Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today is the big day – the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is finally open for orders! Yay! To celebrate, I made a snowman Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season bundle. This includes the Snowman Season Photopolymer stamp set and the Snowman Builder punch. The Snowman Season stamp set is used for cards and tags on the cover of the new catalog.

In addition to it being the first day to order from the new catalog, today is the first day of the popular Buy 3 get 1 Free Designer Series Paper or DSP promotion. The details are on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

Now, on to today’s Snowman Season Christmas card. 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 adhering the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper with the trees to a Real mat and then to a Coastal Cabana card base. The DSP has glitter on the pine trees, so pretty! I cut the large circle from the Stitched Shapes dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered it to the card front.

I made the snowman by stamping it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I then punched it out with the Snowman Builder punch. I colored his nose with a Pumpkin Pie Stamp’ Write marker and added two large and two small coal pieces from the Let it Snow Embellishment kit to his belly. I stamped the top hat in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White, punched it out and colored it. I punched the arms in Crumb Cake and attached the red felt gloves from the Let it Snow Embellishment kit.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I die cut the scalloped mat using the scallop die from the Budding Blooms dies on Real Red cardstock and attached the label to it. I attached it to the card with liquid glue and then attached the snowman with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red on a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of DSP to the bottom and added a Real Red mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The colors in the Let it Snow DSP are so cheerful and the glitter really makes it special. Coupled with the different snowmen from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Seasons stamp set, it really makes for happy, whimsical Christmas cards.

My last few cards have been sneak peeks from the new 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog which is open for orders today! If you haven’t received a catalog yet but would like one, visit the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page to request one and I’ll get it out to you. Thanks for visiting and happy holiday stamping!

Akiko


Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Is Back – Starting Today!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

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:

  • Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Real Red – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1″ x 3 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White – 4″ x 2″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 5/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Let it Snow Specialty DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have a card that has a sneak peek of a stamp set and punch that will be coming out in the new Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. The stamp set is Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set and it comes in a bundle with the coordinating Pine Tree punch at 10% off. You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired by the sketch in The Paper Players PP456 Challenge and it worked well for showcasing the different designs in the Stampin’ UP! Wrapped in Plaid 6×6 Designer Series Paper pack.

In the Wrapped in Plaid DSP pack, there is a Christmas tree patterned paper that fits perfectly in the Pine Tree punch. So I started by punching one of these tree and punching two more trees in whisper White cardstock to give it thickness. I adhered the trees together and decorated it with Cherry Cobbler gems and a gold star sequin topped with a foil star. I selected two more of the Wrapped in Plaid papers and punched a tree from each. I cut a panel of Sparkle Glimmer paper using the large circle in the Stitched Shapes dies and adhered the trees to the circle with glue dots.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set on a panel of the striped DSP in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I then adhered it to a Whisper White mat.

The background panel is double matted with the Cherry Cobbler Christmas trees DSP background, a Shaded Spruce mat and a Whisper White mat. It is mounted on a Cherry Cobbler card base with snail. I added the striped panel with snail and finally the circle with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped the tree in in the lower right corner with Shaded Spruce ink after stamping off once. Doesn’t it look just like the tree in the DSP? I added a strip of the striped DSP and matted it with Shaded Spruce and Whisper White before adding it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set and Pine Tree punch are perfect for creating Christmas Tree cards. And the beautiful designs with the gold foil touches in the Wrapped in Plaid 6×6 specialty designer series paper coordinates beautifully with the bundle. These are just a few of the wonderful products that will be available in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog on September 4. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Is Back – Starting Sept 4!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


We only have a few more days in Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 16 – 30 Host Code: KHSFPFPZ

August 31 – September 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Whisper White -(2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Shaded Spruce – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (Cherry Cobbler tree background), 2″ x 3″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (striped paper), (2) 2″ x 3″ (plaid trees)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! First Frost Holiday Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another Christmas in July themed card using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set to make a non-traditional Christmas Card. Instead of the traditional Christmas poinsettia, pine and holly, this stamp set features beautiful roses and broad leaf foliage that can be used for any special occasion. I have received and decorated with red roses at Christmas though, so maybe it is traditional. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I entered this card in the TGIF Challenge TGIFC#221 Inspiration Challenge – Christmas in July where they’re fighting the summer heat with dreams of Christmas. Check out the designer inspiration and other challenge entries.

I started by taking a panel of Whisper White and running it through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and adhering it to an Old Olive mat. I then worked on the label by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Versamark Ink on a piece of Whisper White and embossing it in Gold. I die cut it using the smaller label die from the Frosted Bouquet dies and cut a piece of Real Red cardstock using the larger label die from that set. I adhered the labels together and put it aside to work on the elements in the bouquet.

I stamped three of the long leafy branches from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Shaded Spruce after stamping off twice. I stamped four of the large roses and two of the smaller roses in Real Red. I die cut these using the coordinating die from the Frosted Bouquet Dies. I die cut two of the leaf branches from the Frosted Bouquet dies from Old Olive cardstock and two of the Berry Branches from Gold Foil.

I used some retired red metallic thread from my stash to make some circles behind the arrangement. I adhered the label, leaves and flowers to the panel using glue dots and the large center rose with dimensionals.

I added clear Wink of Stella to the roses to make them sparkle and finished it off with a bow made from the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. I adhered the panel to the Real Red card base using dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the long branch from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in shaded Spruce after stamping off twice. I adhered the last large red rose at the bottom of the Whisper White panel. I attached the panel to an Old Olive mat and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Whether roses at Christmas is traditional or not, the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Dies make beautiful Christmas Cards. I hope you think so too. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

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 – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for die cuts
  • Old Olive – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold Foil – 4″ x 3″ scrap for die cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings Card

Good Morning! Today I am celebrating Christmas in July and sharing a Christmas Card with you. I know it’s early, but I need the idea of starting to plan for Christmas early because I’m such a procrastinator, and my Christmas to-do list is only half done on December 25.

One of my all time favorite Stampin’ Up! Christmas products is the Hang Your Stockings stamp set and the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings dies. And guess what? These dies have been on the clearance rack for a while, and as of yesterday morning, they’re still there at a nice discount! So, I decided to focus today’s post on the Christmas Stockings dies and use other clearance rack items that I have on hand.

In addition to the clearance rack items, I kind of followed the current sketch at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 416, where they must also be getting ready because their alternate theme is Christmas in July so check out the other entries there.

I started by making my stocking. I used the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings die to cut the main stocking piece in Cherry Cobbler. I had some white glitter paper in my stash and used it to cut the stocking cuff, heel and toe pieces and as well as the snowflake that is embedded in another stocking die. I attached these to the main stocking piece with multipurpose glue. I die cut the hanger loop from Garden Green and attached it to the back. Isn’t it awesome! The Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings die set has other pieces where you can cut a Christmas tree, bow, holly and star. There are also other stocking dies to make swirly stockings and Nordic stockings. It is so versatile and the results are amazing!

Another clearance rack item that I used is the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper or DSP. I cut a piece of the red and white floral and adhered it to a Whisper White mat and then to a Cherry Cobbler card base. I took another piece of Whisper White and ran it through my Snow Burst embossing folder. This is retired, but it goes perfect with the red and white DSP because they are both so angular. I cut the green star DSP and attached it to a Garden Green mat and attached it to the card with dimensionals. Then I popped the stocking on with dimensionals. I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White. This sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Timeless Tidings, and is also available on the clearance rack. I clipped the corners with the Triple Banner Punch and adhered it to the bottom of the card.

I stamped the and a Happy New Year sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Whisper White panel and added a strip of DSP to the bottom. I finished it off with a Garden Green mat and adhered it to the inside of the card. Yay! One set of Christmas cards is done!

Amy Koenders is my Stampin’ Up! upline (she recruited me to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) and she was fortunate enough to go on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip cruising the Greek Isles. On the incentive trip, Amy was lucky enough to also receive an advanced copy of the upcoming 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and she shared a picture of it on her blog here, along with some early sneak peeks of items in the catalog and lots of pictures of the Mediterranean. Check out her blog at Stamp with Amy K if you haven’t already, because she makes amazing cards!

The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog will go live on September 4, 2019, but in the meantime, check out your supply stash and start to prepare for Christmas in July. Or if your stash needs a refresh, check out the Stampin’ Up clearance rack, because there are a lot of great items at great prices that are still available while supplies last. There are also a few beautiful products for Christmas in the 2019 Annual Catalog. Thanks and have a great week!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Garden Green – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″, scrap for hanger
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Dashing Along Red DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 1/2″
  • Dashing Along Green DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • White glitter – scraps to accent stocking

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: