Christmas

A little whimsy…

Do you prefer traditional Christmas colors, or do you like a little color mix up for your creations? I found the Whimsy & Wonder suite did not disappoint! The colors in the Whimsy & Wonder DSP were fun, subtle, metallic, and had pops of pink hues to balance out the combination!

I was trying to a simpler card layout to make it easier to re-create this for multiples. I started by stamping the small berry bunch with Misty Moonlight on Misty Moonlight cardstock. I chose a subtle piece of the Whimsy & Wonder cardstock to compliment my trees that I cut out using the coordinating Christmas Tree dies.

I had a hard time deciding which trees were my favorite! I stamped the biggest one with Mint Macaron and followed it with Polished Pink dots for the ornaments! Then, I took a piece of the 2021-2023 Shimmer Vellum (Soft Succulent) and cut out one of the mid-size trees. Next, I wanted to balance the sizes and colors, so I cut out those cute little mini trees with Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride!

For extra texture, I placed the piece of DSP on a scalloped die cut from the Scalloped Contour dies. I highly recommend this for you dies-they are very versatile with the scallop border, flowers, and the scalloped rectangle dies!

To finish the card, I used a small Joy sentiment from the Whimsical Trees on Blushing Bride. The Metallic Mesh has been a favorite of mine this holiday season for a quick pop of bling!

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Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

Product List
Whimsical Trees Bundle (English)
$51.25
Christmas Trees Dies
$35.00
Whimsical Trees Cling Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Scalloped Contours Dies
$35.00
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
2021–2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
$12.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$8.00
Christmas

Peaceful Noel

I love simple, neutral tones to make some of my Christmas Cards! The Peaceful Place DSP paired with the Music Melody 3D folder did not disappoint! I sometimes struggle to keep it simple when I make my cards-kind of like cooking. Oh let’s add a dash of this, and a smidge of that-then poof! The card now has multiple layers!! I had my annual Stamp a Stack of cards a couple weeks ago and this one one of their favorite designs! Minimal stamping and tools helped them make their 4 of this one in a snap!

Start by using the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder with a 2 3/4″ x 5″ Basic White card stock and run it through the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine (SCEM). Next, use a Stampin’ Sponge (I cut them in 1/4ths to get more for my money) and swipe it with the Smoky Slate ink pad. Be sure to start lightly or practice on scratch paper first so you can get the right look. Then you can choose the DSP that you like and cut it to 2 3/4″ x 5 and then a piece of Silver Foil at 5″ x 1″. You will adhere your Basic Gray mat piece 4″ x 5 1/4″ on top of the Smoky Slate card base (creased/folded in half); then you will adhere the embossed piece and the DSP on top. The Silver Foil will cover the middle section with any overlap.

The sentiment is stamped from the Happy Hollydays stamp set and cut out with the smaller label in the Seasonal Labels dies. I loved the size and simplicity of this sentiment. To add more pop, use a Dimensional in the center of the Snowflake (well done Stampin’ Up!-it is the perfect size!). The Silver Mesh ribbon is a lovely touch since it is so dainty, but delivers such a wow on your projects! I just snipped a tiny bit and pinched it in the center before I placed the snowflake on top. The snowflake looked so much better with the ribbon and the Basic Rhinestone on top!

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Product List
Happy Holly Days Cling Stamp Set (English)
$21.00
Happy Holly Days Bundle (English)
$39.50
Merry Melody 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Peaceful Place 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Silver Foil 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Pack
$10.00
Seasonal Labels Dies
$38.00
Wonderful Snowflakes
$6.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$8.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Fun Fold Cards

Playful Penguin Fun Fold

The Penguin Place Bundle paired with the SAB FREE Playful Penguins is a win-win! The Penguin Builder punch is a perfect fit for some of the penguins on the DSP! That means you can make several cards with ease!

Or you can choose to dress up the penguin like I did for the belly band on this Triple-Fun fold! I used the Black Glitter paper and then stamped the body & face on some Basic White-a quick punch and done!

Did you see the cute fun fold too?? Here is how to make one for yourself! Super easy and what a fun way to give cards this year!

Card Base: Balmy Blue 5 ½”x 11” base

Belly Band: 1”x 11”

Coordinating DSP: 1 ½”x 5 ¼”, 1” x 5 ¼”, & (2) 3 ½” x 5 ¼”

Basic White: 4”x 5 ¼”

Add some ribbon and/or embellishments to dress it up!

  1. Score the 5 ½”x 11” base @ 1 ¾”, 5 ½”, & 9 ¾”
  2. Fold score lines to look like the figure below:
  • Adhere the DSP pieces to the card base accordingly by size.
  • Make label to cover the area on the belly band where you adhere together.
  • Decorate as desired.

Here is a peek inside the card! Mix up the patterns and have some fun!

I have a rule of thumb to take the color combos from the DSP-the colors are listed on the back of the paper!

I hope you enjoyed this fun fold! Come back soon to see a couple more!

Product List
Penguin Place Bundle (English)
$31.50
Encircled In Warmth Cling Stamp Set
$19.00
Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Black Glitter Paper
$6.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Christmas

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!!!!

Hugs-Laura

Product List
Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Classic Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Quite Curvy Bundle (English)
$41.25
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English)
$70.50
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00