn’t take near the edge of the paper. Use the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to make the tree image complete.

More Stamping

Stamp the small snowflakes in Crumb Cake ink around the cabin. In the Snowman Season stamp set, there is a group of snowflakes. I stamped these in Crumb Cake ink, Stamping Off once, around the border of the card piece.

Fill in with the small snowflakes as you desire.

Stamp the little dog (or fox) in Crumb Cake. Use the Blender Pen to smooth out the color.

The 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS is the inside of the card. Use the Blending Brush and the Crumb Cake Ink to blend some shadow in the upper left and lower right-hand corner. Stamp some trees in Soft Suede Ink in the lower right-hand corner. Use the small snowflakes and Crumb Cake Ink in both corners. Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Snowman Season in Early Espresso Ink.

Assembling the Card

Punch an Elegant Tag from both the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Early Espresso and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Soft Suede CS. Cut the Early Espresso tag and the Soft Suede tag in half. Use the Soft Suede CS on the top of the back of the Very Vanilla CS tag. Adhere the bottom half of the Early Espresso tag to the bottom of the Very Vanilla CS tag.

Make a loop with the 1/4 inch Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and adhere to the back to the back of the Elegant Tag with Mini Glue Dots.

Adhere the Very Vanilla CS with the “Merry Christmas” to the inside of the Early Espresso CS card base. For the card front, first adhere the cabin Very Vanilla CS to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Soft Suede CS. Then adhere the cabin piece to the front of the card base. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Elegant Tag sentiment to the left side of the card front.

Voila! You have a masculine Christmas card for your favorite guy! Stop by the Cardz4Guyz to see more masculine cards.


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Have a wonderful weekend! We will be getting ready for Christmas. I have packages to get ready to mail. My husband just put all the lights on the house. Now for the tree and getting the Christmas cards ready to mail!

Enjoy the season!


Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Guys cards, 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!


Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Guys cards, Nature, Outdoors, Simple stamping, Sponging technique, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Merry Moose Christmas #simplestamping card

Today I am returning to some simple stamping for my beginner stampers. The Merry Moose stamp set by Stampin’ Up! will not be available for much longer. It retires at the end of December. So if you would like this beauty, order early. Today is the start of the Giant Year End Close Out Sale. Check out all the sales and discounts at the end of my blog.

The Merry Moose stamp set is really fun and perfect for the outdoors person. I will show you a little technique with sponging & masking today to get the snowdrift.

Measurements: Shaded Spruce Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: two at 4 x 5 1/4 inches; white copy paper: 4 x 6 inches.

Cut the 4 x 6 inch piece of copy paper as shown. This will be the mask to make the snowdrift.

Place the copy paper over one of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS card pieces. Use a removable tape runner if needed to hold it in place. Using a sponge and the Balmy Blue ink dab the sponge on the ink. Sponge the ink onto the Whisper White CS in a gentle circular motion along the edge of the mask. Then sponge lightly above that to color the “sky”.

Leaving the mask in place, use the Shaded Spruce ink and the pine tree stamp to stamp two trees. Leave a space between the trees to stamp a third tree. Note: These are Photopolymer stamps and need a little padding from a Stampin’ Pierce Mat or catalog to look best.

Remove the copy paper mask. Stamp the third tree between the other two trees. Leave space under the third tree to put your sentiment.

Stamp the moose in Soft Suede ink. The moose is a Two Step Stamp. Here I stamped the detailed stamp after the plain stamp. However, I stamped the detailed stamp first followed by the plain stamp and felt it was easier for me to see to line everything up. Try it both ways to determine which works well for you. I did Stamp Off the plain moose stamp so that I could see the details on the moose more easily.

Stamp the sentiment “Merry Christmoose” in the Shaded Spruce ink.

Use the Shaded Spruce ink and stamp some pine trees on the other 4 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. I stamped once at full strength. The other two trees are Stamped Off first. Add the sentiment “enjoy the stillness of the season” over the trees. Adhere the panel to the inside of the Shaded Spruce CS card base.

Use your Bone Folder to fold the card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Adhere the front panel to the front of the card base.

Viola! That is all there is to it! This is a great card for the outdoors person and is so fun to make! Plus a little humor is good for the soul!

For those of you who love Bling! as much as I do, here is another version of the Merry Moose card with Rhinestone Basic Jewels added like stars in the sky.

Thanks for visiting today! Please leave me a comment and let me know which card has been your favorite during the first 7 days of my 15-Day Christmas Card Making Challenge.

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Have a wonderful Holiday Season and keep crafting!