Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

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

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

And it’s Saturday again! We are still having so much fun with the new Holiday Mini! This week we are featuring Christmas cards santas, elves, penquins and more!

Here’s the details…

  • Shaded Spruce – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shaded Spruce – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Wrapped in Plaid (Green/gold/white plaid) – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Wrapped in Plaid (Red/gold/white plaid) – 2 3/8 x 4 1/8, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer – cut out stars, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp elf in Memento Black, color using Cherry Cobber and Shaded Spruce Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, cut out using Classic Label Punch (punch twice to shorten), layer onto Gold Glimmer (punch ends using Classic Label punch), add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish off

Oh how CUTE!

SIX WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS

We’ve had SIX WEEKS of Christmas Collections leading up to the Christmas holidays! We have STEP BY STEP tutorials for card ideas, special fold cards and MANY small favors and gifts packed in our Collections just in time for gift giving and craft shows! Did you miss any of them?   Find out more about EACH Collection here!

Set(s): #elfie
Paper: Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid DSP, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, BLENDS:  Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce
Other: Stitched Stars Dies, Subtle Emboss Folder, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Classic Label 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’!

 

Non-traditional Christmas Colors

And it’s Saturday again! We are still having so much fun with the new Holiday Mini! This week we are featuring Christmas cards made with non-traditional Christmas colors!  I decided to go with nice and BRIGHT!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Subtle Folder, layer onto Gorgeous Grape 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Brights DSP – Coastal Cabana print – 3/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo – stamp large ornament using Versamark, white emboss, punch out, add to card front (pink one is added using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape, cut out, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon – tie three small knots, add to top of each ornament using Glue Dot
  • Add some Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

How HAPPY is this!

And now our latest collection…

Skating is such a FUN activity in the winter and this Free Skate Bundle has the PERFECT sized skates to use on cards, scrapbooking or small gifts! Our FREE SKATE COLLECTION combines the Free Skate Stamp Set and Detailed Skate Dies along with the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper for warm traditional Christmas look and feel! This Free Skate Collection has four step-by-step picture tutorials…three cards (one a special fun-fold!) and a great packaging idea for a small gift or two that could be adapted for use ALL year around!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Versamark
Other: Glitter Enamel Dots, Gorgesous Grape Striped Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas Treat

And it’s Saturday again! We are still having so much fun with the new Holiday Mini! This week we are sharing a Christmas treat or favor!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – cut out TWO of the Perfect Parcel dies and put together
  • Let it Snow DSP – 2 x 7 1/2, wrap around box
  • Whisper White – stamp dotted mug in Coastal Cabana and striped mug in Real Red, cut out both.
  • Red Glitter – punch out 1/4″ dots, add randomly to mug
  • Whisper White – cut out solid candy cane
  • Real Red – cut out striped candy cane, add to white base, add behind dotted mug, layer the two mugs together, add to wrap using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out tag, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to mug using dimensionals
  • Whisper white – stamp holly twice, color, cut out add one to candy can and one to tag
  • Coastal Cabana – cut out bow, add to tag, add red rhinestone to center of bow to finish off.

This is the first time I’ve used this die…it makes a good size treat holder that you could quite a few treats in!

And now our latest collection…and it’s our fifth week of our six weeks of Christmas…

Who doesn’t think this moose is adorable? It is a perfect stamp set for people who loves the outdoors, or it makes great masculine cards! Our MERRY MOOSE COLLECTION will get you ready for Christmas AND other holidays, too! This EXPANDED Merry Moose Collection of tutorials has four Christmas card ideas, two birthday card ideas, and two small favor boxes that you will LOVE for your craft shows and gift giving anytime!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Cup of Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Let it Snow DSP, Red Glitter
Ink: Memento Black, Markers:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce
Other: Cup of Cheer Dies, Pretty Parcel Die, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Let it Shine

And it’s Saturday again! We are still having so much fun with the new Holiday Mini! This week we are featuring Christmas cards made with metallic papers, embossing powder or anything that Let’s it Shine!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through Stylish Scroll, add to card front
  • Feels Like Frost DSP – 2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out two large bells
  • Silver Foil – cut out two large detail bells, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1/4 x 3 1/2, cut on slant, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, cut into banner, add to card fornt using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp bow using Versamark, silver emboss, cut out, color using Cherry Cobbler Blends, add to top of bells

Here’s a shot that shows how shiny it is!

LOVE how this turned out!

And now our latest collection…

Our SIX WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS Collection continues with Week 4’s gorgeous So Many Stars Bundle! We loved all the Stitched Star sizes and greetings that is in this bundle! We’ve combined it with the beautiful Feels Like Frost Designer Paper for a soft and shimmery look! This tutorial Collection has three cards (one a special fun fold) and a home décor 3D project to make for craft fairs or friends and family!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Bells are Ringing
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Feels Like Frost
Ink: Versmark, BLENDS: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Detailed Bells Dies, Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, 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 Christmas DSP

And it’s Saturday again! We are still having so much fun with the new Holiday Mini!  This week we are featuring our favorite Christmas DSP oh my…how does one pick!  I decided to go with the absolutely wonderful Christmastime DSP!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Christmastime DSP – red/gold print – 1 1/2, 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Christmastime DSP – green print – 2 x 2 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, punch out with 2″ Circle Punch, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 4, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp holly using Memento Black, color using Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobber Blends, cut out, add to card front
  • Add a couple of the Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish off

LOVE how this turned out!  There’s not a lot of DSP on there but it is just enough to really make this a wonderful card!

And now our latest collection…

And it’s the third week of our 6 weeks of Christmas and this week we have…

Next up is the REVERSIBLE stamp set, Cup of Christmas! What a FUN concept and who wouldn’t love some hot cocoa, coffee or tea in those CUTE mugs? We’ve matched the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and Cup of Cheer Dies with the Night Before Christmas Designer Paper. This tutorial Collection has three cards (one a special fun fold holding a gift card) and a super fun 3D project to make for craft fairs or friends and family! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Whisper White, Christmastime DSP, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, BLENDS:  Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, 2″ Circle Punch

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’!

 

Halloween Favor

And it’s Saturday again and ALMOST Halloween!  This week our theme is to make a Halloween treat or favor.  I decided to have a little fun with the Harvest Hello set…

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – stamp two of the pumpkin images using Memento Black, add face to one of the two, punch out
  • Crumb Cake – stamp stem in Memento Black cut or punch out
  • Old Olive – stamp 2 of the pumpkin leaves in Memento Black, cut out
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label punch

Next…

  • Pumpkin Pie – cut piece 1  1/2 x 5, score 3/8 in on each side and notch…it should look like this

  • Now add glue to the notch and add first to one pumpkin and then add the other on top.  Here is is add to the first one…

  • Once both sides are done ad a strip of Old Olive 3/8 x 5 1/2 as a handle and finish decorating the front!

CUTE!

And now our latest collection…

Our next Collection of tutorials is the so, so FUN #ELFIE Stamp Set!  Who can resist those darling elves? They are perfect for cards, tags, favors and a whole host of other projects! We’ve used the #ELFIE stamp set with Let it Snow Designer Paper for our tutorial Collection of three cards (one a special fun fold) and a super fun small 3D project!  Find all the details HERE!

See more details HERE!

Set(s): Harvest Hello
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Apple Builder Punch, Classic Label Punch

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’!