Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas Cardinal Card

Happy Friday Morning! Today I am sharing a Christmas Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas cling stamp bundle along with the Merry Christmas to All photopolymer stamp set and Merry Christmas dies. Cardinals bring cheer during snowy winters and I’ve loved making cardinal Christmas cards through the years. This is the first cardinal that I’ve had that has a coordinating die, so I think it’s really special. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by making a framed background using two of the papers in the Toile Tidings designer series paper and the stitched rectangles dies. I used the checked Real Red paper on the outside that I cut with the largest stitched rectangle die and the Real Red leaves and berries paper on the inside that was cut with the third largest die. I adhered both of these to a Very Vanilla panel that I cut out with the largest stitched rectangle die so that I would have a stronger background panel.

I die cut the Merry word from the Merry Christmas Dies and adhered it to the bottom of the framed panel with the fine tipped glue pen. I adhered the panel to the front of a Real Red card base with dimensionals. I stamped the Christmas greeting from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Real Red ink on a Very Vanilla scrap and cut it out with the long small stitched rectangle die. I used the two-step partial die cutting technique so that it would be cut close. I attached the word to the card under the Merry die cut.

I stamped the cardinal and long branch from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I colored the cardinal with the Real Red and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I also used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to give the cardinal’s beak some shadow (I’m going to get the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends next, so I can use this color next time). I colored the branch with the Soft Suede and Real Red Stampin’ Blends and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker (I hope they come out with Garden Green Stampin’ Blends soon). I cut the cardinal and branch out with the coordinating dies and popped them on the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three green glitter enamel dots.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I added a strip of the checked Toile Tidings designer series paper to the bottom.

I think I’m getting spoiled because coloring is so easy with the Stampin’ Blends. I used to use my Stampin’ Write Markers and stamp pads with the Blender pen or Aqua Painters to get a blended look when coloring. That was more cost effective and the effect was also beautiful. I will do this with a project next week.

I hope you like cardinal cards at Christmas! I’ll be on the lookout for these pretty birds as I drive around this weekend. I hope you have a great one!

Akiko


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1″ x 2 1/2″, 2 1/2″ x 5″, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • Toile Tidings DSP (checked) – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Toile Tidings DSP (leaves and berries) – 4 3/4″ x3 1/4″

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Stampin’ Up! Joy of Giving Tag Kit

Good Morning! Today’s project is not a card, but a set of Christmas Tags made with the Stampin’ Up! Joy of Giving Tag Kit. This is an all inclusive kit that comes with a everything needed to make 30 Christmas tags. There are 3 designs and enough supplies to make 10 of each design.

This is an all inclusive kit that comes with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Spot, a 17 piece photopolymer stamp set, a stamp block, Shaded Spruce solid Baker’s twine, gold foil stickers, decorated card bases, craft paper accents and gold foil accented Whisper White labels. Mini dimensionals and glue dots are also included along with instructions. It also comes with a Poppy Parade card box to hold the finished tags.

The first design features a gold foil deer in a circle with a craft frame and a Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce background. I added a gold metallic pearl to the circle. The second design features a craft front stamped with Have a Merry Christmas and decorated with a red and green design accented with gold foil dots. The third design also features a craft front with Shaded Spruce scrolled ends and stamped with You’ve been very Nice. I stamped an extra set of leaves on the bottom of these tags using Shaded Spruce ink.

I pretty much followed the instructions and examples in the Stampin’ Up! Joy of Giving Tag Kit and the tags were pretty easy to make. The stamp set has additional sentiments and designs that could be used to change these designs or to use on other projects. The only tricky part was separating the gold foil stickers since they have intricate curls. The best way I found to do this was to carefully pull off the outside first and use a poky tool to pull off each individual scroll. They are so elegant, so it’s worth the extra effort. Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce make a rich traditional Christmas color combination and the addition of craft with the gold foil accents are really beautiful. Plus, the tags are folded with a nice inside for adding additional decorations or a little greeting.

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

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Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Season of Thanks Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing another card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set. This set has been my go to for fall cards and with the Come to Gather Designer Series paper, beautiful fall cards are so easy to put together. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Merry Merlot maple leaf paper from the Come To Gather DSP pack and adhered it to a Cajun Craze card base. Then I took a panel of the wood panelling paper and adhered it to the bottom. I stamped the large maple leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla and die cut it with the coordinating die. I colored it with Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.

I stamped the pumpkins in Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut the out with the coordinating dies. I colored the stems with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the pumpkins themselves with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. I then die cut the other two leaves from Old Olive and Cajun Craze cardstock. I adhered the smaller leaves to the card front with liquid glue and the large leaf and pumpkins with dimensionals.

I stamped the Season of Thanks sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Cajun Craze card stock. I used the large label from the Merry Christmas dies to cut it out. I arranged the die on the left side and cut it out, leaving a large space on the right. I moved the die to make the left side the same size as the right and ran it through the die cutting machine again to get a shorter label that matched the greeting. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I made a bow with the bride copper trim and attached it to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the maple leaf in Cajun Craze ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock after stamping it off 4 times. I added a strip of the same maple leaf DSP to the bottom of the panel and attached it to the inside of the card.

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 2″ x 2″, 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 3″, 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Come to Gather DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″,
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 2″

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Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars Christmas Card

Happy Monday morning! Today I’m sharing a sparkly card that I made during my Facebook Live presentation yesterday. I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars photopolymer stamp set along with the Stitched Stars dies. These are currently available in a bundle at 10% off and I sure hope they get carried over because they are both fabulous! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by a one that I made a few years back with the now retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas Star stamp. That card had a beautiful silver embossed dimensional star on a navy embossed background, but I had to cut it out by hand. Today’s card has the stitched dies that make cutting so much faster and accurate. Plus, it has the gold glitter star flourish behind the star. In the video, I show how to score and fold the star to make it 3D. It gives the card a special touch. Here’s the video.

I also posted it to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I hope that you like the card and enjoyed the video. I know all the glitter and sparkle may be a little too much for everyone’s tastes, but this set is so versatile that I’m sure I can come up with a star filled design that is a little simpler next time. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4 ¼” x 11”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ¾” x 5”, 1 ¼” x 4 ½”, 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • Gold Glimmer – 3 ¾” x 5”

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Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Christmas Card

Good Morning! Here’s a cute little snowman Christmas Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season photopolymer stamp set. I also used the Let It Snow Speciality Designer Paper to create a layered look. This is is such a happy color combination, sure to make Christmas merry! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Here’s the card:

I started building the background by cutting the Let It Snow DSP pieces. I matted the large panel on Basic Black and the smaller layering pieces on Real Red. I adhered it all together with liquid glue.

I then stamped the snowman from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Panel of Whisper White. I colored it with Real Red, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I then cut it out with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. I added some Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and heat set it. It is so amazing to watch it puff up!! Be careful though as it will start to turn brown if heated too much.

I used the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies to cut a Real Red mat and adhered it to the back of the circle. I created the label by stamping the Christmas Cheer sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on a strip of Real Red and trimmed the end. I adhered this to the layered background with liquid glue and then tied the curly ribbon around it and made a bow. I adhered the Snowman Circle to the background with dimensionals and used dimensionals to attach it all to a Real Red card base.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Whisper White. I added some snowflakes in Coastal Cabana ink and added a strip of the little snowmen paper to the bottom. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

Snowmen are great themes for Christmas cards and for Winter cards afterwards. The snowmen in the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set are happy and whimsical and the Let It Snow Specialty Designer paper is a winner too! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1 5/8″ x 4 5/8″, 1/2″ x 3″, 2 1/8″ x 2 7/8″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Let It Snow DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3/4″ x 3 5/8″, 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, 2″ x 2 3/4″

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