Christmas

Simple Card using Wishes & Wonder

I loved the Wishes & Wonder bundle the moment I saw it in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! Once it came in my happy mail, it took a while to conjure an idea. I usually go to Pinterest and search the set I want to use. I saw a lot of wonderful and just stunning cards-but I wanted to make mine a little different! Then it hit me!! Door tags, buffalo plaid, and a majestic deer!

The color scheme then was simple! I wanted it to have a farmhouse Christmas vibe to it! The tag die that is included in the coordinating North Pole Wonders dies was perfect to resemble those cute door tags! It has just the right amount of texture to it and a fun trim edge! I then randomly stamped the mistletoe on the Smoky Slate card base and then adhered a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp.

There is a circle die that cuts out this adorable “Made in the North Pole” stamp! I added the deer cut out with Gold Foil and matching gold cord.

That was it! This is a card for my Stamp a Stack of Christmas cards in 2 weeks! You can purchase the items and make a ton in no time! Spend $50 or more and I will send you a thank you gift from me!

Thank you for stopping by!

Laura

Product List
Wonder Of The Season Suite Collection (English)
$149.50
Wishes & Wonder Bundle (English)
$47.50
North Pole Wonder Dies
$31.00
Wishes & Wonder Cling Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Buffalo Check Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Buffalo Check Cling-Mount Stamp Set
$16.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Wonder Of The Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$9.00


Christmas

Dainty Christmas Wreath

I don’t know how I passed up this gem in the Holiday Catalog!! The Ornamental Envelopes bundle has some many options you can use! I have used this on at least 4 card designs and I am still coming up with great ideas! I haven’t really used the Envelope Dies that much! I will now that the holidays are coming up! Think of all the fun and ornate envelopes you can create with the dies!!

Take a peek at the dies and stamp set!

I love the lines that you can stamp on the front of your envelope to put your recipients address on for that extra touch! I have used the ornament bunch stamp set and dies to make a fun fold card for our monthly Mystery Zoom class.

I used the card sample in the top right of the picture as an inspiration for my card. I just loved the dainty size of the greenery! First, I took a piece of Mossy Meadow (4″ x 5 1/4″) and punched a 2″ circle out of it. I used this as the mat piece for this card as well to paper save. Next, I placed it where I wanted the wreath and it served as a guide to stamp the 2 greenery stamps and the berry stamp.

I started with the darkest ink color first so I could line up the other two stamps easily. I used Mossy Meadow for the thin greenery stamp using the circle as my guide. You can also arc the photopolymer stamp to a more circular shape as well. I did overlap the ends a bit. Then I used Old Olive ink for the thicker greenery stamp using the previous stamp as my guide. The last stamp was the berries which I used Real Red ink.

To help disguise the more sparse areas, I used the flower trio stamp twice with Real Red and cut out with the coordinating die. I used Mini Dimensionals to pop some up and some I used Glue Dots. To make the flowers pop, I then added the Red Rhinestones and a Real Red Braided Trim bow. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas! Very versatile for all your holiday cards!

Do you see the the specks?? I used the flicking technique with Wink of Stella. You take the brush tip and squeeze a little of the wink to the brush tip. Then, you take the brush and flick it towards your paper from the cap.

Be sure to add this to your wish list!!! You will love all the elegant creations you can use the bundle for this holiday! If you want to order a little, use the host code below:

I will mail you a gift from me for any order over $50! If your order is $150 or more, you shouldn’t use this code. Start your own order and you will earn host dollars for FREE product for you!

Thank you for stopping by! Blessings!

Laura

Product List
Ornamental Envelopes Bundle
$47.50
Envelopes  Dies
$36.00
Ornamental Envelopes Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$7.00
Real Red 3/16" (4.8 Mm) Braided Linen Trim
$7.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Christmas

Create a Simple Christmas Bell Card

The Cherish the Season Bundle was one of the first items on my wish list when the Holiday Catalog came out! I was drawn to the different sized bells that you can cut out with the Sounds of the Season dies and stamped images!

I had the first Stamp a Stack of cards at my house last weekend! I kept it safe and had 3 classes in a two day span. Same cards for all three classes-just limited it to 4 per class and I had 3 tables out! Plus, I saw a great idea from one of my favorite fellow demonstrators/blogger, Lyssa Zwolanek! She posted about making dividers on her site by using poster frames and handmade stands! Genius and inexpensive!

Excuse the table-but since it’s used for crafts, I don’t care if it gets messy!

This card has a few steps to make the finished product with ease! It’s very important to keep that in mind when you prepare for a Stamp a Stack of cards! Each person gets 12 cards total to make (3 designs, 4 of each). Stay tuned for the card that they loved, but took a little too long for this class! Ha ha!

Use Real Red as your card base and cut it to a tent sized A2 card. (11″ x 4 1/4″) I usually score this cut for my girls-it just makes a better crease to pre-score. I highly recommend getting a Simply Scored Scoring Tool for your craft room! You can create boxes, fun folds, accordion round décor items, and much more!

Next, I ran the Real Red through the Stamp, Cut, and Embossing machine using the Subtle Embossing 3D Folder on the front side. Then you can take a piece of the ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP paper and cut it to 2″ x 5 1/2″. After adhering the DSP down, you can cut out a scalloped stitched rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I used the 2nd to the largest sized one.

Use the Shaded Spruce & Real Red dark Blends to color in your foil holly leaves/berries.

I then used Shaded Spruce to stamp the pine branches towards the top of the rectangle being sure to over lap in the middle. Next, stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the same piece. Now you are ready to cut out your bell! This was the fun part! When I ran the biggest single bell die through the machine, the holly leaves stayed in tact! I saw other people use blends to color them in for that extra touch! (if they pop out, you can run some Stampin’ Seal on the back and put them back in place) I used dimensionals to pop it up close to the over lapped branches. The Real Red ribbon from the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo pack was the perfect finishing touch! I was sure to cover up the over lap of the branches with the bell and the bow.

To finish the card, I popped up the Whisper White rectangle, now adorned, to the card base using Dimensionals.

Be sure to stock up and save on your DSP this month! Check out the flyer below for select patterns at 15% off!

Be sure to use October’s Host code! I will mail you a thank you gift for ordering $50 or more and for choosing me as your demonstrator! (Make your own order for totals more than $149 so you can reap the host rewards)

Many Blessings,

Laura

Product List
Cherish The Season Bundle
$35.00
Cherish The Season Cling Stamp Set
$18.00
Sounds Of The Season Dies
$21.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack
$8.00
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Shaded Spruce Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Christmas

Winter Wonderland Card with Quick Tips

I love this time of year when the weather changes and we approach the Christmas season! This card was inspired by the sample in the Holiday Catalog on page 35 tha features the stunning Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder and Foil paper!

The first card I made using the foil and embossing folder didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it too. I ran the Gold Foil and Shaded Spruce through the Stamp, Cut, & Embossing Machine separately. This made it difficult to line up the trees the way I wanted them to.

For my second card, I adhered the Silver Foil directly to the Misty Moonlight cardstock and then ran it through the Stamp, Cut, & Embossing Machine! Much better!

TIP: To achieve crisp & even trees-adhere the foil directly to the cardstock before running it through the die cutting machine!

Another tip for this card is to paper save! The mat piece is a full piece of Whisper White, so I stamped the sentiment on that and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes circle. The embossed piece will cover up the hole and you just saved paper! When making multiples, it’s a money saver too!

I added a coordinating ribbon to his neck to look like a scarf. I also popped the moose and the sentiment up on Dimensionals.

Card Recipe:

Night of Navy card base 8 ½” x 5 ½”

Whisper White mat piece 4” x 5 ¼”

Misty Moonlight 3 ¾” x 5”

Silver Foil 3 ¾” x 2”

Scrap of Soft Suede

Night of Navy & Soft Suede ink pads

Evergreen 3D EF

Stitched Shapes Dies

I hope you enjoyed this card and tips to help you save time & money! Speaking of saving money!!! This month select Designer Series Paper is 15% off!!

Blessings! Laura

Product List
Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Rustic Retreat Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Merry Moose Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Moose Punch
$18.00
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00