Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Here's a Great Way to Use Up Your Stampin' Up! Holiday Designer Series Paper! Make This Holiday Card with Three Pieces of Torn Designer Series Paper

Do you have lots of patterned paper hanging around your craft room? This three piece torn paper Holiday Card is the perfect way to use up some of your Designer Series Paper quick and easily. You can crank out a lot of cards quickly!

All you need to do is cut yourself some Thick Basic White Cardstock card bases at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4". 

Next cut assorted but coordinating strips of 4" x 12" of your holiday Designer Series Paper. Tear carefully crosswise the strip so you get a white edge showing. Mix and match your pieces similarly to the card shown below.

When you are pleased with your arrangement use Stampin' Seal to adhere to the card base.


If you have some large snowflakes use them as embellishment or die cut some from your stash in vellum cardstock. Attach to cardfront with glue dots. Add a sequin to the snowflake center if you'd like.

To finish up your cards select a stamp set with some holiday sentiments you like and stamp several repeatedly. Punch or die cut out your sentiments, then mount them on matching punched or die cut bases.  Adhere the two pieces together, then raise up with dimensionals and place on your card front.

If you want to stamp an inner greeting inside the cardbase feel free to do so in coordinating ink.

I always recommend to decorate your exterior envelope flap as well. You make a matching set!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Try a Framed Christmas Sampler for a Holiday Home Decor Item in Your Home or Give as a Gift! Your Friends will Love You!

Looking for a unique way to spread some holiday cheer? Then this Shadow Box Framed Christmas Sampler is the perfect expression of love for your family and friends! 

This 12" x 12" artsy piece isn't hard to make, but deciding what to put in it needs a thoughtful approach. I have found that the art principle of "scale" is important when you design one of these keepsakes. You want the images you select to work together to make an eye pleasing arrangement that you will love to see year after year.

My particular design is made using all retired Stampin' Up! products from my craft room, but you can use it as inspiration as you search through your papercrafting supplies to see what you can combine to create your own unique one of a kind piece of art.

I purchased my 12" x 12" shadow box frame from one of the big box craft stores when the frames were 50% off. If you decide you really love making samplers, you can reuse the frame over and over.


Here's the list of sizes, and the retired products I used (just in case you have some you want to include in your sampler).

Color Theme:
The 12" x 12" Garden Green tree background paper came from Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper
3" x 3" square Red Glimmer Paper Backings 
3" x 6-1/2" rectangle Red Glimmer Paper Backing
2-3/4" square Sahara Sand deer background paper came from Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper
2-3/4" x 6-1/4" rectangle Sahara Sand deer background paper came from Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper

Upper Left Square - Basic White Cardstock, Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper, Snowflake Sequins, and elf from Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Upper Center  Square - 3/4" x2-3/4" Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Christmas Means More Stamp set, Basic White cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Real Red Ink, Flat Jingle Bell Trinket, Red and White Baker's Twine.

Upper Right Square - Basic White Cardstock, Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, Garden Green Ink, Holiday Ornament Dies, and Gold Simply Elegant Trim.

Middle Word Rectangle - Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper, Large Letter Dies, and elf from Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Middle Right Square - Basic White Cardstock, Joyful Christmas Stamp Set, Real Red and Garden Green Inks, Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, Champagne Rhinestones

Lower Left Square - 3/4" x2-3/4" Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Red Glimmer Paper, White Glimmer Paper, Basic White Cardstock, Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set, Real Red Ink, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, Garden Green Cardstock, and 1-3/4" Circle Punch

Lower Middle Square and Lower Right Square - Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and matching Dies, Signs of Santa Stamp Set, Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper, Real Red cardstock, Garden Green cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Soft Suede cardstock, Garden Green Ink, Early Espresso Ink, Black Baker's Twine, and Red Rhinestones.

Other Supplies Used: Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Seal, and Glitter Glue (not an SU product, but available on Amazon.)

Finishing:  Make yourself a gluing frame. Use a piece of the white backing board from a package of Designer Series Paper and cut 4 - 1" x 12" strips. Carefully glue each corner together making sure you are at 90 degree angles.  

When the frame is dry, lay on the tree backing paper and paperclip each corner only, making sure it lays flat. 

When you use the frame you will glue each finished square in the lower left, upper left and upper right corners first, making sure they touch the frame inner edge but don't go underneath it. 

Then glue the upper middle square making sure you have 1/2" spacing between squares. 

Next comes the deer lower right corner with the "reins" loose. 

Follow up with the Santa Sleigh middle lower square making sure you have 1/2" spacing between squares.

Glue the Word Rectangle next, again making sure you have 1/2" spacing above and below the rectangle.

Finish with the Middle Right square, leveling it with the Word Rectangle and aligning with the squares above and below it.

Finish by placing in Shadow Box Frame. Hang on Wall and admire your work!



Here's Karma and Ngara showing off their completed sampler. Looking fabulous ladies!

I encourage you to give a Sampler a try it is so much fun, and you'll be so proud of yourself!

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Try These Stampin' Up!s Sweetest Christmas Easy Holiday Cards - Two Options to Try

Are you running out of ideas for holiday cards? The two card ideas today might just be the solution to your problem! You can order the products easily at my online store!

Option One!


All you need for the first card is Sweet Sorbet cardstock, combined with the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, followed by an embossing folder of your choice in Mint Macaron for texture, topped with two candy canes die cut from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper and topped off with a bow of your choice. Don't forget to decorate your envelope flap with matching paper!


Slightly Changed Option Two!


If you want to step up the card design a little bit, die cut the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper layer with the striped die and lay it on the Sweet Sorbet cardstock. Really changes the look with only making one change!


You can use some of the die scraps to decorate the inside of your card on top of the Basic White liner.

Here's a view of the main products that you can order at my online store at the link below. I'd love to have your business! 


Sweet Candy Canes Bundle 161052  $51.25


Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper 159559 $12


Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper 159651 $30 (A double sized amount of paper!)

You can add your choice of embossing folder, ribbon, and embellishment to make this idea your own!

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Stampin' Up!s Sweetest Christmas Suite Designer Series Paper Candy Canes meets the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set for This Fun Ho Ho Ho Holiday Card

Once I saw the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper (order # 159559), I knew I had to design a slim line card using the candy canes turning them into letters. As shown in the photo below the reverse side of the red and white candy cane revealed the red, green, and white candy cane. 

The bottom "stick" portion of the candy canes are fussy cut into the "H". Two hooks off the candy canes makes the "O". The letters are assembled with liquid glue and left to dry before they are added to the card front with mini dimensionals (Order #144108).


To construct the card, begin with a 8" x 9-1/4" piece of thick Basic White (order # 159229). Score at the 4" line on the 8" side.

Next cut a "sky" piece from whatever Designer Series Paper you think looks best. I used retired Pattern Party Designer Series Paper cut to 3-7/8" x 9-1/8".

Another piece of thick Basic White will be cut 2-1/2" x 9-1/8" and torn as shown for the "snow".


You will need a total of 6 (maybe 7) of the red and white candy canes to make the letters.
The three sets of "HO" will be positioned like they are climbing in the snow.


Using the Jingle, Jingle, Jingle stamp set (order # 153438) and Real Red ink (order #147084), stamp the words shown on each piece of the "snow". Add a Red Real Rhinetsone as shown(Order # 146924). 


On a small scrap of Basic White, stamp the Santa Hat image from the Jingle, Jingle, Jingle stamp set  in Memento Ink (Order #132708). Fussy cut it out and color in the red portion with a Dark Real Red Stampin' Blends pen (Order # 154899).

Here's a trick - use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (Order # 100082to carefully color the cut edge of the hat black so it will look finished with the brush pen end. Add one Red Rhinestone as shown.


Add the complete Santa Hat on the middle H with mini dimensionals.

You can also add a 1-1/2" x 10" exterior envelope flap on your business #10 size envelope. Adhere and trim off excess.

You can order the majority of these products at my online store. The link is below.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this original design. This card would definitely be a treasured card on a fireplace mantle for a very long time!

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Super Easy Holiday Card to Make Using Stampin' Up! Picture This Dies with Sweetest Christmas Suite -Make a Bunch for Family and Friends

The Picture This Dies from Stampin' Up! are a great way to make easy and quick cards. You can either use the 6 Circle Die or the 3 Rectangle Die. For today's card, the 3 Rectangle Die was used, along with products from the Sweetest Christmas Suite that is available until January 4, 2023. 

What's so fun is this die can be used for any occasion throughout the year. It is also a great way to use up Designer Series Paper scraps that you might have hanging around. It is also a good way to use up small lengths of ribbon if you like to add bows to your card faces.



Card Supplies Needed:

102482 Real Red Cardstock $9.25

102564 Garden Green Cardstock $9.25

159559 Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper $12

155559 Picture This Dies $34

159560 Sweet Candy Cane Stamp Set $22

159560 Candy Canes Dies $35

147084 Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad $8

159276 Basic White Cardstock $9.75

159964 Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins $7

159236 Basic White Medium Envelopes $7.50

Non SU 1/8” Red Satin Ribbon

Cutting Dimensions
Real Red Cardstock  5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scord at 4-1/4"
Garden Green Cardstock  4" x 5-1/4"
Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper 3-3/4" x 5"
Basic White Cardstock 7/8" x 3-1/4"

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Another Card Idea with Picture This Dies

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Spread Some Christmas Cheer with Stampin' Up!s Sweetest Christmas Woven Candy Canes Technique to Create This Sweet Holiday Card

Do you remember doing weaving art projects in Elementary School? I do, and that was my inspiration for this card design. When I saw the Candy Cane Dies that came in the Bundle, I immediately thought it would be fun to try to weave the candy canes in and out of the large striped frame die cut. What worked out so nicely is you can hide the overlapping ends of the two candy canes that go in each weaving space.






This photo illustrates the over and under weaving effect that you will do with the die cut paper from the striped frame die.



You will need 9 candy canes from the Designer Series Paper all going the same direction. (One will be saved for the card insides.

As you can see in the above photo you will have some ends of candy canes that will get cut off and hidden underneath the edge of the die cut frame.


Close-up of the ribbon and tag accent on the card front.


One more look at the finished card.


The fun inside sentiment and using one more candy cane here.


Project Measurements:

Thick Basic White Cardstock 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” and cut a 2” square piece

Basic White Cardstock cut 4” x 5-1/4”

Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper – red polka dot 4” x 5-1/4”

Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper – Die cut or fussy cut 9 “peppermint” canes

Real Red Ribbon cut 6-1/2” long piece

Real Red Glimmer Paper cut 2-1/4” square

Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper for envelope flap – 2-3/8” x 6”

Project Instructions:

 Center the background striped die on the red polka dot 4” x 5-1/4” piece from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper. Die cut out.

Weave 8 candy canes as shown in photo, once you have the spacing how you like, use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and apply a dot here and there to hold the heads and ends of the candy canes in place on the red dot frame.  Weave and piece two candy canes using portions of trimmed candy canes that are hanging outside the frame.

Glue the entire trimmed and woven background to the Basic White Cardstock piece. Let dry.

Wrap the 6-1/2” Real Red ribbon around the layers at 1-1/2” from the bottom edge. Secure ribbon ends on back of layer.

With Real Red ink stamp the “Christmas Cheer” greeting in the center of the Basic White 2-1/4” square. Take both Basic White square and Real Red Glimmer paper square and die cut with the two circle dies. Using the liquid glue adhere both layers together. Let dry.

With the Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp your choice of sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set inside your card. Glue the final remaining candy cane inside (use photo as guide.)

Adhere your candy cane layer with Dimensionals to the Thick Basic White card base.

With Dimensionals adhere your circle tag, centering it over the ribbon.

Add three Red Rhinestones on tag with Take Your Pick Tool.

Finish by adhering matching red polka dot envelope flap piece and trim off excess.

Using the links provided below you can order the products you need to complete this fabulous card project through my online store. 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Use Stampin' Up!s Sweetest Christmas Bundle to Create This Origami Fun Fold as One of Your Christmas Cards This Year!

Are you still needing some card ideas for Christmas to give to family and friends? Check out this darling Origami Fun Fold card that goes together very quickly using the folding diagram I've inserted below.

Ever since the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog came out, one of the first Bundles I purchased was the Sweetest Christmas Bundle. I was so wowed by the beautiful candy cane stamps that they could create two directional candy canes, that could be placed on as shown the card shown below or made into a heart. Or you could die cut or fussy cut out the candy canes that came printed on some of the Designer Series Paper pages.


The front motif is a die cut 3" Stylish Shapes Die in Real Red cardstock, the Wonderful Snowflakes and two candy canes from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper. The ribbon I used is retired, but any white or Real Red ribbon would look just as fabulous!


Motif close-up.


Origami Fun Fold opened up. The inside of the card back has a 3" Real Red cardstock square and a 2-3/4" Basic White cardstock square adhered on top. The sentiment also came from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set that is part of the bundle.


I hope this view also helps you to understand my folding diagram below.



Supplies Used and available at my online store link below:

Sweetest Christmas Bundle 161052 for $51.25 consisting of the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set and the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper




Stylish Shapes Dies 159183 for $30
Real Red Cardstock 102482 for $9.25
Real Red ink pad 147084 for $8
Basic White Cardstock 159276 for $10.25
Wonderful Snowflakes  156340 for $6
Ribbon of your choice

Have fun giving this card a try! You'll be glad you did!


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