Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas in July

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Christmas card.  I absolutely LOVE all things jingle bells so when I saw the AWESOME jingle bell dies in the holiday mini I knew a set was coming to my house to stay!

This is one of those that it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture of it.  I wanted to capture all the shiny foil paper so the Whisper White looks darker than what it is.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out the two largest jingle bells
  • Green Foil – cut out 7 of the pint boughs AND the holly on EACH of the two largest bells
  • Red Foil – cut out the little dots AND the lines for the two largest bells
  • Layer everything together and add to card front – smaller of the two jingle bells is added using dimensionals
  • Red Satin ribbon – tie 2 knots, add to top of each bell
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

Isn’t this just a happy Christmas card?

And now for our latest collection…

We are continuing our Annual Catalog releases with the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products. These DisINKtive stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? We have shown a few different flower colors on our projects. Our expanded Prized Peony Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life.  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Real Red
Ink: Whisper White, Silver Foil, Green Foil, Red Foil
Other: Sound of Seasons Dies, Red Satin Ribbon, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM103 – Christmas Gleaming

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is perfect for Christmas on Wednesday!

Here’s what I did…

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler, layer onto Cherry Cobbler 3 3/4 x 5, tie piece of Gold Glimmer Ribbon around top, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp two large and one small ornament using Versamark, gold emboss, punch out
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out 3 of the bows from the Detailed Skate Die, trim done, add to top of each ornament, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the wonderful project Connie made!

And now for our last collection…

The NEW Occasions Catalog will soon be here!  We’ve put together a great collection of tutorials featuring one of our favorites, Best Dressed Suite of products! Get ready NOW for your January classes!  This Dressed to Impress Collection has step-by-step photo tutorials featuring three card ideas (one a special fold) and a 3D project to help inspire the “New You in the New Year!” Your customers (and you!) will love making this fun project in class!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Other: Detailed Skate Dies, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Glimmer Ribbon, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

And it’s Saturday again! We are still having so much fun with the new Holiday Mini! This week we are featuring winter and snow cards!  I wanted to go very simple with mine…

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Night of Navy – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Sparkle Glimmer – cut out 4 trees and snow bank using In the Woods Dies, add to panel, punch out 1″ Circle, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

This looks like a winter wonderland to me!

And now our latest collection…

The NEW Occasions Catalog will soon be here!  We’ve put together a great collection of tutorials featuring one of our favorites, Best Dressed Suite of products! Get ready NOW for your January classes!  This Dressed to Impress Collection has step-by-step photo tutorials featuring three card ideas (one a special fold) and a 3D project to help inspire the “New You in the New Year!” Your customers (and you!) will love making this fun project in class!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Sparkle Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: In the Woods Dies, 1″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Birds of a Feather

Happy Thursday everyone!  We are going to be taking next Thursday off from the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration so our wonderful design team can enjoy the Holiday!  We hope that you enjoy the holiday too!  This week we have an awesome sketch for you…

I couldn’t resist using the cute little Christmas bird for this…

This little guy is just SOOOOO ADORABLE!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Let it Snow DSP – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Let it Snow DSP – 1 x 4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bird 3 times in Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Pool Party, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, cut out, layer, add to card front using dimesnionals
  • Real Red – stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut out using Layering Circles Dies, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

The NEW Occasions Catalog will soon be here!  We’ve put together a great collection of tutorials featuring one of our favorites, Best Dressed Suite of products! Get ready NOW for your January classes!  This Dressed to Impress Collection has step-by-step photo tutorials featuring three card ideas (one a special fold) and a 3D project to help inspire the “New You in the New Year!” Your customers (and you!) will love making this fun project in class!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Birds of a Feather
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Let it Snow DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Real Red, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Other: Layering Circles Dies, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM102 – Snowman Season

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a a cute inspiration piece to keep you nice and warm!

Red mug with hot chocolate with melted marshmallow snowman

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use the snowman or the cup as inspiration so I used them both…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Let It Snow DSP – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dotted cup in Real Red, striped cup in Coastal Cabana, cut out, make candy canes and bows from Whisper White, Real Red, and Coastal Cabana, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – 1 1/8 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp snowman using Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Real Red, Bermuda Bay (Dk), Pumpkin Pie (Dk) Flirty Flamingo (Lt), cut out, add to card front

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the wonderful project Connie made!

And now for our last collection…

The NEW Occasions Catalog will soon be here!  We’ve put together a great collection of tutorials featuring one of our favorites, Best Dressed Suite of products! Get ready NOW for your January classes!  This Dressed to Impress Collection has step-by-step photo tutorials featuring three card ideas (one a special fold) and a 3D project to help inspire the “New You in the New Year!” Your customers (and you!) will love making this fun project in class!  See all the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Snowman Season, Cup of Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Let It Snow DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Coastal Cabana; BLENDS: Real Red, Bermuda Bay (Dk), Pumpkin Pie (Dk), Flirty Flamingo (Lt)
Other: Cup of Cheer Dies, Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

O Christmas Tree

And it’s Saturday again! We are still having so much fun with the new Holiday Mini! This week we are featuring Christmas cards with trees!  I decided to make my own…

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, layer a strip of Gold Glimmer – 1/2 x 4 1/2 to each side of panel, add to card front
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – cut out 4 pieces:  3/4 x 1 1/2, 1 x 2, 1 1/4 x 2 1/2, 1 1/2 x 3, fold in each side of each piece, layer
  • Soft Suede – cut out piece for tree trunk, add behind tree, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – cut out star from Stitched Stars Dies, add to top of tree using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to tree to finish off

LOVE how this turned out!

And now our latest collection…

We created a new Gifts of Good Taste Collection with SIX packaging ideas along with our favorite (and easy!) holiday cookie and candy recipes! It is so nice to give special hand-made little gifts to co-workers, neighbors, your mailperson and UPS drivers! We’ve used a variety of Holiday Catalog Stamp Set and Dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own…the recipe and package design is what is most important! This Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas using Stampin’ Up! products with corresponding recipes you can quickly make up and give away! See more details here!

Set(s): So Many Stars
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Wrapped in Plaid DSP, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Stitched Stars Dies, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas Gleaming

Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s getting closer!  Hope you all are enjoying the season!  This week…and AWESOME color combo…

I just LOVE these colors together and they are perfect in the Brightly Gleaming DSP.

I absolutely LOVE the holly image from the Christmas Gleaming set…STUNNING!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Brightly Gleaming DSP – Peacock piece 1 x 4 3/4 and TWO Navy pieces 1/4 x 4 3/8, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – cut out largest stitched oval, stamp greeting using night of Navy, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla  stamp holly using Memento Black – color using Mossy Meadow and  Pretty Peacock Blends, cut out, add to card front
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

And our latest collection…

We created a new Gifts of Good Taste Collection with SIX packaging ideas along with our favorite (and easy!) holiday cookie and candy recipes! It is so nice to give special hand-made little gifts to co-workers, neighbors, your mailperson and UPS drivers! We’ve used a variety of Holiday Catalog Stamp Set and Dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own…the recipe and package design is what is most important! This Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas using Stampin’ Up! products with corresponding recipes you can quickly make up and give away! See more details here!

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming DSP, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, BLENDS:  Mossy Meadow, Perfect Peacock
Other: Stitched Shapes Dies, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM101 – Christmas Gleaming

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a perfect inspiration in time for the holiday!

I LOVED the package idea and of course the holly…

Hmmm…NO white dsp with red polka dots!  No problem – make your own with the end of a pencil eraser!

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 – stamp dots in Real Red using the end of a pencil eraser, layer onto Real Red – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, tie piece of Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Granny Apple Green and Real Red markers, cut out using Stitched Nested Dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp holly using Memento Black, color using Granny Apple Green and Real Red Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the wonderful project Connie made!

And now for our last collection…

We created a new Gifts of Good Taste Collection with SIX packaging ideas along with our favorite (and easy!) holiday cookie and candy recipes! It is so nice to give special hand-made little gifts to co-workers, neighbors, your mailperson and UPS drivers! We’ve used a variety of Holiday Catalog Stamp Set and Dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own…the recipe and package design is what is most important! This Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas using Stampin’ Up! products with corresponding recipes you can quickly make up and give away! See more details here!

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Real Red
Ink: Memento Black, Markers:  Real Red, Granny Apple Green;  BLENDS: Real Red, Granny Apple Green
Other: Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon, Stitched Nested Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Holly Jolly Christmas

And it’s Saturday again! We are still having so much fun with the new Holiday Mini! This week we are featuring Christmas cards with boughs, wreaths, evergreen etc!

I absolutely LOVE the holly image from the Christmas Gleaming set…you just can’t go wrong with it!

Here’s the details…

  • Shaded Spruce – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shaded Spruce – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Wrapped in Plaid (mostly red plaid) – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp holly multiple times, color using Blend:  Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce, cut out, layer, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, add to card front using Dimensionals
  • Gold Glimmer – cut out long from Details Skate Dies, add to card front
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish off

LOVE how this turned out!

And now our latest collection…

We created a new Gifts of Good Taste Collection with SIX packaging ideas along with our favorite (and easy!) holiday cookie and candy recipes! It is so nice to give special hand-made little gifts to co-workers, neighbors, your mailperson and UPS drivers! We’ve used a variety of Holiday Catalog Stamp Set and Dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own…the recipe and package design is what is most important! This Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas using Stampin’ Up! products with corresponding recipes you can quickly make up and give away! See more details here!

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid DSP, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, BLENDS:  Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce
Other: Detailed Skate Dies, Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Cup of Christmas

Happy Thursday everyone and this week it is an AWESOME sketch!  I LOVE it!

Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Night Before Christmas DSP – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Early Expresso – 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Red Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – Cut out largest Stitched Circle Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp dotted mug in Real Red, cut out
  • Real Red – stamp lined cup in Early Espresso, cut out
  • Crumb Cake – cut out diagonal strip mug decoration, add to red must
  • Very Vanilla – cut out two solid candy cane bases
  • Real Red and Early Espresso – cut out open candy cane, layer everything, and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp greeting in Early Espresso, add to card front using dimenionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

And just in time for those last minute gifts…our newest collection…

We created a new Gifts of Good Taste Collection with SIX packaging ideas along with our favorite (and easy!) holiday cookie and candy recipes! It is so nice to give special hand-made little gifts to co-workers, neighbors, your mailperson and UPS drivers! We’ve used a variety of Holiday Catalog Stamp Set and Dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own…the recipe and package design is what is most important! This Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas using Stampin’ Up! products with corresponding recipes you can quickly make up and give away! See more details here!

Set(s): Cup of Christmas
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Real Read, Early Espresso, Night Before Christmas DSP, Red Glimmer
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red
Other: Cup of Cheer Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!