Quick Curvy Christmas in a Snap!

I will admit-when I first saw this Curvy Celebrations bundle as a pre-order last month, I figured I could wait until January to buy the bundle. After seeing sooo many sweet, elegant, eclectic, and creative uses for this bundle, I had to have it! Then I noticed that the Curvy Christmas and the Classic Christmas 6×6 paper are available only now through January 4, 2021! I bought the whole kit and caboodle!

Everyone can purchase this bundle or the individual items-grab them today to make your quick Christmas cards! This card was inspired by Dawn Olchefske’s creation that I found on Pinterest. I changed the bow to the Metallic Mesh ribbon and then used the more ornate curvy die.

Here is what I used to create this card: Curvy Christmas and Curvy dies ; Just Jade card base (8 1/2 “ x 5 ½”); DSP (1”x5 ¼”); Cherry Cobbler (5 ¼” x 3 1/2 “); Whisper White (4”x 5 1/4 “); Metallic Mesh Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones; Just Jade ink, Cherry Cobbler Ink; Basic Gray ink.

Cut a strip of the Classic Christmas DSP to 1″x 5 1/4″ to place at the bottom.

Use the curvy die of your choice and place it about at the half way point of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and run through the Stamp, Cut, & Embossing machine. (SCEM) Next, I stamped the pine boughs with Just Jade-but to make the curves, I only inked up half of the stamp. Then you flip the stamp the other direction to follow the curve on the other side. Cut a strip of the Classic Christmas DSP to 1″x 5 1/4″ to place at the bottom.

Stamp the berries with Cherry Cobbler ink and the sentiment with Basic Gray. Then I tied the Metallic Mesh Ribbon in a knot and finished the card with some Basic Rhinestone jewels.

Stay tuned this week for the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza!!! Most of the 2020-2021 Catalog items are on sale at 10% off! Here is the list of exclusions for the sale. Everything else in the Annual catalog is on sale!

I send out monthly thank you gifts to those who choose me as their demonstrator! It means a lot and helps this stay at home mom a bunch!

Check back to get your sale items!!!!


Product List
Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
Classic Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Quite Curvy Bundle (English)
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English)
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Stampin' Seal


Candy Cane Season!

Who doesn’t like candy canes during the holidays?? I love adding one to my hot chocolate or crushed up on top of baked goodies! After such an odd ball year, I am looking forward to the holidays to decorate and send Christmas cards!

I saw the Sweetest Borders dies that comes in this Sweetest Time bundle and fell in love! I can’t believe I haven’t used the stamp set yet! (Which has tremendous potential on its own too). I remember pulling this out of my pre-order and taking a piece of Real Red and running it through with the die!

First you take a Real Red card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and crease with your Bone Folder. Next, take a piece of 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White and run it through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine) with the Subtle 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder. It adds just enough visual interest and texture. Then take a 3″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Real Red and run it through with the Sweetest Borders die. To make the left side more seamless, I used a piece of Silver Foil run through the SCEM with the Tasteful Textiles 3D folder. It kind of reminds me of a Hershey’s Kiss wrapper!

The Silver Foil is then adhered down onto the Real Red and Whisper White to make the candy canes pop! I chose some Rhinestones and the 3/8″ Silver Edged Ribbon for a little extra bling! The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set (a must have!) and punched out with the Classic Label Punch! This was a fun and quick card to put together! Now to go use the Sweetest Time Stamp set!

Stock up and save!

Would you like to save money on Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper? Well, all of October, you can save 15% on select designs!

I cannot wait to get the November Paper Pumpkin! It looks so festive and adorable!

  • The November kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers. The kit’s contents can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags. This kit allows you to customize your Christmas crafting!
  • This month’s kit arrives in a collectible, gingerbread-themed box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!


Product List
Sweetest Time Bundle (English)
Sweetest Borders Dies
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Silver Foil Sheets
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Classic Label Punch
Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

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,


Product List
Cherish The Season Bundle
Cherish The Season Cling Stamp Set
Sounds Of The Season Dies
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Silver Foil Sheets
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
Shaded Spruce Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
Simply Scored
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Seal
Stampin' Dimensionals
Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Perfectly Plaid

The Perfectly Plaid Bundle has been so useful this season! I have lost count of how many cards, tags, and gift décor I have made with it! This card was for the second Stamp a Stack of Christmas cards I had this month! (It’s my busy season-sorry I haven’t posted as much!)

I started off with a Crumb Cake card base and then a Shaded Spruce background. To create texture, I used the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder. Next, I used the Pine Tree punch to cut out 3 trees with the coordinating Wrapped In Plaid 6×6 paper. To create dimension, I used Dimensionals to make the trees pop up on the front of the card. TIP: To center your trees, I adhere the first one in the middle. Then I added a strip of Crumb Cake that I used for the sentiment.

The Pine Cones are accented with Wink of Stella to add some sparkle and I topped each tree with a Gold Metallic pearl. To finish the card, I added a small Linen Thread bow to the center tree. Such a versatile set!

Guess what is coming next week!!! Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

All projects · Christmas · Cute cards · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Merry Buffalo Check


Are you as obsessed with the Buffalo Check craze as I am?  When I saw the Buffalo Check Background stamp, I bought it with my first order! I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class and I love how it turned out!

I highly recommend to buy the wood mount with background sets.  I like that they stamp a much more even and crisp image.

TIP: ink your stamp with your color of choice and lay your stamp rubber side up.  Place your paper on top of the rubber.  Then, pull your grid paper (or a piece of scratch paper) and rub all over to get an even image.  And no ink on you!

KRKR4311To make the sentiment pop, I used the marker to rubber method.  I always huff on it before stamping the image too! To finish it off, I used the 1/8″ Real Red ribbon and Burlap ribbon to make it look farmhouse!

Do you know that the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA is going on right now?  There are 3 different sales now through next week!  Be sure to get your favorites at 10% off! Here is the schedule of sales:


I will send a gift to anyone who places an order of $50 or more on my site!  Be sure to mark “ok to contact” so I can mail your gift!  Also, you can use the following host code at check out!  (it ships right to you!)

Nov 2018 host code


All projects · Christmas · Holiday · simple cards · Technique Video

First Frost Delight


I love everything Christmas!  The traditional colors are my favorite!  The Frosted Floral Suite showcases a stunning color combo in the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite product in this suite is the gorgeous pearlized  Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper! The designers put together the perfect balance of Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron,  Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Seafoam, and Tranquil Tide.

I love the deep jewel tones of the Blackberry Bliss and Tranquil Tide.  I started with those two colors and then started building my palate.   I added a touch of Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Gray Granite.  This is a Christmas Stamp a Stack card for next weekend.  I made a video to show the tips and tricks to this card.  But, it really is a simple card to make.


You know I had to add a touch of Wink to this card!  Rhinestones also add some bling along with the Braided Linen Trim!  I love how these non-traditional colors make the season feel cool and frosted!

Be sure to purchase your Frosted Floral Suite today by going to Laura’s Stampin’ Up Site! Get a free gift from me when you order $50 or more on my site by using hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!




Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Golden Deer

Que up the Christmas cards!  I saw the Dashing Deer bundle in the New Holiday Catalog and I had to have it!  I made this card for my stamp clubs this month!  I was very happy that the detail inside the deer remained after using Versa Mark and Gold Embossing Powder.  Looks so majestic!!

I paired it with a strip of paper from the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper!  You should see the patterns in this pack!  Just gorgeous!!  And you get 4 of each of the 6 designs (2 sided/12 pages) watermarked24(2018-09-07-1437)

Next, I added some texture by running a piece of Garden Green through the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder! Then I stamped the scroll with Crumb Cake color on color on the top and bottom. To create the flowing banner, I used my Bone Folder to curl the middle of the sentiment piece.  I curled the ends the opposite direction and added 2 layers of dimensionals in the center to help it keep its shape. I finished the card off with a bow made from the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.


For your order of $50 or more, I will mail you the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine for FREE!  ($8 value)! Be sure to use September’s HOST code DBD2NF34 at check out!  (deadline 9/30/18).


Happy stamping!!



Christmas · Holiday · Promotions

Last Chance! Blended Seasons!


I made this card for our Quarterly Team Gathering!  Cute and simple, plus it features all of the items that you can purchase now through TOMORROW!  It features the Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils and the colors are amazing! A great compliment to our first assortment!  And there are also the Stitched Seasons (sold as a bundle or separate) dies that create visual interest and texture to your projects!

I also have fallen in love with the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder!  It creates a textured card stock feel to your smooth card stock!  Of course I used Wink of Stella on my Crushed Curry flower buds for subtle bling! Plus it helps blend the watercolors too!  Just be sure to brush off on your scratch paper after you are done.


How do you order these great items?  Just go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and create an account.  Then choose me as your demonstrator!  If you order $150 or more you can reap the host rewards AND earn $15 in coupons to spend in September!  That’s like double the hostess rewards!  (but you should check out the Ultimate Bundle tab on the top of my page!)

I am off to a craft retreat for this holiday weekend!  I can’t wait to be with my crafting friends!  Stay tuned for LOTS of new creations!



Holiday · Kits · Techniques

Fun with Christmas Quilt

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I love sewing projects and would love to learn how to make quilts!  So, when I saw the Christmas Quilt suite, I had to have it!  It’s filled with cute felt embellishments, a gorgeous Designer Series Paper pack, stamp set, and coordinating dies!

This card has a few extra steps, but the result is so worth it!  I used a Crumb Cake base and stamped the stitched flower randomly with Crumb Cake ink.  I then cut out the small flower with the Real Red piece before I ran the Real Red piece through with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder.  (I love to save paper when I can) What is nice about making this card is that you can make 3 of the quilt panels with what you cut out.  I took 3 different pieces of the DSP (cut to 3″x 3″) and ran all 3 through with the quilt block die.  To make this a little easier to piece together, I used a Whisper White piece for a backing.  I glued the outline part of the DSP to the Whisper White.  Then I stamped the star portion of the quilt block.  I then pieced the paper into the remaining places.


You will notice that after that part is finished, I ran it through the Quilted Embossing folder to add the stitched quilt top look. It’s finished off with 1/8″ Gold ribbon and a rhinestone.  I just love how it turned out!

Friday the 20th is the last day to order your bundle to get the FREE supplies to make 6 cards!  (includes a cute box, PDF, and all consumables) Click on October Creative Class to Go to find out more!

Stock up on your DSP paper too! Select DSP papers are buy 3 get one free this month!

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Gift ideas · Holiday · Promotions

Warm Sweater Wishes


I LOVE the Cable Knit Sweater Embossing Folder!  It’s a lot thicker than our normal ones, so here is a tip: Use the normal sandwich that you would for an embossing folder, BUT only use ONE of the clear plates!  Just stunning!!  I have seen some cute “ugly sweater” cards, regular sweater with a “V” neck cut out with pearls, and of course Christmas Cards!


I made this one for my Stamp a Stack of cards last week!  It is also the same stamp set that I used for the card for the Community Cancer Center.  So, it is the 2nd card they get to make!  And-if you are local-you can make the same evening at Try it Night!

Try it Night is great for a new stampers and just a night to have some fun!

Today is the LAST day of the Online Extravaganza!  You can still get all that is on the list from the 21st-28th: BUT there is a 24 hour FLASH sale to end on Cyber Monday!  Please help support us that love our small businesses!  You may know a crafter and these can make a great gift!

onlineex_flash-shareable_nov2816_naJust look at what you can create with these great deals!  IF you are a demo, the magnetic plate is a steal!!!

If you want a few items, I have this code set up.  Just log onto Home and click on “Store”.  You will see a tab of the sale items.  Create an account or sign in your existing account remember to choose me for your demo! If you order this way, it ships to you!  Just use the code below to attach to save on shipping. (you can always email me, but it will ship here)