Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Gift Card Holder

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Christmas gift card holder…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the details…

  • Brightly Gleaming DSP (star print) – 4 x 11, score along 11 at 2 1/4 and 7 1/2 and along 4 at 1/2 and 3 1/2, fold along score line (trim edges on top)
  • Brightly Gleaming DSP (peacock/copper print) – 3 x 2 1/2, add to top flap of holder, corner round both sides, tie piece of copper trim around the top
  • Very Vanilla – 1 x 3 3/8, score along 3 3/8 at 1/2, stamp greeting using Night of Navy ink, add gift card to piece using removable tape, slide piece into gift card holder, add to flap right at fold
  • Very Vanilla – stamp ornament and holly in Memento Black, color using blends, cut out, stamp greeting in Pretty Peacock, cut out, add holly, ornament and greeting to the bottom base using dimensionals (flap will slide under holly to hold in lace)
  • Add some Star Designer Elements to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

The In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

 

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming DSP
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Memento Black, Blends; Night of Navy (B), Pretty Peacock (B), Old Olive (B)
Other: Ornament Punch, Copper Trim, Corner Rounder, 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’!

 

 

Peace & Joy

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

I absolutely LOVE the layered words in this set…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Plush Poinsettia – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP (green print) – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP (red print) –  1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp joy in Pear Pizzazz, cut out
  • Real Red – cut out matching joy back, layer your on top
  • Gold Foil – cut out sprig (Poinsettia Dies), add behind joy
  • Mossy Meadow – cut out two small holly leaves (Poinsettia Dies), add behind joy, add piece to card front
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish off

All ready to send out!

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 In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

Set(s): Peace & Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Plush Poinsettia Vellum, Gold Foil
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Other: Joy Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Christmas Beauty

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Christmas Beauty…one of a kind Christmas card…

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!  Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front, Balmy Blue Glitter cut out flower center and add to poinsettia then add Beaded Pearl on top
  • Plush Poinsettia vellum – 1 43/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut the 3 largest poinsettia leaves, layer together
  • Silver Foil – cut out 1 large and 3 small holly leaves, add behind poinsettia
  • Balmy Blue Glitter paper – cut out 3 of the sprigs, add behind the poinsettia, add poinsettia to card front
  • Night of Navy – stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, cut out around the greeting and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

The In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

 

Set(s): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Plush Poinsettia Vellum, Blue Glitter Paper, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, White Embossing Powder, Beaded Pearl, 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’!

 

 

Dragonfly Garden

Happy Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Please, please, please stay safe this holiday season.  I know it is hard…REALLY hard but SO IMPORTANT!!!  Make sure you are all taking care of yourselves and your families.  It will eventually get better if we all follow the guidelines.  But to the fun stuff…this week it’s sketch inspiration time…

I just had to do a sneak peek from the new mini…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 5 1/2, add piece of the olive/gold ribbon, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP (3 prints) – punch out 1 1/2″ circle from each, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dragonfly 3 times, color with blends, punch out, add to card front
  • Gold foil – punch out 3 of the small dragonflies, add to card front, add some of the red All the Trimmings embellishments to finish off

Oooooo…dragonflies!  I bet you would NEVER guess I LOVE dragonflies!!!!

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 In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Trimming the Two DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy BLENDS:  Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
Other: Dragonflies Punch, All the Trimming Ribbon, All the Trimming Embellishments, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Whimsical Christmas

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is whimsical Christmas and what is more whimsical than Christmas gnomes!

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP (diagonal stripe) – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, cut out using Peek-a-Hoot frame then run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White – stamp each gnome using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out
  • Real Red – 5/8 x 2 – stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into a banner
  • Add gnomes and banner to frame then add frame to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the hexagon sequins from Sequins for Everything to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Who can resist Stampin’ Up!’s sweet stamp set bundle, Freezin’ Fun!  Those little critters DO look like they are having SO much fun racing down those snowy slopes!  We’ve made three cards (one a really “cool” fun-fold card), and a darling 3D project using the FREEZIN’ FUN STAMP SET AND FREEZIN’ FRIENDS DIES for this Collection, paired with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper!  You won’t want to miss getting this one!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Gnome for the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Real Red (B), Mossy Meadow (B), Ivory, Smoky Slate (Lt), Cinnamon Cider (B), Flirty Flamingo (Lt)
Other: Peek-a-Hoot Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Sequins for Everything, White Embossing Powder, 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’!

 

 

IM150 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a simple holiday decor…

Oh…I sure had fun with this one!

How CUTE is this!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • ‘Tis the Season DSP (red striped print) – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • ‘Tis the Season DSP (holly print) – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched circle, run through Winter Snow Embossing folder, layer some 3/8″ Real Red Sheer Ribbon behind it, add to car dront
  • Classic Christmas DSP – cut out two trees from the Shaded Spruce prints, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out same size stitched circle, cut using ground edge, stamp greeting using Shaded Spruce, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out heart house and cut out plain out, cut out another plain house from window sheet, add behind heart house, add cut dimensionals, add some of the red Sequins for Everything, add plain white house to create a mini shaker card, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some red Sequins for Everything to the trees to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Who can resist Stampin’ Up!’s sweet stamp set bundle, Freezin’ Fun!  Those little critters DO look like they are having SO much fun racing down those snowy slopes!  We’ve made three cards (one a really “cool” fun-fold card), and a darling 3D project using the FREEZIN’ FUN STAMP SET AND FREEZIN’ FRIENDS DIES for this Collection, paired with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper!  You won’t want to miss getting this one!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, ‘Tis the Season DSP, Classic Christmas DSP
Ink: Shaded Spruce
Other: Home Together Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, 3/8″ Real Red Sheer Ribbon, Sequins for Every Season, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas Flowers

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Christmas Flowers…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – (red berry print) – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – (green print) – 1 3/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Green Foil – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp poinsettia and two small holly leaves in Soft Suede, cut out, cut a sponge dauber to color leaves with Garden Green and flower with Real Red, layer and add to card front
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – (wood print ) – 3/4 x 2 – stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Beaded Pearl to center of flower

And now for our latest collection…

Who can resist Stampin’ Up!’s sweet stamp set bundle, Freezin’ Fun!  Those little critters DO look like they are having SO much fun racing down those snowy slopes!  We’ve made three cards (one a really “cool” fun-fold card), and a darling 3D project using the FREEZIN’ FUN STAMP SET AND FREEZIN’ FRIENDS DIES for this Collection, paired with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper!  You won’t want to miss getting this one!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Poinsettia Place DSP, Green Foil
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red, Garden Green
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Beaded Pearls, 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’!

 

 

IM149 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its an adorable winter display…

I thought the adorable Freezin’ Fun Set would be GREAT with this…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Feels Like Frost DSP (blue print) – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, layer only Night of Navy – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out large Tasteful Label, add some Snowflake Splendor Ribbon behind it then add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large and small tree, seal and ice piece using Basic Grey, color using Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo (Lt) and Smoky Slate (Lt) Blends, cut out, add large tree to label
  • Cut a strip of Balmy Blue Glitter paper, use the stitched edge to cut a curve, then cut off using the Tasteful Label Die again, add to Whisper White Label, Add the small tree, seal and ice piece to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Balmy Blue Glitter paper – cut out 8 stars, add to card front to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog is the gorgeous SNOWFLAKE WISHES TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS!  This Collection is a TWO for ONE!  Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques!  This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle!  See more details HERE.

Set(s): Freezin’ Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue Glitter Paper
Ink: Basic Grey, Night of Navy, BLENDS:  Balmy Blue (B), Flirty Flamingo (Lt), Smoky Slate (Lt)
Other: Freezin’ Friends Dies, Tasteful Label Dies, Snowflake Splendor Ribbon, Snowflake Wishes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Home for the Holidays

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is home for the holidays.  I couldn’t resist doing a little twist on the theme with the gnome set…

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP – Blue/White print – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP – Red/White print – 2 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Stamp tree using Memento Black, but out with layering oval, color using Blends, add to card front
  • Just Jade – 1/2 x 3 – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp gnome using Memento Black, color using Blends, cutout, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add two red All the Trimming Embellishments to the card front to finish off.

And now for our latest collection…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog is the gorgeous SNOWFLAKE WISHES TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS!  This Collection is a TWO for ONE!  Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques!  This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle!  See more details HERE.

 

Set(s): Gnome for the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Just Jade, Trimming the Town DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Seaside Spry (B), Just Jade (B), Poppy Parade (B), Smoky Slate (B), Cinnamon Cider (B), Daffodil Delight (B), Ivory
Other: Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Dies, All the Trimmings Embellishments, 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’!

 

 

Peace & Joy

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

This was perfect for the Peace and Joy set and dies from the mini…

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Classic Christmas DSP – Sahara Sand/White Star print – 2 7/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front on an angle
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front on an angle
  • Whisper Whit e- stamp leaves, pine bough and sparkles in Shaded Spruce and holly berries in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, add leaves, pine bough and berries to card front
  • Sahara Sand – cut out bright backing
  • Whisper White – stamp bright in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, layer onto card front using dimensionals, add the spruce sparkles and red wonderful gems to centers
  • Stamp MERRY AND using Versamark on Shaded Spruce, white emboss, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add piece of Classic Christmas DSP (green print) – 1/4 x 3 3/4 to card front to finish off

I just LOVE these dies!

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…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog is the gorgeous SNOWFLAKE WISHES TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS!  This Collection is a TWO for ONE!  Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques!  This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle!  See more details HERE.

Set(s): Peace and Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Sahara Sand, Classic Christmas DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Versamark
Other: Joy Dies, Wonderful Gems, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!