When you’re looking for a versatile die set to create handmade cards for all occasions, look no further than the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles Dies! I’ve been having so much fun creating cards from Valentines to Christmas, and birthdays to special occasions with these dies. Stitched Triangles Dies Other stitched dies (see Rectangle Stitched Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies and Stitched So Sweetly Dies) coordinate beautifully with the Stitched Triangles Dies. An example of this coordination can be seen in the butterfly card below. Large Right Triangles When you want to create a triangle split card design, the right triangle dies…
‘Tis the Season for Dashing Deer! Have you seen many deer in your neighborhood lately? While I haven’t spotted any in my yard recently, I’ve seen evidence that they’ve been around! Whether you’ve seen them or not, deer are always a great addition to your holiday cards. So today I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring two stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog: Dashing Deer on page 71 and Itty Bitty Greetings on page 30. If you don’t have a catalog handy, here are the stamp sets we’ll be using: Dashing Deer stamp set Itty Bitty Greetings stamp…
This pretty paper with Holiday Baubles is only one of the great designs in the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper pack. The Stampin’ Up! All Is Bright Suite also includes the Merry Christmas To All stamp set with the Happy Holidays sentiment, and the coordinating Merry Christmas Dies. We made this festive Happy Holidays card in our series of Christmas Card classes using several items from the All is Bright Suite as well as Gold Foil sheets and the Stitched Shapes dies. Here are the details: Happy Holidays When you have beautiful paper, the rest of your card doesn’t…
Lots of Christmas cards went in the mail this week. Here are a few, and you can see more on Facebook at Carol Gleason! Let me know which ones are your favorites by leaving a comment here or on FB! Be sure to check what’s on the Year End Sale, going on now through January 3, 2017!
It’s That Time of Year
We awoke to snow on the ground on Saturday morning in Green Bay, and I must say, I’m not really ready for it. On Friday it was in the 60’s, on Saturday – only in the 30’s!
Don’t miss the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza going on this week! There are lots of great deals with up to 40% off!
Bear Hugs This Christmas
Today’s card is one we made at card class last week and features the Stampin’ Up! Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the baby bear from the Fa-La-La-La Friends stamp set. Isn’t he cute in his Christmas pajamas?
Card Base: Mint Macaron card stock, cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and folded in half
DSP: 2 pieces of Presents & Pinecones paper:
- Cut one piece 3″ x 4″.
- Cut the second piece 2″ x 3″.
- Adhere the pretty designer paper to the card base, with the smaller rectangle in the upper right corner and the larger rectangle in the lower left corner.
- Add the sentiment across the two layers of pretty paper.
- Use Snail or other adhesive to attach the scalloped oval with the attached bear to the larger rectangle.
Grab yourself a treat and congratulate yourself for adding one more card to your Christmas stash!
Merry Candy Cane Lane Houses
Create this simple card with just a few Stampin’ Up! items.
- Adhere the embossed white layer to the top of the card base, leaving a 1/2″ wide un-embossed area at the bottom for the sentiment.
- Center the Candy Cane Lane houses over the embossed layer, closer to the top so there’s space for the ‘Merry’ greeting on the embossed layer.
- Adhere the ‘Merry’ greeting with the Fine Tip Glue pen, or sponge Tombow multi-purpose glue on the back side of the lettering.
- Stamp ‘Christmas’ from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set in Early Espresso ink near the right side, in the 1/2″ un-embossed area at the bottom.
Make one, or make a bunch so you’ll have your Christmas cards ready to go out after Thanksgiving!
It’s Time to Deck the Halls
This card layout is a great way to use up your tiny pieces of pretty paper. The 1″ square punch is on the clearance rack right now for just $9.60! The Merry Mice stamp set is also on sale – see details at the end of the post.
How to Make It:
- Cut a Cherry Cobbler card base
5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and fold in half.
- Cut a Very Vanilla layer, 4-1/2” x
- Cut a Garden Green layer, 4-1/4” x
3” and set aside. (These 3 colors of card stock are also available in the This Christmas combination package, which includes 8 sheets of each color.)
- Use the 1” punch or a paper cutter
to cut 6 – 1” x 1” squares of This Christmas Designer Series Paper.
- Glue the 6 squares evenly spaced
onto the Garden Green layer. HINT: attach the two end squares, leaving a ¼”
margin at top & sides, then center 1 square between them in the top row.
Then do the bottom row so the squares are ¼” from the bottom of the Green layer
and lined up with the top row.
- Run the Garden Green layer and
squares through the Big Shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.
- Now attach the embossed Garden Green
layer to the Very Vanilla layer.
- Add the Very Vanilla piece to the
Cherry Cobbler layer.
- Stamp the banner from the Number of Years stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink.
- Stamp the sentiment, It’s Time to Deck the Halls, from the Merry Mice stamp set in Garden Green ink on the banner.
- Cut the banner out, using the Big Shot and the Large Numbers framelits.
- As an alternative, stamp the Merry
& Bright or Christmas Joy stamp from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set in
Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut the banner out with the Big Shot and Bunch of Banners framelits.
- Attach the banner to the center of
your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Add 3 random rhinestones wherever they look best on your small squares.
NOTE: the 1” square punch used to punch the square for this card is currently on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack, while supplies last. The original price is $16, on clearance for $9.60. It’s a great tool for cutting small squares to use up your small scraps, as these small pieces are difficult to cut with the trimmer.The Merry Mice stamp set is on sale as part of the Stitched from the Heart promotion. You can see the new Stitched Shapes framelits dies and the stamp sets that are on sale only in November here.
Time to get out those Christmas Tree stamps! Then, when you’re looking for stamping inspiration, start with the Stampin’ Up! catalogs! They’re full of ideas for color combinations, card layouts, gift packaging and more. Casing the Holiday Catty Last week we were inspired by this simple and elegant Christmas card on page 48 in the 2016 Holiday Catalog: Of course, we changed it up just a bit, and this is our version: How to Make this Simple Christmas Tree Card: Cut a Whisper White thick card stock base to 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2″ and fold.** Rub the Embossing buddy…
‘Tis the Season Card Just a few pieces of pretty paper, some ink and a stamp set are all you need to create this quick card from last week’s class. Or you can step it up a notch with the Stampin’ Up! Festive embossing folder! Cut a Very Vanilla Card Base 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and fold in half. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Garden Green card stock. Cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of This Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) Cut a 2” x 5” Cherry Cobbler card stock layer and emboss it with the Big Shot and…
Christmas Tags for All Your Gifts Here’s a quick little tag that will add a cute touch to all of your Christmas gifts! How To Make It: Cut Whisper White card stock to 2″ x 3-1/2″. Punch one end of the Whisper White piece with the Scallop Tag Topper punch. Stamp the ‘To: From:’ stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, near the bottom of the tag in Real Red ink. Cut a 2″ x 2″ piece of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) and adhere it to the card, centering it between the sentiment and top of…
Season of Cheer Card When we gathered earlier this week for the Shimmer and Shine Christmas card class, we made this card featuring the Stampin’ Up! This Christmas Designer Series Paper and the greeting from the Jar of Cheer stamp set. There are lots of layers, but it’s quite easy to stamp and assemble! Cut the following: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Mint Macaron card base 4-3/4″ x 2″ Garden Green card stock 4″ x 4″ This Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) (2) 1″ squares Cherry Cobbler card stock 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ Mint Macaron card stock Fold the Mint Macaron card base in half. Adhere…
Have a Holly Jolly Gift Card & Envelope Last week at our crafting open house we made this cute little 3×3″ gift card and used the Envelope Punch Board to make a matching Crumb Cake envelope. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock to 3” x 6”. Score at 3”. Stamp the sentiment “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” from the Stitched With Cheer stamp set in Cucumber Crush ink, near the bottom of the card front. Stamp the hat pieces in Real Red using the Jolly Friends or Cozy Critters stamps set. Punch out the hat pieces with the…
The color of this card base, Bermuda Bay, always makes me happy! It reminds me of the beach. So my merry little wish today is to be somewhere warm, with my toes in the sand :). Don’t you just love the texture of the burlap ribbon against the Bermuda Bay background? The Christmas tree from the Stampin’ Up! Festival of Trees set is embossed with Pool Party embossing powder on Whisper White card stock, then the ornaments were stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Finally, the tree was topped with a gold glimmer star, punched with…