Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Favor

Happy December 1st everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Christmas Favors or small Christmas Gifts…I guess mine is a little of both. Although it is difficult to tell from this picture, this is a hot chocolate packet holder…it is a very quick and EASY favor or gift!

Here’s some general details…

  • Poppy Parade – 3 3/4 x 11, fold in half, round the corners and stamp the snowflakes in Poppy Parade
  • Santa’s Workshop red/green bow print – 2 1/2 x 8 1/2, put packet of hot chocolate in the piece of folded Poppy Parade, then wrap the dp around it.
  • Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon – okay…we used to sell this so you might have some in your stash – I had mine leftover from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit, wrap around the holder, tie in a half knot, add full size candy cane, then another half knot and bow to finish off
  • Garden Green – 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut in to a banner, add to wrapper front under bow.

I just LOVE simple projects!

And guess what…these still time for our final Holiday Mini collection…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini! But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa! This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10! See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen
Paper: Poppy Parade, Garden Green, Santa’s Workshop dsp
Ink: Poppy Parade, Versamark
Other: Sincerely Santa Project Kit OR Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon we used to sell, Corner Rounder

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’!

IM48 – Peaceful Poinsettia

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and such beautiful delicate cookies! Check it out…

With Thanksgiving official over and the Christmas holiday season upon us, I didn’t want to go with a fall or leaf card.  Instead I went with the delicate filigree look of the icing and the colors.

Here’s a simple card that came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out two of the Detailed Poinsettias and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/8 x 3 1/8, stamp greeting in Versamark and copper emboss, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Metallic Pearls – paint six of the gold Metallic Pearls using Copper Shimmer Paint, once dried add to card front to finish off.

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Detail Poinsettia Framelits, Metallic Pearls, Copper Embossing Powder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas Tags

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Christmas Tags.  Before you get to the tags…I need to make a confessions.  I had these done, and I was working on this post and when I was doing the recipe at the bottom, I realized the Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits had been discontinued.  So I need to apologize for that.  You can always just substitute a circle if your don’t have these framelits or wait until the Occasions mini comes out…LOTS of hearts in there!

My other apology is that several of these items have been sold out.  We will NOT comment on that!  GRRRR!!!!!

Here’s some general details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 2, punch top using Scallop Tag Topper and corner round the bottoms, stamp greeting using Merry Merlot
  • Joyous Noel – cut out heart (or circle – just slightly wider than tag) for each.  LOVE this particular print!
  • For one cut out the large reindeer framelit in Whisper White for the other stamp the two small reindeer on Grey Granite using Versamark, white emboss, cut out
  • For the large reindeer add to tag, add Star Wire element then a flower in Merry Merlot
  • For the two small reindeer, add the Snowflake Wire element then add the two reindeer using dimensionals
  • Add a piece of the Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon to the top of each and tie using the Copper Trim.

I just LOVE how pretty these turned out!

And guess what…we have a new collection for you…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Dashing Deer, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Joyous Noel dsp,
Ink: Merry Merlot, Versamark
Other: Detailed Deer Thinlets, Scallop Tag Topper, Corner Rounder, White Embossing Folder, Sweet & Sassy Framelits (retired), Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon, Copper Trim, Snowflake and Stars Wire Elements, 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’!

Favorite Stamp Set

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite holiday stamp set.  Okay…so I had made this card and I just LOVE it…it’s really more of my favorite bundle since it features the cool reindeer and the greeting from the set…so I’ll go with it (it’s also my favorite paper and favorite embossing folder – LOL!)

Another Christmas card done and ready to be mailed – LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Merry Merlot – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Merry Merlot – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Swirls and Curls embossing folder, add to card front
  • Joyous Noel dsp – 2 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out reindeer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Merry Merlot – cut out two small details flowers, add to reindeer
  • Grey Granite – 3/4 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting using Merry Merlot, cut into banner add to card front using dimensionals

See…it’s full of lots of favorites (with a stamp set thrown in there just for fun!)

It’s time for our last week of our 5 weeks of Christmas. Up next…Peaceful Noel…what a pretty set! Check it out…

Set(s): Dashing Deer
Paper: Whisper White, Merry Merlot, Joyous Noe dsp, Copper Foil
Ink: Merry Merlot
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Detailed Deer Thinlets, 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’!

Stylish Christmas

Happy Thursday everyone! Time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have an awesome sketch for you…

I decided to do a little spin on the sketch and instead of using the pieces (half circles in the sketch) I decided to do some stamping instead…

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp swirl 2 times using Versamark and gold emboss
  • Very Vanilla – 2 3/4 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front
  • Gold Glitter – 1/4 x 3 7/8, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp flower using Cherry Cobbler and leaves using Mossy Meadow, cut out and add to card front
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to the center of the flower to finish off

It’s Week 5 of our Christmas is Coming series and Connie and Mary are featuring the whimsical Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Holiday Catalog! This is such a cute set and we had LOTS of fun designing with it! You’ll get THREE card and ONE small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) with this week’s Spirited Snowman Stamp Set for only $10! See the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Stylish Christmas
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glitter Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Other: Metallic Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Embellishment

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite embellishment. I just couldn’t decide what to use but I do LOVE the special Snowflake Trinkets that are available in November (and the GORGEOUS SNOWFLAKE Thinlet) so I went with that along with the Epoxy Drops that I really like too!

Another Christmas card done and ready to be mailed – LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Circle, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Snowflake Trinket to circle
  • Add Clear Epoxy Drops to finish off.

See…isn’t that snowflake just GORGEOUS!

And it is now week 4 of Create with Connie and Mary 5 weeks of Christmas and this time we are featuring Peaceful Noel!  What a pretty set…

You can get all the details here!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greeting
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Snowfall Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Snowflake Trinkets, Epoxy Drop, 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’!

IM45 – Snow is Glistening

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and we have some GORGEOUS cookies! Check it out…

I knew right away that I wanted to use the AWESOME large snowflake from the limited addition release AND Create with Connie and Mary also has an AWESOME Collection using this set…CHECK IT OUT!

So I kept things nice and simple…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White –  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out next largest snowflake, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Versamark and Gold Emobss, cu into banner and add to card front
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to finish off

So simple!

And it is now week 4 of Create with Connie and Mary 5 weeks of Christmas and this time we are featuring Peaceful Noel!  What a pretty set…

You can get all the details here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Snow is Glistening
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!