Posts Tagged ‘Christmas cards’

Your Presents

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Your Presents is a fun stamp set from the Holiday Catalog to add to your wish list for the sale this week.  This set is great for the kissing technique.  Here are 2 cards I made at the Stampin’ Up! Convention with this stamp set.



Today’s Tips:

-For the first card – Ink the solid present stamp in Mint Macaron and the cross hatch stamp in Garden Green.  Kiss the stamps together then stamp.

-For the second card – Ink the cross hatch stamp in Real Red, then turn 90 degrees to get the diagonal lines, then stamp.

-Don’t forget to add the Real Red Envelope Paper from the Holiday Catalog.

Note – this set is not just for Christmas – add a birthday sentiment!

Step it Up – Christmas Cards

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Here’s another Step It Up combination I made using the Wonderland stamp set, this time with the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack.  Again, you could easily make multiples of both of these cards.  It doesn’t show in the photo, but I added gold Dazzling Details to the trees in the second card.

Don’t forget – all stamps are on sale at my website shop from Oct 19-23.  Check out my special on the previous post.   The Wonderland stamp set should be on your wish list.   Use it for all occasions, not just Christmas.  Here’s a card from an earlier post.




Step it Up – Christmas Cards

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

I’ll be posting lots of stamping ideas this week during Stampin’ Up!s BIG STAMP SALE (Oct 19-23).  Wonderland from the Holiday catalog is a favorite of mine.  This simple card is easy to make in multiples.  Or add some fun embellishments, also from the Holiday Catalog to step it up.  I love using the new thick Whisper White cardstock for my card bases.

Stay tuned for my special offer during this amazing sale.



World Card Making Day

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Happy World Card Making Day (Saturday).  I’m all set up for my class.  I’m using kits, so the prep work was so easy – drop-ins are welcome!  See my website calendar for details.


The top 2 cards are past Paper Pumpkin kits.  The bottom 3 are from the To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit.  I love this kit and the matching stamp set was fun to play with too.  Here are a couple cards I made with the To You and Yours Too stamp set.  This is the one stamp that isn’t used with the kit – so it had to see ink!

All products can be purchased at my website Shop.




Card Class Tips – Tutorial #3

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

I was out of town for a few days, now to get the last card posted.  This one uses the Double Matted Frames technique – a quick tip to get evenly spaced mats.  Use this technique with any set of nested framelits.  Here’s a sample I made using the Wild About Flowers and the Lots of Labels Framelits.


And here’s the class card we made using the Ovals Framelits and the Wonderland stamp set.  All supplies can be purchased at my website shop.

You might also want to pick up the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack and Banner Triple Punch – used on both cards.


Today’s Tips:

– Cut 2 panels for the mats.  My Pool Party Panel was 5-1/4 x 4″ and my Garden Green Panel was 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Connect the 2 panels with a small dab of adhesive just in the center.

-Choose 2 framelits next to each other in size.  Run your adhered panels through with the SMALLER of the 2 framelits.  Then separate the panels and run just the top one through with the larger framelit.   This guarantees a perfect frame.   If you want, run that top panel through the Big Shot again with an embossing folder.  I used the Brick Wall and Softly Falling folders.  Just be sure to keep the panel in the right orientation to line up again with the other panel.

-Stamp your images on a folded piece of heavy Whisper White cardstock.  Use some pencil marks if you need to be sure the images fit in your frames.  Then adhere the panels and embellish.



Christmas (Card) Time

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

I made up the Watercolor Winter kit (a Year-end Closeout at my SHOP) for my Christmas cards to send out this year.  It was a bit fussy with all the little letters, but fun to assemble.  One of the girls at the Watercolor and Wine class made swirls instead of stripes for one of the cards, so I gave that a try.

Today’s Tips:

-really dilute the ink with water as you watercolor.  Start on one edge and work up to give an ombre effect.

-Sponge some Early Espresso or Chocolate Chip ink on the sled to give it a more rustic look.

-I like to use glue dots to attach the sequins.  Liquid glue works too, but you get sticky fingers.


Christmas (Card) Time

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Here are my last samples using the All is Calm Washi Tape.  I just love the colors of this collection as well as the matching  Designer Series Paper.  It’s hard to believe that these products are only available for a couple more weeks at my SHOP.

Stamp sets used are Gorgeous Grunge, Many Merry Stars (available while supplies last) and Festival of Trees.



Christmas (Card) Time

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Today is the first day of the Year End Close-Out Sale!  Some fun products are up to 80% off!  Here are some Christmas cards I made last year using some of the sale items.

Today’s Tips:

-For the first card I used the adorning accents folders and matching framelits for the snow border.

-For the third card I used the Holiday Ornaments stamp set and matching framelits – also on clearance.


Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Love, Love the latest Paper Pumpkin Kit – Simply Snowflake.

It makes 8 cards and 12 tags like this:



By adding just one piece of Whisper White cardstock, I made these alternate cards:

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And by adding just one piece of Lost Lagoon Cardstock, I made these alternate cards:

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So much fun in one little red box!  To get the next Paper Pumpkin, go to my website store under kits.  Look at an earlier post to see a promotion that I am running too! #stampinup #paperpumpkin

Upcoming Stampin’ Up! Specials

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

There’s lots to look forward to in the next few days from Stampin’ Up!

-starting Monday – sale on demonstrator starter kit for ONE WEEK ONLY – just $75 for $125 your choice product

-starting ??? – Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale – I will find out details tomorrow (this Friday).

-my Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Promotion (see earlier post)

Be sure you have subscribed to my newsletter HERE to get all the details.


This is a fun stamp set (Holiday Home) with matching framelits:

Today’s Tips:

-Sponge or brayer a wintery scene.  Use torn scrap paper  to mask a rough edge.

-Make a sampler with a scene from every season.


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