CASE—Copy And Share Everything

It might be a little too early to celebrate Christmas, but it’s never too early to CASE a card! We CASEd the color scheme from a card in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog—and we loved the way it turned out! 

For this card we used the Kindest Gnomes Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog and we focused on five main colors: Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, and Sweet Sorbet. We started off by using some Sweet Sorbet In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments as our background. We layered on some Basic White Cardstock, and we colored an additional panel with Coastal Cabana. 

We loved the colors of our gingerbread house in our Have a Sweet Christmas card, and we wanted to copy those colors in our toadstool house. We colored the top of the mushroom with Blushing Bride and used the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker to make the dots. Then we colored the base of the mushroom and the gnome’s hair with Crumb Cake. We also colored her hat and little apron with Coastal Cabana. Then we die cut some leaves and we stamped out our sentiment in Granny Apple Green. Isn’t it cute? 

If you’re looking for a way to shake things up, try your hand at copying and sharing everything!

Spruced Up Bundle Step-by-Step

Shop HERE to purchase the products to make cards like these.

This Holiday Season Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) (10.8 x 14 cm)

Are you on a quest to make a flurry of festive, handmade cards and tags this Christmas season? If so, the Spruced Up Bundle could be your best friend with its boldly-imagined tree and ornament stamps and unique outline dies—ready to help you make merry with Christmas paper crafting before the season rush! We show you how to go from casual to fancy with our samples—but what can you do with this card to make it yours?

CASUAL
To create the casual card, stamp and die cut the ornaments. Cut the Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Shimmer Ribbon and layer it behind the sentiment. Add the 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (8.3 x 14 cm) Garden Green Cardstock layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and adhere a 1″ (2.5 cm) strip of Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper on the right side of the card. Die cut the pine bough from Garden Green Cardstock using the Decorated Pine Dies and adhere it to the card.

AVID
For this version, die cut the Decorated Pine piece in Garden Green Cardstock and use the same color ink with a Sponge Dauber to achieve a darker color. Stamp the sentiment and die cut with the Stylish Shape Dies banner. Cut the ribbon in half, make a bow, and layer it behind the sentiment label with Stampin’ SEAL.

ARTFULLY AVID
Emboss the 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (8.3 x 14 cm) Garden Green Cardstock layer with the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder. Add Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics in white to the ends of the pine bough die cut (after adding Garden Green ink with a Sponge Dauber). Take the Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Shimmer Ribbon apart to use the gold threads on it and add them with Stampin’ SEAL behind the sentiment label.

Creative Challenge

Every month, we like to issue a new creative challenge to keep your minds sharp and your creative juices flowing. Since it’s so close to Christmas, we’ve decided to go with a holiday-inspired challenge: make a Christmas card using anything except traditional Christmas colors. Take a look at what we came up with! 

For our Merry Christmas card, we started with a white card base and layered on a white panel embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. Then we die cut a few snowflakes in Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Polished Pink, Shaded Spruce, and Sweet Sorbet. We adhered a sentiment and finished the card with some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels, which added a touch of sparkle that we love at Christmas without competing with the colorful snowflakes. 

For our Happy Hanukkah card, we chose a Basic White panel and die cut some “stars” into it. We backed that paper with Silver Foil, and then die cut a few candles in Starry Sky, adding some Crushed Curry flames. We made sure to arrange the candles with one slightly taller than the others, imitating the look of a menorah. We finished the card with a few Festive Pearls and a sentiment that we made with the Alphabest Stamp Set. 

We loved this challenge because it really helped us think outside the box. What will you come up with this month? Don’t forget to share your creative projects on social media and be sure to use #CreativeChallengeSU so everyone can see!

4 Day Sale!!

Shop the sale HERE!

Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale! Between 15 and 18 November 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!

Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique tomorrow!

Friday Nov 11, 2022 10 am – 6 pm and

Saturday Nov 12, 2022 10 am – 4 pm

Holly Jolly Boutique is a local Meadows craft show many of the vendors live in the community and many of the products are hand crafted too. I will also have Thanksgiving items as well. Come and support our business’ get some shopping completed and stop by and say hi to me I’ll have a booth.

Technique Focus

A sweet Christmas can be yours with our July–December 2022 Mini Catalog Sweet Gingerbread Bundle, which includes the charming Sweet Gingerbread Stamp Set and Gingerbread House Dies. Use this bundle to create a festive Christmas cottage with gumdrops, lollipops, pine trees, and a cozy curl of smoke that doubles as an adorable speech bubble—where you can stamp loving sentiments for family and friends.

To duplicate this month’s “technique focus,” fold Thick Basic White Cardstock in half to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) card, then add texture to the card front using the detailed border die pieces. Ink the stamps in a lighter color, stamp off once, then use Sponge Daubers to add shading in a darker color before stamping and die cutting. Heat emboss the sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock using white Basics Embossing Powder, cut a tag shape, then adhere the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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What can you make with this super-fun bundle? Post your projects on social media and use the #SweetGingerbread hashtag so we can see your work!

Craft Show Extraordinare!

This Saturday!!! Stop by my booth and say hi!

Get some holiday shopping done, then get cards and tags for sending and wrapping! Then you’re nearly completed with your holiday tasks 😉

Holiday tags from Paper Pumpkin

Subscribe HERE today to get this sparkly kit of pretty tags from Paper Pumpkin in Nov! Be ready for the holiday season and add some sacs as well to make your gifting that much more prepared!

Trimming the Tree card Step-by-Step

Happy Holidays Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) Shop for supplies: here

BEGINNER
Sleigh bells ring—are you listening? Okay, maybe it’s a little early for Christmas carols, but now is still a perfect time to begin thinking about crafting festive cards for your holiday celebrations. We’ve made it easy with our wintry and wonderful Trimming the Tree Stamp Set to inspire you.

To create the beginner version of our Happy Holidays card, start by folding Soft Succulent Cardstock in half; stamp the Christmas tree and ornament images in Soft Succulent ink. Tie the Basic White Cardstock layer with Baker’s Twine, then adhere it to the card front. Add a simple sentiment and a few sparkling Champagne Rhinestones to complete this simple yet elegant card.

CASUAL
We stepped up our second card by leveraging the two-step stamping option and adding depth and dimension with contrasting pine boughs stamped in Evening Evergreen ink. We included a shabby chic element by cutting the Basic White Cardstock layer with one of the Deckled Rectangles Dies.

AVID
To create our most stepped-up card, we added a few extra layers, copper embossing, a fancy tag made using Basic White Cardstock and the Meadow Dies, and a bit of White 3/4″ (1.9 cm) Frayed Ribbon. Notice how the use of Stampin’ Dimensionals really makes the Christmas tree pop out!

The Trimming the Tree Stamp Set is one you’ll use year after year, so be sure to add this timeless set to your holiday stamp stash soon!

Technique Focus

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If you’ve seen our snowy and playful Santa Express Designer Series Paper, you may have already added it to your Christmas crafting shopping list. It may move to the top, however, after you check out this month’s technique focus: an adorable, tri-fold card showcasing our very jolly Santa Claus delivering Christmas cheer via the North Pole Express.

To make this clever, expandable card, cut Basic White and Pool Party Cardstock at 3-1/2″ x 9″ (8.9 x 22.9 cm). Tear and adhere the Basic White Cardstock to the Pool Party Cardstock, then score at 3″ (7.6 cm) and 6″ (15.2 cm). Die cut the train from the Designer Series Paper using the Santa’s Train Dies and adhere the pieces to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the train engine and cars a little pop! Adhere the festive sentiment—stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on a strip of Basic White Cardstock—and you’re done! Tie up your card with some Linen Thread to keep it closed.

If you adore this card as much as we do, you may want to check out the Santa Express Suite Collection, which includes the Santa’s Delivery Stamp Set, Santa’s Train Dies, Santa Express Designer Series Paper, the Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack, 3/16″ (4. 8 mm) Iridescent Trim, and so much more! Happy festive stamping with Santa Express!

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