Very Merry Christmas



Hello Stamping Friends,


Today’s CAS card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge #252 at Hand Stamped Sentiments. The blue in the sketch just popped for me!  The color combination I used for this card is Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, and Real Red.

The trees are stamped in Cucumber Crush.   To better define the trees, I inked the solid image from the Festival of Trees stamp set in Pool Party and “stamped off” once before stamping over each tree.  To add a little sparkle to trees, I added a couple of Gold Glitter stars and used Wink of Stella on the red ornaments.  I used the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder to give some texture to the Whisper White base layer.

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Stampin Up! Products used:

  • Stamp Sets:  Festival of Trees, And Many More
  • Ink: Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Real Red, and Pacific Point
  • Paper:  Pacific Point, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstock; Gold Glitter Paper
  • Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder, Tree Punch, Wink of Stella



Pretty Pines


Today I’m sharing a card I made using the lovely Pretty Pines thinlets and inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments #251 sketch challenge.


I started with a Whisper White card base and added the diagonal stripe from the Presents & Pinecones DSP layered onto a piece of Emerald Envy card stock.  The sentiment is from the Better Together stamp set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  Then I added the elements cut with the Pretty Pines thinlets and a bow made with Linen Thread.

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StampinUp! Products used:

  • Better Together stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler ink pad
  • Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron card stock
  • Real Red Glimmer paper
  • Pretty Pines Thinlets dies
  • Linen Thread


The Gifts of Christmas


This is a card I CASE’d from the current Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, using the Your Presents and Versatile Christmas stamp sets.  I started with a Whisper White card base & adhered strips of the holly design from the Season Of Cheer DSP.  The sentiment and present use the Mossy Meadow & Cherry Cobbler colors in the holly.  To make the present, I embossed in white the diagonal print from the Your Presents stamp set onto Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I cut the gift out and tied it up with gold ribbon.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig tool, I stamped the rest of the sentiment inside the card.

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After I had this card made, I noticed that the current challenge over at Pals Paper Arts is a color challenge using these colors!  Be sure to stop over there to see all the other pretty cards.

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Holiday Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp It Group Holiday Blog Hop!  If you are looking for inspiration for Christmas projects, be sure to visit everyone’s blog on this hop.  If you arrived here from Charlene Luks’ blog, wasn’t her creation amazing?

The card I’m sharing uses the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and has me singing “…walking in a winter wonderland.

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I started with a base layer using the snowflake print from the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  For the center panel, the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and the small snowflakes are stamped in Soft Sky.  Next, I added a pretty layered snowflake.  The large snowflake coordinates with the Flower Medallion Punch and the pair of smaller snowflakes coordinate with the Snow Flurry Punch.   To add some sparkle, I punched the medium sized snowflake from Silver Glimmer Paper and added a beautiful Winter Wonderland Embellishment in the center.

Now, some exciting news!  The Stamp It Group is having the first ever Blog Hop Giveaway!! We love getting comments from you.  Be sure to include #stampitcontest in your comments and you will be entered into a random drawing for the Mistletoe & Holly Paper Pumpkin kit.  All the details are in the graphic below.

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So, please leave me a comment,  and then hop on over to see what Tami White has created!

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Or, if you are hopping backwards you will visit Charlene Luks blog.

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More exciting news – Stampin’ Up! is having an Online Shopping Extravaganza next week.  Click on the graphic below for all the details.  Shop early as supplies are limited.

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